Local News

  • Levy’s unemployment down to 10.8%

    Levy County’s unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent in March, the lowest it has been in almost two years and a big drop from a year ago when it was 12.1 percent and January’s rate of 12.4 percent

    The good news follows a statewide trend as 61 of 67 counties saw decreases, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.

  • LARC funding cut by Governor

    Thelma McCain knows how important it is to feel needed, to have a purpose, something to do. Her developmentally disabled son, Harold, 48, has been finding things to do through the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens for 26 years.

  • FDEP presents trail management plan

    Officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection are almost done with a 10-year plan for the management of the Nature Coast State Trail that includes trail extensions and upgrades throughout the tri-county area.

  • Cycle for schools Saturday — come rain or shine

     Temperatures are expected to be in the 70s Saturday morning, perfect for the 2nd Annual Cycle for Education between Chiefland, Old Town and Cross City.

  • Fair officially ends tonight

    It will be the biggest gathering of winners in the tri-county area when the Suwannee River Fair Association hosts its annual awards program at 6:30 tonight at Old Town Elementary School.

  • No medal, but Brown feels like winner

    Bill Brown could not stop talking about his trip to Washington, D.C., the weekend of March 25.

  • School Board fires bus driver, suspends another

    The Levy County School Board voted unanimously to fire a school bus driver and suspend another, without pay, for a month after an emotionally draining five-hour meeting Tuesday.

  • Trio charged with stealing wiring from farm

    Three men are charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after spending the wee hours Friday morning stripping wire from an irrigation system on a Williston farm, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The problem of wiring theft to sell the copper and aluminum has reached epic proportions in the county, said Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan. The Sheriff's Office has worked nine thefts from irrigation pivots this year. Levy County farmers have incurred approximately $ 20,000 dollars of property damage.

  • Hardee Family reunion on Sunday

        The Hardee Family Reunion will be held at Manatee Springs State Park on April 10.  Some long-lost cousins from Isaac’s brother, Joseph are coming.  Lunch will be around 1:30 p.m.  Bring enough food to feed your family. If you have any questions, call Jeff Hardee at 352-949-0592.


  • Levy Sheriff's officer finalist for Trenton chief's job

    Lt. Scott Finnen of the Levy County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday that he is one of five finalists being interviewed April 12 for the Trenton police chief job.

    The Trenton City Commission was presented a short list of 16 candidates from which to choose five.

    Finnen, Andrew B. Johnson, and Robert R. Webb, each received five votes, while William Sampson received four, and James V. Raven received three.