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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 26

    Today, May 26

    Planning Council meeting tonight

    There will be a North Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 N.W. Commerce Boule-vard, Lake City. 

    Levy County is a member of the council

     

    Thursdays

    Homemakers

    meeting

  • 'Praise the Lord' George Kerns dead

    George “Praise the Lord” Kearns, nicknamed for his greeting to all, died at home on Tuesday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m., a family member said.

    Lighthouse Word Church on U.S. Highway 27A, south of Chiefland, where he, and his wife, Carol, were senior ministers, was a landmark, even for those who did not go to church. Driving directions often included “when you get to the church with the pond and fountain in front you are just about to Chiefland.”

  • Williston hospital late on bills

    Williston Regional General Hospital CEO Dr. Devaiah "Dr. P" Pagidipati told Williston City Council members Tuesday that for the last two years he has spent almost $6 million out of his own pocket to cover indigent care.

    The doctor's comment came on the heels of comments by his spokesman, Joey Lander, who first presented the council with checks for back bills for city-owned utility services, and then went on to detail the daunting task the hospital has faced with old debts from previous owners that are compounded by the current management's bills.

  • FWC continues search for boater

    The search for the boater missing near Cedar Key continues on after the Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday morning and handed recovery efforts over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

    According to a press release, Gilbert Valdes, 54, from Eldersburg, Md. was reported missing Friday night, along with his brother, Garrick Valdes, 50, from Locust Grove, Va. and friend Bruce Smith from Alachua. The Coast Guard rescued Garrick Valdes and Smith from their capsized 23-foot boat Saturday morning.

  • Flying high for Memorial Day

    CEDAR KEY

    Ceremonies have moved this year from the Cedar Key Cemetery to City Park on Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner is the speaker at the ceremony. Ivan Chubb, veterans representative and a chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, is organizing the event. The honor guard from AMVETS 444 in Williston will participate.

    WILLISTON

  • Messy park users to pay

    The Town of Bronson has been a little concerned over the condition of the public park after private parties are held there. As a result, town officials have approved a resolution to charge a deposit of $50 for use of the park and pavilion area. The deposit will be returned to those using the space if the park is left clean when they are finished.

    "It's not a charge, just a deposit, completely recoverable," Mayor Bruce Greenlee said.

  • City park plans shaping up

    It has long been a part of the city's Vision Plan, but somehow a city park on property the city owns across from the Trailhead/Old Depot Park has been a No. 1 goal.

    Until now.

    In a series of meetings held last year as part of the Competitive Partnership with the state Department of Economic Opportunity, city residents said they still wanted a park, a place where they could hold festivals, have a farmers market, and a stage for concerts and other activities. And they said they would like a place for children to enjoy the park.

  • One-vehicle accident on 121 injures 3

    A one-vehicle rollover accident on State Road 121 at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, left a Dunnellon man with serious injuries, while another from Yankeetown and Lecanto sustained minor injuries, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Andre Fairley, 39, of Dunnellon, a passenger in a 1998 International box truck was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville with serious injuries. The driver, Shane Orshal, 38, of Yankeetown and a pedestrian, Laquon Knoght, 29, of Lecanto, were also transported to Shands for treatment of their injuries.

  • Local timber operation on 'Undercover Boss'

    The logging operation of local timberman Dennis Andrews and his son, Miles, will be featured on an episode of “Undercover Boss” that airs on CBS on Friday, May 20, at 9 p.m.

    Andrews' timberlands are managed by Columbia Timber Co. which manages land in the Tri-County Area.

  • Bronson Parks and Rec cheer camp

    Bronson Parks and Recreation is hosting cheer camp June 13 to June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon for girls ages four to 12 years old. Girls four and five years old are required to have an adult stay with them.

    Girls will learn a basic stunt, three cheers and a halftime routine, which they will perform on the last day.

    The camp will be held at the James Cobb Park in Bronson.

    The cost is $60 per child.

    All registration forms can be picked up at Bronson Town Hall. The forms and fees must be turned in there by Tuesday, May 31.