Today's News

  • Meth lab's toxic fumes yield five arrests

    Apparently five people charged with making "shake and bake" meth in a unit of a second floor duplex in Sumner were so overcome by the fumes of the chemical process they did not know drug officers were knocking on their front door.
    But when the officers could not get the attention of the people inside the unit, the next door neighbor helped out deputies and officers by kicking down the adjoining door between the units, according to Levy County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond.

  • Bronson still seeking money from school board

    Bronson is still waiting to get paid.
    Although it's been about eight months since the issue was first brought up, council members say they haven't forgotten about $29,000 they say the School Board of Levy County owes them for services Bronson schools benefitted from regarding the town's sewer expansion project.

  • Child in suspicious incident found, safe


    DUNNELLON – Dunnellon Police Department officers located a 6-year-old boy at his home late Thursday afternoon, after a “suspicious incident” in the parking lot at the Dunnellon Wal-Mart had authorities scouring the area for the vehicle witnesses saw drive away from the store.

  • Free lunches offered to area children

    In conjunction with the USDA and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Levy County is offering free meals for local children over the summer.
    Through the Break Spot program, breakfast, lunch and snacks are offered for anyone in the county 18 years or younger. Food is offered Monday through Thursday at several locations across the county. This included Bronson Elementary School and VFW post 5625 in Chiefland.

  • Father, sons summit Mt. Ranier

    Some fathers like to spend quality time with their sons out on a ball field or on a lake. For area orthodontist Bill Martin and his sons, it’s more likely on top of a 14,000-foot tall mountain.
    On July 1, Martin and his two sons completed their most recent trek up Washington’s Mt. Ranier, the most topographically prominent mountain the lower 48 states of the U.S.  It was a way for the avid climber to reconnect with old friends from his time living in the Pacific Northwest, as well as another opportunity to bond with his two favorite other climbers.

  • Levy schools get a ‘C’

    High grades for two Levy County middle schools were the highlights of a mixed group of school grade results.
    Levy County schools received a C rating as a whole from the Florida Department of Education for the 2011-2012 school year.
    A more difficult set of academic standards, and the transition to meet these requirements, factored into this year's grade, said Superintendent Robert Hastings.
    "This comes as no surprise given the nature of the changes," Hastings said, "We anticipated that this would happen. Overall we're very happy."

  • County EMS, fire assessments may go up this year

    Levy County fire assessments would be more than doubled to $110 from $40 per residence and the emergency medical services assessment would rise from $78 to $119 per residence under preliminary resolutions unanimously adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

  • City dinner, auction delayed in favor of VFW event

    Politics and a competing cake and pie auction is forcing a delay for the City of Chiefland employees'  fundraising dinner and cake and pie auction.
    Deputy City Clerk Mary Ellzey said that after some consideration the group decided it would not want to be in competition with a fundraiser for veterans.  

  • Fallen soldier comes to Chiefland on way home

    The public is being asked to turn out Wednesday at 11 a.m. to honor the sacrifice of a 23-year-old solider who lost his life with five other soldiers when they were attacked in Afghanistan.

    While U.S. Army Spec. Clarence Williams III called Brooksville, not Chiefland, his home, his body will spend time in Chiefland at Carnegie Funeral Home before reaching its eventual destination in the Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell.

  • Pre-K, kindergarten enrolling now at CES

    There are still openings in Chiefland Elementary School's Voluntary Pre-K program and the school is enrolling now for kindergarten.
       Parents are being urged to skip the delay and stop in at the CES office to pick up information and enrollment packets.
       Anyone who has not registered their child for kindergarten yet needs to come by and pick up our enrollment packet.