Today's Features

  • This month, six locations in the Tri-County Area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many tri-county area residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with items like a doll or soccer ball, other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

  • Morriston Baptist Church Quilters are providing an opportunity for area church visitors to bid on and purchase quilted gifts and sewn treasures. Membership in the church is not required to participate in the sale.

    The silent auction will be held at the church, 3141 S.E. Highway 41, Morriston, beginning Sunday, Nov. 29 during morning services, and continuing with bidding until Sunday, Dec. 6, immediately after the evening service.

    Quilts and treasures can be paid for and taken at that time, or picked up during the week in the office.

  • Drummond Community Bank, Chiefland will host the Annual Angel Tree on display in the lobby beginning Nov. 16 The tree will be covered in local “Angels” that without the community’s help may not get to experience Christmas this year.

  •     Bronson Middle High School student Mackenzie McCallister, with help from other students and health department coordinator and school nurse, Angie Phillips, raised a total of $410 for the Florida chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

       They raised $170 collecting change in BMHS first period classes and $240 from the Zumbathon.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate Amanda Sauder, left along with Executive Assistant Robin McCracken, Detention Bureau Lt. Lisa Brock, and Finance officer Nicole Gore represented the Sheriff's Office in the 5K on Oct. 31 hosted by Another Way in honor of Domestic Violence month.

    Another Way has a shelter in Levy County. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office Deputy Clint Anderson of the Community Relations Division helped personnel from the Levy Learning Academy with a Thanksgiving food drive for needy families.

    Through their efforts they collected enough food for 10 needy families. The Sheriff's Office also thanks Robbie Cooper of Bronson Lube, David Stone Bail Bonds, and Murray Tillis of Tillis Farms for donating the turkeys.

  • So far the Tri-County Outreach has raised about $6,000 by donations from 75 businesses and individuals.

    The proceeds wil go towards food for Thanksgiving and restocking the food pantry shelves at the beginning of the year.

  • While the judges were tallying up scores for the Chiefland Elementary School speech contest, two students were asked to give their speeches.

    The winner from each fourth and fifth grade class advanced to the final school competition, but these two had not competed in the final contest. Nevertheless, the teachers had decided their speeches needed to be heard, said Lisa Baxter who coordinated the contest last Friday.

    One speech, by fifth grader Matthew Wilkerson, stood out.

  • A special resource some may not know about is available to Levy residents who do not have health insurance and can meet certain criteria.

    The Levy County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps has many functions, including staffing the Community Cares Clinic.

    "We're trying to reach out to the residents of Levy County," said Mark Johnson, preparedness coordinator. The clinic has room to assist a few more patients and is always open to new volunteer medical professionals.

  • The Suwannee River Baptist Church will be offering free BBQ dinners on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 64 N.E. 718 Street, Old Town across from the new Dollar General. Eat in or carry out.

       They will also deliver to home bound people. Please call 352-210-7476 to give address information.