Local News

  • Chiefland man bitten by rattler

    A Chiefland man was bitten by an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake Thursday, May 10, while he was trying to reach for eggs in his chicken coop.
    After the bite, he went to the Chiefland EMS station and was on the way to Gainesville when the anbulance was diverted to meet a Shands Hospital air ambulance in Bronson. The heicopter took him to the hospital.
    Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Tummond said the man killed the snake and brought it with him to the EMS station for identification purposes.  He said the snake was 5 to 5 foot 6 inches long.

  • A Night of Excellence

    Quincy Cason, of Williston High School, provided the entertainment for guests during the reception before the Levy Schools Foundation Night of Excellence program at Williston Middle School on May 3.

    The evening honored the school district's top teachers, education staff personnel  and volunteers with a reception and awards presentation.

  • HELPING HANDS — Food Distribution

    Chiefland AOG food distributions
       There will be a food distribution on Thursday, May 17, between 1 and 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Chiefland Assembly of God, 1560 N.W. 19th Ave.
    This is open to all Levy County residents.    
    Each month is a different variety of foods. The bags can contain vegetables, bread, tomatoes, cabbage and some desserts.
    Last month bags were provided to over 135 families. The distribution goes on until all bags of food are gone.
    For more information, call 352-493-4411.

  • Charges filed in fatal crash on US 19

    Keith Shane Bush of Cross City turned himself in to the Levy County Jail Thursday morning on charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide stemming from a Jan. 31 crash that killed Chiefland Golf and Country Club Manager Thomas Bailey.

    Bush, 40, had a blood alcohol level of .196 at the time of the crash on U.S. Highway 19 north of Northwest 28 Avenue in Chiefland at 5:21 a.m. The legal limit for blood alcohol levels  is .08 in Florida.

  • County News

    From the Tuesday Levy County Commission meeting:

    Getting on the same page for jobs

       The Levy County Commission will meet with the Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Enterprise Zone Development Agency on June 5 to discuss setting mutual goals for business and job development in the county.
       "They want all of us to be on the same page," said Commission Chair Danny Stevens of Williston (D-District 5).

  • Kindergarten enrollment open at CES

       Chiefland Elementary  School  is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year kindergarten enrollment.
       Parents may come by Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call the office at 493-6040.

  • CMS News

    School play Thursday-Saturday
    The Chiefland Middle School students will present their annual play with performances Thursday, May 10, through Saturday, May 12, at 7 nightly at the Chiefland High School Auditorium.
    Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for everyone else.
    Sunshine field trip

  • Minutes of Levy County Commission April 3, 2012

    APRIL 3, 2012

    The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on April 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens, Comm. Marsha Drew, Comm. Ryan Bell, Comm. Chad Johnson,Comm. Mike Joyner
    Aso present were: County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown, County Coordinator – Fred Moody, Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

  • Workforce Connection's mobile unit working

    Workforce Connection, the agency that helps Levy County residents find employment, has released the numbers on its work by the mobile unit that visits cities and towns in the county.

  • AG seeks ideas on distribution of $300 million housing settlement

    TALLAHASSEE—Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking the public to make suggestions on how best to distribute approximately $300 million recovered on behalf of Florida’s consumers in the national mortgage servicing settlement. Through Monday, May 14, at 5 p.m., the public can submit suggestions to the Attorney General’s Office by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.