Local News

  • Sea level change program Monday in Inglis

    Dr. Kathryn Frank, assistant orofessor in the Department of Urban and Regional from the University of Florida and Thomas Ruppert, coastal planning specialist for the Florida Sea Grant will give an update and conclusion of the UF-Florida Sea Grant Project and Planning for the Coastal Change in Levy County.

    There will also be a presentation on the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and other property insurance issues.

    The presentation will be on Monday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Inglis Town Meeting Hall, at 135 Highway 40 West. Inglis.

  • Chiefland fire competes in combat challenge

    Chiefland Fire Rescue’s combat team competed in the Scott Safety Firefighter combat challenge at the Daytona International Speedway recently before the start of the Daytona 500. 

  • Bronson Motel unsafe: officials

    The Bronson Motel is out of juice, according to comments made by Bronson officials Monday night.

  • Puppy love

    Kimberly King, of Dixie County, holds her puppy, Dixie, who might be a contestant in a future dog obedience show like the one that took place Saturday at the Suwannee River Fair.

    The fair kicks off with small animals this weekend and runs through March 19 when the show animals will be sold.

  • Sewage spill sparks warnings for Suwannee

    State and area health officials are, once again, urging caution when coming into contact with water in the Suwannee River.

  • Bronson rebuffs county merger

    The Town of Bronson is keeping its fire department, for now.

  • Man dies in freak runaway wheel incident

    One man was killed and another seriously injured Monday morning when a tire came off a vehicle traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 41, went airborne topped a 6-foot chain link fence and struck Ivan J. Sandquist, 33, of Williston, killing him instantly.

  • Commission airs concerns about gas line

    Officials with Sabal Trail Transmission LLC, which is proposing to bring a 36-inch, 28.5 mile long natural gas line through the eastern and southern parts of Levy County presented information on the project at Tuesday's county commission meeting.

  • FHP, LCSO cooperation, conditioning result in arrest

    Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Corrao — with help from Levy Sheriff's deputies — nabbed a prize while monitoring traffic early afternoon Tuesday, March 4,on County Road 335 east of U.S. Highway 41 in the Raleigh community in Levy County.

    Corrao clocked a vehicle in excess of the speed limit and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver ignored Carrao, turned onto Northeast 190th Avenue, jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

  • Sewage spill sparks warnings for Suwannee ... again

    State and area health officials are, once again, urging caution when coming into contact with water in the Suwannee River.
    The Florida Department of Health issued a health advisory today because of possible contamination from a spill of partially untreated sewage from a Valdosta treatment plant that officials there reported to environmental authorities Thursday.
    The tainted water, about 7.5 million gallons of it, made its way into the nearby Withlacoochee River, which, ultimately, feeds into the Suwannee River.