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Today's News

  • University of Florida experts predict food trends for 2015

    For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015:

  • Toy seekers turn out in droves

    More than 1,100 people of the 1,200 who registered for toys showed up for the Toys for Tots distribution Saturday in the Walmart parking lot.

    "We had a great turnout at distribution Saturday," Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp said Monday.

    The effort wasn't without its challenges, though, he admitted.

    Sponsorship from businesses and organizations was down this year, which resulted in the Toys for Tots program having to pay for about three quarters of the cost, he said.

  • Sheriff's office gets first deputy certified in drug program

    Levy County Deputy Sheriff Brandin Sullivan recently completed all the training requirements of the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, also known as the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program.  Sullivan became one of approximately 240 DREs in the State of Florida and is the first with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 18

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

    • Dec. 14, Iverson Tyrone Aiken, 23, Cross City, battery, resisting office. Bond $35,000.

    • Dec. 13, Shawn Daniel Bailey, 34, Williston, causing cruelty, death, pain or suffering to an animal. Bon $3,000.

    • Dec. 9, Michael Bivins, 45, Jennings, resisting arrest.

    • Dec. 10, Edmundo Trinidad Bocanegra, 60, Trenton, no motor vehicle registration, violating nonresident exemption driver's license. Bond $500.

  • FHP monitoring conditions on CR 326, SR 26

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring an area on County Road 326 between County Road 337 and County Road 343 in Levy County throughout the night for the possibility of smoke and fog which could create hazardous driving conditions.

    Drivers should use caution especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Smoke warning for Gulf Hammock

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of State Road 55 and County Road 326 near Gulf Hammock in Levy County due to a 10-acre prescribed burn.

    The Department of Forestry officials advised they do not expect the residual smoke to impact any major roadways, however, motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in this area.

    Drivers should use caution especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are also reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weatherconditions.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, December 16

     Levy County School Board

    9:00 a.m. REGULAR SESSION

    A) Swearing In Ceremony — Judge Browning

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

     

    B) Expulsion Recommendations — Superintendent

     

    C) LLA Recommendations – Return to School for 2nd Semester 2014/2015 SY — Dennis Webber

     

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, December 16

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    December 16,2014

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

     

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    -State your full name and address

    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

     

    Levy County Sheriff's Office — Mike West, 911 Addressing

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 11

    Dorothy Ahm, 46, Old Town, petit theft, possession of drugs without prescription

    Paul Alexander, 36, Williston, 2 counts VOP

    Darin Michael Bell, 42, Cedar Key, felony act that could cause death

    Travis Evan Crabb, 32, Yankeetown, 2nd degree arson, burglary, larceny between $300-$5,000, 2 counts arson with bodily harm

    Michael Lamar Edmonds, 54, Chiefland, DWLSR

    Nichole Michelle Fain, 37, Inglis, VOP on grand theft

  • Van catches on fire in Williston

    No one was injured Dec. 4 when a minivan caught fire on NE 51st Terrace, Williston.

    The Levy Sheriff's Office, Williston Fire Department, Bronson Fire Department, Department of Public Safety Battalion 1, ALS-100 and Rescue 9 Bronson worked together to extinguish the flames.