Today's News

  • Hospital rep not happy with results

    An investigation into seven complaints that patients were advised against going to Regional General Hospital Williston and were taken to hospitals in Gainesville by Levy County Emergency Medical Services left no one satisfied at Tuesday's County Commission meeting.

    While Dr. Deviah “Dr. P” Pagidipati, owner of RGHW, was not present for Tuesday's meeting, his spokesman and compliance officer Joseph “Joey” Lander was and he was not satisfied with the report by David Knowles, county director of the Department of Public Safety.

  • Chiefland finally gets its man

    On March 3 Chiefland Police Department officers and Levy County Sheriff's deputies were called to Walmart, 2201 N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland by employees in reference to a suspect, Phillip Morgan, 31, who had previously fled from CPD officers investigating a theft case in December 2015.

    Officers were advised Morgan had an active arrest warrant out of Hillsborough County for violation of probation.

  • Sexual predator address notification in Chiefland

    On March 3, William R Hickman registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Hickman is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Hickman, 65, was convicted in 2013 in Gilchrist County for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child between 12 and 15 years of age

    He new address is 3650 N.W. 105 St., Chiefland.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 10

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

    •March 2, Anthony Ryan Adams, 32, Fort Pierce, out of county warrant. No bond.

    •March 5, Acxel Manuel Aguilar Galindo, 25, Trenton, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license.

    •March 3, Carlos Alonzo Allen, 43, Bronson, VOP. ROR.

    •March 3, Eric Berry, 47, Naples, non support of children or spouse, out of county warrant. Bond $670.

    •March 1, Trent Taylor Blair, 21, Williston, VOP. No bond.

  • Anniversary: Hardee

    On Friday, April 22, Ellison and Mary Alice (Chauncey) Hardee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The two met as youngsters and grew up together as sweethearts in Chiefland.  They dated throughout their school days and were married April 22, 1956.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 10


    March 10

    WWII Veterans


    All World War II veterans are invited to attend the WWII Veterans meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at Cherry's Steak & Seafood in Trenton.

    Come join the camaraderie, bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran. For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    Junior Class Fundraiser

  • City of Fanning Springs hires interim attorney

    A new man has stepped in to temporarily fill the shoes of the previous Fanning Springs City Attorney.

    Ray E. Thomas Jr., of Bell, has accepted the position in the interim as the city advertises the position in search of a full time attorney.

    "We did a pretty good search," Mayor Trip Lancaster said to those present at the monthly city council meeting held Tuesday, March 1. Thomas was willing to come talk to them.

  • Suwannee River Fair opens Thursday

    The Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale, operated by the Suwannee River Fair Association, opens this afternoon with the arrival of the bunnies and the chickens (and ducks, turkeys, and other poultry).

    The fair, show and sale is in its 63rd year and it shows no signs of slowing. It covers this weekend and takes a rest during next week before it starts up again to the next weekend and runs through Wednesday, March 23 when the culmination is the sale.

    This first weekend features poultry, rabbits, dogs, goats, dairy cows, heifers and horses.

  • Knowles resigns as Public Safety Director

    David Knowles, the county's first Department of Public Safety director and county fire chief resigned from his job on Tuesday afternoon.

    Alesha Rinaudo, assistant to the director for DPS confirmed Knowles was called to County Coordinator Fred Moody's office at 3 p.m. where Moody requested the resignation and Knowles complied.

    She said Knowles did not give a reason for the request.

  • IRS scam making the rounds

    If you get a call from this number: 435-265-8084, don't pick it up. It's a scam.

    A person will tell you they are calling from the IRS and you owe them money and must pay – or else.

    These callers are posing as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information.