Today's News

  • Blue Wave victory still out of reach

    After yet another ball was bobbled in the outfield in the second inning, Chiefland fans sounded like they said, “Oh my gosh,” in unison.

    Friday was just one of those nights where little went the home team’s way during the Indians’ 7-1 loss against P.K. Yonge.

  • From D.C. to G.B.

    Swarmed by hundreds of fans for most of Saturday afternoon, Nick Collins couldn’t find the words to describe his homecoming as easily as he found the endzone during Super Bowl XLV.

    “It’s been, uh, I don’t know ... Crazy, exciting, unreal ... Pretty much all the above,” Collins said.

  • Football game ends after altercation

    One says he did. He says he didn't, and he has the video to prove it.

    An altercation at a semi-professional football game on Saturday has resulted in a head coach's resignation and a football team changing names.

    It may even lead to an arrest.

  • Learn about bees

    Free Beekeeping classes will be held at the Dixie County Public Library. Classes will begin at 7 p.m.  Please pre-register by calling 498-1219.
    • April 14 - Speaker - Mark Dykes, Research Technician, Field Manager at UF
    • April 28 - Speaker - Dr. Jerry Hayes
    • May 12 - Speaker - David Westervelt, Apiary Inspector Supervisor, District 3

  • Small business economic backbone of rural Florida

    Center for Rural Affairs

     In order for Florida’s rural cities and small towns to contribute fully to the nation’s economic recovery, we must enable small, mainstreet businesses to build a better future for themselves, their community, state and nation.

  • District launches water-friendly fertilizing campaign

    Improperly applied fertilizers
    are harmful to our water bodies

    The Southwest Florida Water Management District recently kicked off a new multi-media public service advertising campaign to educate residents on how to fertilize their lawns appropriately.
    Many people don’t know when to fertilize, how much to buy, how to read a fertilizer label and select the right fertilizer for their soil type, how much to apply or how much water is needed to water-in the fertilizer.

  • Distinguished service
  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted March 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • March 1, Ronnie Mac Brooks, 62, Williston, DUI and DWLSR. Bond $25,000.
    • March 6, James Brian Brunelle, 24, Bronson, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts worthless checks and RWOV. Bond $14,000.
    • March 5, Walter Alexander Burns, 39, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, RWOV, assault on a law enforcement officer. Bond $45,000.
    • March 2, Michael Allan Craig, 49, Archer, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.

  • The lay of the land

    Dozens of students from schools in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties took part in the Tri-County Land Judging contest put on by the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District at the Trenton FFA Arena Feb. 25.
    Participants, trying to determine the soil’s suitabilty for agriculture and home construction, evaluated the soil in four pits spread out across a field. They also tried to determine the slope of the land between the pits.

  • County commission has record meeting

    The Levy County Commission set a record for getting business done on Tuesday: 37 minutes from start to finish.
    And along the way, it set the record straight on the question of whether the county has an official "newspaper of record."
    The answer: No, it does not have a designated "newspaper of record."
    Only four items on the commission agenda required votes: