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Today's News

  • County revenue, spending out of whack

    Revenues for the Levy County General Fund, are lagging behind estimates for the first six months of the fiscal year putting the county $1,345,342 in the red.
    County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp presented the bad news to the three commissioners in attendance at Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting in Bronson. Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3) was absent from the meeting.

  • State budget cut could cost school jobs

    By ADA LANG
    news@cedarkeybeacon.com

    Falling tax revenues have forced the Legislature to cut state funding including a $4.7 million  cut to  Levy County schools that could affect as many as 50 employees.
    School Board Superintendent Robert Hastings said, there are “no sacred positions” and “nothing will be left unturned” as he looks for every way to save money and jobs.

  • Yankeetown votes to sue over Tarmac decision

    The Yankeetown Town Council has decided to file a civil action asking the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Levy County to review the Levy County Commission’s approval of a conditional special exception permit to Tarmac King Road mine near Inglis.
    The decision was anticipated by the County Commission, which on Tuesday approved spending $10,000 to hire a firm specializing in such cases at the request of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-May 19

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    May 9, Rebecca J. Alvarado, 35, Trenton, writ of bodily attachment. Bond $1,176.93.
    May 10, Daniel Luke Arrington, 33, Chiefland, burglary, grand theft, dealing in stolen property. Bond $100,000.
    May 15, Cody James Blair, 19, Bronson, aggravated stalking. Bond $100,000.
    May 9, Todd Edgar Bloss, 40, Keystone Heights, no driver’s license. Bond $500.

  • Community Happenings


    Friday, May 20

    Star Party
    The Chiefland Star Party Group will present a telescopic view of the stars and planets at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve in Yankeetown at 8:30 p.m., May 20 at the observation tower.

  • County closes SE 216 Terrace
  • BOCC closes subdivision road

    Levy County Commission votes to close portion of Southeast 216 Terrace at property owner's request, forcing subdivision residents to use Marion County road to get in and out. Details in this week's Pioneer

  • A Season Remembered

    In most cases when one hears the words “Basketball Awards Banquet”, one usually thinks that awards are going to be passed out for the individuals who have scored the most points, had the highest point totals or scored some large number of points in a game. 

    But, Williston Red Devil Head Coach Steve Faulkner said at this year’s banquet, he doesn’t give awards for points.

  • The Greenest Gardener

    By ADA LANG

    news@cedarkeybeacon.com

    This week’s Conservation Corner suggests composting as another way to reduce the amount of trash you put into your garbage can and eventually, the landfill. 

  • The last apple fritter surviving

    For the last week, I have been chief cook and bottle washer in the house while the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was visiting our son and his family in Ohio. I like nothing better than being in charge. Of course, I wonder what in the world I am in charge of when I am the only one in the house.