Local News

  • 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. 

  • Readers’ Choice Awards winners

  • City steps into 21st Century

    The city of Chiefland has taken another step toward going green--for a year, at least.

  • Burn ban lifted

    The rains have fallen and so has the mandatory burn ban in unincorporated areas of Levy County.

    The ban and the local declaration of an emergency due to the continuing drought was lifted Wednesday.

    The action was taken by the Levy County Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the state Department of Forestry.

    The ban was instituted due to the threat of wildfires on June 14.

    This means fireworks can be sold and exploded on the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

  • Road and Lane Closures for June 25 – July 1, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closure for eastbound traffic at Southwest 40th Boulevard (just east of I-75) to allow Gainesville Regional Utilities to relocate a water line. Also, a westbound lane will be closed just west of Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to repair sidewalk.

  • No change for city commission

    There will be no challengers this year to seats held by several Chiefland city commissioners.
    The terms of commissioners Rollin Hudson (Group 3), Frank Buie (Group 1) and Sammy Cason (Group 5)  were set to expire this year. All three commissioners got on board last week during the city's qualification period. And they were the only ones.
    "Thank goodness," Cason said Monday afternoon about the lack of challengers.

  • Mandatory burn ban still in effect

    A mandatory burn ban and a declaration that Levy County is a disaster area due to drought and wildfires, issued by County Commission Chair Danny Stevens last week, has been approved and extended to June 28.
    The declaration, which qualifies the county for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid, and the ban were approved unanimously by the Levy County Commission.
    Tuesday's vote also authorizes Stevens (D-District 5) to extend the declaration and ban in seven-day increments as needed. He issued the original declaration and burn ban on June 14. The order prohibits: