Local News

  • Bronson pedestrian killed when struck by car; Chiefland man dies in single-car crash

    Leisa A. Thomas, 46, of Bronson, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report filed by crash investigator Trooper K. Spence

    “A Chrysler SUV was traveling east in the right lane of US 27 in Bronson. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the road. The pedestrian ran into the path of the SUV. The pedestrian was struck by the SUV and pronounced deceased at the scene,” the report stated.

    This is at least the second traffic death in Levy County in July.

  • Chiefland man arrested, charged with burglary, mischief and battery

    A Chiefland man was arrested July 10 by Chiefland Police for one count of burglary, one count of criminal mischief and two counts of battery.

    Benny Lee Stephens, 59, of Chiefland, was transported to the Levy County Detention Facility after Chiefland Police Cpl. Blake Murphy and Chief Scott Anderson responded to a physical disturbance at 403 S.E. Seventh Terrace.

    Upon arrival, Murphy wrote in an incident report that he made with the complainant/victim, who was identified as Jonathan Wayne Divers.

  • Gilchrist County subject arrested in Levy County
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     Often Used Abbreviations

       Driver’s License–DL

       Driving While License Suspended or 


       Driving Under the Influence–DUI

  • Volunteers ‘Run For The Money’ through county

    About 30 runners for the week made the 180-mile run from Tallahassee to Lecanto an hour at a time to bring awareness to the disabled people who need help. The runners left the state capital Monday, July 10, and finished Saturday, July 15, at the Key Training Center.

    Friday marked the 42nd year that volunteers have “Run For The Money” to raise awareness there are disabled people in our country who are not getting the help they need.

  • Caldwell courts locals in bid for Ag Commissioner

    State Rep. Matt Caldwell stopped in Chiefland Friday afternoon where he spent the day with Ken Griner on the cattle ranch, he worked with a logging crew and then went to the Suwannee Lumber in Cross City where he toured the mill to try to gain an understanding of issues they are dealing with.

    The day was part of his statewide campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture. The election is still 13 months away.

  • Atheist responds to Liberty Counsel in 'Letter to the Editor'

    There are specious assertions in Liberty Counsel’s article that must be addressed. 

    Courts have ruled repeatedly that the 10 Commandments monument, when placed on Government property is not private speech, but becomes government speech as any reasonable person would perceive it to be. Much the same as any signage placed on a property is perceived to have the full endorsement of the property owner. 

  • Webber to make changes at CMHS



    Citizen Correspondent


  • Class of ’64 reconnects with back-to-back celebrations at old hangout

    By CHS Class of 1964

    Members of Chiefland High School’s Class of 1964 recently reunited at Bett’s Big T Restaurant.

    The celebration on June 12 included four classmates from out of town, including Charles and Linda McLendon from North Carolina; Jackie Cheely and Roy Pickett from Arkansas; Janet Hudson and J.L. Watson from Georgia; and Bert and Mary Jane Farnell from Texas. 

    We also had a great turnout of local classmates.

  • Living off the grid

    Citizens of the Gulf Hammock area feel like their area is falling through the cracks when it comes to locating homes for delivery or emergency services, and when it comes to the latter, they’re worried it could prove fatal.

    At the Gulf Hammock Church of God Thursday, July 13, around 30 Gulf Hammock residents met with a handful of county representatives to air out their worries over how the area is represented on mapping systems as well as how it’s handled through the postal system.