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Today's News

  • COPS couple hangs up on second career

    A few years, ago Earl Damann, of Williston, saw an article in the paper about a new group seeking volunteers.

    “Oh, I think it would be fun,” he told his wife Stella. He called the telephone number.

    They joined the fledgling group Citizens on Patrol, and after more than 7,250 hours of service to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office he’s giving up the fun because a heredity kidney disease is forcing him to the sidelines. That’s a little over 906 days of 8-hour shifts.

  • Letter: Cravey Family thanks community for support

    The family of Matt Cravey would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens in the tri-county area for their show of support this past weekend.  The benefit BBQ was a huge success with over $16,000 raised from contributions.  The benefit BBQ was established by a cross section of wonderful community members and businesses in the tri-county and we are grateful for the unselfish, generous giving of your time.

  • Letter: Hard times could ease with a little resourcefulness

    Hey Ya’ll – Is there anything that can be done to help improve our local economy? This is a question for everyone – you, me prospective  businessmen, county commissioners, the state, county and private landowners. Well, let’s all take our imaginations off the leash here for a few moments and ask ourselves some hypothetical questions. What ain’t been tried yet?

  • Letter: Be happy, not high

    Why do so many young people think the only way to be happy is to be high? When I was young I was happy just to be finished with my chores. It was a simpler life; I looked forward to my favorite fishing hole. If I played football with my friends, or tinkered with my car or getting up the nerve to ask a girl to a movie that was the kind of “Mayberry” stuff it took to make my day, the kind of things it took to complete my interest.

  • Students get mist to deter flu

    First-grader Sarah Sharp, 6, gets the seasonal flu mist vaccination from nurse Kelly Morgan Monday at Bronson Elementary School. The Levy County Health Department is offering the free seasonal flu immunization to elementary students whose parents sign up for it. On Wednesday, students at Whispering Wind Charter School were vaccinated, and students at Chiefland Elementary School will receive the mist on Monday, Oct. 19. For more information, call the health department at (352) 486-5300.For more information, call the health department at (352) 486-5300.

  • Levy County GOP meets Monday
  • Lighthouse open on weekend

    Seahorse Key gets its name from the shape of the island, but its rich history is complex: a detention camp for displaced Seminole Indians, an outpost with a lighthouse built in 1854 to guide ships into the port of Cedar Key and a prison during the Civil War.

  • 40th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival

    Tons of delicious seafood, a parade, live music on the Gulf and shopping in historic downtown Cedar Key – What more could anyone want? The 40th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place this weekend Saturday Oct. 17 and Sunday Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Mom, son graduate together

    It was more like a family reunion than a ceremony for 21 graduates receiving their General Equivalency Diploma.

    Janet Williams, a mom, may have outscored her son and fellow graduate, Alex Bolinger, but she was proud to hug him, pose for a photo and admire his diploma.

    Bessie Ezell sat in the audience rather than donning the blue cap and gown, and let husband and fellow graduate Rickey Ezell hold the spotlight.

  • Fall 2009 GED Graduates

    Jena Adams, Old Town

    Alex Bolinger, Chiefland

    Caitlin Butler, Alachua

    Tony Crews Jr., Chiefland

    Bryan Crosby, Williston

    Kelsie Daniels, Chiefland

    Catherine Daniels, Chiefland

    Catherine Davis, Steinhatchee

    Bessie Ezell, Chiefland

    Rickey Ezell, Chiefland

    Leo Folger III, Chiefland

    Sean Hicks, Williston

    Destiny Humphreys, Williston

    Britney Knight, Inglis

    Laura Mott, Old Town

    Beatrice Perez, Chiefland

    Michael Rhein, Chiefland

    Calvin Root IV, Williston