Today's News

  • Drummond bake sale something to give thanks for

    Please join Haven Hospice on Wednesday, Nov. 26 as Drummond Community Bank holds their annual holiday bake sale starting at 8:30 a.m.

    Purchase delicious cakes, pies and other sweets to add to your Thanksgiving feast.  The baked goods are donations from the community and all purchases made that day will benefit Haven Hospice.

    Drummond Community Bank is at 1627 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.

    To donate baked goods or for more information, call 352-493-2277.

    All purchases are cash or check only.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for November 18



    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m., Commission meeting room, Levy County Courthouse

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    Issues related to Agenda items

    Complete public comment form and submit to clerk -State your full name and address -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

    Public Hearing for Development Department — Bill Hammond, Director

  • Driving home the money

    Chiefland Middle High School Principal Matt McLelland, second from left, shows off the $2,780 check that represents the proceeds of a Drive 4UR School promotion sponsored by White Ford and Ford Motor Company.

    Students, from left to right, Christian Reyes, Payton Levy and J.C. Kennedy represent groups like the Student Government Association that will share in the cash for their student projects.

    Adults over the age of 18 who test drove a new Ford vehicle in August earned a $20 per drive donation for the students.

  • Deputies receive K-9 cards

    Kids for K9s, a volunteer group that provides education for the public about the roles of service dogs in every day life, has presented Levy County Sheriff's K-9 deputies with “trading cards” about their K-9 partners to distribute to children.

    The glossy cards were presented to Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum on Monday at the Sheriff's Office by Kaye and Michael Gaither and Barbara Snow, executive director of the U.S. War Dogs Association, Southern Chapter.

  • Court Dispositions published November 13

    • Vincent Louis Baker, VOP on destroying evidence, dismissed.  

    • David Bezanson, possession of paraphernalia, 35 days with credit for 35 days served; possession of controlled substance, 35 days with credit for 35 days served, 24 months drug offender probation; served concurrently. Must pay probation cost, civil judgment, jail fund. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for November 13

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

    • Nov. 7, Isaac Buchanan, 33, Chiefland, three counts aggravated assault.

    • Nov. 7, Salvador Jose Calvillo, 35, Bronson, out of county warrant.

    • Nov. 9, William Stephen Escue, 34, Alachua, DUI, possession of marijuana.

    • Nov. 6, Kyle Guthrie, 22, Bronson, domestic battery.

    • Nov. 10, Michael Hawkins, 53, Bronson, possession of drug equipment.

  • More sewer on the way for the City of Fanning Springs

    Fanning Springs is pushing ahead with a growing service area for its sewer system.

    Talks of the expansion sparked some debate among Fanning Springs City Council members and a concerned citizen at a meeting last Thursday.

  • Meeks to take over commission

    County Coordinator Fred Moody was faced with a dilemma Tuesday that was a first in his 20 years or so with the county: No commission chair or vice chair to call the Nov. 18 meeting to order so new members can be sworn in.

    That's because Commission Chair Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4) and Vice Chair Chad Johnson of Chiefland, (R-District 2), lost their re-election bids in the Aug. 26 primary and Tuesday was their last day on the job.

  • Smoke advisory for Dixie

    From the Florida Highway Patrol:

    Smoke from a controlled burn on private property near Old Town, Fla may affect portions of the following roadways: , SR 349 and Dixie County Road 351a. Motorist traveling in this area are advised to drive with care, by reducing their speed, watch for advisory signs and using headlights when encountering areas of reduced visibility. Motorist may want to consider an alternate route if possible. FHP is monitoring SR349 and CR 351A. Smokey conditions in this area are expected to continue over the next several days .

  • Car lot vandal at large

    Law enforcement officials are looking for information on a man who smashed the windshields and cut the tires of 44 cars at at a Chiefland auto dealership Sunday night.
    "Every car here. Every car in the back. Junk cars and everything," is what Stickland Auto Solutions Inc. Owner David Strickland said Monday afternoon about the damage he was confronted with.