Local News

  • Bronson fire doesn't get all it seeks

    The Bronson fire department didn't get all the funding it asked for from Levy County for the upcoming year.

     The County Commission on Tuesday approved giving Bronson Fire Rescue $105,177 for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Chief Dennis Russell had asked for the $95,000 plus a 10 percent add-on that the city had received for the past two years, but was rebuffed in that request.

  • Heavy rainfall causes problems

    Rain waters came flooding down in Levy County over the weekend, especially for areas such as Inglis and Cedar Key.

       "That area and Cedar Key are trouble areas when we get a lot of rain," Bruce Greenlee, administrative superintendent of the Levy County Road Department, said.

  • Boil water notice issued for flooded wells

    Residents in Levy and Dixie counties are being reminded of the dangers associated with heavy rains causing private wells to be flooded and making the water supply unsafe by the Department of Health in both counties.

    If your well casing has been submerged by flood water, either use bottled water, or boil or disinfect all the water you use for drinking, making beverages, cooking, brushing your teeth, washing dishes, and washing areas of the skin that have been cut or injured.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 4



    August 4, 2015

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    • Issues related to Agenda items

    • Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    • State your full name and address -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

  • Veterans take note of meeting

    The VFW Post 5625 in Chiefland will hold a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in at the post to discuss the future plans for the VFW's new property, financing and building options.

    Members and veterans need to attend and offer their input. This meeting is part of the regular monthly meeting. 

  • Shots for school available at health department

    The Florida Department of Health in Levy County reminds parents to check the vaccination status of their children as a new school year approaches. Vaccinations are offered at the local health department on a daily basis by appointment. Walk in slots are also available. 

    There is no charge for immunizations for children, birth – 18 years of age provided they are still enrolled in elementary, middle or high school.

  • Church News for the week of July 30


    WE SOAR will present the 14th Annual Williston Gospelfest Saturday, Aug. 1 at Unity Temple International Church, 2351 NE 200 Ave., Williston beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-361-6528.

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    First Assembly of God

  • City to accept online payments

    For those who enjoy the luxury of online electronic payment of bills, there is something to cheer about as the City of Chiefland will begin accepting online payments for water bills starting Sept. 1.

       “We are going to be able to accept credit cards from our customers, debit cards,” said City Manager Mary Ellzey at Monday nights city commission meeting.

    She said the company that will be processing payments will set customers up with a web portal on the city's web page. Customers will be able to view their bill and pay the bill online.

  • Fanning to adopt water conservation ordinance

    Fanning Springs council members said they were feeling a bit like the Suwannee River Water Management District had them over a barrel.

    At the July 7 meeting, council discussed a water shortage ordinance required of them by SRWMD.

    At the meeting, it was said SRWMD is holding the carrot, grant funding for sewer expansion.

    SRWMD claims there will be no more well permits if we don't do this, Superintendent of Operations Doyle Frierson said. "They're holding both cards."

  • Rainy days

    Don't let these daily rain showers fool you. According to data gathered at the Usher Tower in Levy County, the area's a bit below the average rainfall for the year to date.

    However, Robert Garcia, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tampa, said Usher Tower has been one of the driest locations in the county. As of Monday, July 27, 6.43 inches of rain was reported from that location, with the normal amount being about 8.24 inches for the month of July.

    "We've been in this wet pattern for a few days," Garcia said.