Local News

  • Storm knocks down power lines

    Strong winds associated with a thunderstorm rolling through Levy County knocked downed several power lines in the area Monday evening.

    Power lines are down on Levy County Roads 345, 346A and 129, west of 346A. There's also a power line down on Old Fannin Grade road. The Chiefland Police Department and Chiefland Fire Rescue are redirecting traffic away from those roads.

  • Only one new face on business boards

        The same faces will be sitting on the Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency when the boards resume meeting.
        The Levy County Commission reappointed four directors of the business council and six members of the EZDA.
        The County Commission provides the NCBDC and EZDA with $42,000 to fund their operations and about $250 per month in office rent.

  • Mud bog suspect stays in jail

    Chris Sutherlin Jr., charged with 2nd degree felony manslaughter in the death of Roderic Sparks of Crystal River, lost his bid to be put on home detention Friday in a courtroom packed with Sparks' family and friends.
    Levy County Judge James T. Browning denied the request made by the 15-year-old New Port Richey boy's attorney, Allan H. Kaye of Gainesville.  

  • Road and Lane Closures for June 11 - 17

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    Interstate 75  Daytime lane closures just south of Newberry Road (State Road 26/Exit 387) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow crews to widen the northbound exit ramp onto Newberry Road. Traffic is shifted to the west just south of the interchange because of the addition of a barrier wall on the east side of the project.

  • Multiple fires break out in Cedar Key area

    It took crews from three local fire departments and the Florida Division of Forestry to contain a 10-acre brush fire in the Fowler’s Bluff area Monday night.

  • Get well soon Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Marra

  • Fugate named to tourism board

        Williston City Councilor Norm Fugate has been named to the Levy County Tourist Development Council, replacing defeated Councilor Debra Jones.

       Fugate fills the slot to be held by an elected official to represent Williston. The law creating the TDC calls for representatives of the county's two largest cities to have seats on the council.

       The council is supported by a 2 percent tax on temporary and transient lodgings — including RV parks and campgrounds.

  • Water district says road was built illegally

    About a year ago, the Suwannee River Water Management District said it discovered an illegal road built across sensitive wetlands in Cedar Key.

  • Bronson High Graduation - June 6, 2011

     Camera flashes popped as Bronson High School's Class of 2011 entered the Phillips Center in Gainesville on Monday evening.

  • Success, suspensions and saving money

    Kudos for a successful student program, suspension of a school custodian and budget concerns dominated the three-hour school board meeting as the school year wraps up in Levy County.