Today's News

  • Stegall turns down county offer

    Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall, the No. 1 ranked choice for director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, has turned down the salary offer of $79,000 to start with a rise to $85,000 in six months. He also asked for and was granted approval for at least two weeks of vacation time to go on pre-paid trips.

  • Business of Year nominations open


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    For over 30 years, the Chiefland Chamber has honored an exemplary local company as Business of the Year. The Business of the Year awards are intended to recognize businesses that stand out for notable achievements and community contributions.

  • Suwannee Rotary president hands off baton

    Outgoing Suwannee Rotary Club president Tom Andresen presents the club’s presidential plaque to incoming club president Justin Hardy at Andresen’s final meeting as leader. Andresen thanked his club for its support during his term.

  • A tree falls in Bronson

    A tree fell across Northeast 104th Court in Bronson on Tuesday while the property owner was napping inside the home.

    The top of the tree broke and was leaning on other large trees for several days. The property’s resident was initially unsuccessful in hooking a rope around it to break it free.

    The tree later came down on its own.

  • Chiefland Rotary president bids farewell

    Skipper Henderson took the occasion of his final meeting as president of the Chiefland Rotary Club last Wednesday to reflect on the group’s accomplishments under his leadership and its direction for the future.

  • Severely injured dog gets new lease on life

    Inside the back office of Dr. Ronald Spink at his Family Pet Vet in Chiefland, GiGi’s boisterous response to a new visitor belies the difficult young life the 2 1/2-year-old female Australian Cattle Dog has endured.

    It’s come a long way since it was brought in to the vet days after getting hit by an automobile.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 7

    Today, July 7


    Homemakers meet

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • Elections office presents Pledge to Vote drive to Chiefland Rotary

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones called on business and community leaders’ support for the county’s Pledge to Vote drive at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday.

  • Commission not happy with I-75 plans

    The Levy County Commission is not happy with the state's plans to relieve pressure on I-75, which runs through Alachua County to the east by possibly putting a high-speed, toll road that would go up the east side of Levy County and they are putting their distress in writing.

    On Tuesday, the commissioners noted their unhappiness with a proposal to upgrade U.S. Highway 41 to handle traffic on a new Tampa to Jacksonville route. Their action came after a public meeting was held in Williston on June 24 by the task force studying ways to relieve the traffic stress on I-75.

  • County begins budget workshops

    The Levy County Commission will officially begin its annual series of budget workshops with the first one on Wednesday, July 13, beginning at 9 a.m.

    The agenda calls for elected constitutional officers to make their presentations in the morning session, a break for lunch and then at 2 p.m. the commission will reconvene to hear requests from the municipal fire departments. The county contracts with the cities for coverage in the unincorporated areas.

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson.