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Today's News

  • Fugitive in cattle rustling case captured

    Ron Shepard who went on the lam after money meant to go to youth who sold steers at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale, was captured in a northern Mexico fishing town by the U.S. Marshals Service International Investigations Branch and returned to the U.S. on Tuesday.

    Shepard and a business partner, Jeremy Pierce who has been jailed since April in Illinois, are suspects in a multi-state cattle scam where Shepard bought animals on a handshake deal, sold them to brokers and did not deliver money to the sellers and brokers. Both men ar natives of Trenton.

  • Levy commission meeting Thursday

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners will receive budget proposals for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 in a workshop on Thursday, July 12 at 9 a.m. The board will meet in  he commission room at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

    The following budge requests will be presented, beginning at 9 a.m.:

    • Clerk to the Board Danny Shipp

    • Sheriff Johnny Smith

    • Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell

    • Tax Collector Linda Fugate

    • Clerk of Court Danny Shipp

  • Latest road closings due to storm damage

    Tropical Storm Debby Road Closure Update – Number 9
     
    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.
     
    Columbia County
    ·       SR 247 at a section of roadway between County Roads 240 and 242 is closed and totally impassable. Traffic detoured to SR 47 and US 27.
     
    Nassau County

  • Letters to the Editor published July 5

    It's OK to use paper
    It's OK to print! I often receive emails that caution me to "Consider the environment before printing this email" or "Save trees: Print only when necessary."

  • Chiefland hosts first day of T-Ball World Series

    Chiefland welcomed 14 teams to the first round of the Babe Ruth league's Cal Ripken division T-ball tournament. The teams included 

    - Chiefland 

    - Sarasota

    - Latino Americana

    - Palm Beach Gardens

    - Okeeheelee Red

    - Julington Creek Storm

    - Orange Park Crush "A"

    - Orange Park Crush "B"

    - Jacksonville Beach

    - Okeeheelee Blue

    - Ft. Caroline

    - Julington Creek Crushers

    - Wellswood

    - Oakleaf

  • Letters to the Editor published July 5

    It's OK to use paper
    It's OK to print! I often receive emails that caution me to "Consider the environment before printing this email" or "Save trees: Print only when necessary."

  • Owen's win highlights races at Bronson Speedway

    Chip Owen’s commanding win in the Sportsman Class  on Saturday capped off a busy and exciting day of races at Bronson Speedway. 

    Owen held off Sheldon Bowers and Chris Harvey in the final, and most contentious, race of the evening. Nationwide Series driver Jeffery Earnhardt, grandson of legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, finished seventh, disappointing a packed crowd, many of whom had come to see him. 

  • Perilous Times- Part I
  • FWC lifts restrictions on Zone 4 of Suwannee River

    When Suwannee River floodwaters at Wilcox fell below 9 feet Sunday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) deactivated boating restrictions in Zone 4.
    Zone 4 is the section from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to one mile below the Fowler Bluff boat ramp. This 51-mile segment falls under the boating restrictions as long as the Suwannee is at 9 feet or more at the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.
    The FWC activated restrictions in this zone July 4.

  • Workforce Connection free workshops in July

    Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties is offering nearly 50 programs during the month of July for those interested in sharpening their employability skills.
    Ranging from open resume labs to three-day workshops to a job fair, the programs are available at no charge to job seekers throughout Workforce Connection’s three-county region. Participants must be fully registered with Workforce Connection through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com.  Additional workshop registration may also be required.