Local News

  • Crab Fest suspect indicted

    Devonte Tremaine Ocasio, who turned 20 on Tuesday, was formally re-arrested on Tuesday on a six-count indictment delivered by a Levy County Grand Jury on Friday afternoon.

    Ocasio is charged in the death of Barry Barney, 36, who died after being shot at the Williston Crabfest. Four other people were injured in the shooting on April 27. 

  • ARC of Levy County gets a little TLC

    Recently, employees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc. donated materials and several days worth of work to help make the ARC of Levy County (ARC) a little bit nicer.

  • Republicans meet Monday

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Bronson Restaurant on U.S. 27A in Bronson. 

       The meeting will begin with food and fellowship, followed by a business session at 7 p.m. 

       Every meeting has informative ideas, information and plans for the party's future in our county, state and nation. 

  • Auditions for SVP production

    “Blithe Spirit,” written by  winner of the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival Noel Coward, will be coming to the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.

  • Judge gives stiff sentence in cocaine case

    CORRECTION: The following story in the June 13 issue of the Chiefland Citizen had the incorrect name of the judge in the Julian Howard jury trial and sentencing. Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge Mary Day Coker presided and pronounced the sentence. 


    Julian Howard, 33, of Archer, was sentenced to four years in prison and a year of probation after his release following a one-day jury trial where he was found guilty of possession of crack cocaine and cocaine. 

  • Wanted man has new charges for drugs

    When Levy County K-9 Deputy Kevin Kinik went to the Bronson Motel at about 10 a.m. on Monday to arrest Johnny Lee Patterson on an outstanding warrant for violating probation, he not only got his man, but had new charges for Patterson. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 13

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

  • What a difference: before and after Tropical Storm Andrea

     The Keetch-Byram Drought Index estimates the dryness of soil. It increases each day without rain.

    This graphic shows how Levy County's score dropped by half due to the rains from Tropical Storm Andrea. 


  • College assured

    Kierra Langford and Wyatt Roberson, both fifth grade students at Chiefland Elementary School, were presented with $4,000 scholarships to the College of Central Florida by Levy County School Superintendent Robert Hastings.

    Langford received the Robert O. Hastings Scholarship and Roberson received the Jack Wilkinson Scholarship in honor of Coach Doyle McCall.

  • AAA honors Levy students as region's finest

    Two Levy County 5th grade students have been chosen among the Top 3 Safety Patrollers of the Year for the Southeastern U.S. More than 2,000 participate in the AAA Safety Patrol Program each year.