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Today's News

  • Limit Direct Payments in 2012 Farm Bill

    With Congress hammering out budget cutting legislation and preparing to take up the 2012 farm bill, the next two years emerge as a crucial time for making commonsense cuts to agriculture spending. For federal farm programs, that means placing hard caps on payments made to the nation’s largest farms, subsidies those operations use to drive their smaller neighbors out of business.

  • Kudos for Capshaw

    I feel compelled to let you know how much I have enjoyed the sports coverage in your paper.  I believe Mr. Capshaw is responsible for making this happen.  Never before have the students had so much coverage.  

  • Ashamed and proud

    I am proud of the fifty or sixty people who stayed until 2 a.m. today to object to the Tarmac Mine.

  • Wasted time at Tarmac hearing

    On April 4, I and about 100 other concerned folks wasted 7 hours of our lives speaking at a Levy County planning board public hearing against approval for a Special Exception for a 100-year mega-mine in southwest Levy county.  Why was our time simply wasted?

  • Students of the Month

     From left, Sierra Caruthers, Chiefland Middle School, Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Vance Renaud, Chiefland High School.

    Caruthers, Renaud and Emily Stefanic (not pictured) were the March Students of the Month.

  • Traffic stop ends in suicide

    INGLIS — A routine traffic stop turned deadly Thursday evening when the driver, a 30-year-old Dunnellon man, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Levy County Road 337, about 5 miles south of C.R. 121.
    A State Department of Agriculture enforcement officer stopped a white pickup truck in the Goethe State Forest after 6 p.m., Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith and Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said on Friday.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted April 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n April 10, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 35, Bronson, DWLSR and possession of crack cocaine. Bond $6,000.
    n April 4, David Adam Bandt, 27, Archer, VOP domestic battery.
    n April 8, James Patrick Blundy, 41, Lincolnton, Ga., grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond $7,500.
    n April 8, Rebecca Louise Bussom, 48, Bronson, domestic battery-elderly. Bond $10,000.

  • Division of Forrestry announces longleaf pine ecosystem restoration

     
     The Division of Forestry at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced recently the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration Landowner Incentive Program will be accepting applications from non-industrial private forest landowners Monday, April 11 through Friday, May 6.

  • Levy loggers named master loggers

    Two loggers from Levy County were recently awarded the designation of Florida Master Logger.  
    B.J. Casson and Mike Studstil, now officially Master Loggers, return to their businesses with enhanced credentials to offer logging and forestry services in this growing segment of the local and state economy.

  • Volunteer honored

       Hospice of the Nature Coast honored over 100 volunteers and guests from its Alachua and Chiefland teams with a Mystery Theater Dinner Party at the Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs.
       Mary Richardson (center of photo), of Chiefland, was one of those honored. Richardson’s first work experience is as a volunteer at the new Chiefland Thrift & Gift Shoppe, where she has been for close to a year and has provided almost 1,000 hours of service.