Local News

  • Toys for Tots back in Levy County

    It was bout this time last year when area residents found out there'd be no Toys for Tots in Levy County.
    The Tri-Counties Toys for Tots that had been handling the effort to get toys to children during the holidays had been scaled back to just Dixie County, and locals in Levy County had to step up to help fill the need that continues to grow every year.
    But representatives with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program want the folks in Levy and Gilchrist counties to know the program is on its way back.

  • Levy DCF to close by March

    The Florida Department of Children and Families will be closing its ACCESS service center for public assistance in Levy County, located at 124 N. Main St. in Chiefland, by March 2014.

  • Beast Feast a success for Levy County schools

    The Levy County Schools Foundation 4th Annual Beast Feast was a huge success.  There were more than 180 guests with another 30 children 17 years old and younger.  

  • Citizen publisher speaks at Chamber

    Gerry Mulligan, Florida regional manager of LCNI and publisher of the Citrus County Chronicle and the four publications that make up the Levy Newspaper Group, was the special guest speaker at the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting Oct. 25.

  • County DPS at seafood festival

    Staff with the Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) attended the Seafood Festival in Cedar Key Oct. 19 and 20. At the event, the public was provided an opportunity to meet some of the LCDPS staff and receive information about breast cancer awareness and fire prevention. Several members of the local community stopped by to meet the crew and ask questions about the services LCDPS offers.

    If you are interested in being part of this community involvement and learning life saving skills or volunteering, call 352-486-5209. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 31

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

  • Homecoming pride

    Bronson shut down U.S. 27A/North Hathaway Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 24, to show its blue and orange pride int he Eagles football team.

    On Friday, the school crowned its king and queen at halftime. 



  • Sheriff says county needs help on traffic

    Twenty people have died in traffic accidents in Levy County and there's still two months left to go in 2013. That number of fatalities surpasses all of 2012.

  • Mistrial in Williston Crab Fest shooting trial

    A mistrial was granted Wednesday morning in the trial of Devonte Tremaine Ocasio, 20, in the Williston Crab Fest shootings after information received late in the case about Ocasio's arrest came to the attention of his attorneys.

    Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge Stan Griffis III granted the defense motion for a mistrial after defense attorneys also waived their prior motion demanding a speedy trial on chages of homicide, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. 

  • Girl, 7, dies, 5 others injured in Sunday accident

    A 7-year-old girl died just hours after the SUV she was riding in on U.S. Highway 27A had a right rear tire blow out causing the vehicle to leave the paved road and overturn at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Three passengers, including the girl were ejected from the 2003 Ford Explorer that was westbound on on 27A.

    Chloe Paraison, of Pompano Beach, was pronounced dead at 12:56 p.m. by Dr. S. Larson at UF Health's Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

    Paraison is the 20th traffic fatality in Levy County since Jan. 1.