Local News

  • Two big outdoors events Saturday

    There are two big events Saturday that should draw Chiefland residents to the outdoors and show off our best resources.
    At 8 a.m. the Cycle for Education bicycle ride registers riders for a leisurely trip on the Greenway trail to raise money for classroom needs for the Levy County Schools Foundation. The ride ends in time for a quick lunch.

  • Council considers running kids league

    The Bronson Youth League is in sad shape, according to Bronson Council members and area resident Charlie Kennedy.
    Kennedy spoke at Monday night's council meeting, explaining his concern for what he called poor leadership on behalf of the league.
    "We need to hold people accountable for their jobs," Kennedy said. "Right now, we have very little accountability."

  • Four arrested in farm copper thefts

    The arrest of four men has solved a recent rash of copper wiring thefts from rotary irrigation sprayers on Levy County farms, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Robert Carter, Christopher Chapin, James Perry and Darren Reese were arrested April 10 on multiple felony charges by Sheriff's Det. Roger Bell.

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for April 19

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 12, Michael Allen, 22, Fanning Springs, burglary, petit theft, illegal use of credit cards. Bond $6,000.
    n April 15, Susie Ann Bennett, 56, Chiefland, petit theft.
    n April 11, Alethea Beyer, 37, Ft. Myers, disorderly intoxication, possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $6,000,
    n April 13, James B. Bunt, 48, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

  • Biker killed in Williston

       An early morning accident April 12 left a Summerfield man dead.
       Jeremy Wahl, 28, the rider of a 2008 motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency workers responded to the accident at SW 12 Ave. and S. Main St., Williston around 6:30 a.m.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Angie Brewer, 69, of Williston was traveling east on SW 12 Ave. in her 2006 Chevy and was attempting to turn left onto S. Main St. and failed to see Wahl, who was traveling west.

  • CF Levy Center hosts Night Out

    The College of Central Florida is sponsoring Chiefland Night Out Friday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.
       The free event will be held at the Trailhead Depot office of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland. The event brings families together with local agencies to learn about safety while having fun. There will be games and prizes for children under 16.
       For more information about the event, contact Kat Davis at 352-493-9533 or davisk@cf.edu. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.

  • I-75 Newberry exit closing rescheduled

    I-75 and Newberry Road (Exit 387) ramp closure rescheduled
    Both northbound and southbound exit ramps now scheduled for closure
    Gainesville – The closure of the Interstate 75 southbound ramp onto Newberry Road (Exit 387) in Gainesville which was scheduled for Tuesday night has been rescheduled to Wednesday night while the northbound exit ramp will be closed Tuesday night for paving, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures through April 20

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.


  • Students of the Month (March)

    March’s Chiefland Students of the Month, from left: Raven Shepherd, CES, BIng Ling Dong, CMS, and Tristan Allen, CHS.

  • Tax change could save money for Florida’s adoptive parents

    By Stephanie Carroll Carson
    Florida News Connection
    TALLAHASSEE, — The Affordable Care Act has affected more than health care: it has also changed what adoptive parents can claim on their income tax returns. Parents' tax credit for adoption-related expenses has gone from being a non-refundable tax credit, to a refundable one.