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Today's News

  • Flood warning for Levy County

    FLOOD ADVISORY

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL

    914 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS EXTENDED THE * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHEASTERN LEVY COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BRONSON...WILLISTON * UNTIL 1100 PM EDT *

  • Red tide halts Cedar Key clam harvesting

    For the first time in about 10 years, clam leases have been shut down in Cedar Key due to red tide.
    The western portion of Cedar Key's leases, including Gulf Jackson and Pelican Reef, was closed Sept. 6 after officials found low to background quantities of dangerous microorganism Karenia brevis, known to produce a neurotoxin that affects vertebrates, including humans.

  • White out for Bell shooting victims

    When Bell and Trenton High Schools meet on the football field in Bell on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. the stadium will be bathed in white as spectators show their solidarity with the young victims of Thursday's multiple shootings.

    Spectators have been asked by both schools to wear white — a sign of innocence and purity — for the game to honor the six children: Kaleb Kuhlman, 11, Kylie Kuhlmann, 9Jonathan Kuhlman, 8, Destiny Stewart, 5, Brandon Stewart, 4 and Alana Stewart, born June 28.

  • Gov. Scott speaks in Bell on killings

    The governor made a brief stop in Bell today to speak to reporters and community members about the killing yesterday that claimed eight lives.
    "All of us have family members, and we can't imagine this happening. We all have children and grandchildren," Gov. Rick Scott said in front of the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center to more than 50 reporters.
    It's a tragedy, he said, one that would take a long time for the community to get over. It's important for the community to show their support of family at friends at this time, he said.

  • 8 deaths in murder-suicide in Bell

    It's probably more than anyone in Bell, population 400, could imagine happening — eight people, six of them children, shot to death in a murder suicide. But Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Schultz III said while the children of the community will be devastated by the news, the community will pull through. 

  • Stayin’ on track

     LeRoy Davidson was on his way to Kentucky more than a month ago when Bronson Speedway caught his eye.

    He’d gotten out of the racing business years ago, he said, working the last few years as a licensed contractor and having some involvement with a fishing supply business.

    But he wasn’t happy. When he shared that fact with his wife one day, “She said, ‘Why don’t you get back into racing?’”

  • FWC sets quota, special-opportunity permits

    The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released the following Quota and Special-Opportunity Permits for North Central Region.

    The number of permits shall not be exceeded, except to accommodate a group application and then may only be exceeded by up to four permits.

    North Central Region

    Andrews, archery (each hunt) - 45 by quota application (no exemptions).

  • Senior Spirit Night at Beef's on Monday

    Chiefland Middle High School'sSenior Class is celebrating Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's on Monday, Sept. 22. 

    The Class of 2015 will be earning money for their senior class trip by greeting customers and cleaning tables that evening from 5 to 9 p.m.

    A percentage of the proceeds and tips will go to the Class of 2015.

  • Williston Red Devils AD out after forfeit

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    and Max Yavel

    Williston Pioneer

    Cliff Lohrey’s career as head football coach of the Williston High School Red Devils came to an abrupt halt around 4 p.m. Sunday when Principal Eulin Gibbs fired the seven-month coach and athletic director.

    Gibbs confirmed Monday that it was indeed a termination for those two positions, but he offered Lohrey a certified position at the school, but the former coach declined and then resigned his position as a teacher.

  • The heartbreak of Hamilton County

    The Chiefland Indians made their first road trip of the year Friday night, making the two-hour trek north to Hamilton County in which the Indians fell to the Trojans 33-7.

    This didn’t look like the same Indians team that played at home the last three weeks, as they faced a very athletic and prepared football team that reached the playoffs last season out of District 5.

    The Trojans, with 20 returning seniors, stymied what had been a potent Indians ground attack, as Chiefland finished with a season low 134 yards rushing.