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Today's News

  • Halloween pays for children’s Christmas

    It took a little bit of Halloween, the hard work of volunteers, the support of the Suwannee Valley and Chiefland Rotary Clubs, the donations of businesses and an old warehouse to make Christmas a little brighter this year for some Chiefland area families.

    This unusual recipe of using one holiday celebration to fund another is the genius idea of the Chiefland Police Department officers and staff who created a Halloween Haunted House in the old, vacant 9,000 square foot warehouse owned by Central Florida Electric Cooperative.

  • Levy voter turnout strong, early voting until Saturday

    About 21 million voters have cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election and Levy County is also showing its enthusiasm for the election.

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, who is overseeing her first general election since taking office in 2013 after working in the elections office, said, “I think we’re having a really good turnout. Things are going great.”

  • Eagles royalty

    The Bronson Middle High School Eagles welcomed their 2016 Homecoming Queen Faith Hyde and King Caleb Rice at their game on Friday. Oct. 28.

    The school also announced the members of the Eagles Royal Court during halftime festivities.

  • 2 men shot at Bubba's Place; investigation continues

     

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    It's almost a whodunit as Levy County Sheriff's investigators try to piece together a shooting that wounded two men outside Bubba's Place in Fanning Springs at abut 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, but it has been complicated as eyewitnesses were inebriated at the time.

    Sheriff's Sgt. Carl Rogers and Deputy Chase Gregory were on duty in the area when they heard a gunshot coming from the direction of Bubba’s Place.

  • Chip-in for charity

    Good food, competitive golf and a worthy cause were featured in the 22nd Annual Tommy Usher Log-a-Load Golf Tournament at Chiefland Golf and Country Club last Thursday.

    More than 120 competitors joined in foursome scramble play to help raise what will likely tally up to more than $30,000, according to event organizer Lynetta Griner.

    All of the money raised goes to Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The annual event has collected more than $950,000 to date.

  • Bronson celebrates homecoming

    The Bronson football team is looking for a special night this Friday at John Rutledge Field.

    While the Eagles celebrate homecoming against Gainesville’s St. Francis Catholic, they’ll also look to stem an 11-game losing streak at home. They’ve come tantalizingly close, averaging a nine-point deficit and remaining within one possession of their opponent in four home games this year.

    Their tilt with the Wolves has the potential for a shootout, have shined in the passing game.

  • Hardware heightens rivalry

    Though the rivalry dates back generations, the Levy County Cup has only been at stake since the 2008 meeting, after the idea was cooked up after years of trash talk between Indians fan Michael Michaelis and Red Devils partisan JoJo Knauff.

    Since then, trophy cases have been constructed to house the hardware prize, and the trophy itself has gone through reconstructive surgery, after getting accidentally smashed by a player tumbling out of bounds in 2012.

  • Four-quarter fight

    The Chiefland football team didn’t show the signs of a hangover early in last Friday’s game in Bronson that might’ve been expected on the heels of a brutal four-game span that included multiple top-five opponents.

    But after the Indians jumped ahead 14-0, the Eagles also proved past was not prologue, as they regained their footing in the second quarter to force a four-quarter fight between the schools located just 13 miles apart.

  • Bragging rights, Levy County Cup at stake Friday in Chiefland

    There’s plenty to like about Friday's rivalry game at C. Doyle McCall Field in Chiefland.

    Bragging rights and the Levy County Cup are at stake, as is a successful senior night for the Chiefland seniors in their last game in the Columbia blue and gold, barring a possible bowl game.

    If that’s not enough, the pink will also be in fashion at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

  • Museum seeks volunteers to dig fossils at new Levy site

    By Elizabeth Brown

     Florida Museum of Natural History paleontologists are recruiting volunteers to help excavate a recently discovered site in eastern Levy County that has produced thousands of fossils, including more than 55 vertebrate species.

    Researchers are enthusiastic about the 5- to 5.5 million-year-old fossils being recovered and say it is the first site of this particular age found in North Central Florida.