Today's News

  • Beast Feast in Williston Oct. 24

    The sixth annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast is Saturday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston.

    The annual fundraiser event features an array of great food from fish chowder to “yard bird on a stick” prepared and served by cooks from local businesses in a casual, picnic setting. The evening will include door prizes and a live auction.

    Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students 8-17 years going on sale Sept. 21.

  • Veterans Day Parade in Chiefland

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

    The parade will roll from Chiefland Middle High School south on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street to the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert L. Douglas, who organized the first countywide veterans parade, said the celebration is taking place one day after the official holiday because most of the units for the Chiefland parade will be participating in the Cross City Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11.

  • Fourth person dies in Inglis shooting


    The fourth shooting victim in a Thursday domestic violence incident died Friday night at UF Health Shands Hospital, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.


  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Oct. 1

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

    •Sept. 26, Jessee Carroll Baggett Jr., 35, Williston, DUI alcohol or drugs, possession of marijuana, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $13,000.

    •Sept. 24, Jonathon Beau Bender, 20, Chiefland, VOP.

    •Sept. 21, Kerry Leann Bush, 35, out of county warrant.

    •Sept. 27, Cory Taylor Chadwick, 29, Chiefland, brawling. Bond $2,000.

    •Sept. 23, John Champion, 26, Chiefland, robbery with weapon.

  • Chiefland students meet at flagpole to celebrate faith

    This past Wednesday, Sept. 23 over 100 students and parents gathered around Chiefland Middle High School’s flagpole before school to pray for their fellow students, school, town and country.

    Minister of Youth Noah Raulerson from Hardeetown Baptist Church led the event.

    The students broke up into small groups and prayed together.

    "A lot of students attended and participated. I like how this year we prayed in small groups; it was more personal. Overall it went really well,” commented senior Libby Sheffield.

  • Church News for the week of Oct. 1

    Good Shepherd hosts

    October Fest Sunday

    Fall is here and it is time for the annual October Fest. This year it will be Sunday, Oct. 4, after the 10:30 a.m. church service. There will be bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, apple sauce and much more. Good Shepherd Lutheran is located on US 19 north next door to the winery.

    Blessing of Animals

    The Annual Blessing of the Animals is Sunday, Oct. 4, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church. The church service is at 10:30 a.m. and the pets will be blessed after the service.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 1

    Today, Oct. 1

    Hamburger night at Eagles

    The Suwannee River Eagles Aerie 4520 will hold Hamburger Platter Night on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 4-8 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested for each meal.

    The Eagles are located 27844 S.E. Highway 19 North, beside the Texaco station in Old Town.


    Library Friends meetings

  • Log-A-Load for Kids passes half million mark

    Supporters showed up to raise money for a special cause this past week.

       The 21st annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Tournament had 144 golfers participate last Thursday at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

       This year the event raised $37,916 for the Children's Miracle Network and the kids at UF Health, Shands Children's Hospital

       "It's a whole community out there that supports this effort, so many believe in it," one of the coordinators, Lynetta Griner said.

  • 6th Annual Kicking Cancer's Butt Poker Run

    Riders gathered to hit the road for a good cause on Saturday.

       The sixth annual Kicking Cancer's Butt poker run raised about $2,000.

  • Gulf Hammock Homecoming, Smallwood Reunion

    The Annual Gulf Hammock Homecoming and Smallwood Reunion is on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Gulf Hammock at Beck Park off County Road 326.

    The gathering begins at 10 a.m. and lunch is at 1 p.m.

    Plates, cups, tea. ice will be furnished. Please bring a covered dish of food and chairs.

    Friends, relatives, residents and former residents, etc., are welcome.

    For more information, call Abby at 850-997-5153; Amelia at 352-629-4438 or Donald at 225-698-0841 .