Local News

  • Boys will deliver speeches at CHS graduation

    Chiefland High School senior Mark Tolentino was not fooled for a moment when he was called to the principal's office for being in trouble, or so he says. He said he expected to see his parents there because he needed a signature on some paperwork.
    Instead he was informed he will be the top graduate in the CHS Class of 2011 and will be its valedictorian.
    Fellow senior Jacob Reidy, on the other hand, wondered if he needed to wear a catcher's mask to protect himself when he was notified to get to principal Bill Tovine's office.

  • Chiefland man charged in armed home invasion

    A Chiefland man is among three people charged in an armed home invasion at a Williston house occupied by an 81-year-old woman and a home health care worker, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Arrested in the incident on County Road 335 — Northeast 75th Street — are Hillary "Hill" Henderson, 20, of Chiefland and Craig Allen Pitts, 20 of Morriston. Pitts, who is said to have masterminded the robbery, is the son of the home health care worker and had worked in the home as a nighttime house sitter.

  • Bronson civic leader Tommy Dunford has only one job now

    When the Bronson Chamber of Commerce needed a little injection of life to revive it a couple of years ago, Tommy Dunford was the man they handed the job.
    Mr. Dunford, whose family, friends and co-workers joked he was a man of many hats, gladly took on the job of Chamber president and started planning new activities for the group — including the Town of Bronson's first and second annual Pumpkin Festival.

  • Tuesday County Commission meeting draws attention

    A Levy County Board of County Commissioner's workshop agenda item on a "discussion of current and future county issues and EMS" is raising some eyebrows and led to a Facebook page "Save Our Levy Ambulances."

  • No fear, these prices are not near

     The construction crew for the new Murphy Express gas station on U.S. Highway 19 has been having fun with drivers. The price started at $5.55 and has climbed. This photo was taken on Friday, Jan. 28.  If you look closely, Murphy which brags about its discounted fuel prices, has a discount posted on the canopy above the pumps.

  • Library has new books

     The Luther Callaway Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of 68 new children's books and 16 new math and science books for children. The new books were purchased by a grant that was funded by the Libri Foundation and The Friends Of The Luther Callaway Public Library.

  • AARP Tax-Aide begins on Friday

    Free tax preparation and E-file with AARP Tax Aide begins Friday, Feb. 4, at Luther Callaway Library in Chiefland.

    The AARP trained volunteers will be at the library on Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. until April 15, and, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays during the month of February. 

    Please call 352-493-2758 for an appointment.

  • Clamerica Celebration “clams up” in 2011 

    After seven years of successfully sponsoring the CLAMERICA Celebration on the 4th of July in Cedar Key, the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association announced last week that the 2011 festival will not be held.

  • Be a star at the schools gala Feb.12

    Tickets for the Levy County Schools Foundation's annual STARS Gala being held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Williston Middle School should be reserved today by calling 352-486-3408 or emailing lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us.

  • Browning settles into role after rewarding first year

    Levy County Judge James T. "Tim" Browning says his first year on the bench has been "rewarding."