Local News

  • Gator football ticket drawing to raise money for abused children

    GAINESVILLE — The Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville is selling entries into a drawing for a pair of tickets to one of three University of Florida home football games.  

  • School board hosts interagency fair for job-seeking grads

    The School Board of Levy County hosted its first Interagency Transition Fair on May 7.  The event was attended by a select group of 11th and 12th grade students and their parents. The purpose of the fair, which was held at First Baptist Church in Bronson, was to disseminate information regarding services and opportunities available to students upon graduation.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for July 4

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

  • Rain great for peanuts, not so much for July 4th

    The weather outlook for this holiday week is calling for rain through Wednesday with some clearning expected Wednesday night, something that may put fireworks lovers on pins and needles. 

  • Off with a bang!

    Thursday, July 4th

    n Bronson: James H. Cobb Park;  

    Celebration starts at 4 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Call 352-486-2354 for more details.

    n Cedar Key: Cemetery Point; 

    Fireworks starting at dusk.

    n Branford: Ivy Park;

  • Flood watch issued for Levy County

    A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service as the county is predicted to receive "in the neighborhood of 3-4 inches of rain" this week, Mark Johnson, Levy County Emergency Management director, said in a phone interview before noon Monday.

    By lunchtime, Johnson had an update: The NWS was going to issue a flood warning and was predicting 3-5 inches of rain.

  • Chamber seeks business nominations

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the Annual Industry Banquet where it will honor the 2013 Businesses of the Year.

    This year’s Banquet will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Tommy Usher Center, with the program beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the banquet is “Red, White & Blue Jeans”. The public is invited to submit a nomination for the 2013 Business of the Year and to attend the banquet.

  • $10,000 reward offered in 39-year-old unsolved killing

    CROSS CITY – A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 1974 murder of James Norris and authorities are promising that tipsters can remain anonymous.

    The last known contact Norris had with his family was a postcard mailed from Inglis. His body was unearthed two years later in northern Dixie County. 

  • Slow down to honor veterans

    On your next drive along State Road 24, better known as Archer Road, to or from Gainesville, take your foot off the gas pedal and spend a few moments checking out a memorial to those who gave their lives in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

    The information that follows comes from the Gainesville Fisher House folks who provide a "home away from home" for veterans and their families being treated at Malcolm Randall Medical Center in Gainesville — on Archer Road.

  • Yoho bill would bar military aid to Syria

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3) has introduced legislation to prohibit military assistance in Syria.  If passed, the bill would not allow the distribution of funds to aid opposition forces in Syria.

    "Anyone who thinks that arming rebel opposition in Syria is a good idea should learn lessons from our past," Yoho said. "These same policies have created monsters in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the globe.