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  • Honoring service

     The Levy County Commission presented a proclamation honoring the service of Spc. James Anthony "Jamie" Page, of Bronson, who was killed in combat in Afghaniston on Aug. 31, to Page's son, Jarod Weathersby at Tuesday's meeting. Participating in the ceremony were, left to right, Commission Chair Nancy Bell, Commissioner Danny Stevens, Alexis Anderson holding her son Jarod Weathersby, Commissioner Lilly Rooks, Commissioner Chad Johnson and Commissioner Marsha Drew. 

  • Tough wildfire season predicted

     Dry conditions in at least some parts of the state coupled with a long-range forecast calling for a significant drying cycle threaten to create a potentially severe wildfire season, Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson said today.

  • Park attendance steadily rising

    Manatee Springs State Park had its biggest turnout yet Saturday night for one of its moonlight paddle events. 

  • 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.