Today's News

  • More than 20 people attend Nature Coast Business Alliance's first meeting

    More than 20 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Nature Coast Business Alliance last week, hosted by David Pieklik of the Nature Coast Business Development Council of Levy County.

    The Alliance is designed to network to enhance the economic development of Levy County, in addition to assisting and maintaining the businesses that are already in place.

    Representatives and business leaders from Williston, Inglis, Fanning Springs, Chiefland and the state of Florida spent about two hours outlining the direction for the Alliance in the months ahead.

  • City wants residents to flush more

    The City Commission gave first approval to the budget for the coming year, a capital improvement plan for the next five years and a 6 mill property tax for this year.

    In its Monday meeting the tentative approval will go for a second vote on Sept. 25.

  • Constitution Week begins Saturday

    For 60 years Americans have formally recognized Constitution Week during the week of Sept. 17-23 due to the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower Aug. 2, 1956, the public law celebrates the law of the land, adopted in September 1787 and ratified in June 1788.

    Last week, Bobbie Smith asked Williston City Council to join in the celebration for the Constitution by proclaiming Constitution Week and encouraging residents to become more familiar with the document.

  • Seventh annual Beast Feast to raise money for Levy County Schools Foundation

    The Levy County Schools Foundation is holding its seventh annual Beast Feast, which features southern food and a live auction fundraiser, on Oct. 1.

    The event offers a “unique southern dinner,” including venison, gator tail, mullet, sausage, pork, fish chowder, gumbo, swamp cabbage, boiled corn, grits, baked beans and desserts. and a live auction. The dinner is served at 6 p.m.

    It takes place at The Etheridge Farm & Produce at 2351 NE 140th Avenue, Williston.

  • Chiefland Haunted House opens Oct. 14

    The Chiefland Police Department, the Chiefland and Suwannee Valley Rotary Clubs and Levy County IAFF Local 4069 are joining together to open the Chiefland Haunted House on Oct. 14 at the old Central Florida Electric Cooperative warehouse.

    The CPD usually has a Halloween event on the city's trick-or-treat night but due to the excellent turn out last year, the officers decided the city needed a better, bigger experience.

    The event os moving to the now-vacant CFEC warehouse at 1125 Northwest 11th Ave., off U.S Highway 19 in Chiefland behind Hardee's.

  • Horseshoe Beach fishing tournament to honor veterans

    The Marina in Horseshoe Beach is holding its first-ever “Hooking Up with Heroes” Saltwater Fishing Tournament this Saturday, Sept. 17, to honor US veterans.

    There will be a combined total of $6,500 guaranteed in cash payouts.

    "Join us in a great day of fishing and honoring all of our veterans," The Marina wrote in a press release.

    The tournament features an Inshore and Offshore Division.

  • Levy panel meets to prep for disaster

    The Levy County Local Mitigation Strategy Planning Committee/Work Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center located at 7911 N.E. 90th St., Bronson.

    Officials are encouraging any interested citizens and business owners to attend and provide input.

  • Island Strong Zumbathon to help Cedar Key

    A fun-raising Zumba event to benefit Cedar Key which was ravaged by Hurricane Hermine on Sept. 1-2 will be held at Bronson Middle High Cafetorium, 351 Ishie Ave., Bronson on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

    All of the proceeds wil be used to assist Cedar Key businesses and residents. All monetary donations accepted (checks/cash).

    Come by to dance or just to donate. For more information or to donate, contact Angie Frazier Phillips at 352-486-5261 daytime or on Facebook, or Sarah Beth Pergrossi at 352-443-2354 or on Facebook.

  • Chiefland Elementary School Olympians go for the gold

    The CES second grade students in Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Townsend's classes began the school year following the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.  The classes selected countries to follow to chart the number of medals won by that country.  Each day they would watch highlights or a few minutes of live events. 

    They learned about the continent of South America, the country of Brazil and the city of Rio as well as some of the popular athletes and sporting events. 

  • WWII Veteran recognized by Haven Hospice

    Chiefland resident Harold Koss was recently recognized for his military service by Haven Hospice Veteran Volunteers.

    A junior in high school at the time, Koss was drafted into the United States (U.S.) Army in 1943 at age 18. He served until 1946 and was discharged as a corporal.

    During his time in the U.S. Army, Koss served in the 252nd Port Company from its arrival in Calcutta until its departure after V-J Day in 1945. The mission of the 252nd Port Company was to help provide supplies to American and Chinese forces in the China Burma India Theater.