Today's News

  • County keeps EMS medical directors

    Levy County's emergency medical director said it could suffer from the rural paradox — that when folks call for help they are sicker than their counterparts in an urban area and the transportation takes a long time to reach them and get them to a hospital for treatment.

    But, it does not, said Dr. Jason Jones and Dr. Adrian Tyndall, both of the University of Florida Medical Director Services.

  • Honoring the best

    Tuesday was a big night for the performing arts in Chiefland.

    A tradition dating back to 1984 continued as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce held its 32nd annual Industry Appreciation Banquet recognizing the 2015 Business of the Year and the 2015 Organization of the Year.

    The theme was Opening Night and the Community Room at Haven Hospice was decked out in vintage Hollywood decor.

    Ryan Watson, chamber vice president called the evening, "a celebration of local accomplishment."

  • Etheridge named to school board

    Williston rancher and businessman Brad Etheridge was named by Gov. Rick Scott last Friday to the School Board of Levy County.

    Etheridge, 40, is the owner of Etheridge Cattle Company LLC and is currently serving on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Board and the Levy County Board of Adjustments.

    He is also a member of the Levy County Chamber of Commerce and founder of the Williston Future Farmers of America Foundation. He has also served on the Suwannee River Fair Association board of directors.

  • Delinquent property owners get warning

    Notice to property owners who have unpaid taxes from 2009 and have an unclaimed tax deed, you can expect to receive a letter warning you to pay up or the county will be able to apply to take possession of the property tax certificate and eventually the property.

    The Levy County Commission on Tuesday approved sending a letter to the owners of properties whose tax certificates were up for sale on June 1, 2009.

  • Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by car

    A pedestrian walking along U.S. Highway 19 south of Chiefland suffered critical injuries when he was struck by a sedan at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Oscar Ramirez, 42, of Chiefland, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

    According to the report by FHP Trooper M.D. Geoffroy, Ramirez was walking south along US 19 near the white edge line. The portion of U.S. 19 was not lighted.

  • FWC issues warning about boating scam

    Attention Boaters,

    If you have received or heard about an email claiming that certain rivers in north Florida will be closed to all outboard activity, be aware that this message is false and was not sent from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

    All normally open waterways are still open to the public and no public meetings are currently planned.

  • Strong second half lifts Indians over Saints

    It was the tale of two halves Friday night, as the Chiefland Indians’ football team overcame a sluggish first half against the Agape Christian Saints to win 33-24.

    The Saints struck quickly, scoring on a 68-yard pass on their third play of the game. They also tacked on the two-point conversion to put the Indians in an early hole, 8-0.

  • Sheriff's office wants your old prescription

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Levy County Prevention Coalition and the Williston Police Department, will be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.

    This year's event will be on Saturday Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sheriff's deputies will be present to accept all medications. There will be four collection sites available in Levy county. They are:

  • Kicking Cancer's Butt

    The 6th Annual Kicking Cancer's BUTT Poker Run will roll out of Chiefland Billiards on Sept. 26 with a revamped ride that will take bikers to Cedar Key, Bronson, Branford and Trenton.

    The beneficiary of the ride is BACK Fighting Cancer which gives grants to Tri-County Area families with a loved one battling cancer, and scholarships to graduating seniors who will major in a health care career in college.

    The ride has cash prizes for the best and worst hand and a free meal. There will be games at the stops, live music and raffles along the trip.

  • Purple Pinkie Peanut Run

    The Rotary Club of Williston will host its 3rd Annual Purple Pinkie Peanut Run Saturday, Oct. 3 to kick off the Peanut Festival.

      The event includes a 5K run or 1 mile walk open to all ages and is presented by Pizza Hut and Taco Bell this year. Proceeds from the run go toward the Purple Pinkie Project – a campaign by Rotary to raise money to End Polio Now and local youth projects.

    Registration is $30 for early registers through Sept. 18.