Local News

  • Library loads up on activities

       The Levy County Public Library System is loaded with activities the rest of the month.
       The Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will have a "feelings-themed" preschool program at 11 a.m. on May 23. On the same day, there also will be an after school program with movie and popcorn at the Bronson Public Library at 5 p.m.

  • CF Levy Center has $4.8M in state budget

    An appropriation of $4.8 million for the first phase of construction of the Levy Campus of the College of Central Florida is included in the state's Public Education Capital Outlay budget.
    But like a similar $14.8 million appropriation that was vetoed, it faces a possible veto by Gov. Rick Scott.
    CF President Charles Dassance, who announced the good news at a gathering on the new campus Thursday, said residents should keep the school in their prayers, write letters and send emails to Scott in support of the appropriation.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, May 17



    May 17, 2011



    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

  • Chiefland Rotary wraps up fishing tourney

    With thunderstorms skirting Cedar Key to the north and south, sun shined on the Chiefland Rotary Club’s annual fishing tournament on Saturday.

    Winners were the team of Michael Graham and J.R. Dice for the biggest bag with 19.02 pounds of total fish, the team of John Fisher, Sonya Fisher and Kelby Hudson for the biggest redfish with a 7.33 pound catch and the team of David Stone and Jimmy Ellzey for the biggest trout with a 4.64 pound fish.

  • Road and Lane Closures for May 14 - 20

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from Southeast 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line.

  • Law Day 2011

    The annual Law Day celebration in some cities may be cause for serious seminars and a special Red Mass to ask God to provide spiritual guidance for those laboring in the judicial system.
    But in Levy County it is cause for those in local, state and federal law enforcement, prosecution and court circles to gather for a couple of hours,  swap stories and enjoy a fish fry on the shore of the Suwannee River at the Ottis Beauchamp River Home in Fowlers Bluff.

  • Tovine wins funding for Safe Routes to School

    For more than a year Gina Tovine has been trying to find safer routes to school for students.
    Last fall, her quest won almost $1.5 million in state funding for sidewalks and a pedestrian bridge to help Chiefland Elementary and Middle and Williston Elementary and Middle schools students through the federal Safe Routes to School program.
    It's big news for little old Levy County which had to compete against big counties like Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Orange.

  • School sidewalk project stalled

    The Chiefland City Commission tabled making a decision Monday night to move forward with a program aimed at creating safe paths to schools.
    The Levy County Safe Routes to School has won $1.45 million in Florida Department of Transportation funding for construction of sidewalks leading to schools in Chiefland and Williston.
    The commission agreed by consensus to support the project about a year ago. But now, the commission has its doubts.

  • Grant could ease strain on police

    The Chiefland Police Department and city staff may have found a way to ease the tightening budget faced in the wake of a still weak economy and rising prices.
    The Chiefland City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to allow CPD to apply for a grant that would pay for the hiring of a new police officer. The grant, known as the Community Oriented Policing Services Grant, also allows a department, in lieu of hiring a new officer, to keep a police officer position that may be threatened due to budget constraints.

  • Chiefland Rotary fishing tourney Saturday

    It's time for the Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament and Calcutta party, the annual fund raiser that doesn't feel like a fundraiser.
    Unlike last year when anglers were worried about the BP oil spill having an effect on fishing — which it didn't — hopes are high that anglers will turn out this year and fatten the prize pot that could go as high as $7,500.