Local News

  • 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.

  • Two New York campers die on Suwannee

    The bodies of two upstate New York residents camping at a state park in White Springs were found in the Suwannee River, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials.

    The body of Grace C. Maynard, 73, from Auburn, N.Y., was discovered Friday at 9:20 a.m. floating in the river downstream from the Highway 51 bridge. The body of her husband, James J. Maynard, 74, also from Auburn, N.Y., was found Sunday floating approximately 1.6 miles upstream from Dowling Park, FWC officials said.

  • Hunting enthusiasts asked to weigh in on deer regulations

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking hunters in north Florida to give input in proposed management regulations on white-tailed deer populations.
    FWC is holding a public hearing April 1, at 6:30 p.m., at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland to facilitate input from hunters in the area.
    Hunters in the Tri-County area are in what FWC has deemed as Zone C, and the agency would like feedback on deer population management, antler regulations, bag limits and antlerless deer takes, as well as other local deer issues.

  • Crash in Raleigh sends 3 to hospital

    A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and County Road 335 in the Raleigh community on Saturday at about 2 p.m. caused injuries serious enough to send three people to the hospital, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Lauren E. Strawn, 27, of Bronson, and her two passengers Emmalee Woodard, 9, and Lenla Fortner, 4, were transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Strawn and Woodard were taken by ambulance and

    Fortner was airlifted.

    Cynthia A. Allen, 64, of Williston, sustained minor injuries.