Local News

  • Levy gets higher education

    With the swoosh of a pen Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget for 2014-15 into law on Monday and the hopes for Levy County for a better future were realized.

  • Rubio has not decided on 2016

    U.S. Sen. Mark Rubio has not decided on whether to seek re-election to the Senate or to run for president on the Republican Party ticket in 2016, his North Florida Regional Director told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on Thursday, May 22. 

  • Wild Hog smashes another record

    The 37th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race -- put together as a charity event for Levy ARC, pulled in a record-breaking $16,150 this year, beating last year's record of $11,600.

       Wild Hog representatives presented Levy ARC Director Betty Walker with a check Tuesday morning. 

       From left, Thelma McCain, County Commissioner Chad Johnson (back), Betty Walker, Keith Maynard, Justin Maynard and Daniel Maynard.

  • City parts ways with Gay

    Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay erupted in a fury Monday night after city commissioners, in a 3-2 vote, decided not to renew his contract.

  • Coast Guard rescues 3, reminds boaters to be safe Memorial Day weekend

    Coast Guard crew members from the Coast Guard Station in Yankeetown rescued three people from a sinking 16-foot recreational boat near Eleven Prong on Thursday, May 22.

    A report of a vessel with two adults and one child aboard taking on water at approximately 6 p.m.
 was received by the Coast Guard 

Sector in St. Petersburg.

    The Yankeetown CG crew launched a trailerable boat usually used in doing buoy and navigation sign duties to reach the three people and bring them to shore.

  • Authorities say man is repeat meth offender

    A Citrus County man on a 5-year suspended sentence in Levy County was arrested last week in connection with a meth operation stretching over at least two counties.

  • Sheriff's office shuts meth labs, dump site

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is working a chain of information to shut methamphetamine (meth) manufacturing with the bust of a fourth lab — this latest rolling among U.S. Highway 27A, and a meth lab dump site in the past month.

    The drive to make Levy County started April 27 when a theft investigation led to the discovery of an active meth lab at a Chiefland residence. An man and a woman were arrested in that operation. (Fore earlier story, click here.)

  • Walk/bike path in South Levy poses problems

    Jordan Green, project engineer for the state Department of Transportation district that covers Levy County, is usually regarded either as Santa Claus or The Grinch by county commissions. 

  • Atheist bench appeal officially rejected by commission

    For the fourth time, the Levy County Commission unanimously voted against allowing Williston Atheists, an affiliate of American Atheists, to place a monument on the county courthouse forum. 

  • Tip leads deputies to Bronson meth lab

    A tip from a concerned citizen to the Levy County Sheriff's Office led to the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab on Northeast 85th Street in Bronson on Monday night, as well as the arrests of three men and a search for a fourth person.