Today's News

  • County expanding rock pit

    Levy County is expanding its operations at its Gulf Hammock limerock mining operation leasing an additional 61.26 acres of land from Plum Creek Timberlands, L.P., and the deal includes a provision to pay for 7.2 acres of land in Inglis that the county has been using for free.

    The deal was unanimously approved by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

    “This lease is where we mine our own aggregate,” County Coordinator Fred Moody said in presenting the two land deals to the commission.

  • CFEC will issue credits in September

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.’s Board of Trustees approved a general refund of capital credits for the year 1987. These refunds are scheduled to be paid to members in September. Members receiving $10 or greater will be mailed a check, while active members receiving less than $10 will be given a credit on their account.

  • Unwanted, lost animals crushing animal shelter

    Levy County’s human population was 40,801 in 2010 according to the U.S. Census. And while no census is taken of our pets, according to a calculator on the American Veterinary Association website, that means an estimated 5,728 households own 9,165 dogs and 4,771 households own 10,012 cats.

  • Meeting the community's needs

    The Potter's House Back to School Bash aims to give a little more than just the physical necessities.

    "We give away a little something extra – the word of God," Pastor Tawanna Lumpkin, who goes by "Pastor T", said at the event. The Potter's House is located in South Chiefland.

    The bash featured live entertainment, a bounce house for the kids to play on, Sno-Kones, food, clothes and backpack giveaways.

    Lumpkin said they strive to impact the community by meeting the needs of the community.

  • Chiefland works to speed hospital review along

    A work authorization for David H. Melvin, Inc. Consulting Engineers on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development (ED) grant to gather the information for the environmental review of the hospital property for the state application was added to the City of Chiefland's agenda Monday night because it is time sensitive. The engineers were hired by the city as the consultant for the ED grant.

    The city is still waiting to hear from the state on whether or not it will speed up the environmental review process from the new time frame of up to six months.

  • Tri-County Job Fair in Chiefland Wednesday

    Job seekers are invited to attend the second annual Tri-County Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Haven Hospice Community Center in Chiefland. There is no charge to participate.

    The job fair is hosted by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion in collaboration with CareerSource Florida Crown. It is open to all job seekers throughout both workforce areas and features nearly 20 employers with openings in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 27

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •Aug. 16, Cody Richard Adams, 22, Williston, VOP. No bond.

    •Aug. 13, Tirell Laryce Adams, 29, Deland, VOP.

    •Aug. 14, Jonah Arthur, 32, Bronson, VOP. Bond $250.

    •Aug. 13, Richard John Bumgardner, 35, Citrus Springs, burglary tools – possession with intent to use, grand theft. Bond $30,000.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 20

    Today, August 20

    Volunteer opportunities

    Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at 304 N. Main Street in Chiefland. This prepares volunteers to assist in our offices, at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe, at Herry's Café and in community outreach work.

  • County swaps around funds to pay for ambulance

    It was starting to look like the walnut and pea game at the Levy County Commission on Tuesday but it was not sleight of hand as officials discussed replacing an ambulance totaled in a head-on collision in July.


    Things have gotten personal with the town of Bronson for one local resident and former council member.

     Berlon Weeks, who was on the agenda for the Aug. 3 Bronson Town Council meeting and who has come before the council before, said he was not informed the council would be discussing the ongoing situation, with some documents dating back to 2008, involving his properties at that meeting.

    “I want it to be over with, but I also don’t want to be drug through the mud and made to look like something I’m not,” Weeks said.