Today's News

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for June 13-19


    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

  • Levy Learning Academy graduates eight 'champions'

    About 150 people turned out for one of Levy County's smallest high school graduations but it was a mighty one as eight “Academic Champions” picked up their diplomas on Thursday, June 4, in the auditorium at the old Bronson High School.

    The Levy Learning Academy, which offers an alternative environment for education for middle and high school students, graduated the Class of 2015 with pomp and circumstance, and also a lot of love, hugs and enthusiasm.

  • Church News for the week of June 11

    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.

    VBS Bronson Road Church

    Bronson Road Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-25.

    The church is located at 1380 NE 80th Ave., Newberry.

    VBS at Joppa Baptist Church

  • Chiefland changes track on roofing contract

    The Chiefland City Commission approved letting a local builder out of a contract to re-roof the city maintenance barn after the company's owner encountered troubles with workers and a relative's health.

    The contract had been awarded to Dream Builders USA Inc., a local business, even though it was not the lowest bid received at $10,400.

  • Parents warned about Flakka

    A synthetic drug is growing in popularity in the state and Attorney General Pam Bondi is warning parents about the dangers involved.

    A recent press release said the drug, Flakka, has been linked to several dangerous incidents in the last few months, including a man impaling himself on a fence and another teen jumping through a closed window. It was also linked to the death of a Florida concert goer.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 11

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

    •June 6, Tanya Marie Blaisdell, 43, Chiefland, DUI, possession of marijuana. Bond $4,000.

    •June 7, Julius Blake Jr., 52, Chiefland, battery commit felony, damage property $200 and under, burglary with assault.

    •June 5, Meagon Jaz-Lynn Brass, 24, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. No bond.

    •June 5, Raymond Eugene Brass, 23, Chiefland, two out of county warrants. $3,000.

  • Big STEPS

    Two fifth grade students received Chiefland Elementary STEPS to CF scholarships last Thursday morning before the fifth grade graduation ceremony at CES.

    Coburn Hardee received one established by Jack Wilkinson in honor of Coach Doyle McCall.

    Destiny Castillo received the Robert O. Hastings scholarship.

    The two are pictured with School Superintendent Bob Hastings. 

  • Waccasassa River Bridge replacement begins

    The replacement of the Waccasassa River Bridge on County Road 326 in Levy County, approximately three miles southwest of Gulf Hammock, is now underway by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). 

    The existing bridge is being replaced in phases. While one lane of the new bridge is being constructed, traffic will use the other lane of the existing bridge. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal when a flagger is not present.  Lane closures may also occur after 7 a.m. weekdays. No work is anticipated to occur on weekends.

  • Animal adoption fees decrease

    Bringing a veterinarian on board at the Levy County Animal Shelter has benefits for county residents: lower adoption fees.

    Animal Services Director David Weatherford’s request to the County Commission to lower fees for Levy County residents adopting a pet was unanimously approved on June 2.

    And the county will benefit as having an in-house vet means every animal will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, up to date on shots and healthy when it leaves for its fur-ever home.

  • Legion to mark Flag Day

    June 14 is Flag Day and the American Legion Post 236 in Bronson will be honoring our national emblem. The public is welcome to attend.  

       The Sons of the American Legion are holding a poker run and the Post is putting on a fish fry.

       There will also be a flag retirement ceremony whereby worn out flags will be destroyed according to tradition.

    The fish fry will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the flag ceremony.  

    The Legion is also holding a membership drive for the Legion, Auxiliary, Sons and Riders.