Today's News

  • Ex-Tax Collector Richburg, 79, dies


    Staff Report

    Former Levy County Tax Collector Donald H. “Catfish” Richburg, 79, remembered for his jovial attitude died on Monday at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville.

  • Hardee House moves today


  • Petitions filed to recall 3 on Fanning council


    By Ashley Andresen

    Residents of Fanning Springs have filed recall petitions with both Levy and Gilchrist Counties to remove three of the city's current council members, however it doesn't appear enough signatures were obtained.

  • Crash on US 19 claims two lives

    A crash between a van and a tractor on U.S. Highway 19 south of Chiefland on Monday, March 28, at 7 a.m. has claimed the lives of two Homosassa residents ― one age 81 and the second age 59, and caused minor injury to the tractor operator, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    A2015 Nissan van was headed northbound in the outside lane of U.S. 19 about 1.8 miles northbound of the intersection with County Road 347 when it collided with a 2015 John Deere tractor in the same lane.

  • Andrews Nursery building catches fire

    A large industrial building at Andrews Nursery in Chiefland caught fire on Thursday, March 17. The first units responded to the location at 9850 NW 42nd Court within four minutes of the call coming in at 1:23 p.m. and reported heavy fire showing through the roof on the west end of the approximately 5,000 square foot metal building. The building was built in 1956 and was used for the main nursery office, packaging trees and a large workshop.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 24

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Reports the following arrests:

    •March 16, Jacoby Uriah Anderson, 23, Williston, criminal conspiracy, two counts property damage criminal mischief, two counts burglary, grand theft. Bond $235,000.

    •March 16, Melvin William Anderson, 30, Williston, criminal conspiracy, two counts criminal mischief property damage, burglary, grand theft. Bond $135,000.

    •March 20, Santos Bautista, 25, Morriston, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license. ROR.

  • Easter Week services

    Easter sunrise service at Fanning

    There will be an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 27 at 7 a.m. at Fort Fanning Historical Park on U.S. Highway 19 in Fanning Springs.

    The service is open to the public. Please join us for Easter Sunrise Service as we celebrate the risen savior through worship music and message. Pastor Alan Harmon of Fanning Springs Community Church will speak.

    Services at St. Alban's

  • Tomorrow's Equestrian Center gears up for Special Olympics

    Tomorrow's Equestrian Center Therapeutic Riding Program held their annual Totally TEC horse show at the farm on Sunday, Feb. 28.

    The horse show gives all of the riders an opportunity to showcase what they have accomplished as some riders do not qualify for Special Olympics. They had 20 riders each compete in two classes – one trail and one equitation.

    Equestrian Center volunteer judges were Kristina Olsen and Beth O'Rourke from Far Out Farm.

  • 'Uncorked' at Dakotah Winery

    The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will host “Uncorked,” an evening of ARTFUL Dining, Sunday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. at Dakotah Winery, 14365 U.S. 19, Chiefland.

    Guests will savor hors d’oeuvres and Dakotah’s most popular wines on a verandah overlooking the winery’s wildlife refuge, koi pond and wood ducks. Enjoy classical guitar by Pete Smith and the onsite pop-up gallery featuring artists from Charlie Parker Pottery; artwork is available for purchase.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 24




    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting