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Today's News

  • SVP’s new season continues with “Seven Year Itch”

    The Suwannee Valley Players’ 2009-2010 season opened this past weekend with the “Seven Year Itch,” a comedy by George Axelrod, that was made famous when Marilyn Monroe starred as “The Girl” in the 1955 movie. It runs again this weekend at the Chief Theatre.

  • Two dead in Three accidents in five days in Levy

    A spate of accidents in Levy County in the past week has left two women dead, nine injured and one man in jail on a charge of driving under the influence, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

    The first fatal accident occurred on Friday, Oct. 9, at about 7 a.m. when Carrie L. Cates, 39, of Bronson was struck by the passenger side mirror on a 2008 Ford pickup truck driven by Edward C. Hodge, 18, of Williston as she jogged on the paved shoulder of U.S. 27A/State Road 500 near Bronson town limits.

  • Church News

    • Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming October 25. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and the morning worship service begins at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Eddie Hatch. Lunch will be served following the morning service. There will be no evening service.

    Ebenezer Church is located at 12250 NE 30th Ave. For more information or directions call the church at 352-493-231.

  • Relay for Life kickoff

    The kickoff for the 2010 Gilchrist-Levy Counties Relay for Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Trenton Community Center,

    Teams will be signed up at the kickoff for $100 per team. The fee allows teams to set up a booth and give away items at the kickoff.

    For more information contact Courtney Smith at (352) 376-6866, Ext. 5059 or courtney.smith@cancer.org.

  • Haven Hospice to host derby for program funding

    All the grace, color and tradition that is the Kentucky Derby will move South Oct. 24 when Haven Hospice hosts Fall at the Derby at Black Prong Equestrian Center.

    The 250-acre property, nestled in the heart of the Goethe Forest, will showcase an evening of fun for benefactors of the end-of-life care organization.

    Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will be entertained by the Rick Gordon Band, who will play throughout the evening.

    Both live and silent auctions will take place with the center’s Aulson Hall as the focal point for items that have been donated.

  • Cedar Key to get 3 new bridges

    Christmas has come a little early to Cedar Key and the state Department of Transportation is the Santa bringing three new bridges to replace older, worn bridges considered dangerous beyond their time.

    The good news came during the first meeting of the Levy County Board of Commissioners for the fiscal year that started Oct. 1. The room became almost giddy as the news was revealed. A fourth bridge will be replaced over the Waccasassa River in Gulf Hammock.

  • Chiefland man charged with DUI, fleeing scene of crash

    A Chiefland man is charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries, and driving without a license in a crash that occurred on U.S.

  • Community Calendar

    Sunday

    Genealogy & History Society program on free sources

    The Genealogy & History Society of Levy County will meet at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum. This month's program will be on sources for free online genealogy presented by Bonnie Hill, a member of the society. All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are welcome.

    Amvets BBQ and karaoke

  • Obama’s speech showed concern for students

    President Barack Obama has delivered and may still deliver more informative speeches to students throughout America. The topics discussed in these speeches consist of students dedicating themselves to their education, overcoming the many obstacles that arise in their lives and conquering the fear of asking for help.

  • Indians tame Tigers to earn first shutout

    Click here for more photos from last Friday's game

    Finally, a shutout and some momentum.

    Chiefland had no problem dispatching rival Trenton last Friday night in style, earning its first district victory of the season with a 33-0 win.