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  • Pet adoption Saturday

    Levy County Animal Services is holding an adoption event on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland, according to David Weatherford, the department's director.

    Tractor Supply will also be providing water for those looking over the dogs, puppies and cats that will be available and adopters will receive a 5 pound bag of 4Health cat or dog food, said store Manager Chad Ekker. Pet supplies, including leashes, harnesses, collars and carriers and cages will be on sale.

  • Big Fight For A Little Girl

    Ten year old Ashley Isenhoward is described by her mother as being spunky and a firecracker with an old soul quality. She was also a competitive cheerleader, but in September Ashley started coughing and when the girl who could previously do 10 back hand springs in a row, couldn't do two laps in the gym, they knew something was not right, said her mother, Jennifer Isenhoward.

    On Jan. 9, Ashley had a tumor removed from her pulmonary artery, that was later diagnosed as being intimal sarcoma, an extremely rare form of cancer.

  • Vulgar lyrics that promote violence touch a nerve

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston has had it with loud music that has lyrics that are vulgar or promotes violence against law officers and women and he wants to hear the end of it.

    The other commissioners agreed with him and in their Tuesday regular meeting instructed County Attorney Annne Bast Brown to draw up an ordinance, with criminal not civil penalties, similar to those already adopted by municipalities in the county to prohibit loud music. Civil penalties usually only call for a fine, while criminal penalties can call for fines and jail time.

  • Herbicide class is March 3

    Want to know how herbicides are used in the Aquatic Plant Management Program in Florida’s lakes, particularly the Orange Creek Basin?

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting an aquatic herbicide workshop March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. to help inform the public and answer questions about the use of herbicides in public waters, including the Orange Creek Basin lakes. The location of the meeting is at the IFAS Extension Office, 2556 W. Highway 318 in Citra.

  • Bronson votes to raise sewer rates

    The town of Bronson council members voted three to one to raise sewer rates.

    Clerk Kelli Brettel presented the proposed changes at the Feb. 17 meeting. She said Tom Gustafson of the Florida Rural Water Association performed a water study and gave them suggested rates equivalent with the national standard. However, the rates actually proposed for the city are much lower council members said.

  • Williston man burned by explosion

    A Williston man is being treated at Shands for injuries he sustained this morning (Wednesday) after an electric radiator exploded.

  • Get your veggies at Chiefland Farmers Market

    The weather forecast calls for a chance of rain Saturday so everyone should get out early to the Chiefland Farmers Market at Trailhead/Old Depot Park on U.S. Highway 19 South.

    The market, held on he second and fourth Saturdays of the month, opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m.

    Chiefland’s downtown Farmers Market specializes in fresh, seasonal local produce, meats, plants, animals and food. Please come out and support the community market.

  • Sex offenders not welcomed at school

    Sex offenders and sex predators take note: You are not welcome at activities at Levy County schools even if you have a child enrolled in public school.

    The Levy County School Board on Tuesday approved the posting of signs warning parents convicted of sex crimes that they are only welcome after arranging an appointment with a school official – and they must be escorted by an officer or school official, when dropping off or picking up their child and when they are casting a vote if the school is designated a polling place.

  • Fire chief almost burns his bridge

     There's a saying: Don't burn your bridges behind you as you go out the door.

    It was almost the case at the Chiefland City Commission meeting on Monday when a discussion of 10 goals for Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris disintegrated into a heated clash between Commissioner Teresa Barron, his former boss, his current boss, Vice Mayor Betty Walker and a near walkout by Harris.

  • Agenda for Chiefland City Commission meeting Feb. 23