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Local News

  • City moves forward on biosolid digester

    Chiefland City Commissioners approved an agreement Monday with the Suwannee River Management District to proceed toward updating and reconstructing the city’s existing biosolid digester treatment plant and associated equipment.

  • Two killed, two injured in Friday crash

    Two people were killed April 14 when the driver of one car ran a stop sign and crashed broadside into the driver’s side of a second car.

    Jessica Lea Raquet, 32, and Joy Lea Raquet, 55, both of Homosassa, were pronounced deceased at the scene by Levy County Fire Rescue. A third occupant, 9-year-old Mylea Raquet, was transported to Shands in serious condition, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Chiefland celebrates Easter

    Chiefland Mayor Betty Walker pronounced Chiefland city’s First Annual Easter EGGStravaganza a success. Although the crowd was modest, Walker was pleased with the turn out at this first event.  Mayor Walker and Fire Chief James Harris, both driving forces behind the EGGStravaganza, stated they just wanted to do something for the kids and give back to the community. They credited the whole city, including Drs. Martin and Mount, Randy Stephanelli, Sav-a-Lot and many volunteers, with working together and making it easy and fun to organize the affair. 

  • Bronson Town Council to hire Parks employee

    The Bronson Town Council unanimously approved a motion to begin a search to hire a part-time Town employee to help with upkeep and maintenance at James H. Cobb Park.

  • Dock Street in Cedar Key to close

    Levy County Parks and Recreation reported a street closing in Cedar Key.

    Dock Street in Cedar Key will be closed Monday,  March 13 until further notice due to hurricane road repairs.  

  • County updates advertising on vehicles regulations

    Levy County updated its policy to advertise on its vehicles, allowing for replacement vehicles to fulfill advertising agreements when county vehicles displaying advertisements are no longer in use.

  • School zone traffic control leads to drug bust

    Chiefland Police Officer Blake Murphy made a sizable drug arrest Tuesday morning while enforcing school-zone traffic laws. At approximately 8 a.m., Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Nissan Versa passenger car for unlawful speed of 29 mph in a 15-mph school zone.

    According to a press release prepared by the Chiefland Police Department, officer Murphy smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle driven by John Capell Jr.

  • Bones found near the site of missing plane

    DNA testing will be done on bones found in the area off Cedar Key where a single engine plane crashed.

    On Feb. 12, a single engine plane bound for Cedar Key crashed into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 6 miles south southeast of the island. The pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, passengers, Jerrels’ 17-year-old Dylan Jerrels and Hue Singletary perished.

  • Knowledge is the key to success

    The position of a person in life is not their potential and that is because knowledge increases each time a certain position is attained, whether it be a promotion in school, work or in any other endeavor; and never let circumstances in life block achievement. Those two statements were the main pieces of advice Dr. Kendrick Scott offered Saturday during the Levy County Black History program in the Tommy Usher Pineland Center. 

  • Chamber selects Long as Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award was presented Tuesday to Max Long, a sergeant with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.