Today's News

  • Wildfire on CR 336 near Ellzey

    A fire that has consumed 20 acres along County Road 336 between State Road 24 and County Road 330,  is being battled by the Florida Forest Service and firefighters from Chiefland, Cedar Key and other departments.

    Ludie Bond, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for the Florida Forest Service, said the call came in at 3:30 p.m. to the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the state agency dispatched two brush trucks, two tractors and other equipment.

  • Prepare for spring break traffic with FDOT's 511 system

    TALLAHASSEE — As students and families hit the roads for spring break, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds everyone to check the Florida 511 System for traffic updates before leaving. FDOT has recently joined Twitter with 12 new Florida 511 Twitter feeds featuring the same traffic information as the phone system. The system provides updates on crashes, congestion and construction on Florida’s interstates and toll roads. Anyone can call 511, visit FL511.com, download the 511 app on iTunes or follow Florida 511 on Twitter for traffic updates.

  • Bronson needs citizens for industrial panel

    The Bronson Town Council is seeking citizens with unique talents and prospectives to volunteer for service on a new industrial development panel.
       The Council is seeking people who have talents as wide and varied as the range of public services on which we all rely and who are interested in their community, because they want to give something back, or because they see the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the public sector.

  • Career opportunities at hospitality workshops

    Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen will soon be serving up a healthy helping of information to those interested in careers in upscale dining and hospitality.

  • Chiefland Chamber

  • PSC approves Progress Energy rate settlement agreement

    TALLAHASSEE — To help maintain more consistent rates for Progress Energy Florida customers in the coming years, Florida’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved Progress Energy’s multi-year Settlement Agreement with the Office of Public Counsel and other intervenors.
    The agreement provides a customer refund of a portion of Crystal River 3 Nuclear Plant replacement fuel costs and rate certainty related to PEF’s proposed Levy County nuclear project and base rates.

  • Florida public lands up for grab?

    Florida News Service
    Pending Florida legislation could convert some 500,000 acres of publicly owned shoreline into private ownership. Opponents, including Audubon Florida Director Eric Draper, warn that it's a land grab move backed by Florida agribusiness interests.

  • Tour de Melon bike ride planning under way

  • Consider the source

    I recently read a story about a chief of the Sioux nation, a wise old man, who once lived in what is now the state of Minnesota.  It was during the Fall of the year that a group of young braves sought out his advice concerning the coming winter.    
    “O great chief,” they asked, “will the winter this year be a mild one or will it be very harsh with extreme frigid temperatures?”  

  • Sammy Glass Family in concert at Long Pond Baptist Homecoming

       Long Pond Baptist Church, home of WTBH 91.5 FM, invites the public to its 32nd Homecoming, Sunday
    at 10:30 a.m. 
       If you have attended Long Pond Baptist Church in the past, the congregation would love to see you again, at this year's Homecoming.
       The Sammy Glass Family from Decatur, Tenn., will kick off the day with a concert at 10:30 a.m.  Brother Sammy Glass will be the guest speaker, bringing the morning message.