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Today's News

  • Business News

    Tri-County Orthotic Prosthetic Institute welcomes Stephanie Gilbert as their new billing specialist.  Stephanie has 12 years of experience in medical billing and is excited to be a part of the TCONP team.  Stop by and say hello.

  • Business Council has new leader, mission

    With a new director and a renewed commitment to economic growth, the Nature Coast Business Development Council is ready for a big year.
    The NCBDC has hired Dave Pieklik as the executive director of its 10-member board. He will also oversee the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency.
    Pieklik, 34, had been working the last four years for the City of Inverness, in Citrus County, as a special events and programs assistant director. He also has extensive experience in print and broadcast journalism.

  • Veterans honored at luncheon

    The annual Champions of Freedom Appreciation Luncheon at the Tommy Usher Center in Cheifland was a wonderful success.  The guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel  (US Army, Ret.) William Halker.  In his military career, Lieutenant Colonel Halker specialized in military intelligence operations and is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations.

  • Disabilities

    O’Daniel wants to
    make a difference
    The Spina Bifida Association website claims spina bifida affects about 165,000 Americans and is the nation's most common permanently disabling birth defect. It occurs when a child's spine doesn't close during the first months of pregnancy. People with spina bifida usually require a brain shunt to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid.

  • The Great Suwannee River Clean-up: the last 20 miles

      The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems’ Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river, and the 2011 clean-up.  The last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee NWR, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges, and all the volunteers they can muster.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 17

    Clay Landing Days at Manatee Springs

    To celebrate the living history of this beautiful first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs State Park, with the help of the park’s Citizens Support Organization-The Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc, present Clay Landing Days on Nov. 25-26. The event features rides through the north trail system, where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians.

  • Court Dispositions published Nov. 17

    n Robert Matthew Andrews, two counts of possession of synthetic narcotic to sell, 24 months with credit for 58 days served and 3 years drug offender probation; two counts of sale of controlled substance, 24 months with credit for 58 days served and 5 years drug offender probation; possession of synthetic narcotic to sell and sale of controlled substance, nolle pros.

  • Dixie County child killed in hunting incident

    From FWC
    An Old Town child was killed in a hunting incident Nov. 8 on private land near Old Town in Dixie County.
    Bryan Austen Osteen (DOB 07/26/99) was deer hunting at the Crane Bay Hunting Club, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
    Osteen was hunting from an 11-foot ladder stand and was using an H&R single-shot, 20-gauge shotgun.  At approximately 5:15 p.m., Osteen suffered a fatal shot to the chest when he was apparently attempting to climb down off the stand.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 17

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Nov. 7, Christopher Allen Barron, 28, Chiefland, cocaine possession with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, to deliver within 1,000 feet of place of worship. Bond $100,000.
    n Nov. 13, Chastity Nicole Baxman, 30, Otter Creek, out of county warrant.
    n Nov. 13, Tabatha Ann Beals, 24, Old Town, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, drug equipment. Bond $26,000.

  • Public Safety hosts CF Sim Lab

       The Levy County Department of Public Safety is inviting the public to stop by on Friday and Saturday to check out the College of Central Florida's new Mobile Simulator Lab during its visit to the Emergency Operations Center on County Road 32 in Bronson.  The lab will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.