Today's News

  • 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 .

  • New Fanning EMS station holds ribbon cutting Tuesday

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety is holding a ribbon-cutting for the new Emergency Medical Services station at the Fanning Springs municipal complex on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

    The new EMS station, which will be staffed with an advanced life support ambulance, is at 17651 N.W. 90th Court.

  • 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.

  • Chiefland wins grant for road

    Chiefland city officials have been notified that their request for a state transportation grant has been approved to fund construction of a connector for Northwest 11th Drive from the Days Inn motel to Northwest 19th Avenue.

    It is just the first of several projects that will change traffic patterns in the area of the Winn Dixie, Walmart, new hospital, Murphy's/Taco Bell intersections.