Today's News

  • Sheriff's report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Sept. 21, Reginald Ventrell Adams Sr., 52, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, battery.
    • Sept. 16, Paul Lavell Alexander, 36, Williston, two counts VOP.
    • Sept. 16, Thomas Alvarez, 44, Williston, obtaining goods or services. Bond $1,000.
    • Sept. 16, Terry Lee Arnold, 41, Inglis, DWLS-habitual. Bond $2,500.
    • Sept. 18, Brianne Brown, 29, Williston, stop pay with defraud. Bond $1,000.

  • "Of Mice and Men" opens Friday at Chief

       "Of Mice and Men" is set to open at the Chief Theater Sept. 26. One of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, this American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie.

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-25-14)


    AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings
    (Second Thursdays of the month)
    AMVETS Post 88 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.


    Friday night dinner at VFW

  • Bronson breaks ground on long-awaited sewer project

    Bronson will begin construction on its $2.9 million sewer expansion project within the next few weeks.
    "It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here," Bronson Mayor Franklyn Schuler said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall.
    The sewer system, primarily aimed at increasing business development along the town's main corridor, has been in the works for years.

  • Chiefland votes to press on with ALS

    Chiefland still wants advanced life support non-transport services (ALS), but it's been acknowledged that it won't be cheap or coming to fruition any time soon.
    Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of continuing to pursue ALS with the county Monday night, though the latest plan involves an employee swap that will allow potential Chiefland paramedics to get up to speed with the county.

  • Chiefland Medical, the best medicine

    Chiefland Medical Center was honored Tuesday night at the Tommy Usher Center as Business of the Year at the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Industry Appreciation Banquet.
    More than 100 community members and business owners attended the function, which has been taking place since 1984. The event, celebrated the same week as the state's Industry Appreciation Week, was catered by Bett's Big T.
    Rick Young, practice administrator for the medical center, thanked the staff at the center for making the business what it is.

  • Woman shot in forehead in domestic case
  • County budget smaller than last year's

    The Levy County Commission, with two members who leave in November due to electoral losses, was commended on Monday evening by the only Levy County resident who cared to show up and speak at a public hearing where the property tax and final budget for the 2014-15 was unanimously approved.
    "I want you to note that the budget is less than last year when it was $66 million and some change. Good job," said Dana Sheffield of "the Fanning Springs Sheffields."
    "This board has done a good job for the county."

  • Rotary looks at childhood literacy to better community

    Chiefland's Suwannee Valley Rotary Club has decided in recent meetings to make childhood literacy the focus of its mission.
    The group, still in its initial phases of investigation into the matter, is still entertaining different approaches to dealing with the issue.
    "We're looking at something we can start that will have an impact in the community," Rotary President Dr. Bob Mount said at Thursday's meeting. "I think literacy is a good place to start."

  • CF wants input on focuses of new campus

    The long-awaited construction of the College of Central Florida's new Levy campus is still on track, and officials with the college are hoping to get input from the community in the areas of education it would like to see highlighted.
    Holly McGlashan, manager of CF's Levy Center, was special guest speaker at Chiefland Rotary Wednesday.