Local News

  • Kennedy announces for District 1 county commission

    My name is Jason Kennedy, Republican, and I am your experienced candidate for Levy County Commissioner, District 1. It has been some time since someone raised and living in District 1 had the honor of serving his or her constituency.

  • City seeks more funding for hospital infrastructure

    No one objected in a public workshop Monday to City of Chiefland staff applying for about $900,000 in federal  grant money aimed at helping a proposed hospital get water and sewer.
    “I think everyone is excited about this project,” Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy said of the Tri-County Hospital. “We’ve sent off the letter, and we’re very hopeful, very excited.”

  • City’s 100 years to be coined

    To celebrate 100 years as a city, the Chiefland Centennial Committee plans to mint silver and bronze coins.
    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve a request from the committee to borrow money from the city’s industrial fund, about $10,000, to pay for the coins.

  • Beef O'Brady's hit by thieves

    Everyone who has been waiting for a bite of Beef O'Brady's famous wings, burgers and buffalo chicken salads at the new Chiefland restaurant may have to put their appetites on hold thanks to thieves.
    That's because construction of the casual sports restaurant on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland has been hit not once but twice — first on May 5 and again on June 10.

  • Several local candidates win without opposition

    Qualifying for the 2012 local, state, congressional and senate primaries closed this week and several local and state candidates won re-election handily while others must overcome party primary opponents and, for some, general election opponents.
    Those returning to office without any opposition are:

  • Public warns Corps on Tarmac mining

    INGLIS — Less than 100 people turned out for a public hearing on Tramac's mining proposal and its environmental impact but the message was respectfully delivered by the mostly elderly crowd: We don't want it because it will harm the environment.

  • Bronson hears county on fire department merger

    A representative from Levy County Public Safety says Bronson could benefit from merging its fire department with the county's.
    In a public safety workshop Monday night in Bronson, county Public Safety Director David Knowles told the Bronson Town Council that merging fire departments would allow more firefighters and other resources to be available during emergencies.
    "It's not any kind of a hostile takeover," Knowles told council members. The county is trying to make the best use of limited resources, he said.

  • Grant brings cities, county new connections

    It's a fact of life in Levy County, Williston has it's own communications system and a "bridge" is needed to keep the city's police force in touch with the Sheriff's Office. It's similar in Inglis where the town on the border with Citrus County must use a "bridge" to reach out to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office to coordinate events like drug busts and chases.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for June 7

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:
    n June 2, Kenneth Scott Adams, 43, Chiefland, failure to register motor vehicle. Bond $75.
    n  June 1, Zachary David Armlin, 18, Chiefland, dealing in stolen property, four counts burglary. Bond $60,000.
    n  June 3, Scott Alexander Arnold, 30, Chiefland, reckless driving. Bond $1,000.
    n  May 29, David Adam Bandt, 28, Archer, no valid DL.
    n  May 31, Rhonda Kay Blair, 49, Williston, two out of county warrants. Bond $40,000.

  • Chiefland man arrested in Cedar Key burglaries

    Cedar Key police were kept on the run Memorial Day weekend when two people — an 18-year-old man and a juvenile — from Chiefland broke into several cars and at least one, possibly two homes in the Paroda, Whiddon and Shellcrest avenues area.
    But the thefts are on the way to being solved with the arrest of one person and the search for a second person — a juvenile, said Police Chief Virgil Sandlin.