Today's News

  • Yard bandits strike retirement village

    Residents of Oak Grove Village Retirement Park, between Chiefland and Trenton, say retirees in the area would be wise to hide their prized pink flamingoes and garden gnomes.
    Yard ornaments in the neighborhood have been mysteriously disappearing for about a month, according to resident Charlotte Maupin. "Three homes have been hit," she said. "One of them twice."
    Area resident Donald Smith said he woke up Nov. 15 to find that his lighted palm tree had been swiped off his front porch.

  • Bronson Council, School Board won't see eye to eye

    Bronson Town Council members protested Monday night a letter sent to them from Levy County Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings regarding federal money allocated for shared sewer projects between the school board and the Town of Bronson.
    "They already signed that money and gave it to us," Council Member Berlon Weeks said. "They don't want to give the $29,000, and they want the $33,000 back."

  • Sen. Nelson staffer to hold office hours in Bronson on Wednesday

    Visit with a representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Bronson Public Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson.

    For more information, call 850-942-8415,

  • Road closings for holiday week

    Most work will be suspended Wednesday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. FDOT offices will also be closed Thursday and Friday.

  • Business News

    Tri-County Orthotic Prosthetic Institute welcomes Stephanie Gilbert as their new billing specialist.  Stephanie has 12 years of experience in medical billing and is excited to be a part of the TCONP team.  Stop by and say hello.

  • Business Council has new leader, mission

    With a new director and a renewed commitment to economic growth, the Nature Coast Business Development Council is ready for a big year.
    The NCBDC has hired Dave Pieklik as the executive director of its 10-member board. He will also oversee the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency.
    Pieklik, 34, had been working the last four years for the City of Inverness, in Citrus County, as a special events and programs assistant director. He also has extensive experience in print and broadcast journalism.

  • Veterans honored at luncheon

    The annual Champions of Freedom Appreciation Luncheon at the Tommy Usher Center in Cheifland was a wonderful success.  The guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel  (US Army, Ret.) William Halker.  In his military career, Lieutenant Colonel Halker specialized in military intelligence operations and is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations.

  • Disabilities

    O’Daniel wants to
    make a difference
    The Spina Bifida Association website claims spina bifida affects about 165,000 Americans and is the nation's most common permanently disabling birth defect. It occurs when a child's spine doesn't close during the first months of pregnancy. People with spina bifida usually require a brain shunt to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid.

  • The Great Suwannee River Clean-up: the last 20 miles

      The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems’ Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river, and the 2011 clean-up.  The last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee NWR, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges, and all the volunteers they can muster.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 17

    Clay Landing Days at Manatee Springs

    To celebrate the living history of this beautiful first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs State Park, with the help of the park’s Citizens Support Organization-The Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc, present Clay Landing Days on Nov. 25-26. The event features rides through the north trail system, where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians.