Local News

  • Workforce wants to be used by businesses

    Workforce Connection wants businesses to use it. All they want. Anytime.
    And the best part of the offer is that the career agency's services are free.
    That's the message brought to business owners attending the July 27 meeting of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce by Linda Keyton, Human Resources Recruitment Specialist with Workforce Connection's Chiefland office.
    Keyton assured business owners and managers, “Everything we do is free.”

  • Chiefland Middle School School Supply List


    6th Grade



    Hand-held pencil sharpener with shavings case

  • Chiefland Elementary School Supply List


    Backpack: (should be able to accommodate a towel or blanket)

    Bottle of glue

  • Bronson Middle High School

    • Spiral notebooks
    • Loose leaf notebook paper
    • One package of copy paper
    • Three ring binders
    • Flash drive (USB)
    • Highlighters/markers
    • Pencils and pens
    • Folders with pockets
    • Scientific calculator
    • Graph paper
    • Gym shoes for P.E.

    Note: This is only a basic list. Certain teachers may require additional items.

  • Flood Jam helps victims of TS Debby

       Suwannee Valley Flood Jam, two-days of musical performances, a festival and an online auction to help Tropical Storm Debby’s flood victims in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties will be  Aug. 17-18, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak.

  • Court Dispositions published the week of August 2

    n Jesse Bryan Balough, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell, 18 months with credit for 154 days served, served concurrently; possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, keeping a shop for dangerous drugs 1st violation and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, nolle pros. Must pay civil judgment.
    n Debbie J. Barfield, driving while license revoked for habitual traffic offense, 18 months with credit for 5 days. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for August 2

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n July 25, Jonathan Michael Beree, 40, Cedar Key, out of county warrant. Bond $10,000.
    n July 26, Christina Danielle Boyd, 31, Gainesville, out of county warrant.
    n July 29, Issac Butler, 56, Chiefland, DUI. Bond $5,000.
    n July 29, William Edward Carter Jr., 38, Williston. Bond $5,000.
    n July 25, Christopher Lynn Coup, 34, Bronson, out of county warrant.
    n July 27, Charles Leslie Delaney, 66, Chiefland, battery.

  • Stuff the Bus on Saturday

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be sponsoring the annual “Stuff the Bus” on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    Bus locations will be as follows: 

    • Bronson: Dollar General Market, US Hwy 27;

    • Cedar Key:  Dollar General Store, SR 24 in Rosewood;

    • Chiefland: Walgreens, US Hwy 19;

    • Inglis/Yankeetown:  Food Ranch Store, US Hwy 19;

    • Williston: Hitchcock’s Foodway, US Hwy 27. 

  • County to dedicate CR326 to Vietnam vet

    Army Spec 4 Michael S. Osteen of Gulf Hammock went to Vietnam on Aug. 23, 1967. On May 5, 1968, at the age of 22 he was killed by hostile artillery fire in Pleiku Province in South Vietnam. He was one of eight — and some accounts say as many as 19 — U.S. soldiers who died that day when they were ambushed on Highway 14 about 8 miles from Kontum City while escorting a convoy. He was a member of the 4th Military Police Company, 4th Infantry Division.

  • County fire runs the Bluff

    Fowlers Bluff residents can now feel more secure about fire rescue services in their area, according to county and community officials.
    Monday was the first official day of operation for the Levy County Fire Station No. 4, said Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles in a public meeting Monday at Fowlers Bluff.
    The station and its crew of firefighters, formerly known as the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, signed on to merge with the county's fire department several months ago.