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Today's News

  • 1830: first Florida census

    By TONI C. COLLINS
    Levy County Historian

    The Federal government has conducted a census or account of its population every year since 1790. In that year the census takers, who were U.S. marshals on horseback, counted 3.9 million inhabitants.
    Why did the government undertake such a huge project? As America expanded, the nation’s interests grew more complex and the government needed to plan for that new growth.

  • All this vet needs in company and a ride

    Charlie Hendricks is 86 and in recent months has retired to his granddaughter's place outside of Trenton.
    Born in Indiana, he, like many other folks, came to Florida seeking his fortune after marrying a woman whose parents lived outside Sebring.
    They came in the late 1960s and settled around Anna Maria Island where he and his wife sold real estate. Later on, they opened an office in Dixie County.

  • Road, lane closures through Friday, March 30

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for paving.  Also, daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line and to repaint the roadway lines which is a moving operation.

  • Deputies arrest "Puddin' Taine"

    When  Levy Sheriff's Deputy Jason Gallup responded to a residential alarm in Morriston he hardly thought about arresting a character from a children's nursery rhyme after a man who called to complain about the alarm and identified himself as "Puddin' Taine," according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    When Gallup arrived at the residence where the alarm was going off he spotted a white male on the property.  The man became agitated when Gallup asked his identity and claimed  he was "Puddin' Taine."

  • Fugitive, pal arrested after car chase

    A man wanted on charges in Alachua County who was hiding in Gilchrist County may have eluded a six-hour manhunt on Wednesday, but he was eventually caught when a friend tried giving him a ride into Levy County, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Steven Allen Ross, 21, of Newberry, was sought by the North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force, United States Marshal Service and Levy County Sheriff's Office on burglary and theft charges. He also has a history of escape in Columbia County.

  • Man arrested on violence charges — again

    Jimmie L. Mongo of Bronson, whose criminal record dates to 1975, was arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a violent attack on his ex-girlfriend and a  68-year-old man who came to her aid, according to a Levy County sheriff's press release.
    The latest arrest of Mongo follows a Jan. 24 arrest on battery charges. His bond at that time was $75,000.

  • Minutes of Levy County Commission meeting on Jan. 3, 2012,

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    JANUARY 3, 2012

    The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:
    Chairman Danny Stevens
    Comm. Marsha Drew
    Comm. Ryan Bell
    Comm. Chad Johnson
    Comm. Mike Joyner
    Also present were:
    County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
    County Coordinator – Fred Moody

  • School board decides on calendar

    In its March 6 meeting, the Levy County School Board voted to pass one of the two proposed 2012-2013 school year calendars, 3-2. District 1-Bronson representative Cameron Asbell and District 3-Williston representative Robert Philpot both voted no on the calendar because no day off was allocated for the Suwanne River Fair Sale Day. Both Asbell and Philpot discussed the significance of the day to Levy County students and were concerned about absenteeism from students skipping school to attend the fair.

  • Springhouse Quilters

    By LOIS SCOTT and
    BEVERLY SHOBE

    Publicity
    The March business meeting of the Springhouse Quilter's Guild convened Tuesday, March 13, with President Mary Rawlins officiating.  Madam President thanked the guild ladies for their assistance during the March 10 Trenton Quilt and Craft Festival and reiterated her appreciation for their sharing of time and self.  The 39 members and one guest present enjoyed a delightful brunch.  Door prizes were won by Janet Gooding, Lois Johnson and Ve Wietor.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for March 22

    By MYRTICE SCABORZI
    Publicity