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Today's News

  • 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.

  • MD-Meds fills a need

    Matt Brooks and Derrick Wise feel they have hit on a business that can help fill a need — mail-order maintenance drugs and medical supplies from verified international pharmacies at lower cost than those offered in the U.S.
    The two Williston entrepreneurs presented their business, MD-Meds of Williston to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on March 8.

  • Communty Calendar for the week of March 15

    Today

    Give blood, save lives at
    Bronson blood drive
    LifeSouth and the community of Bronson invite you to be a part of saving lives when they host a blood drive between noon and 4 p.m.  Look for the bloodmobile near the County Courthouse in Bronson. 

  • Ocala man charged with fleeing

    Marshal Myrick Jr., 22, was arrested for fleeing and attempting to elude a police office, resisting arrest without violence and driving with a suspended driver's license on March 6 by Agent Burt Miller, according to a Levy Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Man charged in truck theft

    Brian Lloyd Sutherland, 47,  is charged with grand theft auto in connection with the theft of a 1995 white Dodge Dakota truck  from a Williston residence on March 8, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sheriff's Deputy Scott Stancil tracked footprints from the victim's home to Sutherland's residence, but Sutherland denied being involved.

  • Two arrested on multiple drug charges

    A woman who had her one-year-old infant in her truck while she and a man purchased oxycodone was arrested March 7 on child neglect and other charges along with her companion, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force conducted an undercover drug operation in the Chiefland area that resulted in the arrest of Tracy James Smith, 37, of Alachua, and Kelly Michelle Colson, 26, of Fanning Springs