Today's News

  • Community Calendar January 7

    Today, Jan. 7

    Tourist Development Council

    Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet for their bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at 620 N. Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, Fl. (Levy County Road Dept. Office Building, U.S. Alt 27) The meeting is open to public.


    Library Friends meeting

  • Putnam's take on Obama’s gun order

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s executive action on guns:

    Our right to bear arms is enshrined in our U.S. Constitution, yet President Obama has again circumvented Congress with this executive action, infringing on law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

    In Florida, where our population has soared to 20 million and we have 1.4 million concealed weapon licenses, our crime rate is at a 44-year-low.

  • It’s past time to start “dipping” your chip

    By Blake Dowling:

    Have you received your new credit card in the mail with a microchip in it?

    Does it allow the credit card company to know everything about you day or night?


    But in the short term it’s an added layer of security attempting to slow down the roaring rapids of credit card fraud and data breaches. The deployment of this type of credit card is much-needed in the United States, because such fraud has doubled in the past seven years.

  • Person of the Week

     — By Cameron Asbell, Cameron Asbell Insurance, Bronson

    Terri Grantham Cheston brings happiness everywhere she goes. She always seems to have a smile on her face and a positive message to bring.

    As a licensed massage therapist, her job is to help people find relief from muscle pain. As a person, I believe she was put here to help people find relief from the strains of life. Her positive energy seemed to radiate from her at all times.

  • Steinhatchee River stakeholder meeting Feb. 2

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) encourages residents, businesses and recreational users of the Steinhatchee River to participate in a public meeting.

    The purpose of the meeting is to give an overview of the minimum flows and levels (MFLs) development process for the Steinhatchee River and obtain public input.

    The meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Steinhatchee Community Center: 1013 Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee. 

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Myrtice Scabarozi


  • Study: Citizen participation increases trust in science

    By Brad Buck

    Lay people who participate in citizen science develop more interest in science after participating in such a project, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows.

  • Citrus hospice recognizes outstanding workers

    CITRUS SPRINGS — Regina Genzel, Monica Johnson-Hawkins, Juan Sanchez and Heidi McDowell were honored as Employees of the Quarter for 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Annual Holiday Staff Breakfast Meeting in Citrus Springs. Chosen based on nominations submitted by their coworkers, they were recognized for their dedication to service, compassion, excellence and attitude.

  • Sheriff seeks sex offender’s victims

    Donald Keith McLaughlin who was sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by a 15 year sex offender probation, on Nov. 4 only pleaded guilty to one charge of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

    But based on notebooks he kept, and recordings he made, The Levy County Sheriff’s Office knows that there are other victims of McLaughlin possibly living in the area and they would like them to come forward.

  • Lawrence to seek superintendent post

    I am Jerry Lawrence, and I am seeking to serve the citizens of Levy County as your next Superintendent of Schools. I am excited about what we will be able to do together. I have a vision for education that honors our past successes and provides our children with the education that will best prepare them to face their future, and I bring to the table the qualifications of excellence that have to be in place in order for us to deliver the quality education that our community expects and that our children deserve.