Today's News

  • City news briefs

    Officials vote:  Helmets and IDs a must

    Skate boarders who use the Delma Locke Skate Park will soon be required to wear protective helmets displaying a city-issued identification sticker.

    The City Commission voted 5-0 Monday night in favor of the new regulation, which will be displayed on a new sign at the park.

    City Manager Grady Hartzog said the new rule would allow the city to stay in compliance with standards set by the city’s liability insurance provider.

  • Pot discovered in Chiefland home

    A closet in a child’s bedroom may have been used for growing marijuana, according to a report filed during an investigation by the Levy County Drug Task Force and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    On April 23, the Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 7551 NW 95th St., Chiefland following several years of investigation that including alleged drug sales to a confidential source by James V. Boatright.

  • Community Calendar


    Cattlemen and Landowners Association meeting

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its spring meeting on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. The location is Don Quincy’s home on the Suwannee River.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension office 352-486-5131 or the secretary-treasurer 352-528-3119.


    NFDEP meeting

  • Casper's no ghost, needs new home

       Hello, I am Casper, a rescued Lab. I can relax and sleep well, knowing that the Dixie County Humane Society rescue volunteers are working hard to take care of me. They feed me, house me, and pay my vet bills until I find my new home

       Come meet Casper, a 10-month-old male, who is full of love and play ,gets along with all other dogs and kids,

       Call Pam at 352-542-1081, visit our site at www.petfiner.com for many of our other animals awaiting adoption or  visit our shop in Old Town for adoptions on Fridays.


  • Keyhole gallery

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce the Artist of the Month for May 2010 is Joanne Pirzer.

  • Campaign News

    According to the Levy County Supervisor of Elections web site the following candidates are seeking local public office:

    County Commissioner, District 2: Nancy Bell, Chiefland, Democrat; Chad Johnson, Chiefland, Republican.

    County Commissioner, District 4: Noel Desmond, Chiefland, Republican; Lilly Rooks, Rosewood, Democrat.

    School Board,  District 1: Cameron Asbell, Bronson.

    School Board, District 3: Robert Philpot Jr., Williston

    School Board, District 5: Rick H. Turner, Williston


  • Night of Excellence honors schools finest

    As school starts to s-l-o-w-l-y wind to a close, awards, scholarships and honors start coming students way.

    But the first academic awards were bestowed at the "Night of Excellence" hosted by the Levy County Schools Foundation and the Levy County School Board at Bronson Elementary School on the evening of April 22.

  • Summer registration open at St. Leo University Gilchrist Center

    Registration for the summer term that begins May 3 is under way at Saint Leo University in Trenton.   

    Courses will be available both onsite and online. The Gilchrist Center courses include elementary education and religion.  Online courses include psychology, criminal justice, business administration,  computer information systems, healthcare management,  social work and more.  

  • CFCC News

    n  Digital photography editing

    course offered

    The Central Florida Community College Levy Center will offer a four-week Basic Digital Photography and Editing course beginning May 4. The class will meet Tuesdays from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland. The course fee is $79.

  • TMC Pediatrics becomes Palm Medical Group

     The name of the former TMC Pediatrics changed to Palms Medical Group on April 26. In addition, all affiliated offices in Branford, Bell, Williston, Trenton and Gainesville will also share the Palms Medical Group name.

    “We’re looking forward to becoming a more unified organization under the Palms Medical Group name,” said Anita Reils, Interim Chief Executive Officer. “The new name will help us be more recognizable in our communities and show the strength and size of  our health care system,” she said.