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Today's News

  • Bronson man charged with child neglect

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • Citrus sheriff: Somebody knows something

    By Buster Thompson

    Paul Vollmer thought something was wrong when he didn’t see Don Terryl Plumeri’s garbage at the end of his neighbor’s driveway on Thursday.

    That suspicion was confirmed Friday morning when he saw Citrus County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars in front of Plumeri’s wooded home and crime-scene tape across the street in the Dunnellon- area neighborhood.

  • Too far in sin to turn back

    In the story of Oliver Twist, a woman named Nancy, the girlfriend of the brutal Bill Sikes; was part of an inner group of petty thieves, clustered around the conniving Fagin, leader of that band of thieves. Nancy was a prostitute, who tried to protect Oliver from the life of crime planned for him by Fagin. However, here life was a tragedy – a fictional representation of the terrible, deadly impotence that can seize the soul and destroy all hope.

  • Haven honors volunteers

    The staff of Haven Hospice in Chiefland came together to thank the over 100 volunteers who help to make their operation possible.

    “It’s a little way to give back,” Haven Administrator Anita Howard said, “it doesn’t come close to what they give us.”

    Haven hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon last Friday at their community room.

  • Williston Lions host weekend of arts, crafts, barbecue

    The Williston Lions Club will present its Arts & Crafts Show/Flea Market and barbecue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 6, 7 and 8th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lions' clubhouse at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston.

    Local artists will display their work along with crafting vendors showcasing creative supplies and equipment. Proceeds help support the Lions continuing efforts in our community. This is a community service event and admission is free to the public. Vendor space is still available. Please call Lion Pam Vamosi at 352/214-3315 or 352/362-6553 for details.

  • Confederate Memorial Day celebration coming

    Some are aware, but many are not, that April 26 is an Official Holiday according to state law for the State of Florida. April 26 is designated as Confederate Memorial Day. This is a day set aside to honor the men who so valiantly served defending the South or Confederacy from 1861- 1865. As a note, Confederate Veterans are recognized the same as any other United States Veteran. See U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958. Also U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by 17th Congress 26 February 1929. Also see Congressional Appropriations Act, FY 1901, signed 6 June 1900.

  • Rural residents seek farmers markets, UF/IFAS study shows

    By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    People who buy their produce from farmers markets love the freshness and nutritional value of the product. Not only that, rural residents seek out such markets more than urban residents, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says.

    The latter finding surprised the researchers, led by Alan Hodges, an Extension scientist in the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department.

  • Vendors needed for yard sale
  • Community Calendar for the week of April 7

    Thursdays

    Homemakers

    meeting

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • Slew of county roads to get needed attention

    Alice Lalonde, office manager for the Levy County Road Department showed up with a whopping 140 pages of work for the County Commission on Tuesday, but they were happy to approve everything she asked for.

    Why? “Well that usually means there's funding for the projects,” said Fred Moody, county coordinator. While the money may not arrive in the next year, it means the projects are to be done.