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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner

    A spaghetti dinner will be held Friday, July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse.

    For $6, diners will get spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink.

    You may eat-in or carryout.

    Dog Wash and More

    Would your canine friends like a swimming lesson, or an opportunity to run a lure course? Do you just want someone else to wash your dog for a change?

  • Traffic stop, chase nets 3 bricks of drugs

    Williston Police Department is seeking the driver of a vehicle in which three aluminum foil-wrapped bricks of what is believed to be cocaine was found, according to a press release.

                The driver, whose identity is unknown, jumped out of the vehicle and fled after refusing to stop for and failing to elude Officer David Deonarine on Northeast 13th Street at about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Residents fight to maintain bucolic life

    It’s the epitome of Southern living.

    Straight narrow roads lined with moss-draped oak trees; acres upon acres of verdant pastures surrounded by miles of rail fencing and a stillness that can only be felt in extreme rural areas.

    And residents in Morriston and Montbrook are afraid that life, as they know it, will come to an abrupt end if a proposed limerock mine gets a special exemption from the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

  • County attorney still in place after 11th hour attempt to terminate fails

    It was the third (month) anniversary of Commissioner Marsha Drew’s appointment to the seat by Gov. Charlie Crist, but the fireworks that went off at the Levy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning were in a discussion about County Attorney Anne Bast Brown’s contract and job benefits.

  • Cap-and-Trade: Bad for consumers and our nation

    The summer driving season is underway and Floridians will have to grapple with higher gas and energy prices in the months to come.  Unfortunately for them, the Leadership in Congress is poised to make matters even worse by establishing a new national energy tax to be paid by all Americans who drive a car, buy anything made in America, or turn on a light.

  • Animal cruelty charges dropped

    Charges against Sandy M. McClung, 62, of Northeast 76th Place, Bronson, who was charged with aggravated assault and animal cruelty after an incident outside her home have been dropped due to lack of prosecutorial merit and the facts not constituting a criminal offense, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Department.

  • CFCC has continuing education courses

    The Central Florida Community College Levy Center in Chiefland has received the new July-December 2009 Continuing Education schedules. Please stop by the center at 114 Rodgers Blvd. to pick up your free copy. Schedules are also available at the libraries in Levy County.

    The following classes begin in July:

  • Perkins Financial names scholarship winners

    Perkins Financial Group announces the 2009 recipients of the Perkins Financial Group Scholarship and the winner of the prestigious President’s Scholarship for $6,000.

  • August hearing set on exotic animal operation

    The owners of a controversial exotic animal sanctuary in the Small Farms subdivision has filed a request for a special exception to zoning regulations to allow them to keep the lion, tiger, bear, two chimpanzees they have on the property.

  • School grades are in: Levy gets a ‘B’

    The Florida Department of Education released school grades last week, giving the Levy County School District as a whole a B grade, the same it received last year.

    “We are proud of our schools, proud of our teachers,” said Patrick Wnek, Director of Curriculum. “We want to congratulate our students and teachers for a job well done – of course, parents play a big role in that as well.”

    Eight schools in the county received an A, including all elementary and middle schools, as well as Cedar Key School.