Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Sept. 17

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

    •Sept. 8, Shelley Kay Andrews, 39, Chiefland, DWLSR, possession of marijuana. Bond $1,000.

    •Sept. 7, Joel Ray Anzualda Sr., 28, Immokalee, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license.

    •Sept. 13, Zachary David Armlin, 21, Chiefland, two counts child abuse.

    •Sept. 8, Terry Lee Arnold, 42, Inglis, FTA, RW/OV. Bond $30,000.

    •Sept. 19, Otis Ray Bean, 53, Inglis, conditional release violation. Bond $100,000.

  • Church news for the week of Sept. 17

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Rising Faith studying

    “These Last Days”

    Rising Faith in Christ Church is hosting a Bible study on “These Last Days.”

    Participants will be looking at past, present and future events involving: our nation, world, church, family through the Bible, news media and world events.

  • Trial for Crab Fest shooting

    Trial has been set for Monday, Sept. 28 for Devonte Tremaine Ocasio, charged with the death of one man and the wounding of four other people during the 2013 Crab Fest in East Williston.

    In a hearing last week before 8th Judicial Circuit Senior Judge Joseph Smith, Ocasio's attorney, Michael Hines said there had been no formal plea agreement offered by the State Attorney's Office.

    And as he went to say his client did not want to plea bargain, O'Casio spoke up and said “I am not interested in doing that.”