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Today's News

  • Three injured in pileup by Bronson Speedway

    An off-duty Alachua County Sheriff's deputy helped put out a vehicle fire and rescue a seriously injured woman after three cars collided by the Bronson Speedway on State Road 24 on Tuesday, Aug. 19, shortly before 3 p.m.

    All three motorists involved in the wreck were taken to UFHealth Shands Hospital for treatment — two with minor injuries and the third with serious injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report by Trooper M. Corrao.

  • Driver sought in hit-and-run

    A driver who hit a man who had been ejected from his vehicle onto U.S. Highway 19 just south of Northwest 147th Place after another accident on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2:50 a.m. is being sought by the Florida Highway Patrol and the public is being asked to help.

    An FHP report by Trooper M.A. Kennard said a witness described the vehicle as a white car, possibly a Ford Taurus.

    Anyone with information on the accident is encouraged to contact Trooper Daphne Yuncker ay 352-732-1260 ext. 235 or the FHP Troop Watch Supervisor at 800-395-8248.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 19

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    August 19, 2014

     

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

     

    Issues related to Agenda items

    • Complete public comment form and submit to clerk -State your full name and address -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

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    Levy County Sheriff's Office — Sheriff Robert McCallum

  • Bull riding rodeo benefits Chad Smith

    Bull rider Chad Smith, who was injured during a ride in Kissemmee on Feb. 22, will be the beneficiary of the Chad Smith Benefit Bull Riding event on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Carter's Arena south of Chiefland. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the action begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The event is organized by Renegade Rodeo, a sanctioned organization. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 5 years old admitted free.

  • Free breakfast, lunch for Levy students

    From the desk of Becky Tyson, Levy County schools food services director:

    We are pleased to inform you that once again, the School Board of Levy County will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for schools who participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  A healthy breakfast and lunch will be provided each day at no charge for ALL students!

  • Jobless rate hits expected summer peak

    There's a bigger pool of people in the labor force in Citrus, Marion and Levy counties and there are more people employed, but that could not prevent the unemployment rate from peaking in July according to figure released by the region's career agency.

    CareerSource reported Friday that the three-county regional jobless rate was 7.8 percent in July, up 0.5 percent from June. That rate is down 1.0 percent over the year and 2.6 percentage points lower than two years ago.

    There were 15,845 people unemployed out of a labor force that has grown to 202,968.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Myrtice Scabarozi

    Publicity

         The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. Alice Mae and Janie each brought in items for us to see.

    Janie brought in the Drunkard’s Path that she had been working on for some time. Alice Mae brought in the square dance dress that she made in the 1970s. We were all in agreement that it was the dress that had shrunk over the years making it too small for her to wear now.

  • MILITARY: Arnold

    Airman Sarabi D. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The Air Force airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Joan Shay brings Petal Play to Alachua quilters

     Gainesville – Internationally-known quilter Joan Shay will present a trunk show of her creations at the Sept. 4 meeting of Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG).

    Employing her signature Appli-Bond™ technique, Joan creates exciting three-dimensional works of fiber art that literally jump off the quilt.

    September’s trunk show is in advance of an all-day workshop with Joan to be held in October.

  • Military

    At the Military Order of the Cooties Supreme Convention in St. Louis, Kathy Browne, Auxiliary President to the Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary, P.T. 25 received the Supreme Award for Auxiliary President of the Year. 

    Pictured are from left to right, Linda Campbell, Supreme President; Jane Channell, Past Supreme President; Kathy Browne, Cootieville Auxiliary President, and the first and second runner ups.