Local News

  • Walmart Toys for Tots toy drive

    Walmart in Chiefland has been authorized by its corporate office to help with the Toys for Tots drive, according to toy drive organizer Bryan Chrisp. The drive will consist of three weekends beginning Nov. 29. 

  • Toys for Tots registrations Saturday in Chiefland, Bronson

    Toys for Tots registration events will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Chiefland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 25, in the media center at Bronson Middle/High School from 3 - 7 p.m.

  • County takes a leap forward in emergency transport

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) has added a new resource to its arsenal of public safety equipment to serve the citizens and visitors of Levy County.

    On Nov. 1, Air Methods began 24-hour-a-day air transport services based out of the Levy County Public Safety Complex, located in Bronson.

    This partnership has provided the citizens and visitors in Levy County with an Emergency Medical Service aircraft based in the County that one typically would not see in a rural setting.

  • Law appreciation night

    From left, Levy County Sheriff's Sgt. Max Long, Sheriff Bobby McCallum and Levy County Sheriff's Cpl. Lisa Starkey pose for a picture at October’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.

    The annual event, hosted by the Chiefland Woman's Club, honors the men and women who serve their communities in law enforcement and public safety. Long and Starkey were both presented with awards.  

    Ronnie LeCompte and Mandy Willis were just two of several to take home awards for service Oct. 22 during the event. 


  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for November 21

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Nov. 14 - Austin Ryan Bouten, 22, Williston, VOP. 

  • Blogger chided for lack of coverage

    The Bronson Town Council voted 3-1 Monday night in favor of renewing a contract agreement with an area news blogger paid by the town for media coverage and advertisement. Council Member Berlon Weeks made the motion to accept the agreement.

  • Fanning Springs, Morriston to get ambulances

    The county's Department of Public Safety has revealed plans to station two new ambulances — one in Morriston and another in Fanning Springs in the coming year. 

  • Reveling in the rain

    Jeff Hurd paddles a kayak along the spring run at Manatee Springs State Park Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16,  just as a light shower of rain begins to fall.

    The Chiefland forecast calls for a chance of rain on Thursday and partly cloudy skies for the rest of the week. Daytime highs in the low 80s. The lows will be going from 61 to the high 40s on Saturday and 37 on Sunday. 

  • Levy Commission agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 19, meeting



    November 19, 2013

    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


    9:00 a.m. - Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Florida

    Jason Smith, Director

  • Operation Christmas Child collecting boxes this week

    In 1993, Franklin Graham, International President of Samaritan’s Purse, adopted Operation Christmas Child.  Since then, more than 94 million shoe boxes have been distributed to children between 2-14 years of age.  In Fiji, last year, a young boy named Ajay sat quietly with his head down and his hands in his lap. One of the workers handing out shoe boxes saw Ajay and went over to help him.  She soon learned that Ajay was almost blind and had recently lost his mother.  As she assisted Ajay in opening his box tears began to come in her eyes.