Today's News

  • County Fair opens today

     Staf report

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    Open through Sunday, the county fair features entertainment, food, exhibits, livestock and all-around community fun.

     This year, the gate fee is $5 and does not include rides, which may be purchased separately.

  • 4-H Camp Cherry Lake

    Applications for residential camp 4-H Cherry Lake are now being accepted.

     Each camper will attend fun workshops while at camp. Sign up for the workshops will be done at Camp Orientation. Two orientation dates have been set - Sunday, June 9 and Sunday, June 29 both starting at 2 p.m.

    Cost of the camp is $190. Those qualifying for free and reduced meals pricing deduct $34 (this decision will be made by an office assistant based on income guidelines).

  • 4-H Day Camp Registration

    Applications for 4-H day camps are now being accepted.

    Campers must be 8 years old by the date of the camp attending. All 8 and 9 year olds must have proof of age.

    Camps include shooting, fishing, marine science, ATV safety and LEGO robotics.

    For more information, call 352-486-5131 or email harrisl@ufl.edu.

  • Teachers, students prepare for assessments

     By Valerie Boughanem

    District Assessment Coordinator, SBLC

  • Fewer people are smoking

     The tobacco industry is losing customers. Not only are more smokers quitting, every day, an estimated 1,315 people in the United States die because of smoking. 

  • Strows marry at Grand Oaks Resort

     Susie Alvarez became the bride of Dennis Strow Saturday, March 22 at Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale.

  • Rotary Egg Hunt Saturday


  • Levy art in state museum

     The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science has accepted into its collection four miniature replicas of Old Florida homes crafted by late Levy County resident, Murrel Watson. The replicas were donated by Murrel’s son, Franklin Watson, who inherited them after his death is 2004.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    • March 26, Carroll Dudley Barron, 36, Bell, DWLSR. Bond $500.

    • March 27, Waylon John Campbell, 22, Cedar Key, dealing in stolen property. Bond $10,000.

    • March 30, Richard Henry Greenwald, 56, Archer, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • March 26, Carrie Ann Hendricks, 35, Trenton, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • March 25, Douglas Richard Hendricks, 43, Inglis, non support of children or spouse.

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