Local News

  • Bronson to rename park

    Bronson town council members voted unanimously Monday night to rename the town's sports complex in honor of a man they say gave his life to make Bronson a better place to live.
    James Harry  Cobb was only 46 last August when he died while at work for the town, a place he had worked for 16 years.
    Council Member Berlon Weeks, in a non-agendad discussion, made the motion.

  • Cedar Key soldier dies in Afghanistan

    Army Pfc. Ryan Lumley, of Cedar Key,  died this weekend as the result of a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
    Lumley, a 2008 Cedar Key High School graduate and a standout in tennis and track and field,  was assigned to 2nd Platoon, Action Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas.
    His platoon was recently operating in the Sayed Abad district of Wardak province, Afghanistan.

  • Bread sold in Levy County included in recall

    Flowers Foods has announced that, out of an abundance of caution, it has pulled off store shelves in certain Florida and southeast Georgia counties loaves of its Nature’s Own Butterbread with the specific best by date of 12/7/11 and the UPC code 72250-04919 because they may contain small flakes of aluminum.  No other Nature’s Own bakery products are affected.
     Counties involved in the product withdrawal:

  • FCAA facing budget cuts

     As the economy continues to plunge and individuals lose their sources of income to provide for their families, Central Florida Community Action Agency is now facing possible drastic budget cuts from the federal government.

  • 6M Floridians willing to donate organs

     Six million Floridians now are reported as registered organ, tissue and eye donors on Florida’s Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.  This news comes as another milestone, more than 100 million registered donors, was reached nationally as of Oct. 11.

  • Guardian ad litem offers chance to help children

     If you are thinking of a New Year’s resolution to give back to the community, consider volunteering in the Guardian ad litem program. Training for new volunteers starts Jan. 10.

    Right now there are about 650 children in the system in the 8th Judicial Circuit.   Only half of those children have a Guardian ad Litem to advocate to speak for them in court.  

  • These 10 tips can keep this holiday healthy holiday

     TALLAHASSEE – The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released 10 reminders for Floridians to keep in mind as they prepare meals for friends and family this holiday season. 

  • Public Safety names Dodd 2011 Employee of the Year

     The Levy County Department of Public Safety has announced Saffron Dodd was voted employee of the year by her peers. 

  • World War II veterans meet

     The North Central Florida WWII Veterans club held their 20th anniversary meeting as the guests of the Suwannee River Moose Family Center No. 325 in Fanning Springs on Nov. 10.

  • This kettle of fish pays the medical bills

     Levy County employees held a benefit fish fry for Courtney Holcomb on Nov. 17 with two county commissioners turning out to prep the meals. Newly appointed District 1 Commissioner Mike Joyner fried the hushpuppies, while Commission Chair Danny Stevens helped with frying and shipping out the mullet, in between sipping on a colossal “Bubba Mug” of soda.