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  • Coast Guard warns boaters on Tropical Storm Andrea

    ST. PETERSBURG – The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to stay off the water Thursday due to the approach of Tropical Storm Andrea.

    Adverse weather effects generated by a tropical storm or hurricane can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Even those recreational boaters and the maritime industry that fall outside of the direct path of the storm are advised to be cognizant of dangerous weather conditions and take appropriate precautions to stay safe and minimize damage. 

  • Crowning moment

    Anna Patterson, left,2012 Chiefland Watermelon Queen, gets ready to crown Shelbi Crews the 2013 Chiefland Watermelon Festival Queen on Saturday.

    The crowd attending the June 1 festival was estimated to be more than 10,000 people.

  • Town hall meetings to detail RESTORE Act

    A series of public meetings have been scheduled in Levy County to explain funding that could benefit the county arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill. 

  • Hunt for city manager over

    Chiefland has a new city manager, though there was little discussion May 21 on the matter before commissioners unanimously approved applicant Kevin Gay's contract for the job.

  • Bronson rejects early voting

    Bronson Town Council members were split monday night on a decision to host early voting hours for the town's upcoming September elections.

  • County workers get 3% pay raise

    It’s been five long years, but county workers will see a 3 percent pay raise in the checks they receive on June 20.

  • Gulf storm front good, bad for Levy

    The low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico that has brought spotty rains to the area is getting more organized and the National Weather Service at Ruskin has issued several notices of foul weather that will affect Levy County residents for today and the rest of the week.

    In a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Southwestern and Western Central Florida the NWS is calling for widely scattered thunderstorms becoming more numerous by this evening and overnight, especially near the coast.

  • Gulf storm front good, bad for Levy

    The low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico that has brought spotty rains to the area is getting more organized and the National Weather Service at Ruskin has issued several notices of foul weather that will affect Levy County residents for today and the rest of the week.

    In a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Southwestern and Western Central Florida the NWS is calling for widely scattered thunderstorms becoming more numerous by this evening and overnight, especially near the coast.

  • Woman sentenced in motorcyclist death

    It was almost two years to the day of a fatal accident south of Chiefland that caused the death of motorcyclist Marvin Hancock that Imogene Swafford was sentenced on a charge of negligent vehicular manslaughter.

    On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Stanley Griffis III meted out three years and six months in prison, followed by two years community custody and eight years of drug offender probation. She will receive credit for serving seven months and 22 days in jail.

  • Levy included in storm outlook

    A hazardous weather outlook issued Tuesday for Southwest and Central Florida, includes Levy County , the Suwannee River and coastal waters.

    The outlook was issued by the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

    Showers and some thunderstorms are predicted for today (Tuesday) and while none are expected to be severe they will contain lightning.