Today's News

  • Mentoring Program in Levy receives grant

    The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, has recently awarded a local non-profit organization, Unity Family Community Center, Inc., grant funds in the amount of $200,000 to provide mentoring services to children ages 4-18 in Levy and Marion counties. 

    The program will serve youth whose parents are incarcerated in local, state or federal correctional institutions.  

  • No injuries as log truck rolls over in Goethe State Forest

    No injuries were reported when a loaded log truck rolled over on Gas Line Road in the Goethe State Forest on Tuesday at 4:20 p.m.

     According to the Highway Patrol, Johnnie E. Cooper, 71, was driving the truck when the right tires dropped off into a ditch of water. Eventually the right front fell into a hole and the truck overturned on its right side.  

  • Q&A from Social Security

    Alice Moses-Turner  


    What is the earliest age that I can apply for Social Security retirement benefits?


  • SVP presents Haunted Theater

    Suwannee Valley Players will present its 2nd annual Haunted Theater.   The theme for this year’s event is All Things Scary; each room has been designed to bring the spectator a different thrill.  

    There are monsters, vampires, spiders, clowns, zombies…well, you get the idea.  If it is scary, it is at the Chief Theater. 

  • County discusses sale of water systems

    An Atlanta-based water company has inquired about buying the county-operated Manatee Water System, which serves 64 households in the Chiefland area, and University Oaks water system which serves 125 households in the Bronson area.

    Assistant County Coordinator Dick Tummond mentioned the inquiry at Tuesday's regular Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting sparking a discussion of whether the county should sell and questions about how to handle a sale.

  • Four arrested on drug charges in raids on Cedar Key homes

    After a three-month drug investigation by te Levy County Sheriff’s Office in the Cedar Key area, drug agents served two search warrants simultaneously and arrested five subjects in the early morning raid on Oct. 19. 

     Upon receiving a complaint that the suspects were selling narcotics (pills) from their residence, agents infiltrated the suspects using a confidential source. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports Oct. 21, 2010

    Two West Central Florida men were arrested on misdemeanor drug charges after their vehicle was stopped for a broken headlight in Fanning Springs.

  • Bronson falls to St. Joseph Academy

    ST. AUGUSTINE -- Quintell Coleman ran the opening kickoff back 90 yards, but that was one of the few bright spots for Bronson in a 51-12 loss to St. Joseph Academy’s football team Friday night.

    Coleman caught a 43-yard TD pass before halftime, making the score a respectable 22-12 at the break. But the Flashes exploded for 29 points in the third period and that set up a running clock to finish the game.

    St. Joe rushed for 290 yards, while Bronson ran for just 37.

  • Zoning changed for firm

    The owners of Hoseline Inc., one of three companies that manufactures air conditioning and heating units for emergency vehicles and handcart units used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, won final approval for a change to the county’s land use plan and a zoning change for a facility in Williston.

    The family-owned company requested a change in the Levy County Future Land Use Plan for 10.58 acres on County Road 316 and U.S. Highway 27 from urban low density residential use to commercial use.

  • County to sell dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline up for sale, preferring to use another piece of equipment to mine and load limestone from the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.

    The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale at the request of Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee. who said the dragline is no longer needed for the county’s limerock mining operation. “We can only mine to 30 feet and we need to get rid of this. There is a lot of demand for this equipment.”