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Today's News

  • Expanded fishing on Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Holiday

    Following a request from Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has expanded the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters by adding an additional seven days in November. The expanded open season dates will be Nov. 5 and 6; Nov. 11 and 12, which is Veteran’s Day weekend; and Nov. 25, 26 and 27, which is the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 26 date is also a saltwater license-free fishing day. Recreational fishing in Gulf waters adds $7.6 billion annually to Florida’s economy.

  • CF, CareerSource, Talent Center hold job fair Sept. 22

    The College of Central Florida XCEL-IT program, in partnership with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and Talent Center, will host a job fair at the Paddock Mall, 3100 S.W. College Road, Ocala, on Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The hiring event is ideal for those looking for seasonal jobs and internships. Participants should bring resumes and cover letters and come dressed to impress. Participants may view job openings in advance at EmployFlorida.com.

  • Teen arrested on child porn charge

    A 19-year-old has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 15-year-old, videoing it and sending one video to the girl's new boyfriend, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Sex predator registers in Williston

    Carlos Lanard Anthony, 35, has registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. Anthony is required by state law to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Anthony was convicted in 2005 in Pineallas County of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under age 12. Anthony has registered his temporary change in address as: 11571 N.E. 65 Lane Williston.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Sept. 15

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

    • Sept. 6, Jeffrey Baggett, 41, Bronson, out of county warrant. Bond $500.

    • Sept. 7, Chuck Emerson Best, 46, Old Town, dealing in stolen property. Bond $30,000.

    • Sept. 6, Rhonda Kay Blaire, 53, Williston, out of county warrant.

    • Sept. 7, David Blevins, 30, Old Town, burglary not structure or conveyance. Bond $500.

    • Sept. 11, Ernest G. Brown, 61, Williston, using a deadly weapon. Bond $100,000.

  • Hickory horned devil makes appearance

    By Barbara L. Edmonds
    UF/IFAS Levy County Extension


    Volunteers removing post-Hurricane Hermine debris at Manatee Springs may have been startled by a fierce looking caterpillar in sumac and hickory leaf litter. Commonly called a hickory horned devil, it is the largest of Florida’s native saturniid caterpillars and is the larvae of the royal walnut moth or regal moth, Citheronia regalis.

  • Man arrested in RV park stabbing

    An argument between neighbors at Out of Towners RV Park on U.S. Highway 27A east of Williston on Saturday, Sept. 10, shortly before 6 p.m. has landed one man in the hospital and another in jail, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Man arrested following cattle feed theft

    A man has been arrested following the report of a theft of cattle and other feeds by Alliance Dairy owners. The thefts took place over a period of months according to a Levy County Sheriff’s press release.

    James Jones, 45, who worked for Alliance for 6 months, was suspected following following an internal inquiry.

  • Homecoming, district opener this Friday for Chiefland

    Football teams are often at risk for distraction during homecoming week, when Friday’s opponent can become an afterthought to the week’s festivities.

    Chiefland shouldn’t have to worry this week, however, as it homecoming this Friday coincides with its district opener against Branford.

    It’s also only the second game of the season for the Indians.

  • Chiefland rolls in season opener

    When the Arlington Country Day football team made the trip from Jacksonville to take on Chiefland last Friday, it ran into a team full of pent-up energy, hankering to face someone in a different jersey.

    The Indians, who were denied a chance to play the first two weeks of the season, kicked off the season in style with big plays on both sides of the ball for a 33-6 win over the Apache (0-2).