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Today's News

  • Levy unemployment drops to 11.4%

    Unemployment in Levy County dropped to 11.4 percent in February, a figure not seen for at least two years.

    The February unemployment rate represents a 1 percent drop from January's adjusted rate of 12.4 percent. according to a press release from CLM Workforce Connection, the regional employment agency serving Levy, Marion and Citrus counties.

    In Levy County, the number of those with jobs increased by 63 to 15,260 out of a civilian force of 17,222. Those without jobs dropped by 182 to 1,962. In January 2,144 were jobless out of a civilian workforce of 17,341.

  • Homemakers protest drug tests for volunteering

    A homemakers group — with most members over age 55 — took the Levy County Commission to task for requiring they provide urine samples for drug tests in order to do volunteer work in the county's libraries.

  • Quote of the week

    “Editor:  A person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.”

    Elbert Hubbard,
    American writer,
    publisher, artist
    and philosopher.
    1856-1915

  • Thank you from the Chamber

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to say thank you to all our sponsors and local businesses that donated to our Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet.
    We had a huge turnout and all had a wonderful evening of great music, delightful food and enjoyable fellowship.
    We would also like to say congratulations to Paige and Loran Brookins for being our 2010 Citizens of the Year.

  • Thanks for attending

    To all our Railroad Fans,
    The Levy County Historical Society wishes to thank everyone who attended the Levy County Railroad Days celebration this past weekend.  Your support contributed greatly to the success of event.  
    Our thanks also to the many volunteers who donned period costumes to make the 1861 event come alive.   
    The mission of the Levy County Historical Society is to promote and preserve the history and heritage of Levy County.   
    Toni C. Collins,
    Chairman Levy County Railroad Days
     

  • Got it straight!

     If I may respond to Mr. Harris’s letter of rebuttal on the Tarmac Mine.
     The economic information I related, was extracted from a 53-page, economic impact study prepared by Dr. Richard Weisskoff,  senior professor in Economics, University of Miami,  "Economic Impact of Mining on Levy County, Florida – A Strategic View.”
    The Hurricane information was provided by sources such as NOAA and the National Hurricane Center which I researched, readily available to all.

  • Bodine keeps on truckin'

    Todd Bodine is the reigning champion of the Camping World Truck Series. In the past six seasons, he has won two championships and never finished lower than fourth in the season standings.

    Though he is coming off a third-place finish at Darlington Raceway on March 12, Bodine faces challenges in defending his 2010 championship. It remains a struggle to secure enough sponsorship for his Germain Racing Toyota.

  • Levy County Sports Calendar

      Schedule for varsity teams from Bronson, Cedar Key and Chiefland.   

     

    MARCH

    24 — Baseball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 7 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Softball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 5 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Track: Chiefland @ Cedar Key, 3:30 p.m.

  • When life yields its greatest harvest

    By GARY MILLER

  • Florida's wily coyotes adapt to change

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wile E. Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Road Runner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.

    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the Southeastern part of the country.