Today's News

  • Duo charged in gun theft

    An elderly Chiefland resident who helped a couple he believed were having car trouble was repaid for his kindness with a burglary that included taking his firearms, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Man arrested for burglaries in Chiefland

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office says it has solved a string of burglaries in the Chiefland and Fanning Springs areas with the arrest of an Old Town man.

    Norman “Ashley” Burnett, 39, is in the Levy County Detention Facility with a $150,000 bond, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

    Burnett first became a person of interest when the Juice Box, in Fanning Springs, was burglarized on Oct. 4. The owner reported approximately $900 worth of merchandise had been stolen when the burglar broke through a window.

  • Change proposed for CR 339, US 27A intersection

    The busy, but tricky intersection of County Road 339 and U.S.Highway 27A ― that has seen at least three truck rollover accidents ―would be closed and traffic diverted to nearby CR 339A under an idea floated by the Florida Department of Transportation.

    The road is a well-traveled connector between Bronson and Trenton. Earlier proposals for the road called for replacing a bridge on CR 339 across the Waccasassa River for $2.6 million in 2020-2021. Earlier this year, the Levy County Road Department replaced some pilings under the bridge to hold it until it could be replaced.

  • Turn in your unused drugs Saturday

    Mark the calendar for Saturday, Oct. 22 the day you clean out the medicine cabinet and drawers of those unused and expired prescription drugs and it can be done anonymously no questions asked.

    On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Levy County Prevention Coalition, Levy County Sheriff’s Office; Cedar Key, Chiefland and Williston Police Departments, are joining with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous pills.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 20

    Today, Oct. 20


    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. There are no dues.

  • Haven to host appreciation luncheon for veterans

    Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties is inviting community veterans to a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Haven Hospice Community Building at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

    Veterans interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Vondla Sullivan by calling 352-493-2333 or emailing vdsulivan@havenhospice.org by Tuesday, Nov. 1 to confirm your attendance.

  • Florida Forest Festival starts today in Perry

    The Florida Forest Festival, a celebration of the forestry industry in Taylor County, with the “World's Largest FREE Fish Fry,” lumberjack shows and competitions, arts and crafts, antique car show, Heritage Village, children's games & story telling, opens today (Thursday, Oct. 20) and runs through Saturday, Oct. 22. There wil also be many musical groups performing live.

  • Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association to meet

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its Fall Membership Meeting Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Whitehurst Lodge, located at 9820 SW CR 346, Archer.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. You do not need to own cattle to become a member.

    If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).

  • Ride to Provide hits road Saturday

    The Gator Nation may not have a football game to enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 22 but there are at least three events to keep fans in Levy County busy.

    In the morning the 12th Annual Ride to Provide, a run through the prettiest parts of Levy County, starts registering folks at 7:30 a.m. at the Levy ARC campus in Otter Creek. This is one of two big fundraisers for the center that provides services for developmentally disabled adults.

    For more information, call 352-219-7806.

  • Wrong passing move nets arrest

    A Dixie County deputy on patrol on Northeast 349 Highway around 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 noticed a car with two people inside pass another vehicle on the grass shoulder of the road while traveling north.