Today's News

  • Chiefland Fire Rescue teaches kids about fire safety

     In October, members of Chiefland Fire Rescue visited several schools and children's organizations in an effort to educate children about fire safety and prevention.  More than 1,000 children, ranging in age from 5 to 9, were visited by CFR.  Educational topics included knowing how to dial 911 in an emergency, devising an escape plan and the importance of not playing with fire.

  • Springhouse Quilters: Nov. 7


  • Log Cabin Quilters: Nov. 4


  • Bride's murder means life sentence for groom

    A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine's death was premeditated 1st degree murder by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke, 24, condemning him to spend the rest of his life in state prison.

  • Party beneath the stars

     The light pouring in from the dome’s rectangular opening made silhouettes out of John Novak and the large telescope he built some years back.

  • Voters turn down millage increase

    Levy County voters on Tuesday turned down a school board referendum to add 0.25 mills to the school district's millage rate starting in the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

  • Veterans Day: parades, reservations needed for luncheon

    Champions of Freedom luncheon needs RSVPs

    Veterans and their spouses or a guest who plan to attend the Champions of Freedom Independence Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at Tommy Usher Community Center need to make reservations to attend.

    The free luncheon is sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home to thank those who served their country. There will also be a special gift for veterans who attend. Veterans are also urged to bring their memorabilia and personal stories to share.

  • Levy turns new leaf with GOP

    Voter dissatisfaction has led to a tidal shift in Levy County politics as the Board of County Commissioners has two firsts: Republicans elected to the board and a majority of seats in Republican hands.

    Republicans Ryan Bell and Chad “Cracker” Johnson, both of Chiefland, defeated their Democrat incumbents. 

  • Vote! Polls open until 7 p.m. More info.

     The clerk or inspector shall require each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present one of the following current and valid picture identifications:

    Florida Driver's License.

    Florida Identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. 

    United States Passport.

    Debit or credit card.

    Military identification.

    Student identification.

    Retirement center identification.

    Neighborhood association identification.

  • Roads closing for parades

    Look for these road closings in Levy County the next two weeks and please plan your travels accordingly:

    U.S. Highway 27A (Noble Avenue) from in front of Williston High School to the 500 bock of East Noble Avenue (Near Badcock's Furniture) on Friday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Williston High Homecoming Parade. The Williston Police Department will handle detour traffic.