Local News

  • CES goes to the dog for Volunteer of the Year

    Nicholas' start in life was not a good one. He was on the lam and living off the land when an accident almost finished him off.

  • Chiefland could face lawsuit from Otter Creek

    Officials with the Town of Otter Creek say they are gearing up for a lawsuit against the City of Chiefland after a year-long negotiation for water went sour at the start of the year.

  • CMHS valedictorian, salutatorian announced

    Kelsi Alexander is the valedictorian and Danielle Lourcey is the salutatorian for Chiefland Middle High School's Class of 2014. 

    The two young women were notified of the honors by Principal Matt McLelland and Guidance Counselor Christie McElroy on Monday afternoon at the school.  Both told McLelland they will be attending Santa Fe College after graduation. 

  • Bluegrass festival gets commission’s blessing

    A bluegrass festival that has been held in Levy County for 28 years got the County Commission's blessing for a conditional use permit for the 40 acres that will eliminate the need to keep coming back twice a year for a festival permit. 

  • GOP moves meetings to Chiefland

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee meeting, which is open to the public, is moving to The Gathering Table in Chiefland.

    The Grand Old Party (GOP) meets on the third Monday of the month with social at 6:30 p.m. and business beginning at 7 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, March 17.

    The Gathering Table is at 116 N. Main St, Chiefland.

  • Uncle helping niece dies in accident

    A Cross Creek man who was helping his niece from Bronson pull her vehicle out of a rut died after a vehicle in the opposite lane hit him on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. on State Road 121 near Alachua County Road 346, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report..

    Garrett H. Cutler, 59, was removing the chains used to pull a black 2004 Chrysler Sebring driven by Heather Crane, 19, of Bronson, from where it was stuck by the roadway. Crane's vehicle was sitting in the southbound lane and partially in the northbound lane of SR 121.

  • Sea level change program Monday in Inglis

    Dr. Kathryn Frank, assistant orofessor in the Department of Urban and Regional from the University of Florida and Thomas Ruppert, coastal planning specialist for the Florida Sea Grant will give an update and conclusion of the UF-Florida Sea Grant Project and Planning for the Coastal Change in Levy County.

    There will also be a presentation on the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and other property insurance issues.

    The presentation will be on Monday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Inglis Town Meeting Hall, at 135 Highway 40 West. Inglis.

  • Chiefland fire competes in combat challenge

    Chiefland Fire Rescue’s combat team competed in the Scott Safety Firefighter combat challenge at the Daytona International Speedway recently before the start of the Daytona 500. 

  • Bronson Motel unsafe: officials

    The Bronson Motel is out of juice, according to comments made by Bronson officials Monday night.

  • Puppy love

    Kimberly King, of Dixie County, holds her puppy, Dixie, who might be a contestant in a future dog obedience show like the one that took place Saturday at the Suwannee River Fair.

    The fair kicks off with small animals this weekend and runs through March 19 when the show animals will be sold.