Local News

  • Fanning Springs hires new city attorney

    Fanning Springs has signed a contract with a new attorney.

    The city has contracted with Dell Graham out of Gainesville with David Delaney and Jamie White representing the company.

    At a previous city council meeting, attorneys interested in the job were invited to speak to the council and the council tentatively decided to go with Dell Graham giving Chairman Paul Chase the authority to negotiate the fees. The outcome was presented to the council at the May 10 meeting for a final decision.

  • Dangerous dog rule updated

    An increase in the serious threat of unprovoked dog attacks involving residents, domestic animals and livestock has prompted the Levy County Commission to update its dangerous dog ordinance and revive an animal services panel to hear appeals of dogs deemed dangerous.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, May 17

    The Levy County Commission will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m.

    The board meets in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson. 

    Among the items on the agenda is a proclamation honoring the Chiefland Lady Indians softball team which won its third-in-a-row 1A State Championship. 

  • Newberry man dies in crash on CR 345

    A Newberry man died when the 2005 Toyota Tacoma he was driving crashed on Thursday, May 12, at about noon on County Road 345, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    James Frank Hope, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Hope was driving northbound on the road when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane continuing on to the grass shoulder and colliding with a power pole and a wire fence. The vehicle rotated and overturned, hitting three threes before stopping on its left side.

  • No injuries in school bus fender bender

    No one was injured — including seven children — when a Levy County school bus was hit y a 2015 Nissan Versa on State Road 24 past County Road 32 in Bronson on Friday at about 7:50 a.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Sabrina A. Yeager, 30, who was cited for careless driving, said the sun's glare off the rear of the bus temporarily blinded her making it impossible to see the brake lights or turn signal on the bus as she tried to pass it while the bus driver, stopped then made a left-hand turn into Imagination Learning Station.

  • Judge impounds dogs seized

    Six dogs, taken from an East Bronson couple on April 28 after they sparked calls to the Levy County Sheriff's Office for roaming the neighborhood and attacking vehicles, will remain impounded at the animal shelter.

    Levy County Judge James Browning told the dogs' owners Mark Teears and Laura Traughber that an earlier case in January should have been a wake up. In that case, heard by Browning in January, three dogs were put to death for attacking a baby, a young woman and a young man in December.

  • Law week ends with picnic

    On Friday, May 6 Levy and Gilchrist Counties came together to celebrate the 16th annual Law Day in remembrance of Levy County and Circuit Judge W.O. Beauchamp Jr., who instituted the gathering.

    The judiciary and law enforcement from various agencies throughout the two counties got together for mullet dinners and fellowship on the banks of the Suwannee River at the Howell Lancaster family river home. There was live music and a wall of photos from events past.

  • Town of Bronson meeting agenda for 05-16-16

    The Town of Bronson Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month.

    The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16.

  • I-75 group spurns proposal to run Suncoast into US 19

    By Mike Wright

    SPRING HILL — The group tasked with finding relief for Interstate 75 crowding will let the public know of alternatives that would extend the Suncoast Parkway north to points in the Gainesville or Ocala areas.

    Also Thursday, members of the I-75 Relief Task Force dismissed Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams’ suggestion to keep the original Suncoast 2 route to U.S. 19 north of Crystal River intact.

  • Missing man found

    Staff Report

    On Monday morning, at approximately 8 a.m., Trevor McNair, who had earlier been reported missing, was found.

    On Thursday, May 5 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office requested the public’s assistance in locating the 20 year old Archer resident.

    LCSO received calls from concerned citizens reporting a suspicious person in the area of the Levy/Alachua County line on State Road 24.  Deputies from both Levy and Alachua County Sheriffs’ Offices responded and made contact with McNair.