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  • Overwhelmed shelter holds adoption event

    In June, 250 animals were surrendered — or dumped —  at the Levy County Animal Shelter outside Bronson. Some animals were nuisances. Some folks could not afford a pet. 

  • Gene Hodges dead at 77

    Former Cedar Key Mayor Eugene “Gene” Hodges, born into a politically connected family, was the heir to that way of knowing how to get things done for the island community and the district that he represented in the Florida House from 1972 to 1988. 

  • UF researcher finds connection between sitting and diabetes

    Sitting in front of a work computer during the daily 9-5. Sitting to chat with a friend. Sitting to eat dinner. According to a new University of Florida study, the amount of time some people spend sitting could affect whether they develop Type 2 diabetes later in life.

  • Summer doldrums hit local jobs market

    The number of people able to work in Levy County rose by 61 in May, and the number with new jobs was 26, but that was not enough to make up for the increase in unemployment by 87 people, pushing the county's jobless rate to 6.9 percent – up half a percentage point.

  • Suwannee Cleanup needs sponsors, volunteers

    The 5th Annual Great Suwannee River Cleanup is fast approaching, and representatives with the organizations involved want people to come out and get involved.

  • Engine, tractor show in Old Town

    “The Great Engines of the Past” will be presented by the Florida Antique Power Club when it holds its 2nd Annual Fly Wheel Engine & Tractor Show on July 4-6 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. This year's exhibit will feature a rock crushing demonstration. 

    The show is at 286 N.E. 112 Ave., Old Town. 

    Exhibitors are invited to bring their engines and tractors to display. There will be tent camping on July 2-3 with food vendors on site and Portalet facilities. 

    For more information, call Dick Wolfert at 352-542-2495.

  • Blood supply already feeling the heat

    As summer heats up, LifeSouth is already seeing a drop in donations and could face serious shortages if additional donors don’t step forward.

  • Super low gas prices lost to history

    By PAT FAHERTY

  • Tropical depression not threatening Levy

    Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson is keeping a wary eye on a tropical depression off the Florida Atlantic Coast, but he does not think it poses a serious threat for now.

    “It's just a bunch of storms and it looks like it's just going to be a coastal thing,” Johnson said in a phone interview on Monday afternoon.

    “But that's just for today. They could change by tomorrow.”

    Johnson said he is mostly waiting to see what develops, but said it does not look to be much of a storm.

  • Road repair on U.S. 27 A

    Watch out for a Florida Department of Transportation maintenance crew in the northbound lane of U.S. 27A north of Bronson.

    The crew is repairing a rubber lip that was sticking out, District 2 DOT spokeswoman Gina Busscher said.