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Today's News

  • District baseball title up for grabs

     On the surface, next week’s District 2A-5 baseball tournament appears to be a battle between haves and have-nots.

    Chiefland High School is fortunate enough to be in the former, powering its way to be a district contender this year. Bronson High has struggled, especially during the early portion of the season. According to the standings, the Eagles are among the latter.

    But with further study, an old saying begins to ring true.

    Anything is possible.

  • Healthy crowd gathers to benefit LARC

    Paddlers from around the area gathered last Saturday for the 33rd Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race.

    The annual event, held  along the Waccasassa River near Otter Creek, raises money each year for the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens. AMVETS Post No. 88, based out of Bronson, also helped organize the event.

    Though final numbers for this year weren’t available, last year’s race raised more than $10,000 for LARC, making the race one of the groups largest fundraisers of the year.

  • Inmate medical bills need county bailout

    Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith got a bailout on the jail’s medical care account, but it came with a few strings attached.

    Smith notified County Coordinator Freddie Moody that 75 percent of the inmate medical budget has been spent for the year and that one inmate’s bill is expected to go beyond the $100,000 mark.

  • Bronson news briefs

    n Demolition extended

    The Town of Bronson has extended the demolition of a condemned house for one more week. The Council voted 4-1 Monday night to give owner Ella Baumbach one more week to complete the demolition, or the Town will do it for her. Some minor progress has been made, said Bronson Building Official Robert Niffenegger, including partial removal of the roof.

    In January, a final extension of 15 days was given to Baumbach to have a licensed contractor complete the demolition of the structure. Last month, the Town gave Baumbach another 15-day extension.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    Earth Day celebration

    On April 22, the city of Fanning Springs will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with USDA Rural Development with a tree planting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Fanning Historical Park.  For more information, call Fanning Springs City Hall at 352-463-2855.

    Saturday - Sunday

    Cedar Key Spring Arts Festival

  • Dixie Music Center Spring Recital Saturday

    Dixie Music Center is holding it’s spring recital Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with the Dixie County Historical Society once again hosting the event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of County Road 349 South and State Road 55A in Old Town.

  • Senate bill defeated, educators still worried

    Florida Governor Charlie Crist vetoed a controversial education bill last week, but according to School Board of Levy County Superintendent Robert Hastings, more controversial legislation is likely to pass without much notice.

  • CFCC News

    n CFCC To present "35 Years Later: Good bye Vietnam"

    Central Florida Community College will present “35 Years Later: Good-Bye Vietnam,” a retrospective and contemporary look at the era through the eyes of former and current CFCC employees and author Alivia Tagliaferri.

    The event will be held on Tuesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, and is a Global Conversations presentation of the CFCC Council for Diversity and Global Understanding.

  • Church News

    n Joppa Baptist hosts "Day in the Lord"

    Joppa Baptist would like to invite the public to attend  a “Day in the Lord” on Sturday, April 24. There will be five pastors preaching throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.  Come at any time. There will also be music throughout the day and a chicken dinner at noon.  Everyone is welcome.  Joppa is located at 7530 NW 165th St in Fanning Springs.

     n  Lighthouse youth hosts Infusion

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday   WRPC meeting The next Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the WRPC office located at 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, 34471-0323.   Florida Tourism Task Force meeting The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m.