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Today's News

  • 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.

  • FWC approves Gulf greater amberjack season closure
  • Bringing fish back from the Bahamas just became easier
  • Expanded fishing on Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Holiday

    Following a request from Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has expanded the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters by adding an additional seven days in November. The expanded open season dates will be Nov. 5 and 6; Nov. 11 and 12, which is Veteran’s Day weekend; and Nov. 25, 26 and 27, which is the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 26 date is also a saltwater license-free fishing day. Recreational fishing in Gulf waters adds $7.6 billion annually to Florida’s economy.