Local News

  • Corps issues Tarmac mine report

    The clock has started ticking on taking public comment on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft report on the Tarmac King Road mine's permit application under the federal Clean Waters Act.
    The public has two opportunities to offer comments:
    • A public meeting at the Inglis Community Center on May 31 at 7 p.m.
    • By sending comments to the Corps until July 11.

  • Second chance on Girl Scout cookies

    Did you miss out on the opportunity to buy Girl Scout thin mint, Samoa or Tagalongs cookies?
    Well, good news, there is a Girl Scout Troop in Chiefland that has a stash of cookies that will give Girl Scout cookie lovers a second chance to buy those sweet morsels.
    They have lots of cookies to sell and while you munch down on them you can know that you are helping support the activities that build better young women for our community.  Cookies are $4 per box.

  • County recycling back in business

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this morning.

    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the person in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Old Town man injured by sturgeon on Suwannee River

    An Old Town man was injured Friday at about 10:30 a.m. when he collided with a sturgeon that jumped out of the Suwannee River in front of his boat. It's the first sturgeon strike this year.
     Christopher Jordan Marlo's injuries were not life-threatening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators.

  • 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).