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  • Birdies for books

    Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.

    Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary hosts 'A Land Remembered'

    The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club will host a special presentation on the very popular book, “A Land Remembered.”

    The club invites everyone to hear Rick Smith speak about his father author Patrick Smith.

    Learn about the “the real” Florida in this special presentation.
    “A Land Remembered” is a key theme of Rick Smith’s presentation of his father’s work.

  • Greenlee, School Board pay tribute to bus drivers

    Bruce Greenlee and the School Board of Levy County took time to applaud the work of its school bus drivers and transportation personnel last Tuesday in light of the American School Bus Council declaring February the Love the Bus Month.

  • AMVETS plan poker run to benefit Camp Valor

    On Saturday, April 8, 2017, AMVETS District XVI Posts will host a Poker Run to benefit Camp Valor, the area facility to rehabilitate our Wounded Veterans.  

  • County introduces more flexible advertising agreement for its vehicles

    Levy County updated its policy to advertise on its vehicles, allowing for replacement vehicles to fulfill advertising agreements when county vehicles displaying advertisements are no longer in use.

    Transportation director Connie Conley said the proposed resolution came about after the County had three of its 25 buses with Haven Hospice advertising go inoperative, causing a shortage in advertisements according to the agreement.

    The resolution (2017-006) was passed unanimously last Tuesday.

  • Bean charged with attempted murder

    Chiefland Police officers arrested Bobby Bean and Daniesha Watkins in the early morning hours Sunday after a high-speed chase in the city. The chase ended in a fight between Bean and K-9 Officer Kyle Schultz.

    Bean is in the Levy County Jail on a $9.3 million bond.

  • Bean charged with attempted murder

    Chiefland Police officers arrested Bobby Bean and Daniesha Watkins in the early morning hours Sunday after a high-speed chase in the city. The chase ended in a fight between Bean and K-9 Officer Kyle Schultz.

    Bean is in the Levy County Jail on a $9.3 million bond.

  • Missing plane recovered off Cedar Key

    Missing plane, body of passenger recovered off Cedar Key

    A missing single-engine plane en route to Cedar Key from Brooksville on Feb. 12 was recovered Sunday afternoon, a week after it went missing, approximately seven miles south of Cedar Key.

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, private boating service Sea Tow, and Florida Air Recovery, LLC were searching the waters Sunday during the discovery, near where the body of the pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, was found Tuesday.

  • Haven Hospice director talks about effects of dementia

    The further a loved one slips into dementia, the more pain is inflicted on spouses, children or other caregivers left behind as they watch the love one disappear.

    Haven Hospice Director Anita Howard told members of the Suwannee Rotary Club recently that dementia is not a specific disease.

  • Congressman Dr. Neal Dunn speaks at annual schools' Gala

    A crowd of mostly educators applauded on three occasions when congressman Dr. Neal Dunn mentioned Congress’s commitment to doing away with Common Core, returning control of education to the local level and simplifying the tax code.