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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 6

    Today, Oct. 6

    Fundraising dinner for Hurricane

    Hermine victims

    Please join us at The Gathering Table Restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. for live and silent auctions to assist those still affected by Hurricane Hermine.

    If you have an item to donate to the auction, please contact Diana Child at 352-210-8792.

    Current auction items include: antiques, oil painting, Tiffany-style lamp, gift baskets and jewelry.

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

  • County executive Fred Moody retiring Dec. 23

    County Coordinator Fred Moody, Levy County's top executive, will be retiring before the end of the year. Moody has made no secret of his desire to spend more time with his wife, Ann, who retired from the county clerk's office last year, and to spend time with family.

    He has been planning his retirement for several years and earlier this year indicated he would be leaving as soon as the “new” board is seated.

  • Beast Feast a wild success

    At 5:30 p.m. Saturday members of the Levy County Schools Foundation were looking around for their guests at the annual Beast Feast fundraiser at Etheridge Produce in Williston.

    After all, the day had started with a run for the Williston Rotary Club's Purple Pinkie project and the Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston.

    Maybe folks were tuckered out.

  • CFEC announces 2% cut in revenue

    The warehouse was full when the Central Florida Electric Co-operative held its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1 and the news was mostly good.

    Chairman and CEO Mike Campbell had good news for the membership as he announced that electric rates will be dropping as a result of cost drops that means the co-op needs 2 percent less revenue. Customers will see it reflected on their bills after Jan. 1 if they use at least 570 kilowatt hours of energy per month.

    The news was greeted with a round of applause in a meeting that was generally upbeat.

  • FEMA sets up assistance stations

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, disaster assistance teams arrived in Levy County on Monday and immediately got to work, according to Levy County Emergency Management Director John MacDonald.

    MacDonald, who was at the County Commission meeting for ratification of the county's emergency order from Hurricane Hermine, briefed the board on FEMA's activities.

    He said the officials were scouting places to set up assistance centers that will be fully functional by Thursday.

  • Levy under tropical storm watch

    Wednesday evening update:

    TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR LEVY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

     

    A tropical storm watch has been issued for Levy County and is effective until further notice.  A Tropical Storm watch means that the potential exists for Tropical Storm force winds over the next 48 hours.

     

    Residents must take steps to protect their property from 30-40 mph winds that could affect items that are not secured.

     

  • Bronson football game at Wildwood moved to Monday

    A pair of teams hungry for victory will look for an enormous lift to their respective programs when they meet for a rare Monday game in Wildwood due to Hurricane Matthew.

    A long losing streak is guaranteed to come to an end, as Wildwood, which suspended varsity play for all of last season due to a lack of participation, has lost 18 straight, while the Eagles go in having dropped 15 straight.

  • Indians, Bears play Thursday in Cross City ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    When numbers were drawn out of a hat two years ago to determine district schedules, Chiefland coach Aaron Richardson knew his team would be facing an unforgiving stretch of opponents around this time of the year for a couple of seasons.

    The Indians are coming off back-to-back games against top five opponents, and are now set to take on a Dixie County team Thursday in Cross City that has lingered among the top 1A teams in the state over the last few years.

  • SBA offers disaster assistance to residents ffected by Hurricane Hermine

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

  • Dates announced to register for Toys for Tots

     

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    The Tri-County Toys for Tots campaign has announced registration dates, times, and locations. There will be one registration date in each county. Residents are encouraged to make plans to attend one of these events, as additional registration opportunities may be limited. Registration requirements are listed below.