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Today's News

  • Be safe this summer with children, pets

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding everyone to take additional steps to ensure that no child is left unattended in a vehicle this summer. This year, there have been two reported cases in Florida of children dying of heatstroke after being left in cars. Don’t be distracted when leaving your vehicle and take a second look in the back seat to ensure a child is not left behind.

  • New FHP troop commander first female named to post

    The Florida Highway Patrol is proud to announce the appointment of Maj. Eileen Powell to the position of Troop Commander. Her promotion became effective June 16, 2014.

    Powell is the first woman to hold this esteemed position in North Florida and will oversee approximately 101 State Troopers and 10 non-sworn employees.

    Troop B consists of nine counties including: Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion and Suwannee.

  • COPS volunteers honored on retirement

    Personnel from the Levy County Sheriff's Office, family members and Sheriff's COPS (Citizens On Patrol) members  honored Tom and Donna Munsell on their retirement from the volunteer group on July 14.

    Tom Munsell was a part of the second volunteer academy taught at LCSO in the early 1990’s.  During his many years of service he donated 2,122 volunteer hours to the citizens of Levy County. 

    Donna Munsell donated an additional 751 volunteer hours. 

  • Epic End of Summer Bash on Aug. 9

    The 4th Annual Epic End of Summer Bash, a free event to help the community get ready for the coming school year, will be on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Booth space is available and those wishing to pass out information or school supplies, to volunteer or to donate prizes, call 352-493-4627 or email office@fumcchiefland.com.

    The event also offers family fun with exhibits from public safety agencies and activities for children including a dunk booth and water slide. There will be free food, activities, back packs, school supplies, prizes, fun and information plus much more.

  • Guide to election day transportation

    Transportation services will be provided to all Levy County voters that wish to vote early or on election day.

  • SV Rotary guest

    Julie Davis, left, accepts a thank you from Suwannee Valley Rotary Club President Robert Mount for her talk on services provided by her company Mederi Caretakers. 

    She spoke at the July 17 meeting.

  • Rotary president honored

    Robert Mount, left, the incoming president of the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, presents, outgoing president Bill Hammond with a plaque of appreciation for his leadership of the club for the 2013-14 year. 

    The presentation was at the club's July 17 meeting.

  • Let's argue politics!

     There I go again—spouting out my opinions about politics, and succeeding only in offending someone, or pushing away another friend. Maybe the old folk wisdom is right: “Don’t discuss religion or politics!” It’s so hard to find someone who agrees with me 100%! Do I have to just shut up and wallow in my frustration alone? Will I ever find somebody that will agree with me on everything?

  • Even small spaces can provide a fruit-full diet for gardeners

    By Melinda Myers

    Picture yourself harvesting a few fresh strawberries for your cereal in the morning or perhaps picking a few apples from your own backyard tree to cook up into a pie.  It is possible, even if you garden on a balcony or small lot. And even if you have plenty of space, you will still appreciate the fun and convenience of reaching out the backdoor and harvesting some homegrown fruit.

  • At Concord Baptist law enforcement lends a hand

    Levy County Sheriff's Sgt. Max Long, in first photo, Crime Scene Investigator Danny Griffith, in second photo, Lt. Lisa Brock, in third photo, and the Levy County Sheriff's Office came to help with Concord Baptist Church VBS commencement.

    They fingerprinted the children, did a CSI presentation and finished with a demonstration from Cpl. Kevin Kinik and his K-9 deputy (not pictured).