Today's News

  • Levy partners with Visit Florida

       For the second consecutive year, Visit Florida has partnered with The Original Florida Tourism Task Force, doing business as Visit Natural North Florida, to promote tourism and visitation to off-the-beaten-path regions of the Sunshine State.

  • Change clocks, how often lawn gets watered

       Daylight savings time comes to an end on Nov. 1, so while you change the time on your clocks, be aware that starting Nov. 1 and running until March 31, lawn and landscape irrigation shifts to once a week for residents and commercial entities within the Suwannee River Water Management District.

       This will affect Levy County residents in the Southwest Florida Water Management District as well. Both districts and the Levy County Commission agreed earlier this year that SRWMD would set uniform conservation measures for the entire county.  

  • Military — Lovelace

    Air Force Airman William S. Lovelace IV graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lovelace is the son of Kerrianne L. Lovelace of Trenton. He is a 2015 graduate of Bell High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Evelyn has finished another small quilt or wall hanging of tigers. They seem to want to jump off the fabric at you.

         Several people brought in donations of fabric and other items. We are so thankful that you thought of us. These donations are often used to make items for sale at the Museum. Thanks again.

  • Congressional candidate makes visit to Bronson

    Mary Thomas of Leon County, visited Bronson on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to meet and greet political leaders and supporters.

    She was greeted by, from left to right, Chris  Cowart, Levy County School Board member; George Lambka, member of the Levy County Republican Executive Committee and state Republican Executive Committeeman, Thomas, and Berlon Weeks, businessman and former Bronson City Council member. 

  • Everybody needs encouragement

    Giving encouragement was the speaker's general theme at Suwannee Valley Rotary last Thursday.

       "People need encouragement," State Rep. Dennis Baxley said. Baxley is a candidate for the seat held by State Sen. Charlie Dean in the 2016 election. "It's a new day in North Central Florida."

       As a grandfather, he said he thinks every day of the future. People in the past rose to the challenge of their day to preserve the future.

  • Howard takes over Chiefland Haven

    Anita Howard has taken over as the Chiefland administrator for Haven Hospice. Howard joins Haven after 12 1/2 years with Royal Oak Nursing Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Dade City.

    She completed the administrator program at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center from 2000 to 2001. Howard then transferred to Cypress Cove Care Center where she served as the assistant administrator for six months before being promoted to administrator at Royal Oak Nursing Center.

  • City again delays action on RV resort

    The landowners requesting a land use plan and rezoning change on 45 acres off County Roads 320 and 321 in Chiefland sought and received a two-week delay from the City Commission.

    The request was made in a letter from the attorney for the owners, Emily G. Pierce of the Rogers Towers law firm in Jacksonville. The owners, Lois Livingston and Tommy Myles, said the reason for the delay is to give them time to prepare a professional presentation for the commission that will answer questions raised about the development.

  • A frightful list of happenings for Halloween

    For all the ghosts and goullies looking for fun on Halloween, we present our comprehensive list of events:

    Today, Oct. 29

    Costume contest at Suncoast

    There will be a costume contest at Suncoast Credit Union on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Eligible age groups are: birth to 3 years old, 4-8 years old, and 9-12 years old.


    Through Oct. 31

    Otter Springs Nightly Screams

  • Gold coin theft - a mystery

    A Chiefland couple has reported the theft of 20 gold coins valued at $24,589, stored under a bed in a guest room, has gone missing from their home sometime between April and early September and the Chiefland Police Department is investigating the case as grand theft.

    The couple, in their 80s, said family, friends and a cleaning lady have been in the home during that time period. And they said the cleaning person, who has worked for them for five years, had a key to the home.