Local News

  • Woman dies after accident

    A Chiefland woman is dead as the result of an accident on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Northwest 55th Avenue, two miles north of County Road 330, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. 

    Jo-Ann Braswell Bailey, 66, died at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

    She was driving a 2003 Pontiac mini-van southbound on Northwest 55th Avenue as William A. Graden, 28, of Chiefland was attempting to back a 1997 Freightliner semi and flatbed from the northbound lane into a driveway. 

  • Monday P.M. burn, smoke, burn updates


    A prescribed burn started on 800 acres in part of Manatee Springs State Park at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28. Drivers and residents in the area are asked to be cognizant of conditions. 



  • FHP issues notice of burn on SR 121/U.S. 19

     A prescribed burn is being conducted in Levy County located at SR-121 and US 19. The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring road conditions in the area of SR-121, US-19 and CR-337. Conditions may require motorists to take alternate routes. The potential of smoke/fog type conditions may increase during the evening and early morning hours. Motorists traveling in areas with reduced visibility are advised to use caution by reducing their speed and use headlights on low beam. Possibility of low visibility conditions are expected to continue through the weekend.

  • Sheriff's Report for January 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • Twice in one year

     Chris Nickolas knows the importance of planning and setting goals. But he also knows that to make it through adversity one has to take things day to day, moment by moment, step by step.

  • C-h-a-m-p-i-o-n

    Jahvel Blair, 11, a fifth grade student at Chiefland Elementary School, said he did not start out wanting to win his school's spelling bee. But he did. 

  • Body found by hunter identified

     The body found east of Otter Creek by hunters on Friday afternoon has been identified that of DeAnna Lee Stires, 18,  of Brooksville who was reported missing on Jan. 1, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Levy County School Board Agenda for Jan. 22


    January 22, 2013

    8:15 a.m.


    A)  Expulsion Hearing (continued from 12/18/12 Board Meeting) and Expelled Student Request to Enroll at Hilltop — Superintendent


    9:00 a.m.



  • Cedar Key man dies in hunting accident

    A Cedar Key man died in a hunting accident in Rosewood on Saturday when he be came separated from his juvenile hunting partner who was shooting at a group of hogs in an area near Rosewood, according to an FWC press release.

    john Fredderick Alford, 63, died after the juvenile companion fired once from a 16-gauge shotgun loaded with No. 1 shot.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, January 22


    January 22, 2013

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    9:00 a.m. - Public Hearing

    • Adopt Ordinance 2013-01 amending the schedule of Capital Improvements for Levy County as required annually by Florida Statute.

    • Adoption of Resolution 2013-01 approving the petition to vacate, abandon, and close a dedicated right of way of NW 50th Avenue located in long Pond Oaks Subdivision as requested by Edmund T. and Donna D. Parada.