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Today's News

  • Swine judge commends children and parents

    The judge for the swine competition at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale made a judgement call on more than the porcine participants during Monday's event.
    "This is the nicest group of kids I ever had to work with," said Paul Wigley, a Cooperative Extension Agent in Calhoun County, Ga. Wigley should know as he is considered one of the Southeast's outstanding swine judges and does about 50 shows each year.

  • Livestock Judging

    Dozens of students in FFA and 4-H from three counties participated in the Suwannee River Fair's Livestock Judging contest Saturday.
    The participants, clad in dark blue or green jackets, sat in the stands around the fair's arena with scorecards evaluating four classes of market steers and hogs.
    Justin Crosswhite, an agricultural representative from the University of Florida who gave the official ranking of the animals, explained after each round what the participants should have been looking for.

  • Public Library Activities

    Levy County Public
    Library Activities
    n Pre-school Storytime
    These programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages.  The programs last 30 minutes.
    • Luther Callaway Public Library, Chiefland —  Monday, March 28, 11 a.m. - Funny Stories and Silly Songs Theme.

    n Afterschool All-Ages Craft Programs
    Duct Tape Crafts

  • 'Drowsy Chaparone' adds weekend performance

     The Suwannee Valley Players production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical within a comedy, has added a Sunday matinee performance in its final weekend at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Avenue.         

  • Chili cook-off this weekend

    AMVETS Auxiliary No. 88 is hosting the 2nd Annual Chili-Cookoff on Saturday, March 26 at noon. The public is invited to participate.  Registration is $10 at the door. Pre-registration can be done at the Post, 10050 N.E. State Road 24, Bronson.
    Entries — the prepared chili — must be at the AMVETS Post 88 by noon.  Each contestant is responsible for cleaning up the area at the end of the day. True chili is defined as any kind of meat or combination of meats cooked with chili peppers, various other spices and other ingredients.The judging is at 3 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for March 24

    Sunday, March 27

    County Fair Karaoke Contest
     The Levy County Fair's Karaoke Contest continues on at Coconuts in Cedar Key at 1 p.m. and at the Masonic Lodge in Williston at 1 p.m.

    Friday - Saturday

    Yard sale
    Chiefland HCE will be having its 3rd Annual Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 816 Park Ave. in Chiefland. If you have any donations, call Helen at 352-493-2943 or Jenny at 352-493-1798.

    Saturday

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 20, Jesse Carlton Bennett, 24, Round Rock, Texas, aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Bond $50,000.
    n March 18, Frank Peter Bernatos, 54, Cross City,  RWOV and trespass after warning. Bond $4,000.
    n March 14, Alisha Marie Braswell, 27, Chiefland, fraud insufficient funds, bond surrender violation of condition. Bond $20,000.
    n March 16, Michael Christopher Caliguire, 32, Dunnellon, FTA two counts, trespassing and RWOV. Bond $29,026.

  • Sheriff won't charge for dispatch — this year

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has decided not to charge local police and fire agencies for its dispatch services in the coming fiscal year as planned.
    Previously, Sheriff Johnny Smith had told municipal police and fire, and county fire and emergency medical services that their agencies would have to pay as much as $40,000 a year for dispatch services now provided free by his department. The charges were to start Oct. 1 and every agency would be required to purchase a $7,500 software program to become part of the sheriff's silent dispatch system.

  • Community garden blooms interest in Bronson council

    Members of the Bronson Town Council are entertaining the idea of a town-sponsored community garden.
    Bronson restaurant owner Jim Beck asked the council to consider the idea at Monday night’s regular meeting. Beck, citing several news articles, told the council he was worried about the potential for food shortages and high food prices in the near future.

  • Back on track at Fowlers Bluff

    David Florance first got involved in firefighting in 2000 as a volunteer with Chiefland Fire Rescue. He said he got involved because of a couple of friends that were already volunteering at the department.
    “It’s just been up hill ever since,” the 36-year-old EMT and firefighter said.