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Today's News

  • Family on U.S. bike tour camps at Manatee

    Many people fantasize about taking a few years off to hit the road and experience “ the real” America.

    For some of those people, it’s a journey they spend most of their adult lives waiting for.

    And when they do it—if they do it—it’s usually from the comfort of a large, expensive motor home.

    And it’s almost certainly never on a yellow five-seated custom-designed bicycle.

    But that’s exactly the way the Harrison family of Mt. Vernon, Ky., set out on their journey across the U.S.

  • Commission tackles city’s future

    A recent letter by City of Chiefland to Levy County officials expressing interest in forming a countywide water authority has found its way to the proverbial trash bin, according to city commissioners.

    “They did not respond to my letter,” said Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy.

    “Levy County having its own GUA (government utility authority) is not going to work.”

  • First reading of city’s new EAR plan a go

    The Chiefland City Commission voted unanimously 4-0 at Monday night’s meeting to approve the city’s new comprehensive plan.

    The plan, which was last updated in 2000 and addresses ordinances relating to land use, transportation, housing, infrastructure, economic development and intergovernmental coordination, to name a few, must still undergo a final reading.

     But in the meantime, it will be sent to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for approval.

  • 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.