Local News

  • Levy man dies from eastern equine encephalitis

    A 90-year-old Levy County man is dead after contracting eastern equine encephalitis, according to the Levy County Health Department.
    Health Department Director Barbara Locke said Thursday the man, who was not able to be identified because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, got the disease some time in the middle of January and died about a week later.
    "It's unusual," Locke said. "We're the first human case (in 2013) for the state."

  • Fish fry for Alford family

    The Robinson Family, owners of Robinson's Seafood, is hosting a fish fry on Monday, Feb. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at 6991 S.W. State Road 24  to benefit the family of John Fredderick “Johnny” Alford, who died in a hunting accident on Jan. 19. 

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  • State Fair opens today in Tampa

        The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida State Fair Authority are partnering to celebrate 500 years of agriculture at this year's Florida State Fair. The fair officially beings Thursday, Feb. 7, when Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and his fellow Cabinet members will "flip the switch" to illuminate the Midway in Tampa. 

  • Mosaic show at CK Arts Center

     The Cedar Key Arts Center is hosting show of mosaics in its Main Gallery and “Textiles 'Art and Soul' a Retrospective” by Sarah Westenberg  in its Members Art Gallery through Feb. 24. There is no charge to visit the galleries at 457 2nd St., Cedar Key.

  • Sexual predator moves into county

    Lamont Lewis Nelson, 32, designated a sexual predator for his conviction in 1999 on sexual battery on a child under the age of 12, has registered his home address with the Levy County Sheriff's Office. By Florida law Nelson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes or establishes a new address.

    Nelson, convicted in Highlands County, was just released from prison and has registered his address as: 12451 N.E. 108 Terr., Archer.

  • Court dispositions published February 7

     n Terri Ann Harris, 2 counts of fraud to obtain a controlled substance, nolle pros.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 7

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

  • Learning about arrowheads

     Steve Holloway, a member of the Kolomoki Society of artifact and fossil collectors, of Milton, demonstrates his flint napping abilities Saturday for a crowd at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center attending the 4th Annual Kolomoki Society Chiefland Fossil and Artifact Show.

    The event drew about 350 people, according to organizer Andrew Davis. Davis said the day went off without a hitch, and the society plans to do it again next year.

  • Building official announces retirement

    Chances are if you have done construction — like adding a bathroom, building a house, putting on a carport — in Levy County you did not do it without County Building Official Rob Corbitt weighing in on the project.