Local News

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 8 meeting



    January 8, 2013


    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    9:00 a.m. . - Public Hearing

    Rob Corbitt, Director

  • Crash ties up traffic at lunchtime

    A rwo-part, three vehicle accident tied up traffic in Chiefland on Monday from shorty after noon, until about 1 p.m., and resulted in injuries two people — a woman and a man. Both were transported to a hospital by Levy County EMS. 

    Chiefland Police Maj. Al Graves said a gray Mazda was westbound on Northwest 21st Avenue, attempting to cross U.S. Highway 19. The intersection is one of the city's busiest with a Taco Bell on one corner, a Murphy fuel station and Capital City Bank on two other corners.

  • Court Dispositions published January 3

    •Lowell Timothy Baker, driving while license revoked for habitual traffic offenses, adjudication withheld, 1 year probation; third DUI violation in three years changed to DUI impairment, 1 year probation; refusal to submit to DUI test, 1 year probation, all served concurrently; must attend DUI school, use Interlock device 1 year, license suspended 1 year, vehicle impounded 30 days. Must pay $1,000 fine, civil judgment and probation cost. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for January 3

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

    n Dec. 24, Justin Beau Barrs, 20, Wildwood, DWLSR, obstruction by disguised person. Bond $8,500.

    n Dec. 26, Tammy Terrell Coleman, 44, Williston, non support of children or spouse.

    n Dec. 24, Quentin Jimar Flanders, 23, Chiefland, battery. Bond $500.

    n Dec. 25, Laura Gonzalez, 30, Chiefland, VOP.

    n Dec. 27, Thomas Andrew Hollifield, 22, Williston, disorderly intoxication, obstruction W/OV. Bond $5,500.

  • Withlacoochee program on oysters Saturday

    The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve present a program on oysters on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Ellie Schiller Education Center in the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve.

  • Sheriff reorganizes top staff

    Sheriff Bobby McCallum, who took office at midnight Dec. 31, is putting his imprint on the Levy County Sheriff's Office naming W.O. “Brett” Beauchamp III as undersheriff/legal advisor and elevating Maj. Mike Sheffield of corrections to the rank of colonel and naming him chief of staff.

  • Learn how to use readers, tablets

    Levy County residents who received an e-reader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) for Christmas, but don't know how to use it can find help at their nearest public library.

    You are in luck. Levy County's Public Library System offers services that you may be interested in for your new device and offers one-on-one sessions with Jenny Rodgers to get started on your e-reader.

  • 2012 proves rollercoaster ride for resources

    The last year has seen its ups and downs in terms of the environment in Levy County.

  • Manatees could get downgraded

    State and federal officials say manatee populations in Florida have grown to somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000, but that observation may see the ever-popular mammals reclassified from "endangered" to "threatened."

  • New leadership in county settles in

    The new year is bringing leadership changes to Levy County, as the result of retirements, career moves and the November elections.