Local News

  • Toys for Tots distribution Dec. 14,15 and 17

    The Tri-County Toys for Tots distribution will be Dec. 14 for Levy County, Dec. 15 for Gilchrist County and Dec. 17 for Dixie County.

    The program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with the help of area residents distributed thousands of toys annually to families who would not otherwise have gifts for their children.

    Applications have been taken this fall and anyone with an application is asked to turn it in at the Toys for Tots booth between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday., Dec. 11, at the Fanning Springs Festival of Lights at Fort Fanning State Park.

  • Blair jury deadlocks

    Pamela Williams Blair's trial on a federal charge of lying to an FBI agent during an interview ended with a hung jury on Wednesday breaking a string of convictions for federal prosecutors.

    Blair was arrested in December 2008 in connection with an FBI investigation into public corruption in Dixie and Levy counties. An undercover FBI agent posed as a New Jersey-based developer looking to bribe officials in return for favorable treatment of his projects.

  • News briefs

     Native Plant Society to meet

  • Soil, water board meeting cancelled

    The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District Board has cancelled the monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7,  at 6:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center in Bronson, due to a conflicting meeting. The board will resume monthly meetings on Jan. 4, 2011.

  • Players present "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus"

    The Suwannee Valley Players present "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," by Jamie Gorski on two weekends — Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12 at the Chief Theater. 

  • Library friends to meet

     The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), will hold the monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9.  This month’s brief business meeting will be followed by an informal social.  Prospective members and guests are invited.  

  • Springhouse Quilters: Dec. 2


  • Local radio stations merge sound

    Chiefland based WLQH-AM, 940 on the dial has a change in format this week as the programming is being merged with WZCC in Cross City.

  • Levy County Legislative Delegation meets Dec. 15

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) has announced the Levy County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Levy County Commission Chambers at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson. 

  • New EMS equipment lifeline for cardiac patients

    The life-saving services provided by Levy County Emergency Medical Services may benefit from the installation of new equipment on county ambulances designed to improve the survivability of heart patients being rushed to the hospital.