Local News

  • Summer slump hits Levy workers; unemployment inches up to 8.3%

    It was not unexpected, but today's jobless report shows unemployment in Levy County inched up to 8.3 percent — up half a point — in the month of June. 

  • Be wary: it’s mosquito season

    Recent rain and the mosquitoes it will inevitably help breed is prompting area officials to remind people to take precautions this summer.

  • City to raise millage, water rates

    The City of Chiefland, wrestling with financial woes, has decided to tentatively raise the property tax millage for the first time since 2008 and to raise base water rates for the first time in three years.

  • Fanning Springs mayor meets governor

    Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola met with Gov. Rick Scott and discuss several local issues with him during the Florida Rural Economic Boot Camp on July 11 in Okeechobee at the Indian River State College.

    The Mayor met with Scott, the keynote speaker for the event, to discuss issues pertinent to the area such as the Fanning Springs Historical Park, the state park and the Community College of Central Florida Levy Campus, and their impact on the local economy.

  • Levy plant spending nearly $1 billion

    By Pat Faherty

  • Summer slump hits Levy workers

    It was not unexpected, but today's jobless report shows unemployment in Levy County inched up to 8.3 percent — up half a point — in the month of June. However, it was well below the June 2012 rate of 10.1 percent and the 2011 rate of 11.3 percent. 

  • Sexual predator registers in Williston

    Robert Lewis Jr., a registered sexual predator, has informed the Levy County Sheriff's Office of his address at 21161 N.E. 35 St., Williston.

    Lewis, 39, was sentenced to 12 years on sexual battery and robbery convictions in 2005 in Alachua County. He is on community control status, which imposes the wearing of an electronic device and rules on his activities and a curfew.

    For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.

  • Attorneys can apply for job handling capital cases

    The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy in the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel for the Northern Region. 

The Northern Region consists of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits. 

  • Blood drive in Chiefland

    The next time you climb into your car in the afternoon and the seats and the steering wheel are just slightly cooler than a fully-fired charcoal grill, think of it as a reminder that it’s a good time to donate blood.

    Summer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If it’s been a while since you donated, there’s no better time than now.

  • Town hall on oil spill money Tuesday

    A town hall meeting ont he RESTORE Act, which spells out how fines and settlements from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be distributed and how to qualify projects for grants under the law will be held on Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the College of Central Florid Levy Center at 114 Rodgers Boulevard, Chiefland. 

    Members of the Levy County TESTORE Act Advisory Committee will be present for the meeting as will the county's consultants, Amber Davis and Bill Williams.