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Today's News

  • Suwannee Valley Players announce opening of summer youth production

    The Suwannee Valley Players announce the upcoming opening of the Summer Youth Production "Hammin' It Up", an evening of comedy entertainment featuring the youth of the Tri-County Area. "Hammin' It Up" is a full evening of one act plays. The first, "Twelve Angry Pigs" written by Wade Bradford is a spoof of the classic "Twelve Angry Men".

    Twelve pigs are gathered as the jury for the Big Bad Wolf who is on trial for destruction of property for blowing down the little pigs' houses; but is he guilty? Only the evidence can tell the truth.

  • Levy Humane Society meeting

       The Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. would like to invite all members and interested parties to its meeting on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building (former Bronson Town Hall), 660 E Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

        The Society's mission is to provide foster care, adoptions and/or the placement of rescued animals that are received from the local shelters. Donated funds will be used to facilitate the needed care, spay and neuter of rescued pets, and the future health and well being of these animals.

  • Tater needs a family

    Hello, I am Tater, a rescued Lab.

     Tatar is a 10 - month old spayed female, Black mixed Labrador Retriever.

      Come meet Tater. she is full of love and play, very sweet girl, gets along with all other dogs and kids.

  • Tarmac challenges tax claim

    Yankeetown Town Council member Jack Schofield,  critic of the proposed Tarmac King Road limerock mine, has raised questions about whether the company owes tangible property taxes on a drag line.

    The drag line, sitting in pieces at the site of the company’s test pit, which Schofield and other Yankeetown residents want closed, is not subject to tax, said Tarmac officials because state law does not levy a tax on items not producing revenue.

  • Community Calendar

    Geocaching Contest ends July 31

    A geocaching contest sponsored by Pure Water Wilderness has  9 geocaches in the area. Find them, complete the entry form at  www.PureWateWilderness.com, and answer the questions by 5 p.m, July 31, for a chance to win some nice prizes.

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    Karaoke at the Spirit

    of the Suwannee

  • Cooter festival in planning stages

    Step out of your shell and into some fun at the Great American Cooter Festival in the historic city of Inverness. There will be crafts, fine art, entertainment, children’s activities, contests, pageants, Cooter (turtle) races, barbecue cook-off contest and much more.

  • Bluegrass performance benefits arts program

    Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike are bringing their high-energy musical show to Cedar Key on Wednesday July 21st at 7 p.m. with a fund-raiser for the Cedar Key School arts program.

       Tickets are $10, with children 12 and under admitted free and will be available at the door at the CK School Auditorium

       The musicians were on their way to larger venues when local fans invited the band to make a stop in Cedar Key.  “We’re so excited to have such an acclaimed band play in our own back yard,” volunteer Marci Wilcox said.

  • The pain of leadership

    “You can't squeeze blood from a turnip”

    - Anonymous

    The Levy County Commission's budget workshop this week was painful.

    The most painful moment came when County Coordinator Freddie Moody observed that the proposed 2010-2011 budget of $57.039 million is only slightly smaller than the 2005-06 budget of $57.046 million.

    Just a few years ago, when $25,000 bought an acre of land, the budget hit a high of $70 million.

  • City news briefs

    n City one step closer to tapping well

    The city commission voted 4-0 Monday night to allow City Manager Grady Hartzog to move ahead with the third phase of a project that would bring the city’s water line closer to its new well head No. 5.  Commissioner Rollin Hudson was absent for the vote.

    “It’s a great idea.  We’ve been needing to do this,” said Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron at the meeting.

  • Hospital awaiting signature

    Executives with Ameris Health Systems, the company that plans to build a hospital in Chiefland, are still awaiting a decision from the governor’s office on the reallocation of tax-free bonds.

    Sam Lewis, chief executive officer and president of Ameris, said recently that Gov. Charlie Crist has an executive order on his desk to consolidate and reallocate about $840 million of unspent tax-free bonds for shovel-ready projects like the hospital throughout the state.