Local News

  • Great American Spit Out today

    If you chew you run the risk of ending up like Floridian Rick Bender who lost a third of his face to cancer caused by chewing tobacco. Smokeless tobacco, like chew or dip, can cause oral cancers, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, heart disease, stroke, reproductive health issues and addiction.

  • Meatloaf contest at Eagles

    The Fraternal Order of Eagles is looking for the area's best meatloaf cook (and probably the recipe) at its Annual Meatloaf Cookoff on Feb. 23 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. 

  • Fire under investigation

    A woman looks over the rubble left behind by a a fire at the Manatee Auction warehouse on Monday. The fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. and was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived. Chiefland Fire Rescue was not able to save the warehouse, but was able to save the buildings on two sides of it. Cedar Key and Bronson fire departments also helped quell the blaze.

  • Citizen of theYear Banquet Tuesday

     The 2012 Citizen of the Year Annual Awards Banquet, hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Tommy Usher Community Center.

  • New election machines coming

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones told the county commission she is setting up a demonstration of new voting equipment with two state-approved vendors as she hopes to have a new system in place in time for the 2014 elections.

  • County delays alcohol sales hours workshop


    The Levy County Commission workshop on extending alcohol sales beyond midnight in the unincorporated ares will not be held on March 5, said County Coordinator Fred Moody.

    He said the commissioners were hearing from residents about the proposal and realized it would need a bigger meeting place than the commission meeting room at the courthouse to accommodate the anticipated crowd. 

    He said the 1 p.m. meeting time also was not convenient for some citizens. 

  • 2013 off to deadly start with 4 traffic deaths

     A Thursday crash on U.S. Highway 41, just south of the intersection at County Road 335, at 8:20 p.m. claimed the lives of two Newberry residents, one of whom was honored this month as Alachua County's Crossing Guard of the Year.

    It also tied up the busy highway that passes through the Raleigh community, which has a blinker at the intersection, and connects Archer, Newberry and Williston, among other rural communities.

  • Yoho headlines GOP dinner Saturday

    The Levy County Republicans are known for nabbing cutting edge newsmakers at their annual fundraising dinners nabbing potential presidential candidate U.S. Sen Marco Rubio in 2009 and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's former spokesman Rick Tyler who heads a super PAC, among others.

  • CHS academics reach new heights

    2013 is turning out to be a year of firsts for students at Chiefland High School.
    With 17 students earning at least a 4.0 grade point average, more of Chiefland's brightest than ever before are climbing higher on the academic ladder of success.
    A GPA of 4.36, the highest ever achieved at the school, was also realized this year by two students at the same time, resulting in yet another first: two valedictorians.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 19, meeting



    February 19, 2013


    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    9:00 a.m. — Public Hearing — Rob Corbitt, Director, Levy County Development