Today's News

  • 35th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee

        The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s  Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will host the 35th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, February 18-20, 2011. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

  • Wild Hog Race scheduled for April 30

    AMVETS Post 88 is gearing up for the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 30. This is Post 88's sixth year hosting the race. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race.

  • Artifact and fossil show

    The Second Annual Chiefland Native American Artifact and Fossil Show will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Admission is $3 for adults.  Children and society members get in for free.

    For more information, contact Andrew Davis at 407-455-4141, or floridaflint


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  • Four arrested on drug charges

        The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force arrested five people— four of them on drug charges —  when they executed a drug search warrant Jan. 19  at Northwest 30th Street, Chiefland, according to a Sheriff's Office press release. 

  • Chiefland man arrested on witness tampering

        Levy County Sheriff's Office arrested Greg Roland, 55, of Chiefland on Jan. 19 and charged him with tampering with a witness. The Drug Task Force Agents received information that Roland was threatening a confidential source utilized by the Sheriff's Office and had placed a $5,000 bounty on the person. 

  • Court dispositions, Jan. 27

     The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records.

  • What the abbreviations in the arrest reports mean

     n Driver’s License–DL

    n Driving While License Suspended or Revoked–DWLSR

    n Driving Under the Influence–DUI

    n Failure to Appear–FTA

    n Released on Own 

    n Recognizance–ROR

    n Resisting With 

    n Violence–RWV

    n Resisting Without Violence–RW/OV

    n Violation of Probation–VOP

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted: Jan. 27

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:


     Tom Ten Broeck, general manager of the Chiefland Citizen, Tri County Bulletin and Cedar Key Beacon accepts the Outstanding Community Partner Award from SHINE’s 3A/E coordinator Mary Lee Tanca. The newspapers were saluted for helping SHINE promote its sessions and activities in the tri-county area.