Today's News

  • Fanning man drowns in Suwannee

    A 23-year-old Fanning Springs man who went missing while swimming in the Suwannee River in the early morning hours Saturday is presumed drowned, according to a Dixie County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Council disagrees on Bronson street paving

    A dispute broke out between several Bronson Town Council members Monday night over the issue of whether or not to pave several town streets.

  • School board puts timber out for bid

    Local logging companies will soon have the opportunity to bid on a tree thinning project on 40 acres surrounding Yankeetown School.

  • New date set for hospital construction

    The construction of a 60-bed hospital in Chiefland has seen its ups and downs over the last few years due to a weak economy, but a representative from the company proposing to build the hospital said it’s back on track with a new construction date.

  • County working on local preference proposal

    “Keep it local” is the push behind Levy County’s drive to add a local preference rule to bids for goods and services.

  • Cheer camp a success

    Williston High, Chiefland High and a few girls from Chiefland Middle School attended Cheerleading Camp together at Chiefland Middle School from Aug. 1-3.  Previous Florida State Cheerleaders were the ones that came and gave the instruction.  We had a very successful camp and are so excited about the coming year as we cheer for the Chiefland Indians. 

  • Cooksey: 'This is the best group we've had'

    Twenty-one players participated in Bronson's first week of football practice, but Eagles coach Al Cooksey expects the number to rise to "between 24-27" by the start of the season.

    Over the last few weeks, Bronson players have taken part in team bonding experiences. They are even planning a "lock-in" sometime this week.

  • Heat too much for 2 Indians

    Paramedics were dispatched to the Otter Springs Park & Campground twice on Thursday as near-record temperatures and heat indexes above 100 degrees caused two Chiefland players to overheat.

  • Indians 'rap' up bonding time

    Minutes before Thursday's dinner, there it was in plain sight: the exact purpose of Chiefland football team's two-night stay at Otter Springs Park & Campground.

    Players and coaches circled up in a corner of their 3,300-square foot lodge, shouting, laughing and even freestyle rapping. For readers who don't know, "freestyling" is where rap lyrics are improvised, not pre-planned or written.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for August 13 - 19

     The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.


    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Daytime lane closures from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line to repaint the roadway markings. Crews will also be repainting the roadway lines which is a moving operation.