Today's News

  • Suwannee Rotary president hands off baton

    Outgoing Suwannee Rotary Club president Tom Andresen presents the club’s presidential plaque to incoming club president Justin Hardy at Andresen’s final meeting as leader. Andresen thanked his club for its support during his term.

  • A tree falls in Bronson

    A tree fell across Northeast 104th Court in Bronson on Tuesday while the property owner was napping inside the home.

    The top of the tree broke and was leaning on other large trees for several days. The property’s resident was initially unsuccessful in hooking a rope around it to break it free.

    The tree later came down on its own.

  • Chiefland Rotary president bids farewell

    Skipper Henderson took the occasion of his final meeting as president of the Chiefland Rotary Club last Wednesday to reflect on the group’s accomplishments under his leadership and its direction for the future.

  • Severely injured dog gets new lease on life

    Inside the back office of Dr. Ronald Spink at his Family Pet Vet in Chiefland, GiGi’s boisterous response to a new visitor belies the difficult young life the 2 1/2-year-old female Australian Cattle Dog has endured.

    It’s come a long way since it was brought in to the vet days after getting hit by an automobile.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 7

    Today, July 7


    Homemakers meet

    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

  • Elections office presents Pledge to Vote drive to Chiefland Rotary

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones called on business and community leaders’ support for the county’s Pledge to Vote drive at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday.

  • Commission not happy with I-75 plans

    The Levy County Commission is not happy with the state's plans to relieve pressure on I-75, which runs through Alachua County to the east by possibly putting a high-speed, toll road that would go up the east side of Levy County and they are putting their distress in writing.

    On Tuesday, the commissioners noted their unhappiness with a proposal to upgrade U.S. Highway 41 to handle traffic on a new Tampa to Jacksonville route. Their action came after a public meeting was held in Williston on June 24 by the task force studying ways to relieve the traffic stress on I-75.

  • County begins budget workshops

    The Levy County Commission will officially begin its annual series of budget workshops with the first one on Wednesday, July 13, beginning at 9 a.m.

    The agenda calls for elected constitutional officers to make their presentations in the morning session, a break for lunch and then at 2 p.m. the commission will reconvene to hear requests from the municipal fire departments. The county contracts with the cities for coverage in the unincorporated areas.

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson.

  • County assessments remain same

    Levy County property owners can expect that the non-ad valorem assessments for ambulance, fire, the landfill and road services will remain the same in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

    That’s because the Levy County Commission, on Tuesday, tentatively gave unanimously approval to keeping the assessments at the same level as last year. The final vote will be done following a public hearing scheduled for Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse in Bronson.

  • Man charged with attempted murder

    Michael Lee Hannigan, 33, of Chiefland is sitting in the Levy County Jail under a $1 million bond after being arrested on Sunday, July 3 at about 10:30 p.m. by the Chiefland Police Department and Levy County Sheriff’s Office following a report of a man being attacked with a knife in the area of Northeast 11th Terrace.

    The victim said he found a man sleeping in his camper located in the back yard of his residence. The victim said when he tried to call police, the man followed him and attacked him with a knife before fleeing on foot.