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Today's News

  • Two killed, two injured in Friday crash

    Two people were killed April 14 when the driver of one car ran a stop sign and crashed broadside into the driver’s side of a second car.

    Jessica Lea Raquet, 32, and Joy Lea Raquet, 55, both of Homosassa, were pronounced deceased at the scene by Levy County Fire Rescue. A third occupant, 9-year-old Mylea Raquet, was transported to Shands in serious condition, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • The 2017 Suwannee River Livestock Show and Sale surpassed 2016 totals with $926,080

    The 2017 Suwannee River Livestock Show and Sale surpassed 2016 totals with $926,080 paid to FFA and 4-H exhibitors.

    The two-weeklong show concluded March 22 with an auction of 357 hogs and steers. The total number of livestock sold was down from 385, but more than the $918,000 sold the previous year.

    Marti Smith, Suwannee River Livestock Show and Sale bookkeeper, said there were 233 hogs, 42 fat steers and 82 feeder steers sold this year. That does not count other livestock, such as sheep, that were sold, but not at the auction.

  • Updated flood maps are ready for viewing

    LIVE OAK — Area residents and governments will have the opportunity to review updated mapping information to better prepare and protect homeowners and communities in the event of flooding. 

    The Suwannee River Water Management District, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Department of Emergency Management are hosting open house meetings for residents and officials in Dixie, Levy and Taylor counties during the month of April to review the proposed Flood Insurance Rate Maps and answer questions.

  • Capital City Bank recognizes sales and service leaders

    Capital City Bank recently recognized 32 of its best and brightest sales and service leaders at its annual Star Summit event, held at WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Suwannee Valley President and Community Banking Executive Clif Bradley, and Capital City Banc Investments Financial Advisor Danny Etheridge received additional recognition as the respective recipients of the distinguished Rain Maker and Fire Starter awards.

  • Suspects sought in home invasion

    The search for suspects involved in a home invasion and shooting Monday in Rosewood continued as of Tuesday afternoon. 

    Investigators said Tuesday they have credible information the suspects have fled and are no longer in the Levy County area. 

  • Alumni FFA Rodeo starts Friday

     The Suncoast Credit Union presents the 6th Annual Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo April 21-22 at 8 p.m. at Lotoma Ranch. Other corporate sponsors include Chiefland Farm Supply, Ace Hardware, Alliance Dairies and Alliance Grazing Group. 

  • Lady Indians light up base paths as versatility helps deliver win against formidable Oak Hall ace

    Chiefland proved last Friday it has plenty of means at its disposal when its No. 3 and No. 4 hitters in the lineup combined to go 0 for 8.

    They also showed that speed never slumps.

    The Lady Indians employed aggressive base running and continued to excel in the circle and on defense, helping them overcome 10 strikeouts at the plate to deliver a 10-0 win in six innings over Oak Hall.

  • CMHS rallies in late innings against Newberry for fourth walk-off win of season

    Chiefland has made thrilling comebacks a routine occurrence this season on the baseball diamond.

    The latest came on Monday, as the Indians (6-4) put two over in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 win in non-district play against Newberry in Chiefland.

    Junior first baseman Josh Webber delivered the walk-off RBI single for CMHS, driving in Jose Guerrero, who boarded on a base hit.

  • Popcorn, cotton candy and a ferris wheel

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. on the main stage.

  • Chiefland official makes state championship game 55 years after winning it as player

    Norm Weaver has come full circle in his hoops journey.

    Fifty-five years after winning a state title as a point guard at Zephyrhills High School, he officiated the girls’ hoops Class 2A state title game last February in Lakeland.

    The events represent towering bookends for Weaver’s extensive time on and around the court, except the 72-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.