Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted forOct. 21

    The following information was taken fromLevy County Sheriff’s reports:
    n  Two West Central Florida men were arrested on misdemeanor drug charges after their vehicle was stopped for a broken headlight in Fanning Springs.

  • Levy Farm Bureau leadership

    A large crowd of Levy County Farm Bureau members gathered at the Whitehurst Lodge outside of Willston on Sept. 30, to enjoy a barbecue dinner, fellowship and to do a little yearly business. Incoming Levy County Farm Bureau President Chad “Cracker” Johnson, State Rep. Leonard Bembry and Brad Etheridge, Florida Farm Bureau state director, were in attendance.  Members of the Levy County Farm Bureau board of directors are, from left to right, Cecil Benton, Travis Wiygul, Van Whitehurst, Brad Etheridge and Wesley Sache.

  • Toys for Tots taking applications

    Registration is open for the Toys for Tots campaign in the tri-county area at the following locations:
    n Trenton — Library, Mondays, 9 am. to 1 p.m.
    n Bronson — Library, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    n Inglis — AF Knotts Library, Wednesdays, please call  447-4212
    n Chiefland  — Library, Monday and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.        
    n Steinhatchee — Steinhatchee Elementary School,  Tuesdays,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Williston grad teacher of the year in Duval County

    Sadie Tillis Elementary School is in Duval County. Williston High School graduate (Class of 1987) Pamela White Penny has taught there for 10 years. Now she has been named Teacher of the Year for 2011-12 by her peers. Penny is the daughter of Sammie and Ruthena (Edwards) White, long-time employees of the School Board of Levy County and now retired. She is married to Larry Penny of Raleigh. They and their two sons, Jalen and Jared, attend Potter’s House Church in Jacksonville.

  • Navy Sea Cadet of the Year

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.   Everyone enjoyed reading the  quilt books that were brought in,.   More fabric was also brought in.  Joyce has made lots of tote bags for the children at Camp Curuth.   More quilts were brought in for pictures to be taken.

  • Levy soldiers remembered

    Two Levy County soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan just weeks apart may be honored with stretches of state highways named for them.
    Army Sgt. Karl A Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, who only had a short time left in Afghanistan before returning home on holiday leave to see his son, Carl, 4, his wife and step-children, who were at Fort Campbell, Ky., would be memorialized with a stretch of U.S. 19 from 4th street to Park Avenue in Chiefland.

  • Hastings and union already sparring over 2011 contract

    In a quick decision Tuesday, the School Board of Levy County passed an addition to the contract between the district and the teachers union that made salary steps for teachers a negotiated item effective July 1, 2011.
    Previously, the step increases in pay were automatic. Now they must be negotiated annually. During a Sept. 14 impasse hearing, the board voted unanimously to make the steps negotiable. The decision was officially added to the current contract Tuesday.

  • Chiefland Women’s Golf Association - Oct. 21


  • Flashes topple Eagles

    Quintell Coleman came up with some big plays last Friday night for Bronson Middle/High School, but St. Augustine St. Joseph overwhelmed the Eagles in a 51-12 rout.

    Coleman took the opening kickoff of the game 90 yards for a touchdown and a quick 6-0 Bronson lead.

    From there, the Flashes took control, scoring 22 unanswered points. Bronson closed the gap at halftime with a 43-yard touchdown pass from Ben Landon to Coleman