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Today's News

  • Run-off election for Cedar Key Commission set for May 25

  • U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite drops out of re-election race

    U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite has dropped out of her GOP primary campaign to seek re-election citing health reasons and endorsed Hernando County Sheriff Richard B. Nugent in the race for the 5th Congressional District.

    Brown-Waite's Washington, D.C., office confirmed the email sent out this morning was authentic and that the congresswoman would serve out her term until January 2011.

    Brown-Waite's office issued the following statements by the two.

    Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite:

  • Gingrich aide gives Levy GOP "red-meat" speech

    Rick Tyler, spokesman for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and co-counder of ReAL — Renewing American Leadership, said he felt a little intimidated to be speaking to a group whose last speaker was U.S. Senate Candidate Marco Rubio.

    Tyler spoke to the annual Lincoln-Reagan Memorial Dinner, hosted by the Levy County Republican Executive Committee, on April 23 in Chiefland.  About 80 people attended the dinner.

  • City news briefs

    Officials vote:  Helmets and IDs a must

    Skate boarders who use the Delma Locke Skate Park will soon be required to wear protective helmets displaying a city-issued identification sticker.

    The City Commission voted 5-0 Monday night in favor of the new regulation, which will be displayed on a new sign at the park.

    City Manager Grady Hartzog said the new rule would allow the city to stay in compliance with standards set by the city’s liability insurance provider.

  • Pot discovered in Chiefland home

    A closet in a child’s bedroom may have been used for growing marijuana, according to a report filed during an investigation by the Levy County Drug Task Force and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    On April 23, the Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 7551 NW 95th St., Chiefland following several years of investigation that including alleged drug sales to a confidential source by James V. Boatright.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    Cattlemen and Landowners Association meeting

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its spring meeting on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. The location is Don Quincy’s home on the Suwannee River.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension office 352-486-5131 or the secretary-treasurer 352-528-3119.

    Friday

    NFDEP meeting

  • Casper's no ghost, needs new home

       Hello, I am Casper, a rescued Lab. I can relax and sleep well, knowing that the Dixie County Humane Society rescue volunteers are working hard to take care of me. They feed me, house me, and pay my vet bills until I find my new home

       Come meet Casper, a 10-month-old male, who is full of love and play ,gets along with all other dogs and kids,

       Call Pam at 352-542-1081, visit our site at www.petfiner.com for many of our other animals awaiting adoption or  visit our shop in Old Town for adoptions on Fridays.

     

  • Keyhole gallery

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce the Artist of the Month for May 2010 is Joanne Pirzer.

  • Campaign News

    According to the Levy County Supervisor of Elections web site the following candidates are seeking local public office:

    County Commissioner, District 2: Nancy Bell, Chiefland, Democrat; Chad Johnson, Chiefland, Republican.

    County Commissioner, District 4: Noel Desmond, Chiefland, Republican; Lilly Rooks, Rosewood, Democrat.

    School Board,  District 1: Cameron Asbell, Bronson.

    School Board, District 3: Robert Philpot Jr., Williston

    School Board, District 5: Rick H. Turner, Williston

        

  • Night of Excellence honors schools finest

    As school starts to s-l-o-w-l-y wind to a close, awards, scholarships and honors start coming students way.

    But the first academic awards were bestowed at the "Night of Excellence" hosted by the Levy County Schools Foundation and the Levy County School Board at Bronson Elementary School on the evening of April 22.