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Today's News

  • Judge to be “invested” Friday

    A formal investiture for newly appointed Levy County Judge James T. “Tim” Browning will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Courtroom A at the Levy County Courthouse.

    The public is welcome to attend the ceremony and the reception that follows in the cafetorium at Hilltop Alternative School behind the courthouse.

    The ceremony, which dates back to feudal times, is a formal ceremony where the judge takes an oath to uphold the U.S. and Florida constitutions and the laws of the state.

  • Decision tabled for fear of setting precedent

    City commissioners decided by consensus on their Feb. 22  meeting to once again table a decision on whether or not the city should help the county collect emergency management service impact fees.

    The fees, an issue first brought before the commission at its meeting on Feb. 8, were adopted by the county in 2008 and would allow the city to keep 2 percent of the fees it helps the county collect from the issuance of building permits within the city.

  • A little more country

    Imagine the roads of the tri-county area. Think about the folks you know. The small towns.

    Set these images to music and you will find them floating through the notes of Easton Corbin’s title song on his new album, “I’m a Little More Country Than That.”

    Those are the roots that run through the album, on the Mercury label,  released on Tuesday.

    For folks in the tri-county area, there can be some pride as Corbin’s roots run deep in the area.

  • Planning board appointment hits unplanned snag

    A proposal to reappoint two members of the county planning board without advertising the positions ran into public opposition and a tempest of words at the usually calm Levy County Board of County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    Shenley Neeley, head of planning for the county, informed the commission that the four-year terms of Thadus Barber from Commission District 3, represented by Marsha Drew of Yankeetown, and Ron Grant from District 5, represented by Danny Stevens of Williston, will expire on April 30.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday

    SVP production

    On Friday, March 5, the Suwannee Valley Players will be showing their production of “Phantom of the Op’ry”.

    Show dates will be

    Friday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m.

    Friday-Saturday

    Yard sale benefits March of Dimes

  • Levy's fairest, tall and small, sought for queen

       Levy County has a multitude of beautiful, young ladies and now is the time to prove it.  

       The Levy County Fair Association is calling for contestants for the Miss Levy County Fair Queen and Little Miss Levy County Fair Queen pageants to be held April 11 at 6 p.m.

       The Fair Queen pageant is open to all girls 15-18 years of age who reside in and/or attend high school in Levy County.  

       Little Miss pageant is open to all girls ages four to six who reside in and/or attend school in Levy County.   

  • Ceday Key Spring Arts Festival

       The festival will be held this year on April 24 and 25.

       During the next month, the OFCA Committee will be reaching out to local groups and individuals to solicit volunteers. There are a wide variety of ways to help with this event including setup/take down, being a block captain, and/or assisting at the artist’s reception in the CKAC sculpture garden Saturday evening.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have an in-kind donation to contribute, please contact Mandy Cassiano at cedarkeyarts@bellsouth.net or 543-5400.

  • Something to Think About When Choosing a College

    Investing in a college education is always worthwhile; in this economy, it is even more crucial.

    Over a working life, the typical worker with a four-year college degree earns in excess of 60 percent more than a worker with only a high school diploma. When you invest in something this important, you want to be sure it’s worth your time and money. One way to do that is to make sure the college and the program you choose are “accredited.”

  • Cedar Keys Lighthouse focus of preservation group

    If you were in Cedar Key two weeks ago, you may have noticed a few extra people visiting the island community. That’s because the Florida Lighthouse Association held its meeting in the Island Room at Cedar Cove.

    With more than 130 people in attendance, it was the largest member meeting ever for the 14-year-old non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation of the 30 remaining lighthouses along Florida’s 1,200 mile coastline.

  • Fanning Springs annual chamber banquet

    About 40 people attended last week’s Annual Banquet of the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce – the highlight of which was most notably the recognition of its Business Longevity Award.

    Outgoing Chamber President, Becky Sanford, presented the award to Joe Mercer, owner and operator of Suwannee River Brake & Tire. Mercer, who opened his business in 1978, was recognized as being the longest continuous, original business owner in Fanning Springs.