Today's News

  • Youth Conservation Corps jobs available at Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring four students for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer, according to Refuge Manager Andrew Gude.
     The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and young women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by accomplishing needed conservation projects on public lands.  

  • Bronson bar denied extended hours

    Dorothy McKenzie, owner of McKenzie's 4 corners in Bronson, cried Monday night as she asked the Bronson Town Council to consider letting her establishment stay open, serving liquor, until 2 a.m.
    “I've been there 33 years ..." McKenzie said, holding a petition she said had 220 signatures in favor of her staying open past her now midnight cut off.
    “It will save people's lives," she said, explaining that locals, because of the midnight cut off, end up traveling to other bars in towns such as Fanning Springs.

  • Open house at Levy County Quilt Museum

    The Levy County Quilt Museum welcomed a crowd of folks to its Open House on Saturday, May 19.

    Folks came to check out the many quilts on display, including Log Cabin Quilters' award winning works from the State Fair in Tampa.

    They also checked out "Miss Winnelle's Cporner," an area set aside to honor the museum's founder Winnelle Horne.

    The quilters held a yard sale and celebrated the opening of a sheriff's substation at the museum thay will provide residents with an extra feeling of protection.

  • Public Safety Expo a success

    About 800-1,000 folks came through the gates of Williston Airport on Saturday not to take a trip but to see one of the largest arrays of emergency services equipment and get information on being prepared for hurricanes and emergencies at a Public Safety Expo hosted by the Levy County Department of Public Safety and Department of Emergency Management.

  • Three things from the Chiefland Spring Game

    The 2012 Blue and Gold game may have been the most interesting scoreless event I’ve ever seen.  Head coach Aaron Richardson’s choice to make it a glorified practice with jerseys on may have been less dramatic than years past, but it still showed off a lot about the current state of the Chiefland High School football program.
    - The backfield has talent (and a lot of it):

  • No score, no problem

    Neither team left with a victory in the Blue and Gold. It was still a win for Chiefland football.
    Chiefland High School’s annual showcase scrimmage was unlike any other in recent memory. Head coach Aaron Richardson decided not to divide up the team in the traditional manner. Instead of pitting players as part of a full-time “Blue” or “Gold” team, players switched back and forth between teams, some after nearly every series. There was no clock or score for the game. This first-year coach said this system was meant to build team unity.

  • Trevis Prince’s youth hit songwriting workshop at Bronson library

    A free songwriting workshop with Trevis Prince will be held at the Bronson Public Library on May 30 at 6 p.m.
    Students will be introduced to fundamental techniques behind today’s hit songs with easy and fun to follow exercises. The songwriting workshop offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of songwriting at any level. The Friends of the Bronson Public Library will be providing free pizza and drinks after the workshop. Seats are limited so please call the library to reserve your spot today.

  • Dinner, dessert auction benefit cheerleaders

       The Chiefland High School cheerleading squad is hosting a cake and pie auction and a spaghetti supper to raise money for  uniforms and equipment.
       The event will be on Tuesday, May 29 in the Chiefland High School Cafateria. Meal service is at 5 p.m. and the auction is at 6 p.m. Dinners cost $5 each.  Spaghetti tickets can be purchased at Chiefland High School or at the door.    
       For more information, call Linda at 352-493-6000 , Debra at 352-493-6013  or Melissa (evenings) at 352-490-5354.

  • Players present "Love, Laughter and Lucci" this weekend

       Suwannee Valley Players present "Love, Laughter and Lucci," a comedy written by Cricket Daniel, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 24


    Transportation disadvantaged board meeting
    The Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will conduct its regular business meeting at 10 a.m. at  the Levy County Courthouse in the County Commissioners’ Board Room, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson.

    Bronson homemakers annual bingo
    The Bronson Home and Community Educators club will host its annual bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Center. The cost is $5 for two cards and $1 for two additional cards.