Today's News

  • Driver cited in crash that affected traffic light box

    The traffic light at the intersection of State Road 24 and U.S. 27A in Bronson was not functioning for most of Tuesday, Sept. 22 after a driver entered the intersection while the light was still red and collided with another vehicle that took out the traffic light’s control box.

    Caeli Woodard, 17, of Bronson, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Venture and stopped behind another vehicle on SR 24, while the light was red.

  • Florida Highway Patrol seeks help in hit-and-run crash

    The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public's assistance in solving a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Friday, Sept. 25, at approximately 8:40 p.m. when a vehicle collided with a motorcyclist on U.S. Highway 27A and left the scene.

    Daniel A. Montalbano, 36, of Bronson, was westbound in the left lane of US 27A when an unidentified vehicle traveling south on Wilson Avenue turned left onto US 27 into Montalbano's path.

    Montalbano was unable to avoid a collision striking the rear of the vehicle.

  • Fanning raises denied in tentative budget hearing

    Fanning Springs city council members voted to approve the tentative budget with changes, which included removing proposed raises for city employees.

       The budget hearing was moved to Monday after a previous meeting was recessed, when a council member had to leave and the quorum was lost.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 1

    Today, Oct. 1

    Hamburger night at Eagles

    The Suwannee River Eagles Aerie 4520 will hold Hamburger Platter Night on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 4-8 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested for each meal.

    The Eagles are located 27844 S.E. Highway 19 North, beside the Texaco station in Old Town.


    Library Friends meetings

  • Tri-County residents Fall into Fitness

    By Wesley Asbell

    Residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County took steps in the right direction to achieve better overall health by participating in the first annual Fall Into Fitness 5k Walk/Run/Bike Event on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event was part of a statewide effort to bring awareness to achieving a healthy weight and to recognize World Heart Day.

  • Log-A-Load for Kids passes half million mark

    Supporters showed up to raise money for a special cause this past week.

       The 21st annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Tournament had 144 golfers participate last Thursday at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

       This year the event raised $37,916 for the Children's Miracle Network and the kids at UF Health, Shands Children's Hospital

       "It's a whole community out there that supports this effort, so many believe in it," one of the coordinators, Lynetta Griner said.

  • 6th Annual Kicking Cancer's Butt Poker Run

    Riders gathered to hit the road for a good cause on Saturday.

       The sixth annual Kicking Cancer's Butt poker run raised about $2,000.

  • Gulf Hammock Homecoming, Smallwood Reunion

    The Annual Gulf Hammock Homecoming and Smallwood Reunion is on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Gulf Hammock at Beck Park off County Road 326.

    The gathering begins at 10 a.m. and lunch is at 1 p.m.

    Plates, cups, tea. ice will be furnished. Please bring a covered dish of food and chairs.

    Friends, relatives, residents and former residents, etc., are welcome.

    For more information, call Abby at 850-997-5153; Amelia at 352-629-4438 or Donald at 225-698-0841 .

  • Everything Peanut

    Get ready for everything peanut this Saturday when the 27th Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival takes over Williston's Heritage Park.

    The festival features a variety of foods and assorted types of peanuts and peanut products, including the famous (while they last) grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Rides, music, crafts, and antique tractors, car clubs and motorcycles will also be here for your enjoyment.

  • Crowned heads

    Bronson got new rulers on Friday, Sept. 25 when Joseph Urbino was crowned 2015 homecoming king, and Abagail Brooks was crowned 2015 homecoming queen.

    The two were chosen for the honor by their fellow students in an election earlier in the week.