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Today's News

  • Chiefland recycling uncertain

    The recent loss of inmate crews from the closed Levy Forestry Camp has Chiefland City Commissioners worried about the fate of the city's relatively new recycling program.
    The issue was brought up at Monday night's meeting in preparation for the upcoming budget process. City staff wanted to know how the commission felt about making the current recycling program mandatory.

  • School board honors teacher, staff of year

    The Levy County School Board announced the Teachers and Educational Staff Professionals of the Year for all 14 county schools at its Feb. 7 meeting where a large crowd of county educators packed the school board conference room.
    Early Buddy Wyckoff of Williston High School was named Teacher of the Year. Williston Elementary School's Demeris "Dee" Arrington was selected as ESP of the year.

  • Quincey announces for school post

    My name is Kyle Quincey, and I am campaigning for the District 2 seat on the Levy County School Board.  I believe that I have the unique blend of education, experience, and investment that make me a highly qualified candidate to serve on our School Board.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Feb. 16

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n Feb. 7, Mary Richardson Bloom, 59, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $11,928.
    n Feb. 7, Cassandra Rachelle Cason, 24, High Springs, two out of county warrants.
    n Feb. 7, James Allen Ellerby, 18, Chiefland, battery. Bond $25,000.
    n Feb. 8, Timothy Ray Fields, 27, Bronson, three lewd lascivious behavior victim older 12-16. Bond $400,000.
    n Feb. 12, Javi Perlta Herrera, 26, Trenton, operating motor vehicle w/o valid license.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 16

    n Jeremy Drake, burglary, 180 days with credit for 73 days served and 24 months probation; criminal mischief under $1,000, 180 days with credit for 73 days, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and $162 restitution.

  • Man jailed in sex crime

    Timothy Ray Fields Jr., 27, of Bronson, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 8 on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Bell and Deputy Kevin Kink investigated the complaint from a juvenile who told them she had been raped two weeks ago in Fields' vehicle. She said she delayed reporting the crime because she was scared.
    Bell obtained a tape statement from Fields confessing to the incident.
    Fields is in Levy County Jail on a $400,000 bond.
     

  • Suwannee River Water District executive to resign

    LIVE OAK –Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director David Still announced yesterday he is leaving the agency after 18 years of service. He will submit an official letter of resignation to the governing board this week.
                “It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the Suwannee district for the past four years,” said Still, who was appointed to the post in February 2008.

  • FHP Smoke alert for Morriston

    A couple of small brush fires in Levy county are causing smoke problems. The fire location is CR-337 1 mile north of SR-121 near Morriston. The Department of the Forestry is on scene and is maintaining control of the fire at this time.

  • CNA refresher course at CF Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will begin a Refresher Course for Certified Nursing Assistants on Monday, March 19. This 16-hour program is intended for nonpracticing Certified Nursing Assistants who would like to re-enter the field and CNAs who have allowed their license to lapse and need to retake the state licensure exam.
                The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 19-28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The course fee is $149 and no textbook is required.

  • Benefit planned for family displaced by fire

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