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Today's News

  • 'Drowsy Chaparone' adds weekend performance

     The Suwannee Valley Players production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical within a comedy, has added a Sunday matinee performance in its final weekend at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Avenue.         

  • Chili cook-off this weekend

    AMVETS Auxiliary No. 88 is hosting the 2nd Annual Chili-Cookoff on Saturday, March 26 at noon. The public is invited to participate.  Registration is $10 at the door. Pre-registration can be done at the Post, 10050 N.E. State Road 24, Bronson.
    Entries — the prepared chili — must be at the AMVETS Post 88 by noon.  Each contestant is responsible for cleaning up the area at the end of the day. True chili is defined as any kind of meat or combination of meats cooked with chili peppers, various other spices and other ingredients.The judging is at 3 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for March 24

    Sunday, March 27

    County Fair Karaoke Contest
     The Levy County Fair's Karaoke Contest continues on at Coconuts in Cedar Key at 1 p.m. and at the Masonic Lodge in Williston at 1 p.m.

    Friday - Saturday

    Yard sale
    Chiefland HCE will be having its 3rd Annual Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 816 Park Ave. in Chiefland. If you have any donations, call Helen at 352-493-2943 or Jenny at 352-493-1798.

    Saturday

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 20, Jesse Carlton Bennett, 24, Round Rock, Texas, aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Bond $50,000.
    n March 18, Frank Peter Bernatos, 54, Cross City,  RWOV and trespass after warning. Bond $4,000.
    n March 14, Alisha Marie Braswell, 27, Chiefland, fraud insufficient funds, bond surrender violation of condition. Bond $20,000.
    n March 16, Michael Christopher Caliguire, 32, Dunnellon, FTA two counts, trespassing and RWOV. Bond $29,026.

  • Sheriff won't charge for dispatch — this year

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has decided not to charge local police and fire agencies for its dispatch services in the coming fiscal year as planned.
    Previously, Sheriff Johnny Smith had told municipal police and fire, and county fire and emergency medical services that their agencies would have to pay as much as $40,000 a year for dispatch services now provided free by his department. The charges were to start Oct. 1 and every agency would be required to purchase a $7,500 software program to become part of the sheriff's silent dispatch system.

  • Community garden blooms interest in Bronson council

    Members of the Bronson Town Council are entertaining the idea of a town-sponsored community garden.
    Bronson restaurant owner Jim Beck asked the council to consider the idea at Monday night’s regular meeting. Beck, citing several news articles, told the council he was worried about the potential for food shortages and high food prices in the near future.

  • Back on track at Fowlers Bluff

    David Florance first got involved in firefighting in 2000 as a volunteer with Chiefland Fire Rescue. He said he got involved because of a couple of friends that were already volunteering at the department.
    “It’s just been up hill ever since,” the 36-year-old EMT and firefighter said.

  • Vista has open house celebrating history on the Suwannee

    Much of Levy County’s early history had its start along the banks of the Suwannee River, and that history was demonstrated recently at an open house event on donated land.

  • Suwanee River Garden Club to host discussion on bees

    By ANNE ZUBLER
    Publicity
    The next meeting of the Suwannee River Garden Club is Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m.  The club meets in the church building directly behind the Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs.
    Wayne (Chappie) McChesney, bee keeper will be the keynote speaker. McChesney raises honey bees and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with the club.

  • Water district elects new officers

    New Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board officers are, from left, Donald “Ray” Curtis III, secretary/treasurer; Donald Quincey, chairman; and Alphonas Alexander, vice-chairman.