Local News

  • County budget hearing Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m.

    The Levy County Commission public hearing on the proposed 2012-2013 budget will be at 6 tonight at the Levy County Courthouse. 

    The TRIM notices that were mailed recently had the date as Sept. 16, which was an error as the date is on a Sunday. 

  • Mohawked

    On the morning of May 17, moments before the most important test of her life, Kyra Telgen cried. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 4, meeting



    September 4, 2012

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    9:00 a.m. - Nature Coast Business Development Council

    David Pieklik, Executive Director

    Proposed 2012-13 Budget

    10:00 a.m. - Clerk of Court

    Danny Shipp

    S.C. Service and Pioneer Credit presentation to Clerk

    10:15 a.m. - Public Comments

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

  • Cedar Key FFA recognized nationally

    Cedar Key School may be the smallest in the state, but it's got one of the best FFA programs in the country.
    In July, a film crew from Farm Journal TV came to the school to document part of what it is that makes the program and its participants so special.
    "They came in and were really intrigued with what we were doing," said 16-year-old senior chapter FFA president Lauren Bartholemy about a project called FFA Food for All.

  • Chiefland mayor says city will remove signs from city property

    The City of Chiefland is going to crack down on signs placed on city property, according to statements made by Mayor Teal Pomeroy at Monday night’s commission meeting.
    The issue came up after Chiefland resident Dr. Keith Richeson, during public comment, asked commissioners if the city had an ordinance against portable signs, such as the hundreds of political signs currently crowding right-of-ways throughout the county.
    Pomeroy told Richeson that, yes, the city did have an ordinance against signs on city property.

  • Into the depths

    Like a trail of bread crumbs leading the way back home is the life line that few go in without.  Lights off, and it’s so dark that even the animals that flit about have long ago lost the use of eyes or pigment in skin. The walls, at times, close in tight like a stone coffin. It’s cold, and the air is always in short supply.

  • Children's Table to provide hurricane relief this week

    The Children's Table Food Pantry will be open every day this week from 9 a.m. to noon to provide emergency non-perishable food, as well as hot soup and sandwiches to any and all impacted by Hurricane Issac. The Food Pantry is located at 680 West Thrasher Drive in Bronson, directly on Highway 24 east of Cedar Key.

  • Elderly Chiefland man survives pitbull attack

    Staff report
    An 84-year-old Chiefland man is recuperating at a local hospital following an attack by a pit bull Saturday, according to the the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    Sheriff's deputies, responding to the victim's call for help, found the victim, located at 5530 N.W. 97th Ct., bleeding profusely with serious dog bites to his head to his legs.

  • Two Ocala women busted in counterfeit bill operation

    Two women trying to pass off fake money at Walmart and who may, according to police, be part of a wide-scale counterfeit ring were arrested Friday night by Chiefland police officers.
    "I'm very proud of my guys for catching these people and for helping bring this case to closure," CPD Chief Robert Douglas said Tuesday.
    Douglas said his department had been issued a be-on-the-lookout for counterfeiting suspects who had been operating in parts of Florida and south Georgia.

  • Levy in ‘wait and see’ mode as TS Isaac nears

    Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining momentum in the Caribbean but just what its impact will be on Levy County is still up in the air.

    Friday afternoon Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson met with city and county leaders at the EMOC office in Bronson to update the storm’s status and initialize the county’s plan in the event Levy is impacted. All cities and towns were represented at the meeting except Chiefland.

    Currently, the storm could reach Category I hurricane status at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.