Local News

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for the week of May 9

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

  • Birds of a feather

    Max Rittgers, co-owner of the Dakota Winery, in Chiefland, holds onto a pair a week-old American wood ducklings Tuesday morning.

    The birds were hatched at the winery.

  • Chandler Beach extends good works franchise

    Chandler Beach, the boy whose Suwannee River Fair pig — No. 132 — was auctioned for more than $27,000 to benefit Corbin Wiggins’ battle against cancer, is recruiting other children to his ministry of good works.

  • County workshop coming on Crabfest

    The Williston Crabfest, an unorganized annual gathering in East Williston each April, is still getting attention because of the furor over a shooting that left one person dead and four wounded.

  • Chiefland pitbull ruled dangerous

    After months of reports that pitbulls have been roaming the streets of Chiefland attacking residents, commissioners Monday night voted unanimously to deem at least one of the dogs dangerous.

  • Commission rejects alcohol ordinance change

    Responding to public pressure to not make changes in the hours alcoholic beverages are sold, the Levy County Commission decided Tuesday night to let the current ordinance stand.

  • Sheriff's reports (week of 5-2-2013), and Most Wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • April 26, Bryan Keith Baker, 49, Williston, VOP.
    • April 25, Jamie Marie Barr, 19, Newberry, violating injunction of protection domestic violence.
    • April 22, George Black, 34, Homasassa, VOP. Bond $10,000.
    • April 26, Nikia Shonquise Brown, 22, Williston, aggravated battery.
    • April 26, Mary Christina Marie Byrd, 29, Bronson, battery. Bond $2,000.
    • April 28, Salvador Jose Calvillo, 34, Bronson, aggravated assault, battery.

  • Gun-blasted kitten up for adoption

    Some have guardian angels. Others are angels with guardians.
    Such is the case for a 2-month old yellow tabby that was brought into the Family Pet Vet about three weeks ago.
    Angel, as staff at the Chiefland veterinary clinic has dubbed her, was barely clinging to life when she was found in an area parking lot and brought in by a concerned citizen unable to afford paying the $600 to $700 in treatment that would save Angel's life.
    But that didn't prevent staff at the hospital from doing what it could to keep her alive.

  • Wild Hog brings in hundreds

    Organizers with the 36th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race say it's still too early to know just how much money was made at Saturday's event, though, based on attendance, it's believed it will be one of the most prosperous ever.

  • Sewage spill update

    Contamination levels from a recent sewage spill into the Withlacoochee River are below state limits for fecal coliform bacteria, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
    Dea Ann Miller, FDEP spokesperson, wrote in an email Monday that tests were done in two locations Friday on the Withlacoochee, near Madison Blue Spring and at County Road 141.