Today's News

  • 11 a.m. Update: Closings due to Matthew

    Here's the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management Department:

    • Levy County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and the county can expect 30 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. But if Hurricane Matthew moves any more to the west, residents need to be prepared for higher winds. This storm's path could change at the last minute.

    • This is not expected to be a rainfall event. 

    • Shelters are not being opened at this time. 

  • Schools closed Friday

    Here is the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management and the next update will come at 11 a.m. after a briefing:

    "There is notmuch change in the track (of Hurricane Matthew) and we expected that, said David Peaton, assistant director at LCEM. 

    He said the Levy County School Board will close schools on Friday. "So those are the biggest changes. The shelter is not up, evacuations are not ordered."

  • Tropical storm watch issued for Levy



    A tropical storm watch has been issued for Levy County and is effective until further notice.  A Tropical Storm watch means that the potential exists for Tropical Storm force winds over the next 48 hours.


    Residents must take steps to protect their property from 30-40 mph winds that could affect items that are not secured.


    Tomorrow morning, the Levy County School Board will make the determination on the status of schools on Friday.

  • Coaches take wait-and-see attitude toward new playoff format

    As it stands, Chiefland football coach Aaron Richardson is a fan of the new playoff format that was approved by the Florida High School Athletic Association Board last week, but its ultimate benefit to Chiefland remains to be seen, he says.

  • Playoff format changes coming to high school football

    The Florida High School Athletics Association has approved a proposal to change the state’s playoff structure for football, and it could have significant implications for area schools.

    The new format gets rid of districts for classifications 1A through 4A, leaving teams to completely make their own schedules and earn playoff berths based on a points system. There will be four regions per classification, and four playoff teams per region, making for 16 total playoff teams in the lower classifications, the same number as under the current system.

  • Chiefland volleyball surrenders lead to Newberry in district clash

    The Chiefland volleyball team didn’t get the result it was looking for when it took on Newberry at home last Thursday, but what the Lady Indians might have learned against their toughest competition in the district could prove more valuable in the long run.

    It was another fierce battle between two squads that met in the district championship last season and are back at the top of the district standings this year.

  • Fall at the Farm returns to its roots for 10th anniversary

    The Annual Fall at the Farm to Benefit Haven Hospice returns to its original location for this year’s 10th anniversary, and the setting figures to be a special one.

    The silent auction and dinner will take place on the piece of land known as the Rocky Hammock Preserve at The Historical Drummond Farm in Chiefland on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m.

    The “country casual” evening will feature some rare autographed items at the auction, as well as dinner and drinks for what figures to be an idyllic Florida fall evening.

  • Chiefland football suffers second straight shutout loss

    Chiefland’s offensive woes continued last Friday, mustering just 54 yards and three first downs against No. 3 Trenton, while senior Montrez Jackson ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns to help lift the Tigers to a 42-0 win in Chiefland.

    It marked the third straight game the Indians failed to score during regulation.

    “(Trenton’s) really good on defense, and we’re not very good on offense right now,” CMHS coach Aaron Richardson said.

  • Fowlers Bluff Fire meets Saturday

    The annual meeting of the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department will be on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the fire station in Fowlers Bluff.

    Agenda items include a financial report, and election of board members and officers. Levy County Commissioner Lilly Rooks, as well as the new director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, James “Mitch” Harrell, will be in attendance.

  • Free workshops to help dementia caregivers during the holiday season

    The year-end holidays can be stressful even for individuals who enjoy normal health.  For a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia — and their family caregivers — the holidays can be even more difficult.  The heightened social demands, parties, family gatherings, and the increased noise and stimulation of the season are all disruptive to the quiet routine and reduced stimulation that people with dementia require.