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Today's News

  • Sexual predator moves to Fanning

       John Henry McGhan, 42, a designated sexual predator, has moved from Michigan to 17210 N.W. U.S. Highway 19 Fanning Springs. 

       McGhan, also known as John Boy McGhan, was convicted in 1999 on three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child. He is on parole until May 2012.

       For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.flde.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 4

     Through August 12

  • Florida Master Naturalist Program

    The Upland Habitats Module, a six-week course, will be on Thursdays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 27, Levy County Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave — U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson. Course fee of $225 includes student workbooks, 12 presentations, three field trips, four videos, certificate, patch, pin, and more.

    To register or for more information,  go to http://www.masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/ or call Emma Willcox at 352-486-5131.

  • Bronson and cable provider bicker over money

    The Bronson Town council members said Monday night they're fed up with the area's cable provider, Florida Cable Inc.

  • PSC assists FCC in curbing Lifeline duplication

        Lifeline Assistance (Lifeline), the discounted telephone service benefitting low-income consumers, has apparently benefitted some more than others.

  • Drew fails in bid to unseat Barber

    Commissioner Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown  (R-District 3), failed Tuesday in her second bid to unseat Thad Barber of Morriston from the County Planning Commission.

  • Chiefland Rotary

     The Chiefland Rotary Club has a new slate of officers for the 2011-12 year, from left, David Renaud, president; Robert Balbis, vice president; Robert Beauchamp, treasurer; and Michael Michaelis, secretary.

  • Fate turns on McMurray

    What a difference a year makes.

    A victory in the 2010 Brickyard 400 was quite an accomplishment in itself for Jamie McMurray. Except that he also won the Daytona 500, not to mention the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte.

    Yet, in spite of victories in NASCAR's two most prestigious races, McMurray, 35, failed to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Though the Joplin, Mo., native has won six Sprint Cup races in his career, he has never finished a season in the top 10 of the point standings.

  • Story time on the Suwannee

       About 40 children, along with representatives from several state and local agencies, showed up at Fanning Springs State Park Tuesday to hear Florida First Lady Ann Scott talk about the importance of literacy.
       Scott was participating in the 2011 Summer Literacy Adventure aimed at encouraging children to read over the summer break.

  • Football, volleyball tryouts at Bronson

     Tryouts for football and volleyball begin on Monday, Aug. 8, for Bronson High School. The football team is schedule to practice from 8-10 a.m. and from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, the official start of fall practices.

    Additional tryouts will not be held once school starts so make sure that you have a physical and come prepared to work hard. Games begin the first week of school for both varsity teams. For more information contact the school at (352) 486-5261.