Local News

  • Centennial Celebration begins Thursday night

    A year of planning comes to fruition this week as Chiefland marks the Centennial of formation of Chiefland Development Corporation and the surveying of the town. 

  • Bronson votes to pass on old gym

    Bronson Town Council members voted 3-0 Monday night in favor of dropping proposed negotiations with the Levy County School Board about town use or ownership of the old Bronson High School Gym.
    “I don’t really want to do business with the school board,” said Vice Mayor Berlon Weeks in reference to a recent letter sent to the town by Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings.

  • Broadband authority: misinformation campaign hurting credibility

    The North Florida Broadband Authority, in the wake of dwindling customer support that threatens its ability to function, is pushing through in hopes that it will be able to pick up customers with new strategies formed in the next few weeks.
    “Yesterday’s challenge,” said NFBA General Manager Richelle Sucara at a board meeting in Fanning Springs last week, “was building the network,” a system that is now in place and serves about 600 customers.

  • Levy residents finding jobs

    The jobless rate for Levy County residents dropped 0.6 percentage points to 8.4 percent in February —  the lowest it has been since November 2008 according to a press release by the state's labor contractor. 

  • Third time's the charm for rezoning

    It took three tries, but despite the opposition of his neighbors, developer Darryl Diamond won a 3-2 vote of the Levy County Commission to rezone four acres of property along U.S. Highway 19 near Inglis to allow the building of offices and a mini storage facility.

  • Motel meth lab a hazmat situation: officials

    A meth lab being run out of the Bronson Motel, according to area law enforcement, was shut down in early March, but town officials are saying they have been left holding the proverbial bag, which, in this case, may be full of the deadly residue left from the illegal operation.

  • County sets alcohol sales hours hearing for May 7

    The Levy County Commission will hold a public hearing on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. to allow public comment on a proposal to extend alcohol sales hours from midnight to 2 a.m. in the unincorporated areas.

    Commissioners said they had heard from the public, with Commissioner Chad Johnson of Chiefland saying most of the comment he received was against the measure. 

    The hearing will be at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

  • Pitbulls terrorize South Chiefland

    A pair of pain-in-the-rear pitbulls is plaguing parts of South Chiefland, according to city officials and residents in the area, but a solution is proving hard to leash.

  • Levy nuclear plant clears another hurdle

    Special to the Beacon

  • Saying goodbye

    Chiefland Senior FFA member Tyler Bennett spends a moment with his hog that won Grand Champion Swine at the 2013 Suwannee River Fair Youth Livestock Show and Sale.

    His animal brought $13 per pound in the annual sale held on Wednesday, March 20.