Today's News

  • New Pine Street sidewalk needs work

    For a sidewalk that’s been a long time coming, there have been a couple complaints on how it turned out.

     “It doesn’t look good,” Jerry Mongo said at the July 6 Bronson Town Council meeting.

    There are two areas of concern after a heavy rain, Bruce Greenlee said: two problem areas that are a little bit low. He said they need to get out there and see if they can come up with a solution.

    Council Member Beatrice Roberts made a motion to do so, with Council Member Katie Parks Bogart seconding and a unanimous vote.

  • Haven Hospice opens community building

    Haven Hospice held an open house on July 16 to celebrate the opening of the recently completed community building and to announce the promotions of DeAnna Beverly to vice president of clinical operations of Haven Hospice and M’Alice Julius to patient care manager of the Haven Tri-County Care Center.

  • Tomorrow's Equestrian Center lets the disabled experience the thrill of riding

    Williston is home to the only Special Olympics training center in Levy County. 

    Tomorrow's Equestrian Center is a non-profit organization that teaches adaptive regular horseback riding to disabled individuals.

    "It's a great organization," Volunteer Instructor and President of the organization, Sandy Arbour, said as she spoke to the Suwannee Valley Rotary club last Thursday.

    They are closed for the month of July, the only event being an annual picnic held earlier this week at Rainbow Springs.

  • Fanning Chamber votes in new officers and directors

    The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce is up and running with the voting in of new officers and board members.

       The meeting took place last Thursday, with the next one to be held on Aug. 6 at 5:30 at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Fanning Springs. They will be voting on bylaws at this meeting.

  • Magical Summer

    The Levy County Public Library System’s summer reading program is still going strong every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

    Jenny Rodgers, youth program coordinator, and an assistant presented kids at the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland with a magic show.

  • Water district reconsiders move

    It was almost an exercise in futility when the Levy County Commission approved a resolution protesting a proposed plan by the South West Florida Water Management District to relocate its Brooksville Office to Tampa.

    Two weeks ago, the commission expressed its unhappiness with the proposal by the district that covers the southern and eastern part of the county not governed by Suwannee River Water Management District.

  • Fanning backs SWAT

    Representatives from Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) attended the July 7 Fanning Springs city council meeting where a resolution passed asking retailers to discontinue the sale of flavored tobaccos.

    From left, Council Member Ron Queen, Chairman Paul Chase, SWAT member and Trenton High School Student Joshua Akin, Council Member Jane Nogaki, SWAT Coordinator Lorrie Akin and Mayor Trip Lancaster.

  • Officials mum on ongoing operation after suspect apprehended

    By Jeff Bryan

    Riverland News

    A three-hour standoff ended peacefully after the Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT Unit was called onto scene, according to a spokesman with the U.S. Marshal's Office.

  • Bronson offers clerk job

    There were five final applicants for the position of Bronson Town Clerk, and Monday night town council members narrowed it down to their top pick. However, the decision did not come without some controversy.

    Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson excused herself from the room during the selection process because she is related to one of the applicants by marriage.

  • Taxpayers save big on tax roll

    Taxpayers reaped big savings from the Levy County Commission’s decision to bid out publication of the delinquent property and intangibles tax rolls this year.

    The last time the list was published, in 2014, it cost $60,000 because the contract was based on a per line charge of $1.65. There was no statutory requirement to charge that price, it had always been charged to property owners paying delinquent taxes and buyers of tax certificates.