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Today's News

  • County has new economic developer, office

    Cedar Key Councilman Pat O'Neal was introduced as the new director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Enterprize Zone Development Agency to the Levy County Commission by representatives of the two agencies.

    The introduction came during the commission's regular meeting on Tuesday. And it did not take long before he needed something from the commission.

  • Sheriff reorganizes office, promotes one to major

    Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith has reorganized his department in the wake of the retirement of Chief Deputy Mike Johnson in February.

    The chief deputy position, which paid about $85,000 annually, is being abolished and the Sheriff's Office will be broken into two distinct units headed by majors.

    Capt. Evan Sullivan, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, is being promoted to major to head the Division of Law Enforcement, while Maj. Mike Sheffield, who has headed the County Jail,  will continue to be over the Corrections Division.

  • Indians’ wild ride

    It took two days to finish because of a rain delay, but P.K. Yonge defeated Chiefland last Saturday afternoon 11-4 to take the District 2A-5 baseball title.

    OK, got that? Now let’s get to the good stuff because the No. 2-seed Indians played the game of the year last Thursday in an 11-10 victory against No. 3 Trenton to advance to the championship game, which we’ll come back to later.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday

    Chamber ribbon cutting at

    Star Computers II

    The Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for one of its newest members Star Computers II at noon. The public is invited to welcome Star Computers II. The business is located at 118 Rodgers Blvd.

    Star Computers II specializes in all types of computer repair, building  and sales. Please take some time to welcome Star Computers II owner, Brack Tucker into our community.

     

    Saturday

    Letter carriers food drive

  • Library Activities

    Preschool Story Time

    These programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages.  The programs last 30 minutes.

    n A.F. Knotts Public Library - Yankeetown

    May 13 and 27 at 10 a.m.

     

    n Bronson Public Library

    May 10 and 24 at 10 a.m.

    n Luther Callaway Public Library - Chiefland

    May 17  at 9:30 a.m.

     

    n Williston Public Library

  • Donations for babies

    The Walmart Supercenter

    is collecting donations for the Childrens Miracle Network

    until June 20.

    A $1 donation will get you entered in a raffle

     to win a quilt donated by

    the Log Cabin Quilters.

    On Mother’s Day, Sunday,

    moms can bring their babies to the store and have a rocking chair portrait taken.  

    The photos will cost $1.

    Money collected will benefit babies at Shands.

  • The Great Suwannee River Cleanup

    Current Problems was asked by the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail Working Group and the Suwannee River Water Management District to coordinate a cleanup of the of the Suwannee River from the Georgia line to the Gulf of Mexico.

    The cleanup will consist of many small cleanups all along the river during a three-month window from September through November.   Volunteers are needed.    

    Some have already committed, so look at our map to see what is covered so far at www.bit.ly/GSRC2010.

  • Run-off election for Cedar Key Commission set for May 25

  • U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite drops out of re-election race

    U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite has dropped out of her GOP primary campaign to seek re-election citing health reasons and endorsed Hernando County Sheriff Richard B. Nugent in the race for the 5th Congressional District.

    Brown-Waite's Washington, D.C., office confirmed the email sent out this morning was authentic and that the congresswoman would serve out her term until January 2011.

    Brown-Waite's office issued the following statements by the two.

    Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite:

  • Gingrich aide gives Levy GOP "red-meat" speech

    Rick Tyler, spokesman for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and co-counder of ReAL — Renewing American Leadership, said he felt a little intimidated to be speaking to a group whose last speaker was U.S. Senate Candidate Marco Rubio.

    Tyler spoke to the annual Lincoln-Reagan Memorial Dinner, hosted by the Levy County Republican Executive Committee, on April 23 in Chiefland.  About 80 people attended the dinner.