Today's News

  • Florida recognizes Work Zone Awareness Week

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is recognizing April 11-15, 2016, as National Work Zone Awareness Week. In order to raise awareness and educate citizens on work zone safety, FDOT has collaborated with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSVM) and law enforcement partners. Work zones provide unexpected road conditions, and motorists should use extra caution in these areas.

  • Fleeing suspect fails to outrun deputies

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received several calls from citizens reporting a reckless driver on State Road 121 at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 1. Deputy Ryan Sullivan located the green Mustang described by the 911 callers as it turned onto U.S. Highway 19 in Lebanon Station driving south in the north bound lane. 

    Sullivan paralleled the Mustang driving south in the north bound lane with his emergency lights and siren on attempting to gain the driver’s attention and get him stopped.

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

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

    April 6, Carlos Alonzo Allen, 43, Bronson, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    April 5, Shelby Don Boyette, 66, Fanning Springs, sex offender fail to register email address. Bond $200,000.

    April 10, Keith Allen Colson, 54, Chiefland, petit theft, possession of methamphetamine.

    April 6, Travis Donald, 27, Chiefland, resist W/O violence, possession of methamphetamine, possession and/or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond $41,000.

  • Substitute teacher arrested on sex charge

     By Lou Elliott Jones

    A 29-year-old Levy County substitute teacher has turned herself in Tuesday to the Levy County Sheriff's Office on one charge of sexual battery by a person over 24 years of age on a person between 16 and 17 years old.

  • Dog kennel wins hearing, one more to go


    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs kennels’ request for a variance from Levy County’s zoning ordinances was approved on April 6, a win for the non-profit group, but it is not the last hurdle for the operation outside Williston. 

  • Poker run to help mom with cancer battle


    By Ashley Andresen

    The season for poker runs is beginning and a Fanning Springs group has adopted the cause of a local woman who is battling cancer. 

  • Can you handle this? FFA Alumni rodeo returns this weekend


    By Lou Elliott Jones

    It’s time to put a shine on those belt buckles and boots, get the spurs ready and make sure your best jeans and Western shirt are pressed.

  • Healthcare Decision Day on Saturday


    Saturday is National Healthcare Decisions Day.

    If a serious accident or illness should happen, is there someone you trust who can make healthcare decisions for you? What are your wishes? Who should know? 

  • Continuance granted in McQueen hearing

    In a hearing scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., negotiations between attorneys led to a nearly two hour delay before a continuance was granted for a future date.

  • Indians wrapping up season, look to district


    By David Pieklik


    Casey Lawson’s first career home run highlighted a week of baseball that saw the Chiefland Indians clinch first place in their division heading into the playoffs.