Today's News

  • Chiefland Elementary School Olympians go for the gold

    The CES second grade students in Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Townsend's classes began the school year following the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.  The classes selected countries to follow to chart the number of medals won by that country.  Each day they would watch highlights or a few minutes of live events. 

    They learned about the continent of South America, the country of Brazil and the city of Rio as well as some of the popular athletes and sporting events. 

  • WWII Veteran recognized by Haven Hospice

    Chiefland resident Harold Koss was recently recognized for his military service by Haven Hospice Veteran Volunteers.

    A junior in high school at the time, Koss was drafted into the United States (U.S.) Army in 1943 at age 18. He served until 1946 and was discharged as a corporal.

    During his time in the U.S. Army, Koss served in the 252nd Port Company from its arrival in Calcutta until its departure after V-J Day in 1945. The mission of the 252nd Port Company was to help provide supplies to American and Chinese forces in the China Burma India Theater.

  • FWC approves Gulf greater amberjack season closure
  • Bringing fish back from the Bahamas just became easier
  • 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.