Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Oct. 20

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 16, Jason Eric Adams, 21, Inglis, felony battery, offender knew/should have known victim was pregnant, FTA. Bond $35,500.

    • Oct. 10, Amber Lynn Allard, 34, Bronson, FTA. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 13, Joseph A. Anderson, 33, Newberry, VOP.

    • Oct. 11, Dillon Arnold Bird, 24, Williston, interference with custody of minor or incompetent person

    • Oct. 14, Raymond Allen David Brown, 19, High Springs, out of county warrant.

  • Chiefland fourth-quarter comeback falls short in Hawthorne

    A contrast in styles between football teams devolved into more serious discord last Friday as a scuffle between Chiefland and Hawthorne broke out in the third quarter.

    The Indians (2-4) eventually got things back on track for a strong fourth quarter for the second week in a row, but fell short on their last possession in the final two minutes of the game, leaving the Hornets (5-2) to a 26-23 victory.

  • Corbin ball

    If you can think past the embattled version of former Cleveland Browns and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, before he was a marred by a barrage of off-field issues and dealt a premature exit from pro football, you might recall a dazzling playmaker who could seemingly squeeze magic from any situation for the Aggies.

    That’s the kind of playmaking panache that Ty Corbin, a freshman quarterback for Chiefland Middle High School junior varsity squad this season, embodies and strives to emulate on the football field.

  • Voter registration deadline Tuesday, Oct. 18

    The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 421 S Court. St., in Bronson.

    The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The original deadline to register was one week ago, Oct. 11, and Supervisor Tammy Jones had extended hours that day to accommodate those who work out of the county, but she will not be doing it on Tuesday due to last week's low response.

  • Chiefland JV ends season on high note

    Chiefland’s junior varsity football team enjoyed a fitting send off to its season last Tuesday, as it rolled to a 54-22 romp in its finale against Jasper-Hamilton County at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    The convincing win was spearheaded by a five-touchdown performance from freshman quarterback and return specialist Ty Corbin.

    “They came to practice everyday to try to get better, and they worked hard,” said Lee Bell, the head JV coach. “They wanted to be good.”

  • Silver Linings

    After his team’s third district loss at Dixie County in Cross City last Thursday, Chiefland head football coach Aaron Richardson told his team there were no excuses, but that he understood the difficult challenges it faced over the last three weeks.

    The Indian offense mostly struggled out of the gate, while the Bears hit pay dirt on six of their first seven possessions on the way to a 41-15 win at Bruce Boyette Stadium.

  • Legacy poker run raises funds for Haven Hospice

    The sixth annual Hutch Poker Run to benefit the Haven Hospice Care Center added to the success of the event in years past.

    This year the ride took place on Saturday, Sept. 24 beginning at the Haven Hospice Attic and after several stops ultimately ending at Chiefland Billiards.

    “It’s been a success every year. A lot of people come out and support it,” Brad Groom, coordinator for the ride, said.

    This year there were about 45 riders who participated. After expenses, around $1,300 was raised.

  • Tri-County's first Operation Christmas Child campaign kickoff Saturday

    Youth, families, church and community groups located in the Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties are invited to participate in kickoff of the Operation Christmas Child mission project.

    The event is Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 8 a.m. on the banks of the Suwanee River. The day will open with participants hearing from a shoebox recipient and a local teen who participated in a shoebox distribution to the Philippines this summer.

  • Fanning Festival of Lights seeks vendors

    The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce wants cendors to know that it is putting on the Festival of Lights Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Fort Fanning located across U.S. Highway 19 from Fanning Springs State Park. Along the with festival we are having the  lighted boat parade, rubber duck race, car show, live entertainment and a food court. Santa will be there in his sleigh for Toys For Tots.

  • AARP learns about SHINE on Tuesday

    The monthly meeting of Local Chapter No. 2133, will be called to order at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the ForVets, Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs. Join us for some community caring, sharing and lots of healthy merriment. This is SHINE month!