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  • Morriston man competes in Army Warfighter competition

     By S.L. Standifird

  • Thinking of the troops

        Children at the Clyatt House Learning Center in Chiefland spent part of their afternoon Tuesday putting together care packages for 25 soldiers in Afghanistan for the holidays.

  • Food distribution Dec. 15

     The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Community Building, in Old Town, located at 1950 S.E. Highway 55A, Thursday, Dec. 15, from 4 - 5 p.m.

  • Fish on Friday at Courthouse

    There will be a benefit fish fry at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, behind the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson to help the families of two county employees with their medical bills.

    Once again County Commissioners Mike Joyner and Danny Stevens will be frying the mullet and Sheriff's Civil Deputy Bubba Castell, known for his fingerling hush puppies, will be frying his famous side dish for the lunches.

    There is no set price for the fried mullet lunches but donations will be accepted.

  • Commission honors AMVETS Post 88

    Bronson's Sons of AMVETS Squadron 88 has been commended by the Levy County Commission for its projects including a meal for homeless veterans served on Dec. 3 at the HONOR House in Gainesville and a wreath ceremony for Rosemary Cemetery on Saturday at noon.
    Ivan Chubb, Veterans Affairs representative, said the Post marshaled an effort to feed the veterans at the one-stop shop for helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.

  • Heavy traffic nets four arrests on drug charges

    Complaints from residents about heavy traffic to a residence located across from St. John the Evangelist Church on U.S. Highway 27A has resulted in four arrests, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The Levy County Sheriff's Office and Chiefland Police Department executed a search warrant on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Northwest 40th Avenue residence following an investigation into the complaints that there was an unusual amount of vehicle traffic driving to the residence.

  • More cracking of containment wall at offline nuclear unit

    By JIM HUNTER
    Correspondent

    The cracking of the concrete in the nuclear containment building's walls at Progress Energy's Crystal River plant has increased since the second incident of cracking in March of this year.
    The plant was taken off-line two years ago before cracks were found and so there is no safety concern, but the question raised by the damaged walls is one of cost and, ultimately who bears it – for repairs and more expensive replacement fuels.

  • Levy still in one piece

    The Florida House Redistricting Committee released not one, but several maps, of proposals to redraw House and Congressional districts according to the 2010 U.S. Census population figures.
    The one thing in common with all the proposed maps is that Levy County, which has been split among three state House districts, two state Senate districts and two Congressional districts, would have only one representative, one state senator and one Congressional representative.

  • Sheriff asks for leniency for employees

    Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith asked a court to show leniency in sentencing three of his employees charged with taking money from a petty cash fund at his office.
    When Levy County Judge James T. Browning asked if there would be a victim impact statement, Smith stepped up and said, "I have known all three ladies for a long time. They have been good employees and they come from good families. I ask for the court's leniency and I ask that the court withhold adjudication and give them probation."

  • County redistricting proposal straightens out lines

    For all the voters who have strained their eyes trying to figure out what Levy County Commission/School Board district they are in, things will get easier thanks to a little population growth.
    Under a proposal presented to the commission and the school board — which have common district boundaries — on Tuesday the district lines no longer wiggle around — except in one instance, and follow roadways.