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Today's News

  • Need help with Medicare?

       Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

      Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your

    check every month?

       Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

       Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confi dential information.

  • Confusion about food expiration dates can lead to harmful food handling behaviors

    Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a new survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.  The survey found that people are confused about how to interpret dates on food packaging such as expiration, “best used by” and “sell by” dates, causing many to keep some food dangerously long or prematurely throw away good food.

  • Church News for the week of September 4

     

    Gospel trio at

    Bronson UMC

    The Bronson United Methodist Church is hosting  "Willing Hearts," a local gospel trio, this Sunday, at 6 p.m. Come and be refreshed by their singing and witness and shout hallelujah!  The church is located at 235 S. Court St.  

    For more information, call the church office at 352-486-2281 or Sue Bazin at 352-486-4094.

    Bible Study at Peace

    Lutheran Church

    The Sunday morning adult Bible study at Peace Lutheran Church will resume this Sunday at 9 a.m.

  • State to monitor water quality in real-time

    State agencies have established a partnership to keep tabs on some area springs.

    The Suwannee River Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Geological Survey plan to deploy special equipment to continuously monitor the health of springs within the district. This partnership will use new technologies to provide real-time flow and water quality monitoring at Fanning Springs, Manatee Springs, Ichetucknee Blue Hole, Madison Blue Spring and Troy Springs.

  • Cedar Key gearing up for Museum on Main Street

    The Cedar Key Historical Society announced that it has been selected to host Museums on Main Street (MoMS), which will be taking place from September through October. Funded in part by the United States Congress, MoMS combines the talents of the Smithsonian Institution, the state humanities councils and local organizations to bring national and local heritage to small communities across the United States.

  • Williston joke sparks concern

    Many would agree that there's no such thing as bad publicity.

    Publicity, in any form, gets your name out there and people will talk – and remember.

    However, last week the tiny city of Williston found itself in the middle of an online publicity rant when The National Report, a satirical website, featured it in a story called "Small Florida Town Signs Police Privatization Deal With Walmart."

  • Walker speaks at SV Rotary

       Chiefland City Commissioner and Levy ARC Director Betty Walker, left, was last week's special guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary.

       Walker, shaking hands with Rotary President Dr. Bob Mount in the photo, spoke about LARC's continued need for funds from the community.

       She extended an invitation for anyone to come and see what LARC does and reminded Rotary members about the upcoming Ride to Provide, one of two fundraisers held each year for the organization.

  • Duke posts strong second quarter results

    By PAT FAHERTY

    Special to the Citizen

    Lynn Good, Duke Energy president and chief executive officer, downplayed her company’s interest in the Florida gubernatorial race.

    Thursday, in response to question by a financial analyst as to what happens if Charlie Crist makes a comeback, Good acknowledged it was a difficult question.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 3

    Railroads and riverboats

    are coming in September

    The Levy County Historical Society invites the young, young at heart, and all history enthusiasts to join them for a free excursion into the Golden Age of Transportation through an exhibit entitled “Railroads & Riverboats,” Sept. 26 - 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center.

  • Tractor trailer catches fire on U.S. 19

     At 7:14 a.m., Aug. 15, the Levy County 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call reporting a tractor-trailer vehicle fire near the 19000 block of South U.S. Highway 19.

    The Levy Department of Public Safety Medic 3 and Station 5 (Yankeetown) responded with the Inglis Fire Department, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol to the scene.

    Units arrived on scene to a semi trailer on fire from the brakes, which spread quickly to the tires. Crews worked together to confine the fire to the brake area of the trailer.