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Today's News

  • Pistol class funds holiday party

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a pistol class  from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18   This class will qualify individuals for a concealed carry permit.  The cost is $55 if registration is done online, or $60 on the day of the class.  To register online, go to www.levypistolclass.info.  This is a fund-raiser for the Sheriff’s Office Employee Christmas Party.

  • Woman arrested in theft of sales tax

     Mary Colson Bowen, 57, who owned Mary’s Little T restaurant in Chiefland, has been arrestedand charged with theft of more than $47,000 in sales tax collected from customers and not paid to the state, the Florida Department of Revenue announced.

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  • Ducks Unlimited dinner on Thursday

    Tri-County Ducks Unlimited is having their annual banquet on Thursday, Aug. 19, at The Gilchrist Club in Trenton.  The doors open at 6 p.m. with cocktails and social from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:15 p.m. The auction starts at 8 p.m.   Seating is limited to only 50 tickets which are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are usually not available at the door. For reservations or more information, please contact Michael E.

  • County has hiring, spending freeze

    It's official: County employees will not receive a pay raise in the coming year, but no layoffs or reduced work hours are anticipated. Department heads have been hiring and spending are frozen. In a memo sent to all county department heads dated Aug.

  • Education Briefs

     Keyboarding course offered at CCF Levy Center

  • Interest growing in local fire academy

    Ask Bronson Volunteer Fire Department Captain Jerry Horton why the program he helped pioneer, the Levy County Fire Academy, is growing in popularity, and he’ll tell you it’s because of the quality of the instructors. “If it wasn’t for the instructors, it wouldn’t be what it is today,” he said Thursday. The program, given its official name this year, has steadily grown since it was started about five years ago and is being looked at by the Florida State Fire College, in Ocala, as a potential partner in providing more advanced t

  • En‘gage’d in water data collection

    Data collection specialists with the Suwannee River Water Management District spend long hours installing, maintaining and collecting data from gages along our rivers, lakes, and streams, but they can’t do it without the help of a few volunteers that supplement their efforts.  More than 30 volunteer observers help collect  rainfall and water-level data from manual gages within the District’s 15-county region.

  • Conservation easement protects wetlands near Suwannee River

    The Suwannee River Water Management District commends Anderson Columbia Co., Inc., and Strickland Field Limited Partnership for a10-year commitment to water resource protection. The District purchased development rights on a 3,822-acre parcel owned by Anderson Columbia and Strickland Field Limited Partnership for $2.3 million 10 years ago. Under the terms of the conservation easement, landowners of the property have agreed to keep the property in its current natural state. The agreement restricts harvesting or alteration of forested wetlands.

  • FWC rescuing oil-impacted turtles with help from Gulf fishermen

    Although the effects of the oil spill are decreasing in Florida, the threat to wildlife remains.