Today's News

  • You catch more flies with honey

     "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." 

    Matthew 5:16

  • Free entry Sunday at State Parks

    Celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month with free day-use entry into all state parks on Sunday, July 17.

    The Chiefland area has two state parks: Manatee Springs State Park and Fanning Springs State Park.

    Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the springs or walk the trails. Have a picnic.

  • Roadside revelations

    Passerbys enjoyed the pun on the portable sign in front of the Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chiefland this past week.

  • Balloting ends in Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Free admission to hoops tourney

     Action begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday for the public to see past and present top basketball players from around the region during a 3-on-3 tournament and 3-point shootout at Chiefland High School's gymnasium. Concessions will be open with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, candy and an assortment of drinks, so fans can sit back and enjoy cheering for their favorite teams as they battle for the title.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of July 14

    Through August 12

    4-H Summer Camps
    The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. The cost is $25 per camp or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for July 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n July 9, Nicholas Lee Bailey, 21, Bronson, schedule 1, II or III drugs. Bond $15,000.
    n July 6, Melissa Ann Bell, 29, Springhill, possession of cocaine, DWLS, false ID five to LEO, abuse without great harm. Bond $36,000.
    n July 8, Linda Mae Collins, 50, Chiefland. Bond $1,000.
    n July 6, Dwayne Wesley Deedrick, 50, Bronson, second offense,  deadly weapon without intent to kill, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $110,000.

  • Teen enters plea in mud bog death

    A 15-year-old New Port Richey teen pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of a 24-year-old Citrus County man at a Levy County mud bog.
    Chris Sutherlin Jr., who is on home detention, did not appear in court, but instead entered a written plea on Friday at an arraignment before Levy County Judge James "Tim" Browning. Sutherlin Jr. is charged with manslaughter in the stabbing of Roderic "Rod" Sparks at Horse Hole Mud Bog near Inglis on May 28.

  • Gunman gets lighter sentence in home invasion

    The last man to be sentenced in the armed home invasion of a residence outside Williston in February was given a total of 10 years time as arranged with the state attorney's office.
    Hillary Henderson, 20, of Chiefland, who pleaded guilty to a charge of armed home invasion and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun, was given seven years in prison on the first charge to be served after serving a minimum 3 years on the gun charge.

  • Kentucky Colonel

    Richard Villars had a happy surprise Tuesday, June 21, when he was apponted a Kentucky Colonel by Col. Claude Blackburn. Villars, also known as “Ric” has been living in the Bronson/Williston area since 1980 when he and his family moved here from West Virginia. Villars graduated from Williston High School in 1984 and has been in business for himself ever since.