Today's News

  • Levy's unemployment rate hits 7-year low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Oct. 17-23




    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits to work on the shoulders.


    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.


  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 20

    The Levy County Commission meets on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m. 

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

  • Smoke warning for CR 346 by SR 129

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of U.S. Highway 129 and County Road 346 in Levy County, due to smoke from several burning brush piles, east of US 129.

    Reduced visibility may be encountered while traveling in this area and motorists are urged to use caution by reducing their speed and using their low beam headlights.

    Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours.

  • Chiefland plays Hawthorne at home

    The Chiefland vs. Hawthorne football game has been moved to the Indians home, Wayne Pridgeon Field. It will not be an away game as originally planned. 

    The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    The Indian Nation  is being encouraged to show up and tailgate and let the Hawthorne fans know that no matter where our team plays, but especially when they play at HOME we will be there!

  • Feds seek to protect Suwannee mussel

    A mussel that no longer calls Levy County home but does live in other sections of the Suwannee River is being considered for inclusion on the federal threatened species list, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    While its population appears to have stabilized in the mainstem of the Suwannee River, the Suwannee moccasinshell mussel is declining across the rest of its range and should be protected as a threatened species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced earlier this week.

  • Library opens doors Monday for public mixer

    The Friends of the Library for Chiefland's Luther Callaway Public Library and the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce are hosting a mixer on Monday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. and they are inviting the community to learn about all it has to offer.

    Chiefland and Levy County officials and local business and civic leaders have been invited to attend.

    This is a great way to see what state and local tax money provide. The city owns the building and grounds for the library and pay for utilities and upkeep. The county furnishes the library, materials and its staff.

  • Commission delays action on RV resort

    A proposed RV resort for north Chiefland near the proposed 28-bed hospital are on hold while the Chiefland City Commission looks into what an RV resort is and what will be allowed in the complex.

  • Fanning sewer gets grant for expansion

    A growing area in Fanning Springs was named Phase III of the city's sewer expansion, though it was originally slated to be one of the later phases.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 10-16


    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits to work on the shoulders.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.