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  • Emergency manager/musician Mark Johnson to be on Letterman

    Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson, also a musician, is the third annual recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. 

    Along with the plaque, Johnson receives a $50,000 check, a sculpture by artist Eric Fischi and he will perform with Martin on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Sept. 24. The show airs locally on MyGTN, Channel 4, at 11:30 p.m. The award is bestowed by the Steve martin foundation. 

  • Morriston couple killed in plane crash

    A Morriston couple was killed Aug. 30 when their experimental aircraft crashed into a field in Marion County.

    Gilbert Jennings, 53, and Catherine Jennings, 50, were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Assessment vs. millage for fire, EMS services

    When home values skyrocketed in the housing binge that started in the 1990s and continued until  2008, property owners found themselves facing higher annual property tax bills.

  • Bronson teen cleared in battery case

    State prosecutors say they will not pursue charges against an 18-year-old Bronson man arrested in June for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon who said he was defending his home.

    “Nobody’s been charged in the case,” said chief investigator and spokesperson for the state attorney’s office of the 8th judicial circuit court Spencer Mann.

  • County budget hearing Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m.

    The Levy County Commission public hearing on the proposed 2012-2013 budget will be at 6 tonight at the Levy County Courthouse. 

    The TRIM notices that were mailed recently had the date as Sept. 16, which was an error as the date is on a Sunday. 

  • Mohawked

    On the morning of May 17, moments before the most important test of her life, Kyra Telgen cried. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 4, meeting



    September 4, 2012

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    9:00 a.m. - Nature Coast Business Development Council

    David Pieklik, Executive Director

    Proposed 2012-13 Budget

    10:00 a.m. - Clerk of Court

    Danny Shipp

    S.C. Service and Pioneer Credit presentation to Clerk

    10:15 a.m. - Public Comments

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

  • Cedar Key FFA recognized nationally

    Cedar Key School may be the smallest in the state, but it's got one of the best FFA programs in the country.
    In July, a film crew from Farm Journal TV came to the school to document part of what it is that makes the program and its participants so special.
    "They came in and were really intrigued with what we were doing," said 16-year-old senior chapter FFA president Lauren Bartholemy about a project called FFA Food for All.

  • Chiefland mayor says city will remove signs from city property

    The City of Chiefland is going to crack down on signs placed on city property, according to statements made by Mayor Teal Pomeroy at Monday night’s commission meeting.
    The issue came up after Chiefland resident Dr. Keith Richeson, during public comment, asked commissioners if the city had an ordinance against portable signs, such as the hundreds of political signs currently crowding right-of-ways throughout the county.
    Pomeroy told Richeson that, yes, the city did have an ordinance against signs on city property.

  • Into the depths

    Like a trail of bread crumbs leading the way back home is the life line that few go in without.  Lights off, and it’s so dark that even the animals that flit about have long ago lost the use of eyes or pigment in skin. The walls, at times, close in tight like a stone coffin. It’s cold, and the air is always in short supply.