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Today's News

  • Drones to patrol Cedar Key skies

    Residents in Cedar Key may look up into the sky in 2012 and spot drones flying overhead — similar to the ones used last week to attack and kill the alQaeda leader in Yemen.

  • Community Calendar for rgw qwwk of September 29

    Saturday

    Shrine Club breakfast
    The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its monthly country breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half-mile north of Fanning Springs.
    The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $6 per person. Eat in or take out. Everyone welcome.

    Chamber's Scarecrow City

  • LARC fundraiser rolls on Saturday

       The sixth annual motorcycle fundraiser "Ride to Provide," to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC), is Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bronson High School, with free coffee and doughnuts. The ride will begin with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for September 29

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Sept. 25, Jerry Lee Allen, 29, Trenton, aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. Bond $40,000.
    n Sept. 24, Francisco Penilla-Alvarez, 29, Williston, operating motor vehicle without a license. Bond $5,000.
    n Sept. 23, Chastity Falia Anderson, 34, Williston, VOP.
    n Sept. 25, Michael Arthur Chase, 20, Gainesville, battery.
    Sept. 25, Gary Mason Clark, 32, Chiefland, VOP.

  • Y-I Woman’s Club

       Bingo Season Off to a Good Start
       Thursday BINGO at the Yankeetown Inglis Woman’s Club is off to a great start. All proceeds go toward college scholarships for local students and provide The Kind News for 11 class rooms at Yankeetown School. Come early to purchase your BINGO cards and enjoy fresh homemade goodies from the “Thursday Kitchen.” Doors open at 6pm, with BINGO games beginning at 7pm.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for September 29

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept 22, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a special day with eight ladies from the Busy Bee of Old Town visiting. They come when they can as they are busy with their projects.   
    They also brought covered dishes so we had plenty of food for lunch. The fellowship and sharing of ideas with our guests made a great day.

  • Learnin’ the ropes

    September is National Sea Cadet month and the Manatee Division  sea cadets were surprised at their last drill with a ride on a Coast Guard boat. Cadet Casey McCain, left, gets instruction from Petty Officer 3rd class Mathew Sonny-Lee Wurges on how to properly deploy equipment.

  • Levy County woman to celebrate 100th birthday

    Amelia Erwin will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, Oct. 9 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Williston from 3 - 5 p.m. All former students, colleagues, family and friends are invited to the reception.
    Erwin was born Oct. 4, 1911, as one of eight children to William Wofford, a lumber contractor, and Lillie Jane Williams.
    She was raised and attended school in Ellzey, a town named after her family. Her great-grandfather built and founded the Ellzey Methodist Church, of which Erwin was a member. She later graduated from Bronson High School.

  • Road and Lane Closures for October 1-7, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.
     

  • Levy corrections officer arrested on drug charge

    Levy County Jail deputy Richard Monroe Harris, 26, of Cross City, was arrested Thursday by officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, for one count of sale of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute.