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Bronson Has Good Week before the Start of District Tourney

Bronson’s varsity baseball team last week defeated Dixie County 6-4 and Class 6A Matanzas 3-2, but lost 5-3 to Chiefland after leading 2-1 through the sixth inning.

Coach Jim Smith said the players are ​..... more​

Levy County Legends Travel Ball Kicks Off with Tryouts

More than a dozen young baseball players attended tryouts in Bronson Saturday for the Levy County Legends 13-and-under summer travel ball team.
The Levy County Legends main goal is to ..... more

Pollinators are Hardworking Local Heroes
The Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District recently held a poster and public speaking contest for area youth on the value of our locally-grown pollinators.  Not only were the results ..... more

Commissioner Putnam Expands Concealed Weapon License Partnership to Marion County-Area Residents
Local residents around Marion County can go to the Marion County Tax Collector’s office to apply for a state concealed weapon license beginning today. Marion County Tax Collector George Albright is the ..... more

Horse Club Elects Officers for 2015-2016
The Levy County Horse Club (LCHC) members elected club officers for the 2015-2016 term.  Officers are: President – Dave Wilson, Vice-President – Greg McCanless, Treasurer – Nancy Nibert, Secretary – Bonnie Wilson, and ..... more


Wild Hog Canoe Race Comes Close to Matching Record

By Terry Witt

Senior Staff Writer

 The 38th Annual Wild Hog Canoe Race Saturday attracted 123 racing boats, one shy of the record for the 15-mile race.
Paddlers raced against the clock and raised money for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens.
Coordinator Keith Maynard said he probably won’t know for a week how much money was collected for LARC, but the final dollar figure will be made public as soon as all the bills are paid.
The race features nine racing categories and so there is no overall winner, although the top time among the racers went to John Edwards of St. Petersburg, a professional who clocks the best time every year in his one-man canoe.
He has raced in the Wild Hog Canoe Race for 30 years. Some of the racers he passed hadn’t been born when he first started racing the river that winds gracefully through Gulf Hammock.Edwards, who has won numerous national championships, finished with a time of 1 hour, 51 minutes and 30 seconds, well ahead of ..... more