Today's News

  • Cappy's Corner: What I've learned thus far

    OK, so I've been here at the paper for almost a month now and there are a handful of things I've learned in a short time.

    For the record, even though I may have learned a few things, I still know next-to-nothing about Levy County. But I am trying to learn more every day.

    What I've learned thus far:

  • Bronson bags 3rd in own tourney

    Bronson dug in when most 1-9 teams would’ve given in.

    Instead of watching another game slip away in the third quarter, the Eagles flew together to finally flip the script on an opponent en route to a 61-56 win against Bell in the third-place game of the Bronson Holiday Tournament on Thursday.

  • Cappy's Corner: The ball is in your court

    This is my cry for help. This is my plea to you — the reader, the fan, the coach, the parent, the teacher, the administrator, the classmate, the grandma and even the players themselves— to take over ownership of this sports section.

    This is YOUR newspaper about YOUR community, but are you getting everything you want? Are you seeing the best possible stories from the Levy County world of sports every week? 

  • Carter gets early break

    Eugene Carter was out of his comfort zone. Instead of running, dribbling, passing and scoring in bunches, he tried to sit still on the bench for the conclusion of Chiefland's fifth-place game in the Bronson Holiday Tourney on Thursday.

  • Progress, Duke Energy merging

    Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced Monday that both companies’ boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock transaction, a $13.7 billion stock-based deal. 

    The combined company, to be called Duke Energy, will be the country’s largest utility.

    The merger’s advantages include:

    * About $65 billion in enterprise value and $37 billion in market capitalization. 

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  • Financial press abuzz with Progress Energy merger talk

    The balloon went up on Friday that Progress Energy possibly was talking to another utility, Duke Energy, about a merger that would form the largest utility in the United States.
    The news first hit a Wall Street financial-reporting site called DealReporter.com. It named no source, but the news spread to newspaper websites in Raleigh, N.C. – the city of Progress Energy’s headquarters – and Charlotte, N.C. – home of Duke Energy.

  • Man, woman face drug charges

        The Levy County Drug Task Force has arrested two people in Chiefland on drug charges resulting from an operation conducted in August at the South Chevron in Chiefland, according to the Sheriff's Office press release. 

  • Sexual predator address change

        The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports that Tery Lin Johnson, 52, who was convicted in Chicago, Ill., in 2003 for federal interstate travel production of pornography, has changed his address to 10410 N.E. 68th Lane, in Bronson.        Johnson has also been convicted of kidnapping a child under 13 years of age, false imprisonment, sexual battery and numerous other sexual charges. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests: