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Today's News

  • Canning and preserving

       Spring is here and the garden soon will be producing tons of vegetables and fruits, or  perhaps you are planning to take advantage of farmer’s markets, road-side stands or you-pick operations to buy a large amount of food to put away for later in the year.

       Preserving some of that food  will give you great taste and good nutrition and will also make memories for a lifetime.  

       Join us on for a canning update.  You have several choices of dates and times:

  • Easter Egg Hunt

       The City of Fanning Springs will holds it annual egg hunt at  Fort Fanning Historical Park by the bridge on Saturday  from 11 a.m. until all are found.

       There will be groups for the hunt: ages two to four are in Toddlers and Preschool; ages five to six, in the K-1st; ages seven to nine, and ages 10 to 12.

       There will be drawings for bikes in each age group and other gifts. There will also be free snow cones and pop corn, hot dogs will be $1, chips. 50 cents, and drinks 50 cents.

  • Local rancher speaks up for agriculture

    With the recent sour economy, agriculture has become Florida’s number one moneymaker ahead of construction and tourism.

    Robert “Bo” Hobby, a rancher himself and president of Florida Animal Care Trust (FACT) and former president of Florida Cattleman’s Association  isn’t surprised.

    The agrarian way has long been Florida’s lifestyle, Hobby told Williston Rotary members Tuesday.

    Statistically, 1 in 20 people live near something to do with horses, he said, and in Levy County that ratio narrows.

  • Federal grant funds transportation to work

    Finding a way to work just got easier.

    Levy County Transit, formerly Nature Coast Transit, has gotten a federal grant through the Job Access Commute Program  (JARC) that gives people, who meet income guidelines, a way to their jobs when they don’t have transportation of their own.

    The low-cost bus, at only $1 each way, provides a ride to work and any work-related activity, according to Connie Conley, operation manager.

  • Cross City has new radio station

    Staff report

    Suncoast Radio, Inc. of Cross City has started broadcasting as WZCC at 1240 AM with broadcasts covering Dixie County and portions of Levy and Gilchrist counties and its new owner says it should sound familiar.

    The new station replaces WYNY, which suffered a major transmitter failure nearly a year ago and went off the air.

  • Taking the next step to building a church

    If you want to take a walk across Florida, like from Pensacola to Key West, plan on having enough shoes for 817 miles or 4,313,760 feet or, in the case of Benny Collins, for 1,734,845 steps.

    Collins is not counting every step he takes in his quest to walk the length of Florida, but he is counting on folks along the way to share an experience, prayer with God, and help Bushnell Assembly of God build a new sanctuary.

  • Bessie Cornelia “Nelia” Dempsey Carhop

    Bessie Cornelia “Nelia” Dempsey, 62, of Steinhatchee, died at home on Sunday, March 21, 2010.  Born in Lake Park, Ga., Mrs. Dempsey moved, as a child to Live Oak.  

    She worked at A&W Drive-in as a carhop for 15 years before joining Oxidental Chemical.  Retiring from Oxidental in 1990, she moved to Steinhatchee to fulfill her lifelong dream of hunting and fishing and made many, many friends, which became her extended family.

  • Fair Blog: Saturday at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Fair

    The Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale got underway on Saturday with swine entries and some competitors went away disappointed because of this frigid winter.

    A number of hogs did not make the minimum weight and were disqualified from competition.

    At mid-morning the stands of the show coliseum looked a little bare and quite young for this area's popular fair, but that was because the parents and fans were not in attendance.

  • New regs on driver IDs cause for headaches

    There was a time when passing written, eye and driving tests were all you needed to be a legal Florida driver. These days, you have to have concrete proof of who you are.

    As of Jan. 1, new requirements went into effect for anyone renewing or getting a new driver’s license, and it’s caused a few headaches for those who issue the licenses.

    “I’ve been chewed out and cussed at,” Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector, told Williston Rotary Club members last week as she explained what’s needed to be a legal driver.

  • Trenton win spoils Burton’s big week

    Trenton High School’s baseball team won a wild one last Friday night, surging for six runs in the fifth inning to top Chiefland, 11-9.

    It was a game that saw a player ejected, two Indians home runs and a lat Chiefland rally attempt squashed in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    The game also capped a momentous week for Chiefland shortstop Adam Burton. The senior had a home run, four RBI, two doubles, two triples, two stolen bases and scored four runs while going 7-for-11 at the plate in three games last week against the Tigers, Dixie County and P.K. Yonge.