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  • Georgia waste a continuing issue for Florida

    In the last seven months, heavy rains and aging wastewater facilities in Georgia have been the cause behind the release of about 37 million gallons of wastewater into the south-flowing Withlacoochee River.

  • Suspect arrested in club shooting

    A Citra man was arrested Wednesday and charged with shooting and wounding a man after an altercation early Sunday outside a Williston nightclub.

    James Wilkerson, 36, of Citra, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and his bond is $200,000.

  • UPDATED: County ends plans for hip hop festival

    UPDATE: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect information on corporate officers named in the paperwork filed with the court. 


    The Levy County Sheriff's Office does not know how much it spent on overtime this Labor Day weekend, but one thing it does know is that it prevented a hip hop extravaganza planned for 2.4 acres at 21151 N.E. U.S. Highway 27outside Williston. 

  • Chiefland does not get all it wants

    Much like the song “You don’t always get what you want,” the City of Chiefland found itself left wanting after the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 3



    September 3, 2013

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    9:00 a.m. -Public Hearing — Bill Hammond, Director

  • Levy County School Board Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 3

     AGENDA September 3, 2013 6:00 p.m. Regular Session

    A)Call to Order

    B)Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation

    C)Welcome Visitors

    D)Public Hearing - Adoption of the Final 2013-2014 Millage and Budget

    E)2013-2014 Comprehensive Student Progression Plan:

    F)Approval of Minutes of August 20, 2013 Board Meeting

    G)Consent Agenda




  • UPDATED: No-wake zone on Suwannee River


    When Suwannee River floodwaters at Wilcox rose above 9 feet on Sunday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) activated boating restrictions on Zone 4.

    This section is from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to 1 mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile segment will be an idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as the Suwannee is at 9 feet on the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.

  • Devil's Hammock reopens

    From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

    Devil’s Hammock WMA – All roads have been reopened to public vehicle use.

    Roads had been closed due to flooding.

  • UPDATED Court calls off hip hop concert

    Organizers of a “Labor Day Hip Hop Extravaganza” near Williston on Saturday that was to draw performers from Tampa, South Florida and Texas, and more than 1,000 concertgoers has been halted by a temporary court injunction issued late Friday afternoon.

    The injunction, issued Friday afternoon by 8th Circuit Judge William Davis, covers the entire county, so the event cannot be moved from its planned location on 2.4 acres at an RV park at 21151 N.E. U.S. Highway 27. 

  • Yoho wants Obama to seek approval on Syria

    U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3), whose district includes Levy County, said Thurday that President Barack Obama will need Congress's approval to take U.S. military action in Syria, where that country's government is being accused of using chemical weapons on its citizens in its battle with rebels.