Today's News

  • 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.

  • McElroy Reunion Sunday

       The McElroy Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14 at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided until lunch is served at 1:30 p.m.

       Participants are asked to bring items for a silent auction and entries for the pie contest. Also judges are needed.

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, tea and water will be provided. Please bring side dishes and desserts to share.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 11

    Today, June 11

    WWII vets meet in Trenton

       WW II Veterans and Proud of It will meet Thursday, June 11 in Trenton at Cherry's Rest. Next meeting will be in September as we do not meet during the summer. Please come, bring your spouse, caregiver or friend.  So glad to see all of you that were there this month. Rod Hooten was out of the nursing home to visit with us, his good friends, Ruby Duke and her son Richard brought him. Any questions, please call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.


    Library Friends meetings

  • Watermelon royalty

    Florida Watermelon Queen Kelli Wilder, returning Chiefland Watermelon Queen Katelyn Ressler, newly crowned Chiefland Watermelon Queen Hailey Bason, first runner up Sarah Gore and Alabama Watermelon Queen Lenzey Morris.

    Bason was crowned during the 61st Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday, June 6.