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  • Support learning at Cycle for Education

    Join in for a day of cycling to help support public education in Levy County on Saturday, April 19.

  • Trash at park gets stink eye

    Recent shenanigans alleged to have happened at a Chiefland park over the weekend have city officials worried that activities there may cut into the city's bottom line.

  • FWC once again restricts boating on Suwannee River’s zones 3, 4

    Two additional idle-speed, no-wake zones were reactivated on the Suwannee River Saturday, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. Three zones are now active on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers.

    Zone 3, a 23-mile segment, which runs from Little River Spring to the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff, was activated when the gauge at Branford reached 24 feet. Zone 3 was previously activated March 25 and lifted April 3.

  • 10 sex offenders caught not following rules

    Ten sex offenders on probation — including two living in a group home in East Williston — have been arrested on charges of violating their probation by having email accounts, Internet access, child pornography, computers and mobile phones. All are prohibited by the terms of their release into the communities in Levy County.

  • Andrews Road closed in Devil's Hammock

    From the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

    Due to hazardous road conditions where flooding is taking place and to ensure public safety, the following WMA roads have been temporarily closed to vehicle traffic.  This is effective from April 10 until lead managing agencies determine that flooding has subsided such that these roads are safe for public vehicle use.

    Devil’s Hammock WMA – Andrews Road (closed by Levy County).

  • Easter egg hunt Saturday at Buie Park

    St. Phillips Lodge No. 897 of Free and Accepted Masons  and Mildred A. Smith No. 71, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, from noon to 2 p.m. 

       The event is at Buie Recreation Park in Chiefland. 

  • Haven encourages making wishes known

    If a serious accident or illness should happen, is there someone you trust who can make healthcare decisions for you? What are your wishes? Who should know? 

  • County donates ambulance to Nigerian mission

    The Levy County Commission is donating a 2006 ambulance with more than 304,418 miles on it is being decommissioned and donated to a Nigerian mission of the Williston Church of God and Morriston Baptist churches.

  • Safety expo draws big crowd

    About 1,000 visitors showed up to the Third Annual Public Safety Expo in Chiefland Saturday. The event was hosted by The Levy County Department of Public Safety.

    Visitors had the opportunity to get an up-close look at helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances and other equipment used by emergency responders. Space Walk of Nature Coast donated a bounce house to the event for the children to enjoy. Children also enjoyed a fire hose competition. There were fire department extrications, EMS and K9 demonstrations by the local public safety agencies. 

  • The check's in hand

    Forestry Supervisor Bobby Cahill, right, presents a check for $29,750.87 to Levy County Commission Chair Ryan Bell at Tuesday's regular commission meeting.

    The check represents the county's share of proceeds from timber sales in Goethe State Forest.

    The Levy County School Board received a similar check from the timber sales overseen by state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.