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Today's News

  • Weeks resigns from Bronson Council

    Bronson Town Council member Berlon Weeks tendered his resignation from that panel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in a letter. 

    Weeks, a bail bondsman, has been looking into a business opportunity. 

    Here is his letter:

  • County commission moves meeting

    The Lev County Commission has moved the location of its Nov. 4 meeting to offices behind Hilltop School (the old Bronson High School) due to remodeling of the commission meeting room in the courthouse.

    The 9 a.m. meeting will be in the former offices of the Levy County Schools Foundation, 320 Mongo St., Bronson.

  • Early voting this week 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones is keeping her office open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week to allow early voting for the Nov. 4 general election. 

    As of Monday at 1 p.m. 988 voters had taken advantage of early voting to cast their ballot. Another 3,384 had returned their absentee ballots to the office. Levy County has 25,923 registered voters. There were 5,547 votes cast in the Aug. 25 party primaries. 

  • Gigantic rummage sale through Tri-County Area on Nov. 8

    Imagine it, one long continuous rummage sale on roads from Cedar Key to Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and Bell.

    That's a lot of shopping for new and used goods.

    Three Chambers of Commerce in the Tri-County Area are teaming up to hold the 1st annual River Rummage Sale, a continuous rummage sale that runs along the roadways from Cedar Key through Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and ending at the EMS station in Bell on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Fanning Springs attendance at 5-year low

    Statewide, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida's parks and trails saw an increase of more than 1.5 million people in attendance last year.
    The 27 million people who swam in Florida's springs, fished in its rivers, camped in its parks and hiked along its trails contributed about $2 billion to local economies, proving that ecotourism is a necessary part of life in The Sunshine State.

  • Elections office grant used for voting machines

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said $10,808.08 in grant funds from the Help America Vote Act of 2002 will be used to reimburse Levy County for the new voting machines.

    Jones announced the grant and repayment at the Oct. 21, Levy County Board of County Commission meeting.

    The Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities (VOTE) Program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers these grants to the states for this purpose.

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups just around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • How the First District Court of Appeal ignored Florida voters

    Martin Dyckman

    ContexTFlorida

    Voters across Florida cast ballots in November 2000 to say whether they wanted to continue electing most of their circuit and county court judges or would let the governor appoint them.

    Election was the overwhelming favorite everywhere. In Duval, Nassau and Clay counties, which comprise the Fourth Circuit, it was the choice of 69.3 percent of the voters.

    This week, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal had a message for them:

    Drop dead.

  • Amendment 2 not needed; we already have Charlotte’s Web

    Barney Bishop

    ContexTFlorida

    As time goes by, it appears that Amendment 2 is facing serious opposition from likely voters.

    Though the press has loved quoting a flawed Quinnipiac Poll that showed 88 percent of voters were in support, once pollsters began asking the question as it would appear on the ballot, support has dropped significantly to somewhere between 56 percent and 61 percent.

  • Paying attention to the body

    By Dr. Brent Stewart