Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FFA Alumni searching for chili champion

    Anyone who can make chili, including those who think they make the best chili are invited to compete in the Chiefland FFA Alumni 4th Annual Homemade Chili Cookoff on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Chiefland High School Ag Building.

    The cookoff is a fundraiser for the Chiefland schools agriculture program.

  • Good news on job front for Levy

    What a difference two years makes.

    Two years ago the Levy County unemployment rate for January was 13 percent, the highest it had been for the county since April 2008 when it was 5.2 percent and started growing.

    In November 2008 it hit 8.9 percent and kept moving up until two years ago.

  • Do you know an extraordinary citizen?

    Do you know someone that has made a noteworthy contribution to the community? Someone who has gone out of their way and beyond to help others? A person who demonstrates a dedication to accomplishing encouraging achievements?

  • City puts off decision on mold contractor

    The Chiefland City Commission has put off awarding a bid on mold remediation services for the City Hall until it can clarify some costs in the bids submitted by four contractors on Jan. 8.
    Black mold, which poses a health threat, was discovered in the city manager's office in September. Further inspections showed the city needed to take action to eradicate the mold in the ventilation system and building located on East Park Avenue.

  • Man bitten by cottonmouth

    Emergency medical service workers had their hands full Monday afternoon answering a call for a 22-year-old male snake bite victim with a language problem in Otter Creek.
    The call came in to the Levy County Sheriff's Office shortly before 4 p.m. that the man was in a white pickup outside the Otter Creek Country Store. An ambulance was dispatched and a Shands Cair helicopter was put on standby to take him to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
    By 4:21 p.m.  Shands Cair had landed and left at 4:33 p.m. with the patient.

  • Chiefland City Manager Hartzog to leave post

    Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. received some criticism in his annual evaluation meeting with the Chiefland City Commission on Monday and when it was over he said he was ready to give it a rest after five years with the city.
    In the discussion of his performance for the past year — including comments about his four-day-a-week work schedule and the purchase of a city vehicle from a vendor outside the county —   the discussion closed when Hartzog tendered his resignation.