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Today's News

  • High on the hog

    Williston Middle School Junior FFA's entry in the Swine Division at the Suwannee River Fair gets a sip of water from Ryan Walton, 11, of Chiefland, the owner of last's years grand champion swine at the fair. Walton is the son of Lisa and Hugh Keen. With temperatures in the high 80s on Saturday fair officials waived the rule entrants were required to wear their 4-H and FAA jackets and show in their shirts and tie.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures through March 23

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for paving.  Also, daytime lane closures from the Levy County line to Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to repaint the roadway markings.

  • Students ask Commission for candy tobacco resolution Tuesday

    This Tuesday, March 20, at 9 a.m. the Levy Students Working Against Tobacco members will be presenting for the second time to the Board of County Commissioners to ask for their approval of a resolution concerning the sale of candy flavored tobacco.

    Candy flavored tobacco is designed to entice youth into using and getting hooked to tobacco because it has brightly colored packaging and the tobacco has fruit and candy flavoring that appeal to youth.

  • Oelrich campaign comes to Levy

    State Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville) will bring his campaign for Congress to Bronson tonight. The campaign is having a meet and greet prior to the Levy County Republican Executive Committee meeting. If you have the opportunity, they would love to visit with you and hear what is on the hearts and minds of the Levy County Voters.  They will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at the Bronson Family Restaurant.
    The REC Meeting will follow the campaign event at the same location.

  • HELPING HANDS: Food Distribution

    There will be a food distribution on Thursday, March 22, between 1-2 p.m. at the Assembly of God church at 1560 N.W. 19th Avenue — Manatee Springs Road. Recipients are asked to bring photo identification and must be Levy County residents.

  • Practice these things

  • Church news for the week of March 15

    St. Patty's dinner at
    Parsons Methodist
       Come and enjoy a St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Friday, March 16, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church on Riverside Drive in Yankeetown.
       Meals consist of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, dessert and Irish soda bread all for $6.50.
    There will be a drawing for a $50 money tree. The tickets for the drawing are $1 each or six for $5.
    Take outs are available by calling 352-447-2506.

    Healing service at
    Lighthouse Word

  • Editorial Toon for March 15
  • Today in Levy County History:The Luraville Locomotive

    By TONI C. COLLINS
    Levy County historian
    On Jan. 19, 1979, James Lancaster of Luraville, a small community in Suwannee County on the east bank of the Suwannee River, mounted a drive to retrieve a relic from the river. Remembering the engine’s location from early boyhood, Lancaster financed the venture to bring to the surface a 130-year-old locomotive from the river bottom.

  • I am part of a B-I-G corporation

    There is a hot little competition going on now that you may not know about. Maybe you did if you read the little item that said this newspaper and its employees are part of a big corporation, Landmark Media Enterprises.
    We are. I am not ashamed of it. It's not some dirty little secret.
    But why is it that that information is being spread about now?
    Money. County tax money.