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  • Soldier’s memorial service Saturday

    Army Sgt. Karl A Campbell, 34, of Chiefland only had a short time left in Afghanistan before returning home on holiday leave to see his son Carl, 4, his wife and their children who were at Fort Campbell, Ky.

    He had already been told that when his tour in the combat zone ended he would be assigned to Special Forces training. It was an opportunity the man trained as a Ranger in his first Army stint lobbied hard to win.

    On Oct. 4 his dreams and service to this country ended in Babur Afghanistan.

  • Bronson makes new run at flood plan

    The Town of Bronson is taking a new tack in its fight to keep residents from having to buy flood insurance and the Levy County Board of Commissioners is joining the fight.

    FEMA is taking public comment on its proposed maps that put a section of Bronson in a flood plain due to two drainage ditches constructed during the Depression to divert standing waters into Chunky Pond to deter mosquito breeding. As a result, FEMA has determined there is a risk of flooding and homeowners need to purchase flood insurance.

  • County budget approved

    The Levy County Commission has a workable budget on the table, but they are not yet finished with it and the margin for error – handling emergencies — is only $500,000. 

    Deputy Clerk Sheila Rees, who handles county finances, said the budget document drawn up by her, County Coordinator Freddie Moody and Clerk of Courts Danny Shipp uses $4.5 million in reserves to balance the county’s accounts and has only $500,000 to cover emergency expenditures in the $53 million budget.

  • Confederate veteran to be honored Oct. 3

    A memorial service for James Simon Bailey 1939-1908 of Company G, 60th Regiment Georgia CSA will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. at Jennings Lake Cemetery.

  • County starts food bank

    William Brown stood up at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting and by the time he yielded the floor he had three accomplishments to his book.

    Brown, co-founder of The Children’s Table, first introduced the commission to Tyler Beauchamp, son of Mickey and Cheryl Beauchamp of Bronson.

    Young Beauchamp is a member of the Future Farmers of America and as a project planted and harvested seven acres of peas for Children’s Table to be distributed to feed families in need. Brown presented Beauchamp with a plaque honoring his gift.

  • Fall at the Lodge raises $52K

    More than $52,000 was raised when 300 people attended Fall at the Lodge, the annual fund-raiser for Haven Hospice.
    “Fall at the Lodge was a tremendous success,” said Michael Morse, vice president of organizational advancement at Haven Hospice. “The location was beautiful, the weather was fantastic and the fellowship was great. So many people donated their time, talent and treasure to help make the event even more successful than last year.”

  • Suwannee River Fair News

    Fat Steer Weigh In:
    The fat steer weigh in will take place Saturday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs. This is the first weigh-in for all market steers participating in the 2011 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale. An entry form is required and is available online at mysrf.org. The form must be completed and signed by the exhibitor, parent and FFA advisor/4H leader. Entry fee is $25.

  • McGriff-Oelrich want your vote

    OCALA – Candidates for Florida Senate District 14, which covers northern Marion County and the Williston area, appeared at a countywide political forum in Ocala on Thursday, Sept. 23.
    The incumbent is Steve Oelrich, who told the crowd at the Marion County Library’s main branch about his 15 years in law enforcement, and how he had become the first Republican sheriff in Alachua County since Reconstruction. He left during his fourth term to run for the state Senate.

  • Williston’s Haylee Baker takes first in Sears national contest

    Haylee Baker is going places.
       In December the fifth grader will take an all-expense paid to San Francisco and sometime within the next year will get a passport for her five-day all expense paid  trip to Milan, Italy.
       Both trips come courtesy of national retailer Sears and are awarded because Haylee, 10, has claimed the company’s title as America’s Top Style Crush and will serve as a fashion consultant for the company.

  • Thousands will flock to Williston

       Get ready for some mouth-watering treats this Saturday as Williston will welcome folks to Heritage Park for the 22nd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival.
    Over 115 vendors will be on hand, as well as the elephants and petting zoo.
       Raychel Ortiz will sing the Star Spangled Banner and the Marines will raise the colors will the festival kicks off at 9 a.m.
       Entertainment follows throughout the day beginning with Amberay Molder at 9:30 a.m.