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Today's News

  • Etheridge takes a school break after 20 years

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday's meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.
    Tuesday's meeting was Etheridge's final day meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston on the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.

  • Four arrested for drugs in Cedar Key

       Four people were arrested Tuesday for dealing drugs out of their Cedar Key homes, according to the Levy County Sherif's Office.  The arrests were the result of a three-month investigation, which was aided by information from a confidential source.
       The sheriff's department says Richard Cantlebarry and Geneva Harris were selling morphine pills out of their home, located at 517 2nd Street.  

  • Man dies while cast fishing

       A Newberry man casting for fish in the Suwannee died after becoming entangled in the cast net he was using off a dock.
       The Dixie County Sheriff's Office said the family of Chad Eric Holder, 36, reported finding his body in a canal behind their residence on Saturday, Oct. 14.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted forOct. 21

    The following information was taken fromLevy County Sheriff’s reports:
    n  Two West Central Florida men were arrested on misdemeanor drug charges after their vehicle was stopped for a broken headlight in Fanning Springs.

  • Levy Farm Bureau leadership

    A large crowd of Levy County Farm Bureau members gathered at the Whitehurst Lodge outside of Willston on Sept. 30, to enjoy a barbecue dinner, fellowship and to do a little yearly business. Incoming Levy County Farm Bureau President Chad “Cracker” Johnson, State Rep. Leonard Bembry and Brad Etheridge, Florida Farm Bureau state director, were in attendance.  Members of the Levy County Farm Bureau board of directors are, from left to right, Cecil Benton, Travis Wiygul, Van Whitehurst, Brad Etheridge and Wesley Sache.
     

  • Toys for Tots taking applications

    Registration is open for the Toys for Tots campaign in the tri-county area at the following locations:
    n Trenton — Library, Mondays, 9 am. to 1 p.m.
    n Bronson — Library, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    n Inglis — AF Knotts Library, Wednesdays, please call  447-4212
    n Chiefland  — Library, Monday and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.        
    n Steinhatchee — Steinhatchee Elementary School,  Tuesdays,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Williston grad teacher of the year in Duval County

    By LISA STATHAM POSTERARO
    Sadie Tillis Elementary School is in Duval County. Williston High School graduate (Class of 1987) Pamela White Penny has taught there for 10 years. Now she has been named Teacher of the Year for 2011-12 by her peers. Penny is the daughter of Sammie and Ruthena (Edwards) White, long-time employees of the School Board of Levy County and now retired. She is married to Larry Penny of Raleigh. They and their two sons, Jalen and Jared, attend Potter’s House Church in Jacksonville.

  • Navy Sea Cadet of the Year

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.   Everyone enjoyed reading the  quilt books that were brought in,.   More fabric was also brought in.  Joyce has made lots of tote bags for the children at Camp Curuth.   More quilts were brought in for pictures to be taken.

  • Levy soldiers remembered

    Two Levy County soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan just weeks apart may be honored with stretches of state highways named for them.
    Army Sgt. Karl A Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, who only had a short time left in Afghanistan before returning home on holiday leave to see his son, Carl, 4, his wife and step-children, who were at Fort Campbell, Ky., would be memorialized with a stretch of U.S. 19 from 4th street to Park Avenue in Chiefland.