Local News

  • New pick up and drop off system at CES

    There are two ways for parents to enter the school this year:

       1. If you want to drop off or pick up a child at the front of the school then you will need to come in through the main entrance on 4th Avenue and follow the white arrows all the way around the parking lot to the front of the building. This will be just a large loop to help pull in cars off the road.

  • Tony’s award-winning chowder goes national

    Tony’s Three-Time World Champion Clam Chowder launched into the food service industry on Friday, Aug 10, at the Florida Food Service annual summer Food Show in St. Augustine.

     Tony’s Chowder is now available in cases of six 51 oz. cans, and is being distributed by Florida Food Service, Inc. and City Line Distributors in New England. 

     Tony’s Chowder fans can also order a case for themselves at www.tonyschowder.com.

  • CAAA Turkey Shoot on Saturday

     The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will host a turkey shoot from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Strickland Park in Chiefland. The family event will offer prizes, food, drink and T-shirts. The Deer Camp Expo will also be on-hand, offering bow adjustments, bow supplies, bow maintenance and helpful tips and pointers. The event supports the CAAA.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 16

    The following information is taken from Levy County Sheriff's Office arrest reports:

    n Aug. 9, Beech, David Lee, of Chiefland, Battery touch or strike. $20,000 bond.

    n Aug. 12, Boykin, Brandon Travon, of Archer, no valid license.

    n Aug. 11, Boykin William Tay, of Trenton, four counts grand theft less than $5,000, marijuana poss. more than 20 grams, Drug equipment, trespassing. $23,000 bond.

  • Friday night lights & peanut boil

       The Chiefland High School football team will kick of the 2012 season with a peanut boil on Friday, Aug, 17, at 7:30 p.m.. The event is free of charge and takes place at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium. 

      Put on by the Chiefland Quarterback Club, it will also serve as a welcoming to new principal Matt McLelland and football coach Aaron Richardson. 

  • Chiefland: Fire budget will cut services

    Although Chiefland city commissioners and staff covered a lot of ground at Monday night's annual budget workshop, the majority of the discussion centered around the fire department's budget for the next year.

  • Bronson homes get a facelift

    Shirley Patterson-Taylor may be living on Easy Street, but that doesn't mean life is without its challenges.

    Living alone at 70 and still recovering from a stroke, the Bronson native realized a couple of years ago she might need a little help from the town she knows so well.

    "Bronson is my home. I grew up here, and I appreciate that, because I'm a home-girl, they spent some money on me to make my last days pleasant and peaceful."

  • Big changes in Levy schools principal lineup

    Nine of the district's 12 public schools will see a new principal or vice principal for the 2012-2013 school year. The district will also be without an assistant superintendent. 

    Assistant superintendent Gina Tovine has left the county to take a similar job in Orange County schools. Because of a stretched budget, the district doesn't plan to fill the position for the immediate future. 

  • McCallum wins by wide margin

    Bobby McCallum, who lost a close race for sheriff four years ago, bounced back on Tuesday to decisively win by 20 points in unofficial results over Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan for the Republican nomination in one of the most heated races in Levy County history.

    McCallum received 2,412 votes or 58.01 percent to Sullivan's 1,612 or 38.77 percent and Noel Desmond's 134 votes or 3.22 percent. 

  • Fugitive nabbed in Chiefland by U.S. Marshals Task Force

    A fugitive wanted on a second degree murder charge in Seminole County surrendered on Friday afternoon to a U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force after being confronted at an apartment complex on West Park Avenue, according to a Marshal's Gainesville Division press release.
    Elgin Eaton, 23, was sought by the Longwood Police Department since Feb. 9 after investigators determined Eaton and Chanselor Gordon got into an altercation at a Super Bowl party during which the victim was shot and killed.
    Gordon was arrested earlier, but Eaton went on the run.