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Local News

  • County holds off on joining water authority

    Richard Owen, executive director of the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority, made a presentation asking the commissioners to consider rejoining the body. Levy County was a member of the authority, but dropped out in 1982. 

  • Fire issue still smoldering

    Chiefland will be signing on to another year of fire protection for the incorporated portion of Otter Creek.

  • Chiefland to see higher taxes next fiscal year

    Taxes will be going up in Chiefland for the next fiscal year.

  • Two die in head-on crash on U.S. 19

    An early morning head-on crash on U.S. Highway 19 has claimed the lives of two people and left a third person in critical condition, according to a Florida Highway Patrol release.

  • Weather alert for North Levy, Chiefland

     THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED AN

  • Poker run Saturday helps families kick cancer's butt

    The 4th Annual Kicking Cancer's BUTT Poker Run is Saturday, Sept. 28, with a ride that begins in Chiefland and winds throughout scenic Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties before coming to an end at the Seabreeze Restaurant in Cedar Key.

    All proceeds go to the BACK Fighting Cancer Inc., a non-profit group whose primary mission is to provide financial assistance to families with a child fighting cancer in the Tri-County Area of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

  • Runaway teens located

    Two teens, one from Cedar Key and one from Yankeetown, have been found and are in custody in Miami. 

    Oshun Dunn, of Cedar Key, and Sydney Allen, of Yankeetown, both 15, are believed to have left home on Saturday, Sept. 21, between 1:30 and 5:30 a.m. Dunn took his mother's vehicle which was later found at the Wacassassa boat ramp.

    A law enforcement source said the two have been arrested in the Miami area in a car that was reported stolen from the Gulf Hammock area.

  • Summer's over, unemployment drops

    Good news for those in Levy County seeking a job, the unemployment rate for August was 7.9 percent, a drop of 0.8 percent from July's rate of 8.7 percent.

    Surrounding counties served by Workforce Connection, the region's career service, also saw dips in unemployment. The regional rate was 7.9 percent in August, down 0.4 percent from July, and down 2.2 percentage points compared to a year ago. It was 7.9 percent for Marion County, a decrease of 0.4 percent and 8 percent for Citrus County, also down 0.4 percentage points.

  • FWC proposing rules changes for turkeys

     For the 2014-2015 hunting season, the FWC is proposing greater flexibility for harvesting wild turkeys on private lands by removing the daily bag limit of one. 

  • Klan propaganda thrown in black council members' yards

    Three Bronson Council members got an unwelcome surprise thrown in their yards and driveways some time during the weekend, just a few days after the town elections.
    Council Member Beatrice Roberts, at the end of Tuesday Night's town council meeting, held up a Ziplock bag containing a rock and a leaflet bearing the name of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Klu Klux Klan.