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Today's News

  • Levy County added to Florida’s State of Emergency

    By executive order, Governor Charlie Crist added 13 counties this morning to the original six included in Florida’s State of Emergency due to the Deepwater Horizon Incident.

    The coastal counties of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota join already declared Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf.

  • Yearty sentenced to federal prison

    Third-generation County Commissioner Sammy Yearty was ordered to serve 33 months in federal prison followed by three years probation and pay $10,300 in fines for soliciting and accepting a part of a $10,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent posing as a developer and lying to the FBI about it. Yearty, who has held office since being appointed in 1978 by then-Gov. Reubin Askew, was sentenced on Monday afternoon in Gainesville by federal District Chief Judge Stephan P.

  • Lady Red Devils win
  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, April 24

    Battle of the Bands

    There will be a Battle of the Bands at Goethe Trailhead Ranch April 24. A $10 donation per person is requested at the gate. Band deadline is April 10.

    Call 352-489-8545 for more information.

    Fishing Tourney

    The annual “Catchin’ a Cure for Cancer” tournament is scheduled for April 24 at the Wacassassa Fishing Club.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    Carl Brant Cumbo, 28, of Williston was charged with petit theft, resisting without violence and trespassing April 12. Bond was $5,000.

    Joasa Roy Ware, 22, of Fanning Springs was charged April 12 with theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond was $6,000.

    Donald Tyrone Wright, 21, of Fanning Springs was charged April 12 with dealing in stolen property. Bond was $5,000.

  • Williston man charged with aggravated battery

    Just before 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 14 Marion County Sheriff’s Office got an emergency call about a shooting at 30 Pecan Run Drive, Ocala.

    The investigation revealed James Burchett Jr., 24, of Williston came to the home looking for his wife. She, Sabrina Burchett, their 2 year-old son and an acquaintance who became the victim, Levi Anderson, were inside the home.

  • Red Devils singe fur off Tigers

    “Everybody hits, everybody scores” seemed to be the offensive theme Thursday night as the WHS Varsity Red Devil baseball team defeated the Union County Tigers 14-1 in Lake Butler.

    Senior right hander Andrew Poupard had a superb night on the mound recording seven strike outs at the plate and giving up only one unearned run on five hits.

  • Lady Red Devils pull it out after smart defensive play

    After trailing the Fort White Lady Indians and their fireball pitcher Taylor Douglas for six innings, the Lady Devils woke up in the bottom of the sixth inning for a come from behind 3-2 district playoff win.

  • SUV collides with moving train

    An SUV carrying three adults and six children collided with the lead engine of a northbound freight train Sunday in Morriston.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2001 Lincoln Navigator driven by Eugenio Artero, 50, of Williston was traveling west on CR 464-east of US. Hwy. 41 and failed to yield to the train at an activated warning railroad crossing.

    The Navigator was occupied by three adults and six children all from Williston.

  • Gingrich aide gives Levy GOP ‘red-meat’ speech

    Rick Tyler, spokesman for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and co-counder of ReAL — Renewing American Leadership, said he felt a little intimidated to be speaking to a group whose last speaker was U.S. Senate Candidate Marco Rubio.

    Tyler spoke to the annual Lincoln-Reagan Memorial Dinner, hosted by the Levy County Republican Executive Committee, on April 23 in Chiefland. About 80 people attended the dinner.