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  • Rabies Alert issued for Bronson-Archer area

    The Levy County Health Department and Alachua County Health Department have issued a rabies alert for the Forest Park and University Oaks area which is located in Levy County and near the Alachua County border in Archer.

    This is in response to a domestic dog that tested positive for rabies on Feb. 23.

  • Traffic slowdown at courthouse

  • “Gentlemen, start your engines!”

    The most famous words in motor racing return to the local airwaves when the NASCAR Sprint Cup series kicks off the 2012 season at Daytona International Speedway with the Daytona 500. Complete coverage of the Daytona 500 will be on AM940 in Chiefland and AM1240 in Cross City,  the New WZCC Sunday beginning at noon.
    Call 352-498-0304 or find us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/WZCCRadio.

  • Floridians get $8.4 billion in mortgage settlement

    On Thursday, the U.S. government announced a $25 billion settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and unacceptable nationwide mortgage servicing practices.

  • NRA finds a gun safety friend

    Howell "Trip" Lancaster, the Central Florida field representative for the National Rifle Association, made his annual speech to the Chiefland Rotary to pitch the annual fundraiser for the NRA Foundation. But he got more than he sought.
    After talking politics, Lancaster spoke to the Rotarians about the non-profit foundation's annual fundraiser being held on July 26.  The dinner is the third largest in the state and brings in more than $100,000 for the foundation's projects.

  • Klein celebrates 10 years of Cracker Days

    By SHARON HUSTON
    For the Riverland News

    Rainbow Springs State Park staff, Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) members and volunteers have begun preparations for the annual Cracker Days event, which is presented for the public each February. This year the event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Chiefland must pay for waste

    Plans for a Solid Waste Amnesty Weekend for Chiefland may have hit a snag as the Levy County Commission rejected the city's request to waive the landfill fees.
    Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog made the request that the fees be waived for the city's contract hauler, Waste Pro.
    Hartzog said material would be collected on May 4-5 and would include vehicle tires, paint and batteries.

  • Bronson FFA Alumni Food Fest Friday

       The Bronson FFA Alumni Organization's Annual Food Fest will be Friday, March 2, at First Baptist Church in Bronson, with entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. and food service at 5:30 p.m.
       There will also be a singing group from the local Cowboy Church, a cake auction, a silent auction and door prizes.
    Tickets for the event may be purchased in advance for $10 or for $15 at the event. Proceeds go to the Bronson FFA Alumni Scholarship Program and to send local students to leadership conferences.

  • Community action directors meet

       The Central Florida Community Action Agency Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the agency office at 1405 N.W. 13th St., Suite B, Gainesville. The board committees will meet on the same date prior to the board meeting.
       For more information call Monique Harrison at 352-373-7667, ext. 204, or email mharrison@cfcaa.org.

  • County still waiting on inmates

    The Levy County recycling program is still on hiatus awaiting a decision on when it can get women prison inmates to sort the material collected.
    The county suspended the program and picked up the recycling trailers from around the county three weeks ago after the state Department of Corrections decided to shut down the Levy Forestry Work Camp which provided inmates for the sorting  program at the landfill.