Today's News

  • City to pay Gay to go away

    A disagreement about how much taxes to withhold from former Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay's severance check was decided Monday, and Mayor Teal Pomeroy says he hopes it is the last he hears of the man. 

  • Weather warning for Levy County

     ...Strong thunderstorms will affect northern Levy County...

    At 519 PM EDT...National Weather Service meteorologists detected a line of thunderstorms located along a line extending from 11 miles northwest of Fanning Springs to 8 miles north of Williston to 17 miles northeast of Williston...or along a line extending from 9 miles northeast of Cross City to 8 miles north of Williston to 6 miles south of Gainesville...moving south at 15 mph...will affect Manatee Springs State Park...Chiefland...Williston Municipal Airport and Bronson...through 600 PM EDT.

  • Chill out at local springs

    It's hot and humid and that means the areas springs, which are flush with water from the heavy rains in the past year are bubbling and cool enough for a dip. 

    Here are the places to chill out on these summer days:

    Park hours of operation and admission cost

    *Otter Springs is currently closed for swimming, but hope water levels will allow swimming by July 4th.

    Otter Springs

    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


    2 and under free

    60 and over $2.50

  • Adopting a pet just got cheaper

    If the cost of adopting a pet from Levy County Animal Services has kept you from finding that perfect companion, has the county got a deal for you. 

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 19


  • Sex offender arrested again

    A youthful sex offender who served probation for two charges — sexual battery in Marion County and lewd and lascivious battery in Levy County, both in 2010 — has been arrested as an adult on new charges involving a 13-year-old.

  • Chiefland man arrested on pawnshop charge

    A Chiefland man operating a pawnshop in Williston was charged last week with dealing in stolen property after an investigation into a residential burglary led back to his place of business.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 19

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

  • Gay refuses city settlement

    When the Chiefland City Commission meets on Monday it will have to decide what it wants to do about former City Manager Kevin Gay's rejection of a proposed settlement.

    In a letter dated June 17, Gay's attorney Lanny Russell of Jacksonville wrote, “It is appropriate that the City of Chiefland now agrees that Mr. Gay's severance payment should be 19,541.60 after taxes are withheld."

    The letter is part of a packet attached to the agenda for Monday's meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Behold the champs

    The Levy County Commission presented the 1A state softball champions, the Chiefland Lady Indians  and the 1A state baseball champions, the Williston Red Devils with proclamations honoring their significant accomplishment on Tuesday during the commission's regular meeting.

    Each member of the team was presented with an official copy of the proclamation after gathering on the Levy County Courthouse steps for this once in a lifetime photo. 

    The teams were similarly honored by the Levy County School Board earlier in the morning.