Today's News

  • Easter Week services

    Easter sunrise service at Fanning

    There will be an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 27 at 7 a.m. at Fort Fanning Historical Park on U.S. Highway 19 in Fanning Springs.

    The service is open to the public. Please join us for Easter Sunrise Service as we celebrate the risen savior through worship music and message. Pastor Alan Harmon of Fanning Springs Community Church will speak.

    Services at St. Alban's

  • Tomorrow's Equestrian Center gears up for Special Olympics

    Tomorrow's Equestrian Center Therapeutic Riding Program held their annual Totally TEC horse show at the farm on Sunday, Feb. 28.

    The horse show gives all of the riders an opportunity to showcase what they have accomplished as some riders do not qualify for Special Olympics. They had 20 riders each compete in two classes – one trail and one equitation.

    Equestrian Center volunteer judges were Kristina Olsen and Beth O'Rourke from Far Out Farm.

  • 'Uncorked' at Dakotah Winery

    The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will host “Uncorked,” an evening of ARTFUL Dining, Sunday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. at Dakotah Winery, 14365 U.S. 19, Chiefland.

    Guests will savor hors d’oeuvres and Dakotah’s most popular wines on a verandah overlooking the winery’s wildlife refuge, koi pond and wood ducks. Enjoy classical guitar by Pete Smith and the onsite pop-up gallery featuring artists from Charlie Parker Pottery; artwork is available for purchase.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 24




    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • Candidate Profile Florida Congressional District 2

    Dr. Neal Dunn is a Republican candidate for Florida Congressional District 2. As a surgeon, a veteran and a businessman in Panama City, Dr. Dunn is committed to fighting for conservative values, such as repealing Obamacare, cutting spending, stopping illegal immigration, protecting the Second Amendment and rebuilding our military.

    Dr. Dunn graduated from Washington & Lee University as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He then attended George Washington Medical School and completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Department of Public Safety succession plan approved

    For everyone who has asked – including the Chiefland City Commissioners – the county Department of Public Safety which operates the ambulances and fire services in the unincorporated county areas is “working fine.”

    That was the description given to the Levy County Commission on Tuesday by County Coordinator Fred Moody who sought the commissioners' approval of a succession plan for the department first drafted in 2012 and updated on March 3, just days before DPS Director David Knowles resigned.

  • Fanning fire chief demoted

    A hearing is scheduled to be held for Fanning Springs' Fire Chief who was suspended on Jan. 8 and later demoted from the position.

    The public hearing regarding the employment of Ron McQueen is set for Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at Fanning Springs City Hall. M. Michael Osteen will preside as the hearing officer.

  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M to build

    After years of disappointment and governors' vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

  • Fanning Easter splash

    The rain did not deter a small crowd that came out for Fanning Springs' annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday.

    Angelena Hall of Chiefland fills her bucket with the eggs stuffed with candy by the Fanning Springs Fire Department and other volunteers. 

  • Quilt Festival in Trenton on Saturday

    The 2016 and ninth annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival will be held on Saturday, March 19 in Trenton. This year the hours have been extended. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., one hour later than in past years.

    The festival features quilt displays throughout downtown Trenton contributed by individuals and groups. Quilt and craft vendors line Main Street and fill the Old Depot.