Local News

  • 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.


  • Meet the Chiefland candidates Thursday

    The Chiefland Citizen, the Chiefland Lion's Club and the College of Central Florida Levy Center are proud to announce they are hosting a Chiefland Commission candidates forum meet and greet on Thursday, July 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    The event will be held in the community room at the College of Central Florida. Light refreshments will be served.

    All of the candidates in the Aug. 7 election have been invited to attend. Each will be allowed a specified amount of time to speak.

  • Sheriff's reports (week of 7-18-2013), and Most Wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    • July 12, Dakorian Kadeem Frazier, 21, Newberry, VOP.
    • July 9, Shellie Haas Fry, 43, Morriston, out of county warrant.
    • July 12, Nicholas Scott Genco, 34, Summerfield, FTA DWLSR. Bond $50,000.
    • July 9, Joshua Alanob Gross, 25, Old Town, grand theft. Bond $25,000.
    • July 10, Robert Creason Hobby, 33, Williston, DWLS, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $20,000.

  • Mission accomplished

    With a name that translates as “His Greatness,” it should come as no surprise that 51-year-old Malaysian native Keeway Wong would be more than able to cope with sacrifice.
    But that sacrifice, which brought him to Chiefland about 10 years ago, ended Monday with a 16-hour flight back to his wife and his two youngest sons still living on the other side of the world.

  • Chiefland meets on budget Monday

    The Chiefland City Commission has its second annual budget meeting, which is open to the public, Monday night immediately after the regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
    The city is facing serious financial issues due to a number of factors, though the biggest stem from falling property values and tax cuts approved by the commission during the last five budget cycles. During that period, the city lost out on about $457,000 by not adopting rollback rates that would have kept taxes in pace with falling values, according to city staff.

  • County's finances get good report

    Martha Garcia-Baker got Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting off to a good start delivering her audit of their finances and praising the commission for taking the steps to keep the county on solid financial footing.
    Garcia-Baker, who is with the accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, brought the board's attention to the county's financial statements.
    “This is good news and I actually jumped up and told Sheila 'good job',” she said. “Sheila” is Sheila Rees, the deputy clerk for finance.

  • Bronson early voting rejected again

    Bronson Town Hall suffered a bit of Déjà vu Monday night as a second decision on early voting mirrored that of the first 3-2 vote against the idea made about a month ago.
    “No matter the cost, if one person gets to vote, it’s worth it,” said Vice Mayor Berlon Weeks, hoping to sway Mayor Franklin Schuler and council members Aaron Edmondson and Beatrice Roberts from their positions on the issue.

  • Bronson council says no to early voting again

    The Bronson Town Council voted 3-2 for a second time to now allow early voting in the Sept. 10 elections. Details to come.

  • Shriners' cooking breakfast Saturday, July 13

    The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its country breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half-mile north of Fanning Springs.
The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $6 per person.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for July 16



    July 16, 2013

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    9:00 a.m. - Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, Martha Garcia-Baker, 2012 Audit Report Presentation

    9:15 a.m. - Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Jr.