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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    Earth Day celebration

    On April 22, the city of Fanning Springs will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with USDA Rural Development with a tree planting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Fanning Historical Park.  For more information, call Fanning Springs City Hall at 352-463-2855.

    Saturday - Sunday

    Cedar Key Spring Arts Festival

  • Dixie Music Center Spring Recital Saturday

    Dixie Music Center is holding it’s spring recital Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with the Dixie County Historical Society once again hosting the event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of County Road 349 South and State Road 55A in Old Town.

  • Senate bill defeated, educators still worried

    Florida Governor Charlie Crist vetoed a controversial education bill last week, but according to School Board of Levy County Superintendent Robert Hastings, more controversial legislation is likely to pass without much notice.

  • CFCC News

    n CFCC To present "35 Years Later: Good bye Vietnam"

    Central Florida Community College will present “35 Years Later: Good-Bye Vietnam,” a retrospective and contemporary look at the era through the eyes of former and current CFCC employees and author Alivia Tagliaferri.

    The event will be held on Tuesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, and is a Global Conversations presentation of the CFCC Council for Diversity and Global Understanding.

  • Church News

    n Joppa Baptist hosts "Day in the Lord"

    Joppa Baptist would like to invite the public to attend  a “Day in the Lord” on Sturday, April 24. There will be five pastors preaching throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.  Come at any time. There will also be music throughout the day and a chicken dinner at noon.  Everyone is welcome.  Joppa is located at 7530 NW 165th St in Fanning Springs.

     n  Lighthouse youth hosts Infusion

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday   WRPC meeting The next Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the WRPC office located at 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, 34471-0323.   Florida Tourism Task Force meeting The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m.

  • Officials warn of mosquitoes

         They're back, and they're hungry for blood. With the recent rainfall, standing water and warm temperatures, Mosquitoes are going to be hatching fast, according to Matt Weldon, director of parks and mosquito control for Levy County. Yankeetown and Cedar Key, with their salt marshes, are two of the worst areas, Weldon said, though Gulf Hammock and Otter Creek can get bad, as well. To combat mosquitoes, Weldon said the  county has five trucks that spray an oily coating on the the surface of the water in problem areas, whi

  • Mosquito Facts

    n  80 species of mosquitoes known in Florida n  33 can be problems for humans and animals n  13 are capable of spreading pathogens

    --Information taken from www.mosquito.ifas.ufl.edu 

  • Citizens and officials worried about federal flood maps

    The City Commission voted unanimously 5-0 Monday night in favor of city officials sending a letter to federal and state agencies expressing concerns about recent flood map data. The letter, which will be a collaboration between City Manager Grady Hartzog and Building and Zoning Official Bill Hammond, will be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Suwannee River Water Management District with the hope that the agencies, especially FEMA, will review collected data affecting local property owners. According to a recent report from SRWMD, the maps,

  • Artist’s work reveals changes in springs

    Margaret Ross Tolbert first began painting the springs of Florida more than 25 years ago.