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  • 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.

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum speaks at Williston Elementary School to students, educators and community members about the importance of remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The school marked the 12th anniversary of the takeover of American passenger planes and crashing them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania and the more than 3,000 deaths at the hands of terrorists.

  • Court dispositions published September 19

     n Ryan Kent Beach, aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill, 5 years with 3 years minimum/mandatory, credit for 104 days served; armed burglary, 5 years drug offender probation. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund, $744.70 restitution. 

  • Man arrested in Williston robbery

    A Williston man has admitted committing the Thursday night armed robbery of a manager at the Grocery Depot supermarket, formerly Hitchcock’s, in Williston, according to a Williston Police Department press release.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for September 19

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

  • Business of the year winner

     Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram was named this year’s Business of the Year recipient at the annual Industry of the Year Award Banquet, sponsored by the Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce. 

    Award recipients are chosen by the Chamber Board of Directors based on nominations made by the general public each year. The selection is based on how the business operates and its level of involvement with the community.

  • Motorcyclist in traffic death identified

    The 68-year-old man who died in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 15 has been indentified as Ewald Josef Hackenberger of Berlin, Germany.

    He is Levy County's 15th traffic fatality for 2013. 

  • County millage at 8.3307

    Levy County property owners will pay a property tax of 8.3307 mills — that is $8.3307 per $1,000 of a home's assessed value after exemptions this year.

  • County renews fire, EMS assessments

    The Levy County Commission unanimously renewed property assessments for fire, EMS and solid waste and raised the road assessments for some property owners to keep up with rising costs in a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

    But it did not pass the fire and emergency medical services assessments without first hearing from Morriston resident Frederick Brouse and Pine Lodge bed and breakfast owner Sergio Soares of Inglis.

  • School Board agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 17

     AGENDA

    September 17, 2013

    9:00 a.m.

    Regular Session

    1. A)  Call to Order

    2. B)  Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation

    3. C)  Welcome Visitors

    4. D)  Employee Disciplinary Action:

    5. E)  2013-2014 Insurance Renewal Recommendation:

    6. F)  District Strategic Plan: