Local News

  • Brasington appointed to 8th Judicial Court

    Tallahassee — Last week, Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Monica Brasington to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court.

  • Four injured in crash

    Four people were injured on Saturday, Oct. 19, shortly after 5 p.m. after a vehicle failed to come to a stop at a stop sign at U.S. Highway 41 and County Road 323 south of Williston, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • 8th Annual Ride to Provide aids ARC of Levy County

    The 8th Annual Ride to Provide, a fundraiser for the ARC of Levy County starts at Bronson High School with registration, breakfast treats and coffee at 7:30 a.m. provided by Southern Sisters Hospitality. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net. 

    This law enforcement-escorted ride is approximately 64 miles and will travel through scenic Levy County.  This ride is free of cost but donations are greatly appreciated.  

  • Saturday Beast Feast supports schools

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 4th Annual Beast Feast at the Etheridge Cracker House, located at Northeast 140th Avenue, Williston.

    The Cracker House offers a beautiful country setting, with a covered area in case of less-than-perfect weather. The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin being served at 6 p.m.  

  • Public gets its say with new rules

    A new state law that requires the public be given the opportunity to have a say in their government during public meetings has led to a new policy for the Levy County Commission — one that reads a lot like the way the commission already does business.

  • Slain dog sparks controversy, threats

    The killing of a Chiefland pitbull has sparked a bit of local controversy and has one man fearing retaliation from members of the community.

  • Former corrections officer gets manslaughter

    A former corrections captain at Lancaster Correctional Institution sits in Levy County Jail awaiting sentencing on Dec. 4 on a DUI manslaughter conviction in the Jan. 31, 2011, death of Tom Bailey, manager of the Chiefland Golf & Country Club. 

  • Circuit Judge David Glant dead at 63

    Eighth Judician Circuit Judge David Glant, 63, has died according to the court's website. He was first elected to the bench in 2002 and joined the court in 2003. 

    Glant, who is well known for presiding in Levy County. He handled circuit civil, circuit criminal, dependency, domestic violence, family and juvenile cases, and at the time of his retirement was the administrative judge for the circuit's criminal courts. He was a former assistant state attorney. 

  • Pedestrian dead in accident

    Brian Douglas Larkins, 31, of Williston died Friday Oct. 18, shortly before 8:30 p.m. while walking in the northbound lane of Northeast 105th Avenue at Northeast 86th Street, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    He is the second pedestrian fatality and the 18th traffic fatality for Levy County in 2013.

    Jacob Brock Morrison, 18, of Trenton was driving a2005 Chevy Silverado pickup in the northbound lane on Northeast 105th Avenue, just north of Northeast 86th Street when the truck collided with the pedestrian.