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  • Bride's murder means life sentence for groom

    A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine's death was premeditated 1st degree murder by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke, 24, condemning him to spend the rest of his life in state prison.

  • Voters turn down millage increase

    Levy County voters on Tuesday turned down a school board referendum to add 0.25 mills to the school district's millage rate starting in the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

  • Veterans Day: parades, reservations needed for luncheon

    Champions of Freedom luncheon needs RSVPs

    Veterans and their spouses or a guest who plan to attend the Champions of Freedom Independence Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at Tommy Usher Community Center need to make reservations to attend.

    The free luncheon is sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home to thank those who served their country. There will also be a special gift for veterans who attend. Veterans are also urged to bring their memorabilia and personal stories to share.

  • Levy turns new leaf with GOP

    Voter dissatisfaction has led to a tidal shift in Levy County politics as the Board of County Commissioners has two firsts: Republicans elected to the board and a majority of seats in Republican hands.

    Republicans Ryan Bell and Chad “Cracker” Johnson, both of Chiefland, defeated their Democrat incumbents. 

  • Vote! Polls open until 7 p.m. More info.

     The clerk or inspector shall require each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present one of the following current and valid picture identifications:

    Florida Driver's License.

    Florida Identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. 

    United States Passport.

    Debit or credit card.

    Military identification.

    Student identification.

    Retirement center identification.

    Neighborhood association identification.

  • Roads closing for parades

    Look for these road closings in Levy County the next two weeks and please plan your travels accordingly:

    U.S. Highway 27A (Noble Avenue) from in front of Williston High School to the 500 bock of East Noble Avenue (Near Badcock's Furniture) on Friday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Williston High Homecoming Parade. The Williston Police Department will handle detour traffic.

  • 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.