Local News

  • Andrews Nursery to stay open

    Andrews Nursery, Florida's only state-run nursery, won't be closing down any time soon, though there will be some changes to the operation.

  • Watermelon Festival Saturday

    The sun is expected to shine on the 59th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday when the mercury reaches into the low 90s. 

  • It's graduation time

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center and Chiefland High School hold commencement ceremonies tonight and Friday to hand out high school diplomas. Bronson High School’s graduation is next week. 

  • Springtime ritual

    Hundreds showed up for the 30th Annual May Day Extravanganza Saturday at Buie Park, in Chiefland.

    The event is put on by the Chiefland Men’s Club and this year included a May pole wrapping ceremony, a flagette routine, a classic car show, games and lots of food.

  • Police on the lookout for copper thieves

    A recent spate of copper thefts from air conditioning units in Chiefland has police scratching their heads.

  • Info sessions Wednesday on completing GED

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will host Finish Up! Levy, information sessions on Wednesday, May 29, at Levy County Public Libraries for upcoming General Education Development boot camp classes.

  • Watermelon pageant Saturday

    A highlight of the 59th Annual Watermelon Festival is the crowning of the Watermelon queen and her court on Saturday, June 1.

    But before that happens there must be a pageant to choose the queen, princess, and other members of the court.

    This year's pageant is on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at Chiefland Elementary School.

    The festival's organizer and main sponsor is the Chiefland Woman's Club. 

  • Watermelon Festival parade info

    The 59th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival, hosted by the Chiefland Woman's Club, is Saturday, June 1 at Trailhead/Depot Park on U.S. Highway 19 South/South Main Street. 

    The parade is at 11 a.m. and will organize at the Chiefland High School parking lot and proceed south on U.S. 19/Main Street to the park. 

    To participate in the parade you MUST fill out and return the attached form by Friday, May 3.

  • Sheriff hosting a DUI event Saturday

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

    On Saturday, May 25, the Levy County Sheriffs Office and Chiefland Police Department will be hosting a multi-agency DUI, driver's license vehicle safety checkpoint on Northwest 14 Street in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    This is part of a statewide effort to crack down on impaired driving over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    Drivers are asked to have their insurance, registration and drivers license ready when entering the checkpoint.

  • Police on the lookout for copper thieves

    A recent spate of copper thefts from air conditioning units in Chiefland has police scratching their heads.
    "So far, we've had no luck," said Chiefland Police Deputy Chief Al Graves Friday about 13 thefts from homes, churches and businesses that started mid-March.
    The latest thefts, according to police, happened on May 19 and involved stolen copper from units at two businesses and one home, all on the north side of town.