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Today's News

  • Go forth and do not multiply

    Levy County will have less stray and feral cats breeding on its streets thanks to a local Trap-Neuter-Return program.

    On Thursday, Oct. 29, members of Sheltering Hands Inc., an organization that rescues and finds homes for pets in Marion and Levy Counties, received about 39 feral cats needing to be spayed or neutered.

  • Residents lose for good cause, donate 488 pounds to Bronson church

    A local Levy County group joined the fight against two global epidemics — hunger and obesity — by participating in the "Lose For Good" campaign. 

    As local Weight Watchers members lose weight, they’ve also been collecting food to donate to Bronson United Methodist Church to help their neighbors in need. Within seven weeks, the group lost 854.6 pounds, and collected 488 pounds of food. 

  • Levy residents may be called to hear 8 tobacco cases

    Judge Stan Griffis stays busy presiding over cases that involve family issues, probate and other non-felony civil matters, but he says it’s the foreclosures that keep him tied up these days.

    “Foreclosures are a staggering portion of my docket,” Griffis told Williston Rotary members last week.

    Griffis, who sits on the bench in Levy, Gilchrist and Alachua counties, said for the most part the people involved in the foreclosures are good folks who have found themselves in difficult situations.

  • NAACP holds annual banquet

    O.C. Graham was once like the rest of us. He liked to party, said Aljoseph Carnegie, president of the Tri-County Branch of the NAACP at its 19th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Tommy Usher Community Center in Chiefland on Oct. 24.

    “He liked to party until God took him in,” Carnegie, a Raleigh resident, said. “And he was blind, really blind, until God restored his sight.”

  • Caregivers can learn with pampering seminar, webinar

    Taking care of someone you love can be a tough job. It's hard to find time for yourself.

    Knowing what a hard job caregivers have, a group of organizations have come together to give you a little "Me Time."

    A caregiver day of pampering is planned for Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Gilchrist Women's Club from 9 a.m. to 3  p.m. Dr. Rafael Cott, medical director for Gentiva Home Care, will be the guest speaker. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost.

  • Community Calendar

    Through Saturday

    Dunnellon Library friends book sale

    The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store will have a storewide sale at the store inside the library located at 20351 Robinson Road (behind Sweetbay) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

    The Friends are offering everyday low prices of $2 for hardcovers; $1 for large paperbacks and .50 for paperbacks.  This week all books big and small, fiction and non-fiction will be 50 cents each.  Inventory changes daily depending on donations.

  • Equestrian Charity Auction

    Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center, based in Levy County, will hold its fourth annual charity auction and BBQ on Saturday, Nov. 14 beginning at 4 p.m.

    The event will be held at Southern Auction Marketing Services, at 15991 Hwy 27 Alt., just west of Williston on the north side of the road.

    The barbeque begins at 4 p.m. and costs $5 per plate.  Takeout is available.  The Bar-B-Q includes two pieces of chicken, Cole slaw, beans and bread.

  • Trucker finds he's got a friend

    A trucking company owner facing a Nov. 10 court hearing for operating a commercial business on land designated agriculture/rural residential found he had a friend in the audience at the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    William Royce Gomillion was seeking relief from enforcement of code violations for parking four tractors and six trailers at his home.  “It is offensive to the neighbor,” said Rob Corbitt, county building director.

  • Church News

    Soup 'n' sandwich at Turning Point

    Turning Point Ministry  will host a Soup and Sandwich Supper for $5 per person on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Take the night off from cooking and enjoy a supper with friend, and the proceeds benefit the Children’s Program.      Take out or dine in with us at Turning Point Ministry located on 16750 County Road 341 (Dairy Road).   Please call 463-1882 for tickets.  The website is www.turningpoint-ministry.org.

    Holiday Bronson UMC holds Bazaar

  • Take easy way to lose your driver’s license

    So you have your driver’s license.  May I first say congratulations on your efforts and achievements.  Now that you have possession of the little piece of plastic, however, do you know what to do with it?  Probably not. This is a frequent problem among beginning drivers, which is why I have taken the time to write out a few helpful tips on how to lose your license.