Local News

  • No wake zone Lifted on Suwannee

    Suwannee River floodwaters at the Wilcox gauge fell below 9 feet Wednesday, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since April 12.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, Zone 4, which runs from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to 1 mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no wake-zone when the Suwannee River reaches 9 feet or more at the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.

  • DPS practices on pig tracheas

    Nettles Sausage Company, of Lake City, donated pig tracheas to provide EMS personnel with a lifelike experience for the advanced airway techniques as part of this quarter's safety training with the Levy County Department of Public Safety.

  • Chiefland hospital revived

    A hospital developer has bandaged up and pumped new life into a proposal to build a hospital in Chiefland on County Road 320 behind Walmart.

  • Johnson wants second look at intersection

    An intersection that has claimed at least one life and resulted in life-altering injuries to others is getting a second look for ways to prevent accidents at the request of the county commissioner for that area.

  • No answer yet on ALS

    Well, folks, it's agreed: Saving lives is a good thing.

  • Levy gets higher education

    With the swoosh of a pen Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget for 2014-15 into law on Monday and the hopes for Levy County for a better future were realized.

  • Rubio has not decided on 2016

    U.S. Sen. Mark Rubio has not decided on whether to seek re-election to the Senate or to run for president on the Republican Party ticket in 2016, his North Florida Regional Director told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on Thursday, May 22. 

  • Wild Hog smashes another record

    The 37th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race -- put together as a charity event for Levy ARC, pulled in a record-breaking $16,150 this year, beating last year's record of $11,600.

       Wild Hog representatives presented Levy ARC Director Betty Walker with a check Tuesday morning. 

       From left, Thelma McCain, County Commissioner Chad Johnson (back), Betty Walker, Keith Maynard, Justin Maynard and Daniel Maynard.

  • City parts ways with Gay

    Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay erupted in a fury Monday night after city commissioners, in a 3-2 vote, decided not to renew his contract.

  • Coast Guard rescues 3, reminds boaters to be safe Memorial Day weekend

    Coast Guard crew members from the Coast Guard Station in Yankeetown rescued three people from a sinking 16-foot recreational boat near Eleven Prong on Thursday, May 22.

    A report of a vessel with two adults and one child aboard taking on water at approximately 6 p.m.
 was received by the Coast Guard 

Sector in St. Petersburg.

    The Yankeetown CG crew launched a trailerable boat usually used in doing buoy and navigation sign duties to reach the three people and bring them to shore.