Local News

  • Like a pair of wild hogs

    Matt Schmidt, left, and Justin Maynard, both 26, scramble across the log at the end of Saturday’s Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race down the Waccasassa River. The two came in first in the Recreation Class division in just under three hours.

  • Havoc on County Road 347

    CR 347 closure

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Levy County Road Department has closed the 10600 block of County Road 347 due to 147 feet of cracks in the asphalt and a report of a sink hole possibly opening under the roadway. A passing motorist struck a crack which had opened across one lane. No injuries or damages were reported.

  • DeHaven to run for school board

    My name is Marissa (Haldeman) DeHaven, and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.  I am a life-long resident of Levy County.  I reside in Cedar Key with my husband, Mark, and our four children; Micah, 5, and Maya, Max and Marina, our 2-year-old triplets.

  • Cino to run for county commission

    The future is now. My fellow citizens and neighbors of Levy County, these are some hard times for our country, state and our county. Unemployment has crippled our families. The lack of foresight threatens our ability to provide services while keeping taxes low. Our water must be kept clean and in good supply to meet our needs, now and in the future. It is not a question of how we accomplish these tasks — we already know how. It is a question of who can get this accomplished.

  • Chiefland Movie Night

    Chiefland Elementary School hosted a movie night Friday to celebrate the end of this year’s Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT).

    Families brought chairs, blankets and pillows to sit or relax on in the grassy oval of the track at the school.

    The film was shown on a giant screen held up by inflatable tubes.

  • George visits school to encourage the sciences

    When guest speaker Denny George visited with the students enrolled in Algebra I at Chiefland High School, they were able to learn first hand how their course work applies to the world of work.

  • HOSA on the move

    Chiefland High School students involved with HOSA traveled to Jacksonville recently to participate in the HOSA State Leadership Conference.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 25, Summer Addison, 19, battery.
    n April 26, Jeremy Lee Astrologo, 33, Williston, VOP.
    n April 26, Craig Alfonza Brown Jr., 19, Williston, possession of marijuana, drug equipment. Bond $6,000.
    n April 27, Kevin Ray Corbett, 54, Tampa, trespassing.
    n April 23, Marshall Ray Daughtery, 26, three FTA. Bond $150,000.
    n April 25, Deonte Lavar Davis, 22, Ft. White, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

  • Drone flights put off until fall

    Plans to launch drones from Cedar Key's George T. Lewis Airport this spring to gather data on 945,000 acres of seagrass beds have been put on hold until the fall.
    Levy County officials have been notified by Dr. Paul R. Carlson Jr. of Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute that NASA is not able to support the unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, being deployed to Cedar Key.

  • LCSO recognizes employees

       Forty three Levy County Sheriff's Office employees were recognized April 25 for their contributions to the department. Most were recognized for their varying years of service, though 12 were given specific awards in such areas as valor, community service and dedication to the department in the first of such award ceremonies scheduled on a quarterly basis.

    Awards and recognitions:

    • Award of Excellence
    Officers Zeb Richburg and Gerald Dukes
    • Sheriff's Star Award: