Today's News

  • Crime up in Levy County

    Gov. Rick Scott may be crowing about Florida having its  lowest crime rate in 30 years in 2010 with a drop of 6.6 percent, but Levy County experienced a 4.1 percent increase in crime.
    The numbers released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Monday come from crime report information submitted by local law enforcement agencies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    According to the report:
    • Population went from an estimated 40,674 residents to 41,451 in 2010
    • Murder was dwon from 1 murder in 2009, to none in 2010

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for April 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 21, Richard Demond Addison, 24, Archer, housed for Alachua County–possession of cocaine, attempted murder/robbery.
    n April 19,  Paul Edward Brady, 37, St. Pete Beach, DWLSR habitual. Bond $2,000.
    n April 18, Jerry Thomas Brissenden, 49, Crystal River, DWLSR and DUI. Bond $50,000.
    n April 18, Richard Squire Brock, 51, Trenton, domestic battery, aggravated domestic assault. Bond $260,000.

  • Dotti South and the Slackers to perform at stone crab festival

         Local band, Dotti South and the Slackers will be performing Saturday at 5 p.m. during the town of Suwannee’s Stone Crab Festival. There will be lots of activities and plenty of food and fun, along with several other musical acts including: E.T. Morris, Mainstream band, Matt Davis, Amos Neo, Shauna Clark and Section 8. So, come on down and have some fun with Dotti South and the Slackers.
    All proceeds go towards the funding of  Suwannee’s 4th of July fireworks display.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 28


    Friends' book sale
    A book sale by the Friends of the Dunnellon Library will be in the Dunnellon Library Meeting Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Prices: Hardcover, 50 cents; Paperbacks, 25 cents; and Saturday only, a “bag of books" for $4. The library is at 20351 Robinson Rd, Dunnellon.


    Wild Hog Race

  • Hoped for the saved, grief for the rest

    If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 
    1 Corinthians 15:19

  • The zeal that sets a city on a hill

    We were saying our goodbyes in the school parking lot when momma must’ve completely lost her mind! “Here son,” she smiled, handing me her camera, “Take a few pictures on your field trip.”  I gulped like I’d swallowed my tonsils. Did she remember I was just in the fourth grade?

  • Only God could write a story so incredible and full of imagination


    Outdoor Truths

  • Social Security

    Class is in
    session with Social Security webinars
    You’ve probably been on the web, and it’s likely that you’ve attended a seminar. But, have you ever attended a “webinar?” We recommend that you do.
    Social Security offers a selection of webinars at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars. You’re invited to attend any of them, anytime. Class is always in session — past webinars are available for you to view at any time. The information can be valuable, but the cost is free.

  • Social Security

    You’ve made your decision: although you’re eligible to collect Social Security payments, you’re going to keep working and delay receiving your retirement benefits.
    But don’t forget about Medicare.
    Even if you decide to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should apply for Medicare coverage at age 65. If you’d like to begin your Medicare coverage, you should apply within four months of reaching age 65.

  • Social Security questions and answers

    Can I get a new Social Security number if someone has stolen my identity?