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Today's News

  • Egg hunt a success

       On Saturday, April 16, the City of Fanning Springs hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for area residents at the Fort Fanning Historical Park. There was an excellent turnout and there were many happy youngsters in attendance. Sammy Green, Trinity Driggers, Livia Bennett, Elijah Langford, Allannah Sebra and Dustin Bennett were the winners of the bicycles that were prizes of the hunt.  Alex Moore and Savannah Emrich won stuffed bunnies.  Joann Hayes and Kenadee Langford won Easter baskets.  There were additional prizes awarded to other recipients.

  • Man arrested in Levy County's first homicide for 2011

    Gary "Andy" Andrew Sullivan, 35, of Trenton told Levy Sheriff's Office deputies his girlfriend hanged herself on April 8 after they had an argument, but an investigation into  Summer Lynn Keller's death has resulted in his arrest on a second-degree murder charge, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sullivan told deputies he called 911 after the two argued and Keller left the home while he was on the phone. When he went to look for her he thought she was standing by a tree near their home but found her hanging from the tree.

  • Chiefland businesses to get safety inspections

    The City of Chiefland will begin inspecting businesses May 2 to ensure commercial businesses within city limits are in compliance with codes set by the National Fire Protection Association, according to the city's Building and Zoning Director Bill Hammond.
    "It's been around for quite some time," Hammond said about the Life Safety Code, "we just haven't had time to get around to it."
    The inspections, free of charge, will happen yearly and will begin in alphabetical order by business name.

  • Levy’s unemployment down to 10.8%

    Levy County’s unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent in March, the lowest it has been in almost two years and a big drop from a year ago when it was 12.1 percent and January’s rate of 12.4 percent

    The good news follows a statewide trend as 61 of 67 counties saw decreases, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.

  • What to do this weekend: Go fishing, egg hunt, give blood

    Friday-Saturday

  • History of the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins presented by the Cedar Key Historical Society

       The Cedar Key Historical Society invites all interested persons to their last Thursday coffee of this season on Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center.  Ranger Leroy Smith, of the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park, Homosassa, will be on hand to enlighten and entertain the audience about this little known historic site.

  • Haven hosts Chamber mixer tonight

       In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Haven Hospice is partnering with the Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce to host a mixer at 5:30 p.m. today at the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland. The event is open to chamber members.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of April 14

    Today

    Bronson Homemakers Annual Bingo
    The Bronson Home and Community Educators, also known as the Homemakers, is hosting its annual bingo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 235 Court Street, Bronson. Admission is $5, which entitles you to two cards. Extra cards are two for $1. Lunch will be provided (sandwiches, salads, desserts and drinks). For more information, contact Linda Johnson and 352-486-1535.

    Chiefland Library Friends to meet

  • School Board fires bus driver, suspends another

    The Levy County School Board voted unanimously to fire a school bus driver and suspend another, without pay, for a month after an emotionally draining five-hour meeting Tuesday.

  • No medal, but Brown feels like winner

    Bill Brown could not stop talking about his trip to Washington, D.C., the weekend of March 25.