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Today's Features

  • Rhonda Cook’s eyes welled up with tears when she recounted the story of a woman who called her one day at the small radio station she runs out of Long Pond Baptist Church.

    The woman had recently lost a loved one and was calling Cook to praise her for the work she does.

    “The statement she made to me was, ‘ I couldn’t have got through the last two years had it not been for this station,’ ” Cook said.  “And that’s when you know what you’re doing is making a difference.”

  • Today

    Fanning and Manatee Springs

    Working Group

  • Andrew Davis said he was about 7 years old when his father first took him out hunting in the furrowed and freshly plowed farmlands of Levy County.  

    Davis said what they sought, though well hidden and making no sound, almost seemed to have the desire of wanting to be found, of wanting to tell a story.

    The stories are those of people that inhabited the land long before the days of fences, highways and acres upon acres of plump, juicy watermelons.  

  • Donna Leggett, an exceptional student education aide at Bronson Middle/High School, was selected as the 2009-2010 School-Related Employee of the Year.

    In her fourth year at Bronson, Leggett has devoted her time to tutoring and assisting some the school's neediest students. She also helps teachers with students that require special accommodations.

    Her patience and understanding does not only apply to academics, either. She also helps students with their emotional well being, providing students with the encouragement they need to perform at their best.

  • Years of dedication to students have paid off for Sherry Beauchamp, a fourth grade teacher at Chiefland Elementary School.

    Beauchamp was was honored by school and district officials on Feb. 5 as she was selected as the Levy County Teacher of the Year.

    She was surprised in Principal Patrice McCully’s office by Levy County Superintendent Robert Hastings, School Board Member Paige Brookins of Chiefland, and selection committee members.

  • The Springtime Levy County Fair will take place between April 8 and 11 this year at the Williston Airport Industrial Park, located across from the Williston Horseman’s Park.

    Upcoming country music star Kenyon Lockry, presented by Mel Tillis Enterprises, will be performing on the main stage Friday, April 9.  McKinley and Beggs Band will be performing on the main stage the following night.  A battle-of-the-bands contest will take place throughout the dates of the fair, as well as the featuring of Miss Levy County Fair and Little Miss Levy County Fair.

  • Today

    Vet museum

    All World War II veterans are welcome to join the celebration at 11:30 a.m. at the U. S. Victory Museum in Archer. O’s So Sweet of Williston will cater the event.

    The museum is located within the historic 1890 Archer City Hall, dedicated to the sailors, soldiers and airmen who served and defended our great country.

    If you have any questions or need directions, please call Billie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen 352-542-7697.

    Through Saturday

  • “The Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail: Make it work for you” workshop will be held at the Steinhatchee Community Center on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Join Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Office of Recreation Services to explore how your business can be attractive to visitors seeking adventure on the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail and exploring the beauty of the area’s natural features.

    Lunch will be provided – please call Pam Wessels at (352) 498-7770 and reserve your place today.

     

  • n Comedian-evangelist at Lighthouse

  • The School Board of Levy County Wellness Committee will join with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) for a joint meeting on today February 4 at 2:50 p.m.