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Today's News

  • Two opportunities Saturday to lend a helping hand

    Beast Feast
    The 2nd Annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Black Prong Equestrian Center  on County Road 337 in Bronson.

  • Fowlers Bluff gets $2.9 M for safe water

    Fowlers Bluff residents will have cleaner, safer drinking water in June thanks to the efforts of locals to replace an aging water treatment plant built in the 60s.
    David Woener, a member of the Fowlers Bluff Water Systems Association Inc., said the area's water board has been trying to get the system replaced for years. Many of the water lines are corroded and are in constant need of repair, he said. "And it's out of compliance with DEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection),"

  • Sheriff buys cars, lays off top staff

    For the third year in a row Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith has found some extra cash in his budget at the close of the fiscal year — close to $250,000  — and bought six cars for $173,935.

  • Drones to patrol Cedar Key skies

    Residents in Cedar Key may look up into the sky in 2012 and spot drones flying overhead — similar to the ones used last week to attack and kill the alQaeda leader in Yemen.

  • Community Calendar for rgw qwwk of September 29

    Saturday

    Shrine Club breakfast
    The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its monthly country breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half-mile north of Fanning Springs.
    The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits, pancakes and coffee for $6 per person. Eat in or take out. Everyone welcome.

    Chamber's Scarecrow City

  • LARC fundraiser rolls on Saturday

       The sixth annual motorcycle fundraiser "Ride to Provide," to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC), is Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bronson High School, with free coffee and doughnuts. The ride will begin with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for September 29

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Sept. 25, Jerry Lee Allen, 29, Trenton, aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. Bond $40,000.
    n Sept. 24, Francisco Penilla-Alvarez, 29, Williston, operating motor vehicle without a license. Bond $5,000.
    n Sept. 23, Chastity Falia Anderson, 34, Williston, VOP.
    n Sept. 25, Michael Arthur Chase, 20, Gainesville, battery.
    Sept. 25, Gary Mason Clark, 32, Chiefland, VOP.

  • Y-I Woman’s Club

       Bingo Season Off to a Good Start
       Thursday BINGO at the Yankeetown Inglis Woman’s Club is off to a great start. All proceeds go toward college scholarships for local students and provide The Kind News for 11 class rooms at Yankeetown School. Come early to purchase your BINGO cards and enjoy fresh homemade goodies from the “Thursday Kitchen.” Doors open at 6pm, with BINGO games beginning at 7pm.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for September 29

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept 22, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a special day with eight ladies from the Busy Bee of Old Town visiting. They come when they can as they are busy with their projects.   
    They also brought covered dishes so we had plenty of food for lunch. The fellowship and sharing of ideas with our guests made a great day.

  • Learnin’ the ropes

    September is National Sea Cadet month and the Manatee Division  sea cadets were surprised at their last drill with a ride on a Coast Guard boat. Cadet Casey McCain, left, gets instruction from Petty Officer 3rd class Mathew Sonny-Lee Wurges on how to properly deploy equipment.