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Today's News

  • Demolition is first step in bringing new hospice to city

    Traffic slowed on North Main Street by Northwest 4th Street on the morning of Sept. 2.
    Granted the amount of heavy equipment might have had something to do with it, but most folks were wondering why the old service station/tire store/detailing shop was being demolished.
    It is making way for Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast's new facility. The 16,100-square-foot, triple-use facility being built by Gray Construction of Trenton on 1.9 acres will house a superthrift shop, a cafe and the hospice's local offices.

  • Murder of Scarecrows opens Friday

       The Suwannee Valley Players announce the opening of the comedy thriller “Murder of Scarecrows” by Pat Cook. Gerald and Cristine Dandridge, played by Andy and Bobbie Kidd, always give a Halloween party for their friends, Anthony and Lydia Murray, (Rob and Jill Hart), Jimmy Starnes (Austin Ross) and Shirley Frohman (Kelci Grant) and Jack Clancy (Greg Mercier) and Clarice Jarrett (Emily Baker).

  • Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 15

    Through Sept. 24

    Friends half-priced book sale
    The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library's bookstore is overstocked in all categories. The store, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, will sell all hard-covered and paperback books for half price during the two-week sale. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library.

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    Authors!Authors! program

  • Pistol class for Sheriffs Volunteers

    The Levy County Sheriffs Office will sponsor a concealed weapons permit class Oct. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson. The cost will be $55 dollars or $70 dollars depending on what package you chose and you can sign up by calling 352-486-5111, or email sfinnen@levyso.com., or register at www.Levypistolclass.info.
       Registration on the day of event will cost an extra $10.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Sept. 15

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n Sept. 9, William Leslie Bedford, 47, Bronson, fleeing/eluding, DRWSR, obstruction W/OV. Bond $20,000.
    n Sept. 6, Frank Peter  Bernatos, 54, Cross City, trespassing. Bond $5,000.
    n Sept. 10, Robert William Bernstein, 46, Bronson, two counts FTA. Bond $325,000.
    n Sept. 6, Danny Dewayne Boettner, 34, Old Town, two out of county warrants, obstruction W/OV. Bond $100,000.
    n Sept. 10, Frederic Daniel Bonneau, 49, Morriston, battery.

  • Simple remembrance of 9/11 touches hearts

    It was a simple remembrance staged in the back parking lot of a bank.
    But the occasion--the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 when planes plowed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City, a field in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.,--is one that begged the attention it received.

  • Drive one for CHS on Sept. 28

    A $6,000 donation is on the line for Chiefland High School and all you have to do is test drive a new car.
    The school, in conjunction with White Ford in Chiefland and Ford Motor Co. is holding a "Drive One 4 UR School" fundraising event on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    It's a fun and engaging way to help students raise money to support CHS's sports and extracurricular activities for the year.
    All you have to do is show up with a valid driver's license, complete a short survey and test-drive a Ford.

  • Final budget, tax meeting

    The Levy County Commission will hold its final public hearing and vote on the 2011-2012 Budget  and property tax millage rate at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Commission Meeting Room at the Levy County Courthouse, Court Street, Bronson.
    Tentative budget: $59,231,955
    Tentative millage: 8.0616 mils, rollback rate

  • Two bike rides benefit children

    It's a glorious time of year to hop on a motorcycle and ride through the tri-county area, take in the sights and raise money for two good causes that benefit children.
    The first is Saturday when the first, and hopefully annual thereafter,  "Hutch" Hutchinson Poker Run will fire up the engines  in Chiefland to benefit the Toys for Tots program and Masonic Lodge No. 51. It starts at Custom Accessories, 7631 N.W. 150th Lane, Chiefland, and ends at BubbaQue's in Chiefland.

  • Chiefland Chamber honors businesses of the year

    Fernwood Flowers & Gifts, R&L Mobile Home & RV Supplies

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off Industry Appreciation Week by honoring two local businesses: Fernwood Flowers & Gifts and R&L Mobile Home & RV Supplies.
    The two businesses were among a number nominated for the honor that has been bestowed annually by the Chamber since 1984. The businesses chosen exemplify a commitment to the community, to outstanding service and to civic involvement.