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Today's News

  • "Of Mice and Men" at Chief Theater

    "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.

    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.

  • Community Calendar or the week of October 2

    "Of Mice and Men" at Chief Theater
    "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.
    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.

  • Limbering up on the river

    Volunteers get ready to head out onto the Suwannee River Saturday as part of the Great Suwannee River Cleanup, just one of two in the area taking place on National Public Lands Day.

    Volunteers brought their own kayak, canoe, or walking shoes to help make the Suwannee River beautiful again by picking up trash in the river. After the trash pickup, volunteers were treated to a BBQ lunch.

  • Cyclist killed on highway

    A bicyclist was killed just before midnight Saturday after he was struck by a Jeep on U.S. 41, south of Williston.

    Oscar Alfredo Jeronimo Sic, 23, of Williston was traveling south on U.S. 41 in the center of the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    The 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Robert Carl Kinsey, 53, of Morriston was behind the bicycle, traveling 50-55 mph. Behind Kinsey – at about 200 feet– were John Paul Linnell, 36, of Ocala driving a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and Samuel Antonio White, 48, of Tampa driving a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle.

  • Yes, it has rained a lot

    OK, you are probably ready for the rain to go away, but would you believe that based on rainfall for the summer months of June through August we have had our second driest summer since records started being kept in 1956.

    Really. The National Weather Service said so in a report released this week — right in the middle of one of the rainiest weeks this year.

  • CMHS, BMHS Homecoming this week

    Two Levy County schools will be marking their homecoming this week.

    Bronson Middle High School is having its parade at 5 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Oct. 2) and is expected to parade down U.S. 27 A at 5 p.m. from the Post Office to the intersection with State Road 24, the turn east (towards Gainesville) on SR 24, before heading to County Road 337 and CR 32 to the school.

  • County closes out year

    The Levy County Commission, under the watchful eyes of a few spectators, media and three political candidates, balanced its checkbook on Tuesday and closed out the books on the 2014 budget year that ended at midnight.

    The commission, minus Commissioner Chad Johnson of Chiefland (R-District 2) who was out of town, approved minor amendments to the $69,523,296 county budget that included increasing the Emergency Medical Fund by $39,123 to $5,800,255 and increasing the Fire Fund by $5,990 to $2,301,769.

  • Water districts' taxes to stay the same

    Taxes paid to the two water management districts in Levy County will not increase in the upcoming fiscal year.
    The Suwannee River Water Management District, which most of the county is located in, approved its annual budget of $33.4 million Sept. 23. The district's millage rate was set at .4141, which is a .05 percent decrease from the year before.

  • Yes, rain, hazardous weather again

     HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL

    500 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

    SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-

    COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-

    COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-

    COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-

    INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-

    INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-TAMPA BAY WATERS-

  • Storm warning from weather service

     HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK