Local News

  • It’s past time to start “dipping” your chip

    By Blake Dowling:

    Have you received your new credit card in the mail with a microchip in it?

    Does it allow the credit card company to know everything about you day or night?


    But in the short term it’s an added layer of security attempting to slow down the roaring rapids of credit card fraud and data breaches. The deployment of this type of credit card is much-needed in the United States, because such fraud has doubled in the past seven years.

  • Steinhatchee River stakeholder meeting Feb. 2

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) encourages residents, businesses and recreational users of the Steinhatchee River to participate in a public meeting.

    The purpose of the meeting is to give an overview of the minimum flows and levels (MFLs) development process for the Steinhatchee River and obtain public input.

    The meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Steinhatchee Community Center: 1013 Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee. 

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Myrtice Scabarozi


  • Citrus hospice recognizes outstanding workers

    CITRUS SPRINGS — Regina Genzel, Monica Johnson-Hawkins, Juan Sanchez and Heidi McDowell were honored as Employees of the Quarter for 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Annual Holiday Staff Breakfast Meeting in Citrus Springs. Chosen based on nominations submitted by their coworkers, they were recognized for their dedication to service, compassion, excellence and attitude.

  • Sheriff seeks sex offender’s victims

    Donald Keith McLaughlin who was sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by a 15 year sex offender probation, on Nov. 4 only pleaded guilty to one charge of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

    But based on notebooks he kept, and recordings he made, The Levy County Sheriff’s Office knows that there are other victims of McLaughlin possibly living in the area and they would like them to come forward.

  • Lawrence to seek superintendent post

    I am Jerry Lawrence, and I am seeking to serve the citizens of Levy County as your next Superintendent of Schools. I am excited about what we will be able to do together. I have a vision for education that honors our past successes and provides our children with the education that will best prepare them to face their future, and I bring to the table the qualifications of excellence that have to be in place in order for us to deliver the quality education that our community expects and that our children deserve.

  • New Year sees Levy's first violent death

    An Inglis man with a string of battery arrests and charges dating back to 1994 is jailed again on felony battery. Only this time, the arrest comes after the death of an Inglis woman witnesses said he attacked on New Year’s Day over a $40 debt.

    Eric L. “Strawberry” Adams, 40, is in Levy County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond. It is Levy County’s first death for 2016 and comes just months after an estranged husband killed three people at an Inglis residence before turning a gun on himself.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 5

    The Levy County Commission meets on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson. 

    The agenda and supporting documents can be downloaded as PDF files by clicking on the link. 

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council meeting Jan. 4, 2016

    The Bronson Town Council meets tonight (Monday, Jan. 4) at 7 p.m. in the council meeting room in the Dogan Cobb Building.

    One of the items up for discussion is a porposed animal control ordinance.

  • Art opening for sculptor at Cedar Key Art Center

    There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. for sculptor Leland Williams at the Cedar Key Arts Center. All are invited. Appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all.

    Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key as we enjoy the art produced by the Florida sculptor and miniature painter Leland Williams and quilter Gayle Wolfe.