Local News

  • Levy Health Department earns national recognition

    The National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized Levy County Health Department at "Public Health Ready" for its ability to respond to public health emergencies.
    Levy County Health Department has met the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready, a partnership between the health officials organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 2 - 8, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    Note: All construction projects will be suspended Saturday through Monday for the anticipated increase in holiday traffic. Work will resume Tuesday, July 5.


  • Nature Coast Hospice to take over Key Training site

    Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast will expand its presence in Chiefland with construction of a multiple-use facility on North Main Street that was once planned to house a superthrift operated by LARC and Key Training of Citrus County.
    The organization, headquartered in Beverly Hills, operates Hospice Thrift and Gift Shoppe on North Young Boulevard near Winn Dixie, and it provides services out of its Inglis and High Springs offices to patients in Levy County.

  • Accused drug dealer arrested again

    Larry "Andy" Meeks Jr., 29, of Chiefland has been arrested on new charges in connection with his April 7 arrest on charges of possession and selling oxycodone from his Chiefland home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • County budget shrinking

    Levy County is only expecting to receive $21,092,968 in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, and on Monday heard spending requests totaling $20,811,999.

    The lion's share of the budget — $10,804,058 — was requested by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    The requests were part of a budget workshop held by the Levy County Commission on Monday. 

  • City looks at plan to clean up park

    Chiefland city commissioners say something needs to be done about problems at a local park, but they're not sure where the money to fix the problems will come from.

  • Celebrate July 4th in Cedar Key

    Although CLAMerica was cancelled this year, many in Cedar Key could not rest until an event was organized to offer families something to do on Monday, July 4. 

  • New Rotary Club forms in Chiefland

    There's a new opportunity for Chiefland and Tri-County area residents to serve their community with the chartering of the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club.

  • Crystal River plant to be repaired

     Progress Energy Florida announced on Monday that it will repair the Crystal River nuclear containment facility and return the electric generation plant to production in 2014.

  • Levy tourism advertising grants approved 

    Six local groups asked the Levy County Tourism Development Council for $15,000 in advertising dollars and were granted $12,500 Thursday — pending one more step in the 2011-2012 application process.