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  • 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.

  • Severe weather = flood alert through Thursday

     From the National Weather Service:

    Flood Watch now in effect through Thursday evening... 

  • Flood warning for Levy

    The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued the following:

  • County Commission Agenda for Aug. 21



    August 21, 2012


    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    9:00 a.m. - Ivan Chubb

    Request County Attorney to look at creating connection for Veterans organizations access.

  • Operation Safe Start begins school year

    Special from the Levy 

    County Sheriff's Office

    As another summer comes to an end, our children prepare for their next adventure in their Levy County School. On Monday they will begin this timeless ritual, their first day back. Children will face new challenges, making new friends, new teachers and for some, a new school.

  • CMS information

    First day of school — Monday, Aug. 20

    New School Hours 8 a.m.-2:50 p.m.. 

    Students should not be dropped off before 7:40 a.m.



    Back To School Information


    Thursday, Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m.

    New Student Orientation and Meet and Greet