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Today's News

  • Chiefland battles before losing 14-7

    Victory Christian coach Jeff Schaum cracked a smile at one of his assistants as he broke a postgame huddle following a 14-7 win against Chiefland Friday.

    Schaum's smile was more of a sigh of relief after his team had to rally from a late deficit to pull out a tough road victory. A pair of touchdowns by senior speedster Ricky Pierre, including the game winner midway through the fourth quarter, was the difference.

  • Legislative Delegation hearing dates set

       State Rep. Leonard Bembry, chair of the Levy County Legislative Delegation, has announced the hearing for the 2012 Legislative Session that starts Jan. 10, 2012.
       The hearing will be in the Levy County Commission Chambers,355 S. Court St., Bronson, on Sept 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Yankeetown appeals Tarmac mine case

    The Town of Yankeetown is appealing a circuit judge's denial of their bid to stop the Tarmac King Road mine.
    In a special meeting held Aug. 15, the council voted to appeal to the state 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee.
    The decision came just days after 8th Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Rountree Jr. dismissed the town's petition for a writ of certiorari— a judicial review — of the Levy County Commission's 3-1 decision to conditionally approve mining on a 4,750-acre site near Inglis.

  • Editorial Cartoon for Aug. 25
  • Setting your hair on fire with money

    County budget time is my least favorite time of year.
    But then again, there's nothing like watching folks who don't want to risk their political future by raising revenues, but who still want to tell the voters they preserved all the services.
    So now we must be creative in cutting the budget.  
    One of the more interesting exercises came at the Aug. 16 commission meeting when Levy County Fire Rescue No. 78 Chief Rick Bloom stepped to the podium. His unit covers Morriston, Montborook, Gulf Hammock and more.

  • Walk the plank

    By GARY MILLER

    Outdoor Truths

  • Finding a cure for textaholics

    By JAMES SNYDER

    Out to Pastor

  • The truth behind the preaching

    As a children’s church teacher I’ve been told, “Guy, you’ve got the preaching down. It’s just the closing part you need to work on.” I’d always taken it as a compliment, at least until last Sunday. Poor little Jimmy… I just felt terrible.

  • In bloom

     Everyone has a favorite flower; some diehard gardeners have several.  But whether you have a simple row of tulips or an elaborate sculptured garden of perenniels, one thing is the same:  you've got to pull weeds or you won't have any flowers at all.
    If you want a beautiful garden, you've got to be diligent about eradicating those pesky weeds.  You can go away for a long weekend, but those "unwanteds" in your garden aren't going to take a vacation.

  • It’s just a sponge

    Some time ago Linda and I took our friends Terry and Maggie Kennedy to Horseshoe Beach to celebrate their birthdays which are a day apart. This is a beautiful area, right on the Gulf coast, with a restaurant overlooking the ocean.
    As we were approaching the restaurant we noticed a boat loaded with sponges that the crew had harvested from the sea. Linda and Maggie became very excited and soon were engaged in conversation with one of the crew members.