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Today's News

  • Blue Springs Re-opens

    Ok, everybody prepare to jump in.

    Blue Springs in Bronson has reopened. The waters cleared from all that nasty rain. It looks so good you can see the fish.

    Get you suit on, grab a towel, water and a picnic and visit one of the loveliest spots in Levy County.

    A release from Levy County Parks and Recreation notes the spring flow has flushed out the dark waters "and is beautifully clear."

    The springs are open 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 7 days a week in summer.

  • Residents must sign up for new Levy emergency alert system

    The Levy County Department of Emergency Management has changed our Emergency Alert System to the new “Alert Levy” Emergency Notification and Alerting System.

    This new system will allow Levy County Emergency Management and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office to send out emergency alerts and notifications to residents of Levy County and all municipalities within Levy County that are registered to receive the alerts.

  • Joyner seeks re-election to county commission

    Incumbent Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner, a Morristo cattle man and retired law enforcement officer, has announced he will seek re-election to the District 3 commission post.

    Joyner is a family man, a devoted Christian, Republican and political conservative. His public service is based on his faith, family, personal convictions, experience, and common sense.

    A man of faith,

  • Tri-County students mark higher performance on state tests

    Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has announced that students in North Central Florida are improving their performance on state assessments in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Civics and U.S. History.

  • Blue Springs closed until further notice

    Blue Springs in Bronson has been closed by the Levy County Department of Parks and Recreation until further notice.

    This is due to the high water and blacked out conditions from recent heavy rain.

    The photo above is of Little Blue Springs but Big Blue looks just like this with high black water, according to Parks Director Matt Weldon.

    For those who want to beat the heat, the county’s other park, Henry Beck, on County Road 343 in Gulf Hammock is open.

  • On the job training, brings success

    The School Board of Levy County, along with Dr. Rosalind Hall, director of Exceptional Education and Student Services, was pleased to award certificates to five students who have successfully completed the Community Based Training program this school year.

    Community Based Training, or CBT, allows high school students to gain on-the-job training while still in school. This is the program’s second year. The local business partners are The Gathering Table Restaurant and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Thrift Store, both located in Chiefland.

  • Chiefland hospital may come by way of Williston

    Williston Regional General Hospital CEO Dr. Devaiah "Dr. P" Pagidipati introduced himself to the Chiefland City Commission along with a new business partner Jorge Perez and said they are interested in opening up an emergency room and eventually a hospital.

  • Tour de Melon rolls to new record

    Cyclists came from all over the state and beyond to participate in the Tour de Melon, making it a record year for the event with 177 riders. Just over 200 registered for the event, but coordinators believe the threat of rain kept some away.

    The watermelon themed cycling event features family friendly trail rides at 20, 40 and 60 miles long and hard core road routes at 50 and 100 miles. Hosted by the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, the event is held annually on the first Saturday in June – this year on June 4 – in conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival.

  • FHP steps up traffic enforcement on US 19

    The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting extra patrols on the North Central Florida section of U.S. Highway 19, over the next 3 days.

    Acting Troop B Commander Capt. William B. Tierney Jr. announced on Friday June 10, that the US 19 Corridor in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County will have extra troopers on patrol for a Special Enforcement Operation called Border To Border.

    The intent and efforts of this Operation are to reduce violations of:

    • speed,

    • DUI,

    • aggressive driving, and

  • Colin reinforces the need for flood insurance

    Tropical Storm Colin brought torrential rain and left flooded streets and neighborhoods in his path. Some Florida residents may be dealing with water in their home today, only to realize they do not have adequate insurance to cover the repairs. View AAA Flood Facts