Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 12

    Today, Nov. 12

    WWII Veterans honored by Moose

    The World War II Veterans and Proud of It group will be honored at a luncheon at the Suwannee River Moose Family Center No. 235 on 167th Place in Fanning Springs. The luncheon begins at noon.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    Veterans Day parade in Chiefland

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

  • Critter Crusaders hold pet spa day

    Those working the booth at Tractor Supply took a break from dog washing and put a smile on their faces for a photo on Saturday afternoon.

    Kayla Jenkins sits with Red, one of the dogs up for adoption by Critter Crusaders.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit people in need with pets in need of food, medications and medical care.

  • Chiefland Elementary holds Veterans Day program

    Chiefland Elementary School got an early start on the Veterans Day Celebrations when it was visited on Monday, Nov. 9, by members of various military organizations. 

    The presentations included a 21-gun salute by an honor guard from VFW Post 5625.

  • Military — Whetstone

    Tucker W. Whetstone son of proud parents Shayne and David Barber and brother of Jacob and Cole Whetstone has graduated from Ft. Leonardwood, Mo.

    He will be an army military police K-9 handler.

  • Showing support for veterans

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones and her staff model the red shirts, to show support for veterans, that are being sold by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 444.

    The elections staff is standing in front of the Veteran's Wall of Honor in the Levy County Courthouse.

    Pictured, from left to right, are Jordan Lindsey, Tammy Jones, Carole Weins and Kearston Andrews.

    To purchase your RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) shirt to wear on Fridays, call the auxiliary at 352-529-0593.

  • Chiefland homecoming royalty

    The Chiefland Middle High School 2015 Homecomng game was Friday, Nov. 6, against Arlington County Day School. 

    Presented as the 2015 Homecoming Queen was Sheila Engel and Homecoming Princess, left, was Tataneisha Barnes. 

  • BMHS invites public to dance for diabetes

    A Bronson Middle High School student is raising money for a cause that affects her life everyday.

       Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie McCallister has had Type 1 diabetes since she was eight. She's wanted to do a diabetes awareness fundraiser since she was in middle school and this year she emailed the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and got some ideas.

  • Festival of Lights returning on Dec. 5

    The return of the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce also means the return of one very popular event.

       The Festival of Lights promises to return in all its glory and then some, featuring old favorites such as the lighted boat parade and duck race along with new avenues of entertainment.

       "We're very excited for all the support and interest that's been sparked by bringing back the Festival of Lights," Fanning Springs Chamber President Michael Michaelis said.

  • The sex offender who almost got away

    They do TV shows and movies about criminals like Donald Keith McLaughlin, a former Levy County resident. You know the shows where the narrators drags out the in-depth details about someone who got away with a crime – or almost got away with a crime.

    McLaughlin was almost the sexual offender who nearly got away with his crime of seducing a child in his care and other children in his area.

    Except for the big methamphetamine bust of 14 people, including McLaughlin, by Putnam County Sheriff's deputies on June 27, 2014.

  • Weyerhauser buys out Plum Creek

    Weyerhaeuser Company and Plum Creek, which owns large swaths of land in Levy County, on Monday announced they have agreed to create the world's premier timber, land and forest products company with more than 13 million acres of the most productive and diverse timberland in the U.S.

    At closing, the combined company is expected to have an equity value of $23 billion based on current share prices. The combined EBITDA for both companies in 2014 was $2.2 billion.