Local News

  • 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.

  • Local refuges to close if federal government shuts down

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges issued the following statement on a possible shut down of the federal government on Friday, April 8:

  • Bronson council wants say in county fire department

    Several Bronson officials said Monday night they’re concerned about a plan put forth by the county’s Fire Advisory Board.
    “We want to know what’s going on,” said Council Member Jason Kennedy during the discussion at the council’s regular meeting.
    A special subcommittee of the Fire Advisory Board is recommending a 10-year plan for the consolidation of separate fire departments in the county, he explained. But Bronson officials, until recently, have had no notice about the meetings.

  • County EMS future up in air

    County Emergency Medical Services may be in need of a rescue.
    Director Trish Seibold submitted her resignation Monday morning to County Coordinator Freddie Moody, just three days after Assistant Director Royce Barber submitted his resignation and left the department.
    On Tuesday the County Commission postponed making a decision on hiring consultants to devise a method of levying EMS assessments for property owners.