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Today's News

  • Springs best future may be found in working group

    Two dozen people with an interest in improving and preserving the quality of  Fanning and Manatee Springs met Aug. 12 in Fanning Springs City Hall to plot the springs' future.        

    "Our hope today is to find and isolate hypothetical best and worst case scenarios for the future of our springs over the next 30 years,” said Carol Lippincott, coordinator of the Fanning and Manatee Working Group.    

  • Team Levy considers 9 ways to grow economically

    There are nine areas of potential economic growth for Levy County.   

    John Adams, president and chief executive officer of Enterprise Florida, who was one of two key speakers at a Team Levy meeting on Aug. 13, said, “We’re trying to look over the horizon just a little bit to see where those target markets are.”   

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By WINNELLE HORNE

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, August 13 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. A lot of work was done.

    Our days and weeks are getting busier.  On Tuesday, eight of us went to Camp Caruth to help the children and counselors make pillows.  What a great day we had.

    On Wednesday, Derick and six boys were out and we got a lot of things taken care of — mowing, repairing the quilt block on the porch, hanging our Light House outside, putting up chairs in the cupboard outside and so much more.  Thank you Lancaster.

  • Fishing tournament benefits injured worker

    Rob Ilves, a popular figure in Horseshoe Beach who was seriously injured on July 4th while lighting off the Town of Horseshoe Beach's fireworks display, will be the beneficiary of a community fishing and scalloping tournament on September 5.

    Ilves and his wife, Donna, have lived in Horseshoe Beach for several years and have helped numerous people around town, according to Will Lawler, a promoter for the event.

  • FWC asks anglers to help gather reef fish data

    Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking anglers to assist  with a research project focusing on red snapper and other reef fish on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

    This project will provide fisheries researchers and managers with much of the catch-and-release survival information they need for assessing reef fish stocks.

  • Meet the world's disdain with confident grace born of faith

    The other evening I heard a man on the television emphatically state that he did not believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I could sense that he had a real feeling of scorn for those who do.     

    Prominent men in public places have also expressed their contempt for “born-againers.”  This is typical of the general attitude toward orthodox Christians and the truths they confess. 

  • Yes, Theresa, there will be Christmas lights.

     You gotta’ give it to Vice Mayor Theresa Barron, she can hang in there with the best of 'em. Take this Christmas lights thing. Barron wants the city to buy Christmas lights instead of leasing them.

    Total cost to adorn light poles on US Highway 27A and U.S. Highway 19 is about $14,000.     And that's just for part of the town. If she could get 100 light poles decorated, it would cost about $23,000. And they come with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. That's if the city had bought them in July.    

  • Letter: Thank you to the community

    I would like to thank family, friends, organizations, and all other supporters for donations and encouragement in helping me attend the College Connection at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. This summer program gave me great insight on what attending this school would be like upon high school graduation. Each day I was engaged in activities with excellent instructors who were currently involved in such professional fields as game design and computer animation. I really did enjoy having hands-on experience in the department of Computer Animation.

  • Sarah Jane--part one

    By DANIEL J. VANCE

    Following a distressing situation that would have emotionally crushed most of us, 38-year-old Patrick Donohue of New York City has been able to redeem a great amount of good from it to benefit millions of Americans. I consider what Donohue has been doing one of the most important, largely untold stories in America today.

  • Donors stuff the bus

    Volunteers turned out Saturday morning and took their posts beside bright yellow school buses and waited patiently until late afternoon for generous donors to bring school supplies to be distributed to Levy County public school students. Started by the Morriston Baptist Church's Band of Brothers and sponsored by the Levy County Schools Foundation, the collection of pens, pencils, paper and backpacks is an annual rite.