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Today's News

  • Church News for the week of August 14

    "River Jordan"

    to sing

    at Full Gospel

    Everyone is invited to the Full Gospel Outreach Saturday Night Gospel Sing Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.. The featured group will be "River Jordan" from Ocala. As always, there will be no admission charge for the sing. A free-will love offering will be received. Full Gospel Outreach Church is located just 3 miles north of the Chiefland Walmart on HWY 19.

  • Blood drive in Williston Aug. 22

    LifeSouth Community Blood Bank will be holding a blood drive in Williston on Friday, August 22, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 50 N.W. Main Street in Williston.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 14

    Exhibit on Panama Canal

    at Florida Museum

    The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th birthday with a new gallery exhibition and family-friendly event.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 14

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

    • Aug. 4, William Michael Carryer, 19, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 4, Rhiannon Cribbs, 20, Morriston, grand theft. Bond $20,000.

    • Aug. 5, Chad Alexander Cumbo, 30, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 5, Jessie James Eichelberger, 44, Williston, battery on person age 65 or older. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 8, Blake Fontana, 20, Morriston, four out of county warrants. Bond $100,000.

  • Morriston crash injures 1

    A New Port Richey woman sustained seruous injuries and was transported by air to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after a collision on Southeast 160th Avenue I Morriston on Sundayat 7:15 p.m.

    Pamela Coulter, 68, was driving north on a 2013 Kawasaki Mile (side by side) . In the lane behind her was a 2004 Chevrolet pickup driven by Darren Washburn, 19, of Williston.

  • Sheriff releases sketch of suspect

    A composite sketch of a man sought in a possible child abduction in Inglis on July 31 has been released by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    A 10-year-old girl reported being approached by a man while walking to a friend's home on Maple Street in Inglis on Thursday, July 31, at about 12:20 p.m. She said a white Chevy S-10 with rust spots driven by a white male passed her, then the driver — described as bald with a goatee and rotting teeth — pulled alongside, opened the passenger door, motioned to her and said “Come in.”

  • Be a hero: help rescue manatees, sea turtles

    “Be a Hero!” by getting decals that help with the research, rescue, rehabilitation and management of Florida’s endangered manatees and sea turtles.

    People can receive a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manatee or sea turtle decal, and show their support for saving these iconic Florida species, with a donation of $5.

    Rescues of manatees and sea turtles that are injured, ill or otherwise in distress are one of the many FWC conservation activities supported by decal donations.

  • Tentative dove hunting dates announced

    The FWC anticipates the 2014-15 hunting season dates for mourning and white-winged doves to be:

    First phase: Sept. 27 - Oct. 27

    Second phase: Nov. 8 - Dec.1

    Third phase: Dec.12 - Jan.15, 2015

    (Note: The official dates will be posted by mid-August when they are released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

    Shooting Hours:

    First phase - noon to sunset

    Second & third phases - ½-hour before sunrise to sunset

    Bag limit (daily/possession): 15/45

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  • Tentative waterfowl hunting dates announced

    The FWC announced that it anticipates the 2014-15 waterfowl season dates to be:

    • Early Canada Goose: Sept. 6-24

    • September teal and wood duck: Sept. 20-24

    • September teal only: Sept. 25-28

    • Regular Season (ducks, coots, and light geese): Nov. 22 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 6 - Jan. 25, 2015

    • Regular Season (Canada Goose): Nov. 22 - Jan. 30, 2015

    • Youth duck and goose: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2015

  • Baynard rides hard in Youth World Championship

    Madison Baynard, of Chiefland, competed recently at the 2014 NBHA Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga. This invitation-only event is the largest youth barrel race in the world.

    The NBHA Youth World participants numbered over 1,100 in the Teen Division (13 and over) and approximately 800 participants in the Youth Division (12 and under). The contestants ran for over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes included 4-Star Trailers, Alamo Champion saddles, Gist buckles, Drysdales Championship gear bags, Tony Lama boots and many other prizes.