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Today's News

  • County property tax 7.8114 mils

    There was a little horse trading at the Levy County Commission on Monday as the board tried to feel each other out to set the property tax millage for the coming year.
    The commissioners also warned that they have cut the "fluff" from the county budget and a property tax increase is looming in the future.

  • New CFEC building on its way

    The board of Central Florida Electric Co-op, donning hardhats, were gold shovel-ready Monday afternoon as they posed for the ground-breaking ceremony at the new location for the operations center in Chiefland.
    The new building will be 32,000 square feet and house a variety of departments that are located in several buildings in Chiefland. It will include system operations, member services, engineering and a two-lane drive-thru for making payments.

  • CF Levy Center

    n Financial workshops meet in October
       The College of Central Florida Levy Center will offer Financial Focus Workshops, providing answers to common questions about personal finance.
       The workshops will be held Mondays, Oct. 3 through 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The registration fee is $15 and includes all five sessions.

  • Chiefland FFA member makes state finals

  • 9/11, a walk to remember

     Bronson Future Farmers of America students took part in "9/11, A Walk to Remember" before the Eagles' home game against Seven Rivers on Friday. As a show of respect for the lives lost 10 years ago, FFA members walked around the old Bronson High School, now Hilltop, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
     Donations were taken prior to kickoff with 100 percent going to The Wounded Warriors Project. Donations also can be made by calling Marcia Smith or Jennifer Bray with the Bronson FFA at352-486-5261, ext. 283.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for September 22

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n  Sept. 12, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 36, Bronson, VOP.
    n  Sept. 16, Jessica Danielle Barlow, 23, Gainesville, FTA.
    n  Sept. 16, Walter Alexander Burns, 40, Chiefland, trespassing. Bond $2,500.
    n  Sept. 13, Everett Troy Crawford, 46, Chiefland, VOP.
    n  Sept. 12, James Russell Crawford, 22, Old Town, petit theft. Bond $1,000.
    n  Sept. 12, Libbi Rose Eilola, 27, Inglis, three VOP.

  • Car chase ends in murder suspect's arrest

    Wednesday evening's rush hour took on new meaning as a murder suspect tore through downtown Williston, running vehicles off the road, hitting speeds of up to 100 mph and going the wrong way up Highway 27,  all the while leading about 20 law enforcement vehicles.

  • Robbery at Tackle Box in Fanning Springs

    A Saturday robbery at the Tackle Box in Fanning Springs might have a clerk questioning the cost of good customer service.
    The clerk, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, had just locked the front door to tend to business in the back of the store when he heard someone at the front door. He let the man in and went around the counter to serve him.

  • Chiefland 's varsity cheerleaders
  • Chiefland's JV volleyball team undefeated

    After losing the opening game at Dixie County, Chiefland’s junior varsity volleyball team roared back to win the final two sets to remain a perfect 3-0 on the season.

    The team is coached by Tevin Bennett, a 2001 Trenton High graduate who played setter for the Lady Tigers.

    “They played really well tonight,” Bennett said. “They learned a brand new rotation yesterday and still did well. We moved Ashley Davies to libero and that's what changed our rotation.”