Today's News

  • Spring sports schedule for Levy County


    A composite schedule of sporting events involving high school varsity teams from Levy County.



    18— Baseball: Branford @ Chiefland, 7 p.m., Trinity Catholic @ Williston, 7 p.m.; Softball: Trenton @ Bronson, 7 p.m., Williston @ Suwannee, 7 p.m.

  • Indians run into roadbock

    Playing without its top scorer, Chiefland gave a gallant effort only to fall 75-35 against P.K. Yonge in the semifinals of the District 5-2A tournament in Hawthorne on Friday.

    The Blue Wave went on to win the tournament for the second straight season with a convincing 72-53 win against Hawthorne on Saturday.

    Against Chiefland, P.K. Yonge senior guard Devin Wilson busted the Indians’ zone defense with nine 3-pointers. He finished with a tourney-high 38 points.

  • Williston blisters Chiefland softballers

    Chiefland softball coach Ginger Fuller was surprisingly upbeat after her team was run-ruled 11-1 by Williston in the season opener.

    Despite the lopsided home loss, Fuller was pleased with how her team performed against the Lady Red Devils, which return most of their starters off last season’s Class 3A state semifinalist squad.

  • Four combine for shutout vs. Bronson

    Chiefland’s pitchers appeared to be in midseason form in a 10-0 home win against Bronson in a preseason game on a chilly Tuesday night.

    Four hurlers combined for a two-hit shutout against the Eagles. Brent Slaughter allowed a hit and struck out four while pitching the first two innings. Timmy Reidy fanned three batters while working the third and fourth innings. Clayton Smith and Travis Wain  tag teamed the fifth and final inning by retiring the side in order. None of the four issued any walks.

  • FWC to withdraw deer tagging proposal?

    The second day of a two-day meeting for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will address an issue of interest to many deer hunters across the state.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Feb. 5, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, FTA trespassing after warning. $5,000 bond.
    • Feb. 6, Allyson Leo Adkins, 50, Williston, obstruction of justice.
    • Jan. 31, Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    • Feb. 3, Drew Joshua Bennett, 24, Perry, larceny and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    • Jan. 26, Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

  • Ag engineers call for more tractor safety

  • Natural disaster aid available to area growers

     Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 34 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to frosts and freezes during this winter season and drought over the last six months. The USDA has designated an additional 28 counties in Florida as contiguous natural disaster areas.

  • A brief guide to raising chickens

    These days, people are becoming more concerned about where their food comes from and how it’s produced.  Many, with the fear of growth hormones in their food, pesticides on their fruits and vegetables or the realization that some agricultural practices can be harmful to the environment, are turning to producing as much food as they can at home.  
    “Generally speaking, home food production has increased in the last 10 to 12 years,” said Levy County UF/IFAS extension agent Anthony Drew.

  • Become a master gardener

       Master Gardener class for Nature Coast begins March 17. The classes will be on Thursdays from March 17 until April 28. The location will be  The Levy County Extension Office at 625 N. Hathaway Blvd. (Hwy. 27) in Bronson.