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Today's News

  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, June 6

    Class of 1984 sets reunion

    The class of 1984 will be holding a Reunion at the river at Beauchamp River House at Fowlers Bluff, Saturday, June 6, noon to 5 p.m.

    Bring your family and a side dish. Meat, drinks and paper goods will be supplied.

    If you have any questions call Linda Jones at 352-493-6000 or Cathy Richburg at 352-221-5064.

     

    Deaf, hearing impaired picnic

    All Deaf/Hearing Impaired and family members are invited to a picnic on Saturday, June 6, at the Bronson First Baptist Church.

  • Butterflies are free

    Double Sink 4-H gets around! Leaders Melissa Mills, Trish Depew, and Mary Carr want to expose 4-H kids to a wide variety of what Florida has to offer.

    The theme for this outing was butterflies, so their destination was the butterfly garden planted by the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at the Refuge Headquarters.

  • Home, land donated to Hospice

    Good things come in all sizes. Fanning Springs residents Gene and Rita Wealing have graciously donated their home and an acre of land to Haven Hospice.

    Tim Bowen, president of Haven Hospice, Michael Morse, vice president of organizational development, and Kathleen Bogolea, associate director of development, were on hand for the deed transaction, which took place on Thursday at Levy Abstract and Title.

  • Teen driving program funded

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a no cost, Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their Learners Permit.

    In 2005, Levy County ranked second in the state in the number of teen involved crashes for counties having a population of 0-50,000. This is an appalling statistic!

  • Chiefland stuffs Ft. White in spring mudfest

    After a brief grappling period to size up the visitors, Chiefland football seized the upper hand in Friday's spring matchup against Ft. White. The visiting Indians were limited both in ground and air corps; the host Indians were not, and the 12-0 Chiefland final showed it. The first score came in the second quarter with a four-yard run to the goal line by Jamantye Thompson, set up first by a 25-yard run and then a 30-yard run on the keeper by starting QB Eugene Carter.

  • Eagles host Hawthorne in spring game Friday

    Bronson football hosts Hawthorne Friday night in the Spring Jamboree. The Eagles are looking to bring a new attitude toward playing and winning into the new year, and Head Coach Al Cooksey has been tougher than ever this spring season.

    “We're getting stronger, but we've still got so far to go,” Cooksey said during a recent practice.

    “We're gonna get there, but we can't let up. We've got to get stronger.”

  • Levy jobless rate down slightly in April

    Unemployment in Levy County fell to 10.2 percent in April from 10.5 percent in March, according to a report released Friday by the state Agency for Workforce Innovation.

                      That means 1,770 people out of a total labor force of 17,338 were out of work.

  • Trial for Parker, Yearty delayed

    Suspended Levy County Commissioners William “Sammy” Yearty and Robert “Tony” Parker will be tried separately from co-defendant Pamela Williams Blair and their federal corruption trial is delayed until Aug. 3.

  • Property values fall

    If you heard a soft groan coming from city halls, town halls, and county and school offices it was to be expected.

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker released his office’s 2009 estimate of taxable values for regional, county and municipal governments.

    Barker, who at one time thought the decline in property values for the county would be about 7 percent, sent out his estimate showing it is down over 10 percent.

  • Levy reading, math scores down

    The Florida Department of Education released the results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in reading and math for third-graders last Thursday.

    The results show that 68 percent of Levy County students in reading and 77 percent in math meet or exceed expectations for their grade level. This year’s results are down from 2008, which showed that 74 percent of Levy students in reading and 79 percent in math met or exceeded expectations.