Today's News

  • Fowlers Bluff Fire meets Saturday

    The annual meeting of the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department will be on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the fire station in Fowlers Bluff.

    Agenda items include a financial report, and election of board members and officers. Levy County Commissioner Lilly Rooks, as well as the new director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, James “Mitch” Harrell, will be in attendance.

  • Free workshops to help dementia caregivers during the holiday season

    The year-end holidays can be stressful even for individuals who enjoy normal health.  For a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia — and their family caregivers — the holidays can be even more difficult.  The heightened social demands, parties, family gatherings, and the increased noise and stimulation of the season are all disruptive to the quiet routine and reduced stimulation that people with dementia require.

  • Poker run Saturday to help Kim kick cancer

    Local resident Kim Bailey is packing her bags to head to Washington, D.C., for specialized chemotherapy to treat a rare cancer she has. It's the closest location for the delicate treatment and specialist to treat her.

    In addition to the help and support of her family, Bailey's friends have organized a “Fighting Cancer with Kim” poker run on Saturday, Oct. 8, to help alleviate the costs associated with the treatment, travel expense and family finances as she heals.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 6

    Today, Oct. 6

    Fundraising dinner for Hurricane

    Hermine victims

    Please join us at The Gathering Table Restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. for live and silent auctions to assist those still affected by Hurricane Hermine.

    If you have an item to donate to the auction, please contact Diana Child at 352-210-8792.

    Current auction items include: antiques, oil painting, Tiffany-style lamp, gift baskets and jewelry.


    Library Friends meeting

  • County executive Fred Moody retiring Dec. 23

    County Coordinator Fred Moody, Levy County's top executive, will be retiring before the end of the year. Moody has made no secret of his desire to spend more time with his wife, Ann, who retired from the county clerk's office last year, and to spend time with family.

    He has been planning his retirement for several years and earlier this year indicated he would be leaving as soon as the “new” board is seated.

  • Beast Feast a wild success

    At 5:30 p.m. Saturday members of the Levy County Schools Foundation were looking around for their guests at the annual Beast Feast fundraiser at Etheridge Produce in Williston.

    After all, the day had started with a run for the Williston Rotary Club's Purple Pinkie project and the Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston.

    Maybe folks were tuckered out.

  • CFEC announces 2% cut in revenue

    The warehouse was full when the Central Florida Electric Co-operative held its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1 and the news was mostly good.

    Chairman and CEO Mike Campbell had good news for the membership as he announced that electric rates will be dropping as a result of cost drops that means the co-op needs 2 percent less revenue. Customers will see it reflected on their bills after Jan. 1 if they use at least 570 kilowatt hours of energy per month.

    The news was greeted with a round of applause in a meeting that was generally upbeat.

  • FEMA sets up assistance stations

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, disaster assistance teams arrived in Levy County on Monday and immediately got to work, according to Levy County Emergency Management Director John MacDonald.

    MacDonald, who was at the County Commission meeting for ratification of the county's emergency order from Hurricane Hermine, briefed the board on FEMA's activities.

    He said the officials were scouting places to set up assistance centers that will be fully functional by Thursday.

  • Levy under tropical storm watch

    Wednesday evening update:



    A tropical storm watch has been issued for Levy County and is effective until further notice.  A Tropical Storm watch means that the potential exists for Tropical Storm force winds over the next 48 hours.


    Residents must take steps to protect their property from 30-40 mph winds that could affect items that are not secured.


  • Bronson football game at Wildwood moved to Monday

    A pair of teams hungry for victory will look for an enormous lift to their respective programs when they meet for a rare Monday game in Wildwood due to Hurricane Matthew.

    A long losing streak is guaranteed to come to an end, as Wildwood, which suspended varsity play for all of last season due to a lack of participation, has lost 18 straight, while the Eagles go in having dropped 15 straight.