Today's News

  • Inglis reacts to proposed nuclear plant

    The debate about Progress Energy’s new nuclear energy plant still is lively, as proved at a Feb. 26 public testimony session in Inglis.

    “It will forever change our lives,” said the first person to speak, Inglis Commissioner Edward Michaels.

    For good or ill, all aspects of the project’s impact on people and their environment were to be considered as part of the site certification application in sworn testimony for public record before Administrative Law Judge J. Lawrence Johnston from the Division of Administrative hearings in Tallahassee.

  • Bronson wants a bite of Bark ‘n’ Purr money

    The Bronson Town Council is happy for the success of the two Bark ‘n’ Purr events held at Bo Diddley Park, but they would like to see some of the money raised coming to town coffers.

    “I would like to see that the town get some proceeds back,” said Council member Melody LaFlam, who noted that the town provides a facility and other services for the event. “That’s not unreasonable.”

    LaFlam asked the council to set a workshop on setting facility usage fees for the city’s facilities.

  • Seminole Indian War author to speak at quilt museum

    The Second Seminole Indian War, 1835 to 1842, was America’s most costly Indian War in money and lives lost and was experienced differently in the scattered settlements throughout the Territory of Florida. Early pioneers from Tallahassee to St. Augustine to Tampa to Micanopy lived with a constant sense of panic and apprehension out of fear of Indian attack. Soldiers sent by the US government to fight the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians experienced many tactical differences when fighting in remote places such as Charlotte Harbor, the Everglades, and the Cove of the Withlacoochee.

  • Residents should ask governor for appointment

    To the editor:

    It is very disconcerting that the vacancies on the Levy County Commission still sit vacant after almost four months of waiting for a decision from Tallahassee.   

    Everyone should know by now two commissioners were indicted and suspended by the governor in the middle of the fourth quarter of 2008.

    It is now almost the end of February and there have not been any appointments to the positions.  

  • Bullying won’t be tolerated

    Parents now have a new tool to safeguard their children against school bullies.

    New bullying and harassment policy 5.38 was adopted by the Levy County School Board last week to conform to state requirements. The policy prohibits bullying and harassment and seeks to prevent an “intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.”

  • One County Commission, School Board vacancies filled

    TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed Marsha Drew, vice mayor of Yankeetown, to an interim term on the Levy County Board of Commissioners and Bronson insurance agency owner Cameron Asbell to a vacant seat on the Levy County School Board.

    Drew will fill the vacancy created by the suspension of commission Chair William Samuel Yearty in District 3 and will serve during his suspension. Yearty and fellow Commissioner Tony Parker were suspended from office by the governor in November after being indicted on federal charges.

  • Bowers chosen for trip to China

    Kidijah Bowers does not know what to expect when she arrives in China this summer, but she does know one thing: “I will learn a lot.”

  • Indians rally late, can't catch Williston

    The Red Devils played host to the Chiefland Indians on one of the four Saturday games at the Devils Den this season. The Red Devils played as if they wanted to hand the Indians a win, committing eight errors on their way to an 8-6 district win. 

    After a scoreless first inning that saw the Indians threaten early with one-out, back-to-back base hits by Adam Burton and Clenton Wasson, starting Red Devil Pitcher Derik Milam struck out the next two hitters to retire the Indians in the top of the first.

  • Video: Chiefland Elementary Kindergarten Field Trip
  • Racing zooms back to Bronson Motor Speedway

    Bronson Motor Speedway is open again, after months of uncertainty. New owner Tony Parker says the speedway opened for the season Saturday March 7, and will be open every Saturday night through September. The actual schedule of events is being finalized even as practices and events go on, but Parker says race fans can reassure themselves, racing is back in Bronson.