Local News

  • Allied Veterans Internet cafe attorney guilty — 103 times

     TALLAHASSEE —  Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution successfully prosecuted Kelly Mathis in the Allied Veterans of the World case. The jury Tuesday found Mathis guilty of 103 counts as charged. Mathis was convicted of one count of first degree felony racketeering, 51 counts of third degree felony illegal lottery and 51 misdemeanor counts of illegal slot machines. Mathis will be sentenced on Feb. 12, 2014.

  • Levy legislative delegation hearing Oct. 29

    The 2013 Levy County legislative delegation hearing will be Tuesday, Oct.29, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • Chiefland, Otter Creek water deal negotiations ongoing

    Despite hopes to the contrary and nearly two hours of debate, Town of Otter Creek officials and representatives left Chiefland City Hall Monday still not knowing where they stand on a months-long plea for clean, fresh water.

  • 2 injured in Saturday accident

    Two women were injured in an accident shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, on U.S. Highway 19 and Northwest 186th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

    Kathryn E. Boulos of Newberry was traveling southbound on U.S. 19 in a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup when the vehicle veered into path of a 2001 Ford Taurus headed northbound knocking the car into a ditch.

    The car was driven by Laura Mott, of Old Town who was airlifted to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville in critical condition. 

  • Residents balk at motorcycle club's alcohol proposal

    An Inglis campground that caters to a motorcycle riding clientele was denied a special exception permit for on-premise sale and consumption of beer and wine after residents complained that it did not fit the rural residential zoning and atmosphere of the neighborhood. 

  • Police: couple suspected in several robberies

    Two occupants of a white van were arrested by a Levy County Sheriff’s Office Sergent Oct. 1 and charged in the robbery of a Morriston store, located at 11050 S.E. 30 St.

  • K-9 Deputy Taz dead at 10

    It is with great sadness that the Levy County Sheriff’s Office announces the loss of K-9 Deputy Taz. Taz passed away Tuesday evening after a brief illness. Taz dedicated 9 years and 2 months of service to the Levy County citizens with his handler Cpl. Willie “Pete” Barnes.

    Taz wore the badge with honor and dignity dedicating himself to thousands of hours of training. He served without hesitation, ready to hurl himself into harm's way at a moment's notice or give demonstrations for children at community events.  

  • AG's Office arrests group home operator on abuse charges

    TALLAHASSEE –Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office today arrested a Levy County resident and charged her with neglect of a disabled adult, false imprisonment, aggravated abuse, and exploitation.

  • TDC has vacancy

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council has a vacancy after longtime member and Island Hotel owner Stanley Bair of Cedar Key resigned on July 19 from the organization. 

  • CK to County: not interested in dock

    What if you built a large fishing dock that sits high above the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and no one wanted to own it?