Local News

  • Chiefland hospital to open in 2014

    The long-awaited Tri-County Hospital will be ready for occupancy Sept. 1, 2014, according to the latest timeline supplied to Chiefland staff and officials at a meeting Nov. 13.

  • Crime down in county, cities

    Crime has taken a rest in Levy County in the first six months of 2012, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's latest semi-annual report. 

  • Levy County Veterans Parade

    Hundreds turned out Monday to celebrate Veterans Day as the city of Williston hosted this year’s annual Levy County tribute to members of our nation’s Armed Forces.

  • Celebrating our veterans

    More than 80 veterans and veteran spouses showed up at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center Friday, Nov. 9, for a luncheon in their honor hosted by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Homes.

  • Inglis officers bust meth lab at residence

    Two people were arrested and a meth lab inside a home on State Highway 40 West in Inglis was shut down on Wednesday, Nov. 7 by officers from the Inglis Police Department, the Levy County Drug Task Force and the Citrus County Tactical Impact Unit, according to an Inglis Police Department press release.
    The discovery inside the home came after an investigation into suspected narcotics and dangerous drugs which involved undercover operations and surveillance of the home.
    Officers seized a large amount of methamphetamine manufacturing equipment, paraphernalia, and methamphetamine.

  • Learning about Veterans Day

  • White Ford rejuvenating

    While White Ford is hosting the 2013 Fusion event this evening, the folks at the dealership would like to say they are doing a little re-investment in the business and residents can keep an eye out for good things.
    Don Barrett, general manager, said the dealership that has been in business for 58 years, is also getting an upgrade from the founders, the White family, and has plans to move ahead.
    The entire auto industry took a severe hit with the economic downturn in 2008. And while General Motors and Chrysler took the federal auto bailout money, Ford Motor Co. did not.

  • Dental clinic open house today

    The Levy County Health Department is opening a new dental clinic and the public is invited to an open house today, Nov. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. The health department is located at 66 W. Main St., Bronson.
    Equipment for the clinic was donated by a local dentist and the clinic was remodeled by the Levy County Construction and Maintenance Department.
    For more information, call 352-486-5300.

  • Thanksgiving food drive at CHS

    Students at Chiefland High School will wrap up their food drive of non-perishable food items, including canned goods, rice, pastas, cereals, etc. on Friday, Nov. 16.
    Students have been collecting the donations since Nov. 8 in their fourth-period classes.
    The BETA Club and Student Government Association are awarding community service hours for contributions (2 hours for 10 non-perishable items). 
    The class that brings in the most food will win a pizza party.  Any local citizens that wish to contribute may drop donations by the front office at CHS.

  • One dead, one hurt in one-car crash

    A Kentucky man died and his passenger was injured when the 2003 Subaru Outback they were riding in on U.S. Highway 27A veered off the road by Northesast 151st Terrace at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
    Dead is David G. House, 81, of Avaton, Ky., the driver, and injured was Betty G. House, 80, also of Avaton, Ky. She was airlifted to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and was reported in critical condition.