Local News

  • Monument back at city hall

    The Ten Commandments monument is back at Chiefland City Hall on East Park Avenue, restored to its old spot on the front lawn on Thursday, April 2.

    The monument has one change, though. The pedestal on the monument donated in 2008 by Joe Anderson Jr. was etched with the exhortation: "Love God and keep his commandments."

    The current monument, which uses tablets from Anderson's monument molded to a new pedestal, now bears the label: "The Ten Commandments." Anderson removed his monument from Chiefland in November 2011.

  • Volunteers needed

    Volunteers are currently needed in Levy County to advocate for children who have been taken away due to neglect, abuse, and/or abandonment. 

    They need a consistent person to be there for them and to give  independent recommendations to the court.  No special background is needed. 

    Classes are offered in Gainesville and Chiefland.  Call 352-493-6050 for more information or go to www.gal.alachua.fl.us.

  • Bronson votes to put sidewalks on North Pine

    Bronson town council voted to put the North Pine Street sidewalk project out for bids, with only new council member Katie Parks Bogart dissenting.

    Robert “Bob” Niffenegger, the town's building official, presented the plans and specifications to the council at its meeting Monday night and suggested they put it out for bids. The sidewalk will cross from the east side of Pine Street to the west side at Mongo Street, he said.

    “The apex of the hill, that's where it's gonna cross?” Council Member Bruce Greenlee asked.

  • 3 DOC employees arrested for plotting against inmate

    Students in Bronson's elementary and middle-high schools were in lockdown this morning as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Levy County Sheriff's Office and several other law enforcement agencies swooped in to arrest three state Department of Corrections workers who are accused of plotting to kill a former inmate.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, April 7





    April 7, 2015


    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    Public Comments — Issues related to Agenda items

    Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    State your full name and address

    Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person


  • One more community conversation before final plan

    Imagine the City of Chiefland in the future. What would you want? What do you see in your mind’s eye?

    That’s what a small group of folks who turned out for two community conversations, facilitated by consultants and state officials, tried to do and they came up with a list of items they would like to see. The conversations were part of a process of developing the city’s strategic competitiveness plan under a $40,000 grant from the state Department of Economic Opportunity.

  • County EMS collections above state average

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1, with Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood dissenting, to write off $302,541.60 owed to the Emergency Medical Service, sending collectible debt to the EMS contractor who will pursue payments. It also approved writing off $2,643.85 in bad debt for the Department of Public Safety.

  • Bronson's new sewer rates now in effect

    New sewer rates for the town of Bronson have gone into effect beginning April 1.

    They’re still in that phase in the project itself, said town Clerk Kelli Brettel of the sewer expansion. It’s estimated the new businesses coming on will be hooked up around mid April, she said. Those already hooked up will see the increase in their bill during the month of April, whereas the new properties being hooked to the sewer will not see a bill until the following month.

  • ALS not free after all

    A consultant studying the possibility of Chiefland Fire Rescue providing Advanced Life Support non-transport (ALSnt) services said in a report that the city’s fire/emergency medical service budget would swell to $500,000, with $143,305 going to ALSnt costs.

  • In Our Backyard

    When most people think of citrus in the state, areas in South Florida may come to mind, but an important resource for citrus just happens to be right here in our backyard.

    “Very few people fathom growing citrus in North Florida,” said Ben Rosson, Operations and Management Consultant Manager at the Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration in Chiefland.

    Rosson said their goal at the facility is to protect all citrus varieties and provide clean source material to the industry. He said they are the germplasm repository for the state.