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Today's News

  • Candidate Meeks for District 1

    Hello, my name is John Meeks and it has been my privilege to represent you as District 1 County Commissioner for the last 3 1/2 years. My wife Stephanie and I have been married for 13 years. We live in Bronson with our four children; Liam (10), Carson (8), Nolan (5), and Remmie (2). I am the son of Robert and Mary Meeks of Bronson. We attend Ellzey Methodist Church. I am currently the manager of Bronson Ace Hardware, a position I have held for the last 14 years. I graduated from the University of Florida with a BA Degree in History.

  • Pledge to Vote

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections is seeking to increase voter participation this election year by organizing a “Pledge to Vote” campaign.

    Supervisor Tammy Jones said this is a non-partisan push to encourage voters to take a proactive role in this year's elections. Businesses and organizations that partner with her office on this campaign will be promoted on the Supervisor of Elections Office Facebook page.

  • Levy cleans up after Tropical Storm Colin

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Tropical Storm Colin washed ashore on Monday and for residents and officials it looked more like a hurricane exercise than a storm that could do real damage.

    “It was a very nice wake up call to shake the rust off,” said Levy County Emergency Management Assistant Director David Peaton.

  • Teen critical after accident

    A 17-year-old is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident Monday shortly after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 at Northwest 135th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Trevor D. Hill, 17, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after he lost control of his 2003 Ford Escape while southbound on U.S. 19 during heavy rain, overcorrected and the SUV started to rotate.

  • CFEC repares for Colin

    As Tropical Storm Colin continues on its path, Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) has assembled a prepared group of linemen and service restoration personnel, who are ready to assist as needed. CFEC is also ready to bring in additional contractors or request assistance from neighboring cooperatives outside the area to aid members and the community, if the need arises.

  • TS Colin news: Damage assessment begins

    ****LEVY COUNTY POST STORM UPDATE****

     

  • Indians finish spring strong, beat Wildwood 36-14

    The Chiefland Indians traveled to Wildwood two Fridays ago and capped off 2016 Spring football with a 36-14 victory over the Wildwood Wildcats.

    The young Indians are replacing 11 seniors from last year’s group, and as always new faces are expected to step up. Incoming sophomore Wyatt Hammond took over at quarterback for the Indians’ offense and threw for two touchdowns — a 15 yarder to fellow sophomore tight-end L.J. Jenkins and a beautiful 32-yard seam route to senior Jamarlon “Pooh” Bowers.

  • Tour de Melon bicycle race brings attention to festival

    Suwannee Valley Rotary club members, pictured at right at their lunch time meeting last week, are gearing up to host the fifth annual Tour de Melon – watermelon themed bike ride – to be held on June 4 this year beginning at Strickland Park in Chiefland. Proceeds from the event go toward various community outreach programs throughout the year.

    Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. with the ride beginning at 7:30.

  • Ciallella heads Chamber group

    The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Helen Ciallella as Community Relations Coordinator.

    This new position will allow the Chamber to coordinate efforts with our local business members, the towns of Inglis, Yankeetown, Dunnellon, Levy County, and Citrus County.

  • Summer BreakSpot Program starting

     Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced that the Summer BreakSpot program will provide free meals and snacks from June through August to children 18 and under who are from low-income families.

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services partners with more than 3,800 schools and community organizations sites statewide to offer free, nutritious meals, recreational fun and educational activities to students from low-income families during the summer months.