Local News

  • Klansman from Bronson gets 7 years on weapons charge

    Jamie Vincent Ward, 38, of Bronson, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 26, to seven years in prison and two years of supervised probation on each of two charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon to be served concurrently. He was also fined $200.

    But three days later that Ward's attorney notified the court Ward will appeal the judgement by District Judge Mark Walker for the Northern District of Florida.

  • Animal lovers donate to county shelter

    The dogs and cats at the Levy County will have it a little easier courtesy of three groups that have donated supplies.

    Donna Roehl and LEAF, and Critter Crusaders donated water buckets for the kennels that county workers have attached to the 44 pens for dogs. And they also donated mats for the cat and kitten wire cages in the cat room at the shelter.

    Bridgett Domenico, administrative assistant for Levy County Animal Services, said the donations are appreciated by the staff and animals.

  • City again delays action on RV resort

    The landowners requesting a land use plan and rezoning change on 45 acres off County Roads 320 and 321 in Chiefland sought and received a two-week delay from the City Commission.

    The request was made in a letter from the attorney for the owners, Emily G. Pierce of the Rogers Towers law firm in Jacksonville. The owners, Lois Livingston and Tommy Myles, said the reason for the delay is to give them time to prepare a professional presentation for the commission that will answer questions raised about the development.

  • Chiefland Commission meeting agendas for Monday, Oct. 26

    The Chiefland City Commission meets in City Hall at 214 E. Park Ave. 

    The attached agendas are for the commission meeting as the City Planning Board at 5:30 p.m.

    The regular Commission begins follows the conclusion of the Planning Board meeting. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 24-30, 2015


    East University Avenue   Daytime eastbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. east of Northeast First Street to install bus pull out in front of the downtown plaza.

    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits for shoulder work.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary hosts rib sale for CMHS athletics and band

     The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club will host a rib sale to benefit Chiefland Middle High School athletics.

       The sale is going on now and tickets can be purchased from students participating in the various programs, including football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country and band.

       "Suwannee Valley Rotary is working with Bubba Que's on a rib sale fundraiser. This sale will help the students help themselves to support the programs they belong to," Rotary President Tom Andresen said.

  • Precinct lines changing to benefit voters

    Change is coming for 1,313 Levy County voters who have found themselves having to go the extra mile(s) to cast their votes. A request by Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones will make that trip a little shorter.

    Jones' request to the Levy County Commission to slightly change precinct lines was unanimously approved on Tuesday.

    She cited two examples for the action:

  • Scam Alert from Levy Sheriff's Office

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Communications Division has received numerous calls from citizens this morning who reported receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The unknown caller advises the citizen they owe back taxes and requests personal information.

    PLEASE DO NOT comply with these requests. The IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by phone.

  • Baptist mobile dental unit arrives Nov. 9

    The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland during the week of Nov. 9-13 to perform free basic fillings and extractions to all approved adults 18 years of age or older.

    A required pre-screening and appointment scheduling will be on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon the First Baptist Church of Chiefland. Bring a list of all current medications and a valid photo ID. You will also need to know your total income for the previous month.

    For more information, call Beverly at 352- 493-1481.

  • Vets retreat coming to Levy

    A $50 million project, the Veterans Retreat at Clearwater Lakes, a place for disabled veterans, first responders and their families to heal and enjoy outdoor recreation was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at a press conference in Citrus Springs.