Local News

  • Charter workshop heats up in Bronson

    A Bronson workshop Monday evening erupted into pandemonium after the discussion turned toward the subjects of early voting and residency requirements of town council members.
    "He's just runnin' his mouth is what he's doin'," was the comment from Mayor Franklin Schuler about Council Member Berlon Weeks after a debate among council members about the two issues.

  • Colson Chiefland Citizen of the Year

    He’s there every school day in his reflective vest, guiding Chiefland’s children back and forth across the street, greeting them by name, telling drivers to mind the school speed zone.
    Probably the most visible citizen in Chiefland, crossing guard Kary Colson is so devoted to his job that when the recession hit in 2008 he offered to do it for free if the city and county school board could not come up with the money to pay him and provide the safety equipment.

  • Indians going to state after defeating Crescent City 42-33

    The Chiefland Indians boys basketball team is headed to Lakeland to play in the state championship after defeating Crescent City to win the 1A Region 4 title.

    The Crescent City Raiders took the lead in the first first half leading 13-9 in the 1st period and 20-18 at the half.

    Then the Chiefland Indians came out of the locker room for the second half and were leading 35-29 at the end of the third and when the buzzer sounded 42-33. 

    Crescent City played a tough game right to the end. The Chiefland Indians earned their spot int he Final Four. 

  • CMHS softball, baseball cancelled tonight

    Today's CMHS boys baseball and girls softball games have been cancelled to avoid a conflict with the Indians boys basketball regional final game at 7 p.m. in the school gym. 

    They play the Crescent City Indians for the regional title and the chance to play in the Final Four at the state tournament in Lakeland next week.

  • 3 injured in nighttime accident on CR320

    Three people were injured seriously enough to eb sent to Shands Hospital in Gainesville following a three-vehicle crash at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, on County Road 320 by the Manatee Jiffy, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Injured were Chiefland residents Attie Sevilla Williams, 80, the driver of a 2009 Nissan Versa and her passenger Christopher Williams, 31, and Bruce Gregory Hancock, 63, who was driving a 1996 Chevy S10 pickup. 

  • Community calendar (Week of 2-20-2014)


    • CEE to meet
    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate (CEE) will meet on Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Williston Community Center. The public is invited.
    Two items planned for discussion are CEE’s future activities to support the passage of Florida Amendment One: Water and Land Legacy and the nature of the group’s involvement in registering voters in Levy County.  

    • Tri-County Community
    Resources to meet

  • In his own words — and those of his father

    “You won’t find the name of MacIvey in history books,” is, most likely, a true statement, but it’s certain the man who wrote those words is deserving of being remembered.

  • Bronson moves forward with rec center

    There was a bit of debate Monday night among town council members about how things should be situated at the Bronson Sports Complex, but one thing’s for sure: There will be a recreation facility.
    Council members unanimously approved purchasing a 150-foot-by-150-foot steel building kit for about $146,000, though it may sit for a while until officials decide where it will be placed and until construction on the 22,500 square foot concrete pad it will, ultimately, sit upon is finished.

  • Bronson to fight empty stomachs

    Bronson officials have stepped up to help feed the hungry, voting unanimously Monday night in favor of contributing town funds to the Food4Kids Backpack Program at Bronson Elementary School.
    “I’m looking to see if the city would consider helping with the effort,” said program volunteer Peggy Rowe to council members, shortly before they voted to contribute $2,500 a year to the effort.

  • 4th suspect faces Medicaid charges

    Chastity Nicole Baxman of Otter Creek was arrested on Feb. 6 by the Florida Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Levy County Sheriff's Office on a charge of filing a false Medicaid claim.
    Her arrest is the fourth Levy County resident in recent weeks on charges related to claims made in the state's Medicaid program. Her bond is $90,000.
    A spokesman for the AG's office said in an email that Baxman received more than $29,000 for claims submitted to Florida's Medicaid program for services she never provided.