Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted April 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n April 10, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 35, Bronson, DWLSR and possession of crack cocaine. Bond $6,000.
    n April 4, David Adam Bandt, 27, Archer, VOP domestic battery.
    n April 8, James Patrick Blundy, 41, Lincolnton, Ga., grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond $7,500.
    n April 8, Rebecca Louise Bussom, 48, Bronson, domestic battery-elderly. Bond $10,000.

  • Division of Forrestry announces longleaf pine ecosystem restoration

     The Division of Forestry at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced recently the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration Landowner Incentive Program will be accepting applications from non-industrial private forest landowners Monday, April 11 through Friday, May 6.

  • Levy loggers named master loggers

    Two loggers from Levy County were recently awarded the designation of Florida Master Logger.  
    B.J. Casson and Mike Studstil, now officially Master Loggers, return to their businesses with enhanced credentials to offer logging and forestry services in this growing segment of the local and state economy.

  • Volunteer honored

       Hospice of the Nature Coast honored over 100 volunteers and guests from its Alachua and Chiefland teams with a Mystery Theater Dinner Party at the Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs.
       Mary Richardson (center of photo), of Chiefland, was one of those honored. Richardson’s first work experience is as a volunteer at the new Chiefland Thrift & Gift Shoppe, where she has been for close to a year and has provided almost 1,000 hours of service.

  • CHS sophomore serves at capital

       Logan Smith, a sixth generation Levy County resident, was sponsored by Rep. Leonard Bembry to serve as a messenger at the capitol March 14 - 18. Logan is the son of Stoney and Laura Smith, of Fanning Springs.
       Logan is a sophomore at Chiefland High School and an honor roll student. He also competes on the high school golf and track teams. He's active in BETA, student government, FBLA and FCA.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: April 14

    Director, Levy County Quilt Museum

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, April 8, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We decided not to quilt the Dresden Plate as we thought the black background would fade. So, a Log Cabin quilt was put in, and we know it will be great when quilted.

  • Indians strong at combine

    Three Chiefland High football players turned in strong showings at a Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine in Orlando this past weekend.

    Because of their performances, the trio of Jeremy McCllelan, Quan Coffee and Alphonzo Timmons have been invited to the NUC Ultimate 100 Camp-South at Tri-Cities High in East Point, Ga., June 17-19.

    The top athletes from that camp will be invited to attend the U100 Top Prospect Camp and potentially the NUC All-World Game.

  • Lady Indians punch out Suwannee

    “Boon-Yah!” shouted Chiefland coach Randy Fuller as he threw what appeared to be an uppercut to punch out Suwannee after a 5-3 home win Tuesday.

    Fuller’s excitement instantly spilled over into the dugout, where a Columbia blue and black sea of glee ensued, and then onto the field after third baseman Caitlan Fuller’s rocket throw to first for the final out. Players whooped, hollered and hugged as if they’d just won a postseason game.

  • Freshman ReWard

    Youth gave a sluggish Chiefland team a boost en route to an 11-1 home win against Hawthorne.

    Although they recorded a mercy-rule victory, the Indians (14-3 overall, 13-2 in District 5-2A play) found themselves deadlocked at 1-all heading into the fifth when they exploded for 10 runs to end the game. 

  • Trio charged with stealing wiring from farm

    Three men are charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after spending the wee hours Friday morning stripping wire from an irrigation system on a Williston farm, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The problem of wiring theft to sell the copper and aluminum has reached epic proportions in the county, said Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan. The Sheriff's Office has worked nine thefts from irrigation pivots this year. Levy County farmers have incurred approximately $ 20,000 dollars of property damage.