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Today's News

  • Darus sworn in to Fanning Council

    On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Tommy Darus was sworn in to the Fanning Springs Council seat 1 by Gilchrist County Judge Sheree H. Lancaster at the monthly council meeting.

    Darus won in elections against Joseph Locke and Frances Grantham.

  • Business people needed for career day

    Chiefland Student Government is hosting a Career Day on Wednesday, March 16, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and needs local business people that are interested in speaking to students about their career field.

    The students will be in 25-minute rotations and there will be an outdoor area for businesses that have equipment or displays. Lunch will be provided.

    Interested? Call Valerie Perez at 352-493-6000 or email Valerie.perez@levy.k12.fl.us.

  • Citizen of the Year banquet on Tuesday

    Citizen of the Year Banquet Tuesday

    Chiefland’s Citizen of the Year for 2015 will be announced at the 33rd Annual Award Banquet on Tuesday Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, the theme for the event is “The Wild, Wild West”. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. You may get more info or RSVP by calling 352-493-1849.

  • Schools Foundation Gala sold out

    The Levy County Schools Foundation is presenting its “Denim & Diamonds” Stars Gala event on Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Bronson Middle High School but don't expect to attend if you do not already have tickets.

    The county's biggest formal event has sold out, according to Donna Turner, the Foundation's executive director.

    The 16th annual STARS (Student, Teachers & Respected Supporters) event is an opportunity for friends of education to support the scholarship program and classroom projects.

  • Sending all their love

    Rachel Kennedy drops her valentine at the post office last Thursday, Feb. 11 with her kindergarten class.

    Her teacher, Ellen Poe, said they make the walk every year. 

  • County punts on helping open marina channel

    Cedar Key's City Marina's channel under the troubled Dock Street bridge, bedeviled in the past by silt and now by sand buildup that make it impassible, may have to wait months for an answer on who will clean it out.

    Mayor Heath Davis asked the Levy County Commission to help with removing the sand and said the city has applied to the state and federal agencies for a dredging permit.

  • Fanning camraderie dissolves

    Tensions were high as Fanning Springs convened for its regular monthly council meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 9.

    City council discussions included everything from questioning the financial reports, to fire department workings and the status of the suspended chief, an intent to resign by the city attorney, all the way down to resident outrage over the council members charged with sunshine violations.

    It began with Councilwoman Barbara Locke questioning the financial report in the minutes for the previous meeting.

  • Fanning attorney resigns

    In the midst of tensions and charges of sunshine law violations against council members, Fanning Springs’ city attorney has turned in his letter of resignation.

    City Attorney Conrad Bishop made the announcement at the Feb. 9 Fanning Springs city council meeting following a motion made by Councilwoman Jane Nogaki stating they should prepare and advertise requests for proposals for the positions of city attorney and auditor.

  • Williston hospital may close in 60 days

    If Levy County does not bring more patients by ambulance to Williston Regional General Hospital, instead of taking them to out of county facilities, the doors will close in 60 days.

    That was the threat made by Dr. Deviah “Dr. P” Pagidipati, owner of WRGH, who said he was at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting to seek their help. He also suggested the county might want to take over or manage the hospital.

  • Church News for the week of Feb. 11

    Spend Valentine’s

    with people of faith

    A call has been issued for people to do something different this Valentine’s Day by attending a Back2 God Faith and Values Rally on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Flavet Field on the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville.

    There will be free food and drinks, live music by recording artists Barry Wilson, Kristin Tucker, Jennifer Renee, and Rusty Jackson; a kids’ area with bounce houses and dynamic speakers Dexter Sanders, Art Ally, Belinda Ford, and Jason Hoyt.