Local News

  • There's the church and there's the steeple

    There's no date on when the bell will ring for the first time but a good guess is by Sunday the United Methodist Church in Chiefland will be calling its congregation to worship using its new bell housed in a new steeple.

    The steeple was installed on Wednesday afternoon by J&L Construction and Williston Crane.

    An anonymous donor funded the purchase of the bell made in 1898 and the steeple done by J&L Construction. 


  • Public meeting on Bronson youth sports Tuesday


     The newly formed Bronson Parks & Recreation Department is having an organizational,  coach and volunteer meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson. 

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 7



    August 7, 2012

    Call to Order


  • GOP headquarters opening Saturday

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will have the grand opening of its 2012 election headquarters on Saturday, Aug. 4., the first day of  early voting for the Aug. 14 primary.
       The office will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the primary, then open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The schedule will increase as it gets closer to the elections.
       The office is at the back side of Chantilly place in Bronson.

  • GOP seeks volunteers for Tampa convention

    The Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention is  seeking volunteers to work when the RNC meets Aug. 27-30 in Tampa.

  • Free dental check for service animals at UF

    The University of Florida’s Small Animal Hospital will offer free dental screening examinations to service animals Aug. 23 as a part of the American Veterinary Dental College’s new national oral health care examination program.
    Service animals typically include guide dogs, disability-assistance dogs, detection dogs, police dogs, search-and-rescue dogs and formally trained and certified therapy dogs.

  • March of Dimes seeking grant proposals

    The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking proposals for grant projects in Florida that will address unmet maternal health needs.

  • FDEP and water managers to hold water permitting workshops

    Public workshops on rule development for statewide consumptive use permitting consistency (“CUPcon”) will be hosted in August by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Suwannee River Water Management District (District).
    The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7 at the District headquarters, 9225 County Road 49 in Live Oak. The second will be held in Chiefland on Wednesday, August 8 at the Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 SW 4th Ave. Both meetings will begin at 9 a.m. All interested parties are invited to attend.

  • Floridians push to raise federal minimum wage

    By Stephanie Carroll Carson
    Florida news Connection

  • Progress Energy warns customers of bill-payment scam

    ST. PETERSBURG – Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is urging customers be on alert for a new utility bill payment scam affecting customers across the country.
    Under the scam, customers are receiving a call informing them their electric service is scheduled for immediate disconnection and they should make a payment by purchasing a “Green Dot Pak” card at a local drug or convenience store. Progress Energy has received reports of customers who have been contacted about this scam in both its Carolinas and Florida service territories.