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Today's News

  • County's oldest black church burned for parking

    Levy County's last standing black church that was more than 100 years old is no longer standing.
    As a training exercise by the Chiefland Fire Department, the Adamsville African Methodist Episcopal Church burned to the ground Monday evening. Fire chief James Harris said his department regularly has controlled burns of old structures at the owners' request.

  • Railroad Days chug into Levy County

    It was a political defeat that set the wheels in motion for the development of Levy County.
    David Levy Yulee, an advocate for Florida statehood and the state's first U.S. Senator, did not win re-election in 1850, so he revived a plan he had from 1837 to build a railroad across Florida through land grants and the sale of stock.

  • Commission OKs grants

    City commissioners approved moving forward with several grants at Monday night’s regular meeting.
    The first grant up for discussion, approved unanimously,   was a matching grant from the Florida League of Cities for about $1,900 to help fence the perimeter of the Delma Locke Skate Park. The city will have to match the money offered by FLC, though City Manager Grady Hartzog said some of the money the city contributes will come in the form of in-kind payment, such as the value of city employees installing the fence.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: March 17

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday March 10, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We have so many busy days now and many quilters getting away from the snow and cold.  We had a great rain and now it’s a little cool, but the sun comes out and all is well in our world.
    We do have a prayer list for Pat, Laura and Peggy; yet we know our Lord takes care of everything.

  • Levy County Republicans meet

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will have its monthly meeting at BubbaQue’s restaurant in Chiefland. Come join the group Monday, March 21, starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. To arrange a ride, call Juanita at 339-0747.

  • Birth

    Addyson Faith Frye was born on Jan. 27, 2011,  at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Addyson weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth. Her parents are Bryant and Lela Frye of Bell. Her siblings are Ryan, 22, Ethan, 6, and  Jordan, 12. The maternal grandparents are Jack and Darleen Meeks of Chiefland. The paternal grandmother is Peggy Frye of Branford.

  • Handling the flag

    Members of Chiefland Boy Scouts of America Troop 514 demonstrated the folding of the American flag at Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland, on Feb. 21, as part of the Lodge's  program on Americanism.
     

  • Community volunteers tackle library bathroom

       Edward Michaels, facilitator for the A.F. Knotts Friends of the Library Bathroom Project, headed up a team to demolish the former library lavatories in order to upgrade to a handicapped-accessible unisex restroom meeting all state and local codes.
       The bathroom remodeling crew were, from left, Larry Cohan, Michaels, Tommy Sholes, Yankeetown Councilman Chris Fineout, Jean Holbrook, and Yankeetown Councilman Norm Shannahan. The project is funded by the Friends and the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club.

  • Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeking members

    The Manatee Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps is seeking youth, ages 13 through 17, and the Navy League Cadet unit is seeking youth, ages 11 through 13, to join.
    The Manatee Division provides a fun and challenging environment that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and gangs. At the same time it helps develop leadership abilities and broaden horizons using hands-on and self-paced training. Members are guided to become mature young adults whether they decide to join the military or not. 

  • Theft at Fort Fanning may hurt festivals

    Fanning Springs officials are wondering how to deal with a recent theft that leaves Fort Fanning Historical Park without any electrical wiring.
    A report from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office made on March 8 estimates the damage from the theft, which is still under investigation, at about $10,000.