Local News

  • 2012 Beast Feast a success

     The Levy County Schools Foundation’s 2012 Beast Feast held on Saturday, Sept. 29, was the most successful ever, according to LCSF Director Angela Johnson. She said more than 300 people turned out for the event to feast on seafood and wild (and some tame) game prepared and donated by 60 community groups, politicians and businesses. A live auction also raised more than $2,000 for the foundation that gives scholarships to students and provides classroom supplies.

    — Story and Photos by Lou Elliott Jones  

  • Web chat offers tips for women going in business

    Women interested in starting or expanding a small business can find help and advice from a U.S. Small Business Administration series of four web chats during October, which is also National Women’s Small Business Month.   

    The weekly web chat series will feature experts who will give advice to women on how to put together business plans, navigate the challenges of entering competitive markets, and establish the foundation for a successful, profitable enterprise.

    Here’s a list of the web chats, and the corresponding links:

  • Chamber's Scarecrow City opens Saturday

    The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will open its “Scarecrow City” on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. with judging of the freaky creations at noon, followed by an awards ceremony.

    All events take place at Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South and are open to the public. 

    Prizes will be given for the most creative scarecrows displayed. Businesses, community groups and individuals will be competing.

    The scarecrows will be on display through Nov. 21.  

  • Dixie Music Center to Celebrate 21 Years

    Dixie Music Center is to observe the 21-year milestone of serving the Tri-County Area with its annual music festival and celebration on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event, which has run 11 years in a row, starts at 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at about 5 p.m. The event is free.

  • Court dispositions published October 4

     n Michael Wayne Allen, burglary and petit larceny first offense, nolle pros; illegal use of credit cards under $300, 29 days with credit for 29 days served; forgery, adjudication withheld, 18 months drug offender probation. Must pay probation cost, civil judgment and jail fund. 

  • Sexual predator registers address


    Christopher Shawn McNeely, 27, who was convicted in 2005 for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, has registered 21161 N.E. 35th St.,Williston. McNeely was released from the Florida State Department of Corrections in September.

       For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by ZIP code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 4

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

    n Sept. 28, Isaac Joel Buchanan, 31, Chiefland, DWLSR, aggravated fleeing. Bond $50,000.

    n Sept. 27, Christen Michelle Coxwell, 34, Perry, DWLSR. Bond $500.

    n Sept. 24, Rosario Cruz, 53, Okeechobee, DWLS. Bond $2,000.

    n Sept. 26, Kevin Lawrence Davis, 34, Old Town, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.

    n Sept. 28, Jacquelin Suzette Days, 42, Ocala, petit theft. Bond $1,000.

  • Levy libraries offering free e-book downloads

    The Levy County Public Library System has expanded its services with audiobooks and e-books available to download from the library’s website. Since Monday, library card holders have been able to check out and download them anytime, anywhere by visiting our new website at www.levylib.org. 

  • Candidates state their case at Lions forum

    The Cedar Key Lions Club brought out its best desserts, coffee, tea and water and the local candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot made their best pitches for election to about 100 people in a political forum hosted Sept. 25 by the Lions.

  • Residents want a slow down