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  • K-9 Deputy Taz dead at 10

    It is with great sadness that the Levy County Sheriff’s Office announces the loss of K-9 Deputy Taz. Taz passed away Tuesday evening after a brief illness. Taz dedicated 9 years and 2 months of service to the Levy County citizens with his handler Cpl. Willie “Pete” Barnes.

    Taz wore the badge with honor and dignity dedicating himself to thousands of hours of training. He served without hesitation, ready to hurl himself into harm's way at a moment's notice or give demonstrations for children at community events.  

  • AG's Office arrests group home operator on abuse charges

    TALLAHASSEE –Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office today arrested a Levy County resident and charged her with neglect of a disabled adult, false imprisonment, aggravated abuse, and exploitation.

  • TDC has vacancy

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council has a vacancy after longtime member and Island Hotel owner Stanley Bair of Cedar Key resigned on July 19 from the organization. 

  • CK to County: not interested in dock

    What if you built a large fishing dock that sits high above the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and no one wanted to own it?

  • PSC OKs Duke’s spending plan

    By Pat Faherty 

  • Medicare Parts C, D plan enrollment opens

    SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2014 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  Each site will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling. 

  • Webcast helps with dealing with end-of-life

    HERNANDO---Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast along with the Hospice Foundation of America will present the live webcast “Supporting Individuals With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Through Life-Ending Illness, Grief and Loss” on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., in Hernando.  

  • Got old books?

    The Friends of the A. F. Knotts Public Library in Yankeetown are gearing up for the Fall Book Sale. We are accepting donations of books, VHS tapes, DVDs and audio tapes. You may drop them at the library during library hours: Tuesday, 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturday, 9a.m. to 1p.m., at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown. It's time to clean off your shelves and fill ours. 

  • Supporting LARC

    Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Sean Mullins, chair of the Levy County ARC board of directors, presented an update to the Chiefland Rotary Club on plans for the 2013 Ride to Provide.

    The ride, a major fundraiser for the center that serves developmentally disabled adults, is on Saturday, Oct. 26.

    The Chiefland Rotary Club is a sponsor of the annual ride and donates “seed money” used to market the ride.

    Mullins also thanked the group for its support over the years.  

  • Governor to come to Trenton

    Gov. Rick Scott will be coming to the Gilchrist County Woman's Club on Thursday, Oct. 10, for the Stars of Freedom Dinner.

    The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include dinner with the governor, as well as live entertainment and a silent auction. Tables are available for $500. Pre-dinner reception tickets and program ads are also available.

    Fore more information, contact David Biddle at 352-339-0445 or Betty Ramey at 386-935-4111.