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Today's News

  • Cedar Key clear of red tide

    After nearly two months of commercial clam lease closures, red tide has moved out of Cedar Key, according to officials.
    The Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission reported this week that Karenia brevis, the organism responsible for Florida red tide, was not detected in samples taken from Cedar Key.
    Samples were also clear in Dixie, Wakulla, Bay, Gulf and Pasco counties, according to FWC.

  • Church hot dog wagon rides again

    The Lighthouse Word Church Hot Dog Wagon will be handing out hot dogs and a message from God on Saturday, Oct. 18, across the street from the Gas Mart at the intersection of County Road 345 and U.S. 19 in Chiefland.

    The public is invited to come by for a free hot dog, a beverage and a ticket to enter in the giveaways.

  • Church gets busy
  • Church News for the week of October 16

    Fall festival at Resurrection

       Resurrection Fellowship is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 25,

    From 12 to 4 p.m. This event is free to the general public and will feature a bounce house, fishing pond, paint ball booth and cake walk. We invite you to bring your favorite chili to enter into our Chili Cookoff, too. 

    Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

    The church is located between Chiefland and Bronson, just 2 miles off

    of Hwy 27 on 339A (Breezy Acres Campground Road).

  • Agencies working to update flood maps

    State and federal agencies want to overhaul flood maps in Bronson and other areas of Levy County.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently gave the Suwannee River Water Management District, which is in charge of permitting and managing most of the water in Levy County, a $627,000 grant to address wrong or missing data in flood maps in the region.

  • Columbus Day protested

    A group that is organizing a petition drive to abolish the Columbus Day holiday set up a protest at the Levy County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 13 — the federal holiday observed as Columbus Day.

    Dianne Clark helped organize the protest and decorated the float that the three protestors representing a Spanish missionary, Columbus and his crew occupied.

    The float had signs outlining their objections to a holiday that honors a man who brought suffering to Native Americans and other indigenous people in the New World.

  • Community Calendar

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    Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club sale

    The Second to None Thrift Shoppe, on 56th Street in Yankeetown, is having an October sale.  

    We have a large variety of "new for us" clothes for all in the family. 

    For the entire month, there is 50 percent off all men's  and women's shorts and short sleeve shirts.

    Second to None Shoppe is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday nights 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, call 352-447-2057

  • Car fire training

    A live car fire scenario was staged Tuesday, Oct. 7, by the Levy County Department of Public Safety where members reviewed scene size up, water supply and firefighter safety.

    LCDPS does this type of training six times a month to enhance training and teamwork.

  • Task force paying off

       Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum, left, presented the City of Chiefland with a check for more than $19,000 monday night.

       The money was from drug forfeitures from four cases handled by the Levy County Joint Drug Task Force.

       McCallum, standing next to Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, said he was pleased to bring the money to the city and thanked Chiefland for partcipating in the task force.

  • Otter Creek crash injures two

    Two people were sent to Gainesville for medical treatment after two vehicles collided shortly after noon Saturday, Oct. 11, near Hershel's Store I - Otter Creek, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and State Road 24, according to official reports.

    Donna Jones Ruffner, 64, and Theodore A. Fosgreen 65, both of Tallahassee sustained minor injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle Mathew Ryan Reams and Rebecca B. Garrison, both of Ocala, were not injured.