Local News

  • 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.

  • Missing man sought
  • Jeans and jewels sparkles for Another Way


    By Ashley Andresen

    Another Way, Inc, which provides support for victims of domestic and sexual violence, held their annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser over the weekend.

  • Rednecks Bite Back opens Friday at the Chief


    The Rednecks Bite Back, a farce by R. Eugene Jackson and directed by Diana Child will be presented by the Suwannee Valley Players on May 6-8 and 13-15.

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to Williston party


    By Lou Elliott Jones

  • Lower fire ratings save homeowners money


    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Homeowners in four unincorporated areas of the county who live within 5 road miles – not as the crow flies – can rejoice: Your fire insurance could get lowered as of Aug. 1.