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Today's News

  • 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

  • Junior Ranger Program coming to Fanning Springs

    By Ashley Andresen

    Fanning Springs State Park is jumping on board with a state wide program to get kids involved with state parks and the outdoors.

    The Junior Ranger Program offers educational, outdoor workshops throughout the summer.

    "Outdoor education is what my passion is. I'm really looking forward to it," Sarah Kolb, the park attendant who will be leading the program at Fanning Springs, said.

    "I think it's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to the kids taking ownership of the park," she said.

  • Deputies bust large volume meth lab in Bronson Friday

    The Levy County Drug Task Force and Levy County Sheriff's Office investigators wrapped up an investigation into a methamphetamine lab that started shortly after deputies responded Feb. 22 to a call about a child's death at 755 Pennsylvania Ave, in Bronson.

    During that investigation a meth lab was discovered and dismantled on the property. Based on the evidence gathered in February, Investigator Joe Barrera was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Amanda Marie Davis, 37, for one count of trafficking in meth and one count of manufacturing meth.

  • Hospital dealt setback

    The developers of the proposed Suwannee Valley Community Hospital have been dealt a setback as their request to the state Agency for Health Care Administration for nn extension of the Certificate of Need for construction of the $27 million medical center and 28-bed hospital was denied on Wednesday.

    There was no explanation of why it was denied, according to Chiefland City Manager Mary Ellzey. She said the developers will be appealing the decision.

  • Fanning says hotel is still coming

    The developer who was in talks with Fanning Springs to put in a Holiday Inn Express has backed out of the project, but according to those involved with the city, a hotel is still on its way.

    During the mayor's report at the May 10 Fanning Springs City Council meeting, Mayor Trip Lancaster introduced Tommy Langford, a former Gilchrist County Commissioner and a concerned resident of Gilchrist County to discuss the project.

    "We're gonna build a hotel one way or another," Langford said.

  • Candidate Meeks for District 1

    Hello, my name is John Meeks and it has been my privilege to represent you as District 1 County Commissioner for the last 3 1/2 years. My wife Stephanie and I have been married for 13 years. We live in Bronson with our four children; Liam (10), Carson (8), Nolan (5), and Remmie (2). I am the son of Robert and Mary Meeks of Bronson. We attend Ellzey Methodist Church. I am currently the manager of Bronson Ace Hardware, a position I have held for the last 14 years. I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA Degree in History.

  • Pledge to Vote

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections is seeking to increase voter participation this election year by organizing a “Pledge to Vote” campaign.

    Supervisor Tammy Jones said this is a non-partisan push to encourage voters to take a proactive role in this year's elections. Businesses and organizations that partner with her office on this campaign will be promoted on the Supervisor of Elections Office Facebook page.

  • Levy cleans up after Tropical Storm Colin

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Tropical Storm Colin washed ashore on Monday and for residents and officials it looked more like a hurricane exercise than a storm that could do real damage.

    “It was a very nice wake up call to shake the rust off,” said Levy County Emergency Management Assistant Director David Peaton.

  • Teen critical after accident

    A 17-year-old is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident Monday shortly after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 at Northwest 135th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Trevor D. Hill, 17, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after he lost control of his 2003 Ford Escape while southbound on U.S. 19 during heavy rain, overcorrected and the SUV started to rotate.

  • CFEC repares for Colin

    As Tropical Storm Colin continues on its path, Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) has assembled a prepared group of linemen and service restoration personnel, who are ready to assist as needed. CFEC is also ready to bring in additional contractors or request assistance from neighboring cooperatives outside the area to aid members and the community, if the need arises.