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  • Attention hunters

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be holding a public hearing at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland, on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. on proposed deer hunting rules for the north Florida region.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) seeks input and invites the public to a series of meetings on deer management in hunting zones B and C in north and central Florida.

  • Wild Hog set for end of April

    Organizers are gearing up for another year of " the roughest, wildest, most challenging canoe race in america."
    The Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak race, which is coming up on its 37th anniversary, covers 15 miles down the wild Waccasassa River between Bronson and Otter Creek.
    This year's event is scheduled for April 26, with the race beginning at 9:30 a.m. and entertainment and food scheduled to begin at the finish line a little bit later in the day.

  • 2014 Cycle for Education

    Join in for a day of cycling to help support public education in Levy County April 19.

  • Last chance to see "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Chief Theatre

    Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. 

  • Benefit Friday for teen racer’s family

    On Friday, March 28, Bronson Speedway will hold a scheduled Test and Tune at 5-9 p.m. and a fundraising event for the family of late racer Niokoa Johnson.

  • Idle-speed, no-wake zones activated on Suwannee River

    Two idle-speed, no-wake zones are activated on the Suwannee River as of Thursday due to high water levels, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials.

    When Suwannee River floodwaters at Wilcox rose above 9 feet Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) activated boating restrictions on Zone 4. This is the third zone to be activated this month.

  • Jake Rush challenges Yoho in GOP primary

    Jake Rush, Alachua County-based congressional candidate,kicked off his Republican primary challenge to unseat one term incumbent Ted Yoho in Florida’s 3rd congressional district this week with a stop in Chiefland during a two-day barnstorming tour of the district. 

  • Suspicious powder sent to Bronson attorney

    Monday's mail brought an unnerving surprise to Attorney Ronald W. Stephens and his staff at their Bronson office when an envelope yielded an unknown white/tan powder.

  • Suwannee River Youth Fair sets record

    You will have to pardon the Suwannee River Fair Association Board if they are doing a “Dance of Happiness.” 

  • Meet congressional candidate Tuesday in Chiefland, Bronson

    Voters in Levy County will have two opportunities on Tuesday, March 25, to meet Jake Rush, a candidate kicking off his Republican primary challenge to unseat one-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho in Florida’s 3rd congressional district.

    “Conservative voters in North Central Florida are tired of being disappointed and embarrassed by their Congressman,” said Jake Rush kicking off his campaign.