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Today's News

  • A living word for a dying world

    Lewie FUGATE

    Guest Columnist  

    “These things we write unto you, that your joy may be filled.” (I John 1:4)

    “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are written in this book: but these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ  The Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through HIs name. (John 20:30-31)

  • JBE Carnival is Thursday

    Joyce Bullock Elementary will host a  Spring Carnival Thursday, April 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the JBE Playground

    There will be fun booths with food, games, and activities.  Educational booths will be set up with information about your child’s grade level next year. 

      Tickets are 4 for $1.   

  • Events

     

    Thursday, April 21

     

    Cattlemen Meeting

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its spring meeting Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s home on the Suwannee River.

    For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 486-5131 or 528-3119.

     

    Friday, April 22

     

    Egg Hunt

  • One killed in four-car collision

    A four-vehicle accident April 12 that involved seven people resulted in the death of one person.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on US Alt 27 at NE 100 Court, approximately a mile east of Bronson around 9:47 p.m.

    The 16-year-old juvenile driver of a 2005 Toyota was traveling north across the westbound lane of US 27A, the report says, and a motorcycle was traveling west on US 27A in the outside lane.

  • Williston council strikes deal with former manager

    The Williston City Council gave in to former City Manager Marcus Collins’ demand that he be allowed to collect more than $27,000 in severance pay without signing away his right to sue the city.

    The decision — 3-1 with Councilor Norm Fugate abstaining — came in a special meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall that was marked by bitter outbursts between council members and the public, and council members and interim City Manager Marisela Barcenas.

  • Council opts to sever Collins with $27K+

    Williston City Council took more than 90 minutes Tuesday discussing how much, if any, severance pay was due to the former city manager.
    The end result–more than $27,000-but it was a difficult journey getting to the figure.
    Marcus Collins, city manager since January 2009 resigned March 23 and at last week’s meeting council voted to give him a severance package, that included vacation and sick time.

  • BOCC passes on buying old school property

    The Levy County Commission has decided that the search for new courthouse space will not include the old Bronson High School property at its back door.
    It’s a blow to Clerk of Court Danny Shipp’s plan to purchase and renovate the property. He told the commissioners on Tuesday that members of the county’s courthouse space committee met with representatives of the School Board to negotiate for the purchase of the 20 acres and the buildings — the old school which houses Hilltop School, the gymnasium and portable buildings.

  • Posters for Sale

    The WHS baseball team is selling team posters for $6. Rhonda Virden was the photographer project. For more information on how to get their poster, e-mail lorijonesmom3@yahoo.com or call 258-5998.

  • LARC funding cut by Gov. Scott

    Thelma McCain knows how important it is to feel needed, to have a purpose, something to do. Her developmentally disabled son, Harold, 48, has been finding things to do through the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens for 26 years.
    McCain, a Cedar Key resident who volunteers at LARC, said, “At the end of the day, they see something they have accomplished.
    “These people don’t have anywhere else to go. When they are at LARC, they get to do things. They need a life, other than just sitting, watching TV or something.”

  • County commission brainstorms

    Levy County is moving into the 21st Century, while returning to its old ways.
    During the formal meeting last week and free-wheeling workshop later, led by Commissioners Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 2) and Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3), the commission discussed: