Local News

  • Harris to see another year as fire chief

    Chiefland’s fire chief is set for another year of saving lives and battling blazes.

  • City holds off on monument decision

    Chiefland commissioners are keeping their hands out of the fire – for now, informally dropping the issue Monday night of creating an application for monument placement at City Hall.

  • UPDATE: Lady Indians going to State Finals


    The Lady Indians defeated the Wildwood Wildcats 42-33 in an intensely competitive game on Friday night. 

    They will head to FHSAA semifinals in Lakeland playing Paxton on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lakeland Center. Tickets are$10 each and are on sale at FHSAA.org. 

    The game will also be webcast on Bright House Sports Network. 


  • That call from CFEC likely a scam

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC), is urging all CFEC customers to be aware of a scam operation.

  • Cedar Key, Beacon fishing columnist featured on TV

    Cedar Key Beacon fishing columnist Capt'n. Danny Allen and his hometown are the starts in a nationally televised show on the Pursuit Channel and NBC Sports Network on Feb. 12 and 26.

    "Tidal Adventures" is a 25-minute show, sponsored by the Levy County Visitors Bureau, that showcases the world-class fishing in and around the Cedar Keys.

  • Gala sets new record

    Hollywood was the theme at the annual STARS Gala for The Levy County Schools Foundation and the stars were shining on Levy County. 

  • CMHS' Diamond Club BBQ

    The club’s fundraiser will be held Friday, Feb 28. Purchase BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert for $8. Delivery to your place of business or pick-up available at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland's fellowship hall.  Proceeds go toward helping support CMHS baseball teams. See Lori Barker at the middle school or Cari Wasson at the high school for tickets.

  • The forest for the trees

    Some say it can be difficult maintaining balance in today’s world, a place where perspectives on life have become ever more polarizing and where, more and more, ways of living have come into conflict with each other.

  • The campaign season is on

    The Levy County Commission races are starting to heat up even though the primary is not until Aug. 26. And the school board races have attracted at least one incumbent candidate.

  • Meth lab shut in Chiefland

    An investigation into recent burglaries in the Northwest 57 Court area of Chiefland led Levy County Sheriff's investigators to a residence that was used to manufacture methamphetamine and the arrest of four people, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.