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  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to Williston party

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

  • Lower fire ratings save homeowners money

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Homeowners in four unincorporated areas of the county who live within 5 road miles – not as the crow flies – can rejoice: Your fire insurance could get lowered as of Aug. 1.

  • Redd named principal for CES

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    The Levy County School Board has hired a new principal for Chiefland Elementary School.

  • 6 dogs taken from area of past dog attack

    Six Cane Corso/Mastiff dogs ― owned by the same family who lost three dogs after a violent attack on a baby and a young couple ― have been seized by the county after the dogs were reported running loose and attacking a Levy County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle.

    A source with knowledge of the case said the owners ― Laura Traughber and Mark Teears ― have a hearing date in Levy County Court. The three animals in the earlier attack were euthanized by the county after a hearing before Levy County Judge James 'Tim” Browning.

  • Show goes on despite rain in Fanning Springs

    The rain came pouring down as folks set up for the Fanning Springs Movie Night last Friday evening, but determined the show would go on, they stuck it out. Just before the sun set, the sky cleared and a rainbow appeared back toward town.

    "I think it went great," Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce President Michael Michaelis said of the event. "Despite the threatening weather ... It was a beautiful evening and everyone enjoyed themselves."

    The weather may have scared some off, but it was still very well attended, he said.

  • Record number of boats race at Wild Hog

    A wild and challenging race, which has grown in popularity over the years, presented an interesting challenge to racers this year.

    The Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race is known for the twisting turns of the little Waccasassa River, rapids, logs and wild critters. This year however, for its 39th annual year, the race set a new record of 131 boats entering the race, beating the long standing record of 124 being the most boats entered.

  • Levy County Commission meeting agenda for May 3, 2016

    The County Commission meets in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 

    The meeting is in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson. 

  • Recalled chicken products removed from Levy schools

    Levy County schools were notified Wednesday morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Foods of food recalls resulting in the disposal of about 60 cases or 1200 pounds of chicken products from Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

    A previous recall on April 7 listed only one product, but a secondary press release on April 26 revealed multiple other products had been affected. Over 4.5 million pounds of chicken products are being recalled.

  • Advice for attending Crab Fest April 30

    The time for Williston’s annual Crab Festival Event is upon us.  The Levy County Sheriff's Office said the event will begin on Saturday, April 30 and will continue into the evening and has offered advice for those who wish to attend or avoid the heavily trafficked area.

    Deputies will be stationed in the event area to assist participants in the event of an emergency.  As always, the deputies’ response time and ability to assist will depend on the size and actions of the crowd. 

  • 'Coffee with a Cop' today at McDonald's

    The McDonald's in Chiefland is giving all law enforcement officers free breakfast from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and free coffee or tea for the rest of the day to any law enforcement that stops in the restaurant.

    The event is a thank you to the officers for the work they do and an opportunity for the public to sit and chat with officers over a cup of coffee.

    The McDonald's is at 1415 N. Young Blvd. For more information, call Erin Tremblay.