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  • Voters head to polls on Tuesday

    The choice of who will lead Levy County, the state of Florida and the U.S. Congress all comes down to one person on Tuesday: the voter.

    Balloting will take place in 14 polling locations among the county’s 20 precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Levy County as voters across the nation go to the polls to cast their ballots in the mid-term elections.

    Early voting is underway at the Supervisor of Elections office at 421 S. Court St, Bronson from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday.

  • Capital City Bank salutes Hometown Heroes

    Chiefland area residents are invited to attend a celebration honoring  local Hometown Heroes — including military personnel, emergency services, teachers, firefighters, and police officers — at the Capital City Bank in Chiefland on Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

    Activities include a display of military vehicles from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  Shands Cair Flight for Life demonstration from noon to 1 p.m.,  K-9 demonstrations beginning at 12:15 p.m. and a 21-gun salute at 12:30 p.m. 

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Fanning Springs Council changes meeting

    The Fanning Springs City Council is changing its regular meeting, which falls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, to Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

    This is due to City Hall being used for the general election and balloting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

  • Bride's murder means life sentence for groom

     A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine of Cedar Key was murdered by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke.

    The decision on Friday came one week short of the first anniversary of Fine's death on Nov. 4, 2009, at the Rosewood home she shared with Duke and his friend Justin White.

    Duke was also convicted of the false imprisonment of White for forcing the roommate to accompany him to a popular mud bogging site near Bronson where he negotiated White's release to law enforcement officers.

  • Etheridge takes a school break after 20 years

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday's meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.
    Tuesday's meeting was Etheridge's final day meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston on the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.

  • Toys for Tots taking applications

    Registration is open for the Toys for Tots campaign in the tri-county area at the following locations:
    n Trenton — Library, Mondays, 9 am. to 1 p.m.
    n Bronson — Library, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    n Inglis — AF Knotts Library, Wednesdays, please call  447-4212
    n Chiefland  — Library, Monday and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.        
    n Steinhatchee — Steinhatchee Elementary School,  Tuesdays,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Levy soldiers remembered

    Two Levy County soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan just weeks apart may be honored with stretches of state highways named for them.
    Army Sgt. Karl A Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, who only had a short time left in Afghanistan before returning home on holiday leave to see his son, Carl, 4, his wife and step-children, who were at Fort Campbell, Ky., would be memorialized with a stretch of U.S. 19 from 4th street to Park Avenue in Chiefland.

  • Hastings and union already sparring over 2011 contract

    In a quick decision Tuesday, the School Board of Levy County passed an addition to the contract between the district and the teachers union that made salary steps for teachers a negotiated item effective July 1, 2011.
    Previously, the step increases in pay were automatic. Now they must be negotiated annually. During a Sept. 14 impasse hearing, the board voted unanimously to make the steps negotiable. The decision was officially added to the current contract Tuesday.

  • $51.935 million in bonds allocated for TriCounty Hospital

    The proposed Tri-County Hospital for Chiefland has won almost $52 million of the $70 million in economic stimulus bond money it requested from the state's pool of federal Economic Recovery Zone Bonds approved by Congress in 2009.

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners was notified Thursday by the state Division of Bond Finance that it will receive $51.935 million of the bond money. And as more money comes into the bond pool — returned by municiaplities and county governments that cannot or are unable to use the money — more will flow to the hospital.

  • County looks into selling water systems

    An Atlanta-based water company has inquired about buying the county-operated Manatee Water System, which serves 64 households in the Chiefland area, and University Oaks water system, which serves 125 households in the Bronson area.
    Assistant County Coordinator Dick Tummond mentioned the inquiry from Amnisos of Atlanta at Tuesday's regular Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting, sparking a discussion of whether the county should sell and questions about how to handle a sale.