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Today's News

  • A good sense of humor helps keep the heart young

    Massaged with cottonseed oil and swaddled tightly, the baby who weighed only a pound and a half at birth was kept near the pilot light of the aunt's gas stove. Three times each day the doctor who delivered the wee baby girl left his Philadelphia practice to come and check on his smallest patient.

    On the 18th day after her birth, her mother died, leaving baby Cecelia with the aunt whose stove provided her warmth.

  • Harrell accepts public safety director job

    UPDATE:

    James Mitchell "Mitch" Harrell, emergency operations chief at the Gilchrist County Department of Public Safety, will become director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety on Sept. 1, according to Assistant County Coordinator Wilbur Dean.

    Dean said Harrell accepted the county's offer of $79,000 to start in the position with an increase to $85,000 after six months on Friday.

  • Chiefland Senior Center coordinator to retire

    Bernadette Preble has always wanted more for her clients since becoming a caregiver.

    She’s made it her mission to do more at the Suwannee River Economic Council Chiefland Senior Center, where Preble’s been the Older Americans Act coordinator since 2009, and subsequently a case manager.

    With her final day at the center coming this Friday, July 15, she took time last week before her retirement to reflect on the changes she has seen since her arrival.

  • McQueen's fate is yet to be determined

    The outcome for the man who introduced himself as being "formerly known as chief" of the Fanning Springs Fire Department is yet to be determined.

  • Groups host candidate forum July 23

    There will be a Levy County Candidate Forum on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williston Community Center at 50 N.W. Main St., Williston. The primary election on Aug. 30 for county offices will be a universal primary open to all voters regardless of party registration ― and will serve as a “general election” for offices where all the candidates are of one party.

  • Advent Christian Village sends speaker to AARP

    The monthly meeting of Local Chapter #2133, will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 19, in the ForVets, Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs. Join us for a time of community caring, sharing and lots of healthy merriment.

  • 'Smoke' Auditions July 23 at the Chief

    Auditions for “Smoke on the Mountain” will be at The Chief Theater, 25. E. Park Ave., Chiefland, on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.

    “Smoke on the Mountain” is the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus.

  • Help critters with donation

    The Critter Crusaders of North Florida are looking for donations of household items for a community yard sale to benefit the animals the animal advocacy group serves.

    The sale will be in September and the group is accepting donations through Aug. 31. To donate, call Al at 352-493-4857.

  • Disabled vets host cookout

    On Saturday, July 16, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Tri-County Chapter 63  is hosting a Fundraising Cookout.  It is a day of fun, with music by local “DJ Nasty”, free prizes, and a menu of hamburgers/hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw or potato salad for only $6. Drinks will be available too.  We will begin serving at 11 a.m. and continue  through 2 p.m. at Chantilly Place Salon, 310 Main Ave. Bronson, across from  Drummond Bank in Bronson

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 14

    Today, July 14

    Thursdays

    Homemakers meet

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting