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  • Beast Feast in October

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its  4th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Etheridge Cracker House, located at N.E. 140th Ave., Williston.   

  • Hip hop organizers working with county on concert

    Two of the organizers of the Labor Day Hip Hop Extravaganza that was cancelled by a court order met with the Levy County Commission and said their event was meant to be one with a positive message that was misunderstood. 

  • CHS votes for class officers

     Above and left, Chiefland High School seniors vote for class officers Friday, Sept. 13.

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones and her staff provided the students with electronic voting machines and registered the students. 

  • Florida ranks high for fire science schools

     Of the top 80 institutions in the U.S. providing the best return on investment to emergency medical technician (EMT) graduates, 20 institutions belong to the Florida College System (FCS). Fire Science Online identified the top programs to help students and families make informed decisions.

  • CEE to meet Sept 19 in Williston

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will have its first meeting after the summer hiatus on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Williston Community Center (behind Walgreens). The main topic will be the Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment with reports about signature-gathering events held during the summer and plans for upcoming events. With the deadline for turning in petitions November 30, this phase is nearly at an end. If our goal is met, the education phase will begin immediately.

  • Annual 4-H Roundup Sept. 28

    The Levy County 4-H invites everyone to the annual 4-H County Round-Up on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office on U.S. 27A in Bronson. 

  • A pigskin reminder: it’s time to donate blood

    With summer vacations now behind us and the biggest season of all —football— just ahead, it’s a good time to think about donating blood.

  • Water district to hold rule change workshops

    The Suwannee River Water Management District will hold two public workshops on Sept. 25 to explain changes to the District’s Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) program as a result of the statewide rule changes that will go into effect Oct. 1.

  • A Day to Remember

    The Chiefland area DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will be honoring A Day to Remember this weekend. The group will be in front of Winn Dixie in Chiefland on  Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be honoring POWs (Prisoners of War) and MIAs (those Missing In Action) as well handing out Forget Me Nots. Organizers stress that any contributions they receive remain in the Tri-County area and goes to our area veterans.

  • House fire at Rainbow Lakes

     A Levy County Department of Public Safety fire captain noticed a column of black smoke in Southeast Levy County, in Rainbow Lakes Estates on the evening of Sept. 4.

    The LCDPS fire captain headed to the source and found a two story, 2,400 square-foot structure fully involved with fire. The home was vacant.

    LCDPS Station 2 in Morriston, Battalion 1, Medic 3 in Inglis, South Levy Volunteer Fire Department, Rainbow Lakes Estates Volunteer Fire Department, Marion County Fire Rescue and Inglis Fire Department responded to the scene.