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Today's News

  • Levy can protest farm agency closing on Friday

    Farmers and ranchers are being invited to attend a meeting on Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. to discuss a proposal to consolidate USDA Farm Service Agencies in the tri-county area into one office in Trenton.
    The move is part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture move to trim its budget and consolidate 131 county offices in 32 states. The moves would leave more than 2,100 FSA offices remaining throughout the United States.

  • Rotary gears up for Tour de Melon

    A Chiefland civic group has a plan for the city to capitalize on the area's rural beauty while at the same time contributing to charitable foundations.
    Suwannee Valley Rotary President Paige Brookins told the Chiefland City Commission Monday night that the group is planning to organize a bike ride in June in conjunction with the city's annual watermelon festival.
    Tour de Melon is the name of the event, and Brookins said she hopes to have hundreds of people participate

  • STARS come out Saturday for students

    The 12th Annual STARS Gala, hosted by the Levy County Schools Foundation, will be held Saturday at Chiefland Elementary School, but this is much more than a gathering of the county's movers and shakers. The event's theme this year is Set Sail For Education: Port Levy,
    The event raises money for students to go on field trips, for teachers to help classes take on educational projects and for high school graduates to attend college.

  • Birds of a feather ...

    Three pelicans, watchful for a meal, amble along the surface of the water Friday afternoon in Cedar Key.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Jan. 26

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Jan. 21, Amanda Andrews, 28, Chiefland, DWLS.
    n Jan. 17, Stephen Michael Baker, 20, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $4,000.
    n Jan. 17, James Brian Brunelle, 24, Williston, three counts VOP.
    n Jan. 18, Matthew Hastin Bryant, 24, Williston, petit theft, altering public record. Bond $25,000.
    n Jan. 19, Marvin Eugene Cooper III, 24, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    n Jan. 20, Mikell W. Dixon, 33, Bronson, out of county warrant.

  • Court dispositions published Jan. 26

    n Chastity Anderson, VOP on vehicle theft,  probation revoked, 36 months with credit for 44 days served. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.
    n Mandy Ashley, VOP on four counts of forgery, one count of larceny between $300-$5,000, one count of burglary, one count of fraud by swindle  under $20,000, probation revoked, 36 months with credit for 179 days served on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.

  • 5 years of service

    Deborah McDowell, right, was recogized at Monday night’s Chiefland City Commission meeting for five years of service to the Chiefland Police Department. Chief Robert Douglas, right, said McDowell, who was promoted to executive assistant about three years ago, has done an excellent job.
    “My guys call her the department mom,” Douglas said laughing.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 26

    Through January

    Barkhouse featured at
    Cedar Keyhole Gallery
    Taking nothing more than the flotsam and jetsam of our native waters and estuaries, Joey Barkhouse has been able to create intricate works of art. A stray rock or piece of driftwood magically transforms into owls or fish. Her carvings and rock paintings have become legend in the area and Joey is willing to work into the night to meet the growing demands of her fans. Barkhouse will have her latest works on display at the Cedar Keyhole for the entire month of January.

  • Butterflies in refuge topic of Feb. 11 talk

    Barbara Woodmansee will give a presentation about the butterflies in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Key Library.  The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Women's Club dinner benefits veterans

       “This is our 26th annual Spaghetti Dinner, and it promises to be the best ever!” said Jane Moore, President of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club. Every year the Woman’s Club serves around 200 spaghetti dinners, and this is their biggest fund-raiser of the year.