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Today's News

  • Asbell sworn; grievance denied

    Levy County School Board replaced former district one board member Billy Morrison Tuesday with a new board member, Cameron Asbell. Morrison resigned in November. Asbell was sworn in before the meeting by Joseph Smith, County Judge for the Eighth Circuit.

    Smith congratulated and thanked Asbell for his service, noting that “these are perilous times in Levy County.”

  • Suwannee Fair begins tonight

    Dig out your jeans and boots and plunge deeply into your pockets.

    It’s time for the Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Association Show and Sale.

    The two-week event, that encompasses Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties, kicks off today (Thursday, March 19) with poultry and rabbit entries.

    On Friday, March 20, participants with dairy cows, goats, heifers and rabbits will be at the fairgrounds to commence their segment of the show.

    The goat costume contest and and milking contest start at 7 p.m.

  • BOCC’s first GOP member sworn in

    The first Republican to serve on the Levy County Commission took office on Tuesday and in her first meeting learned that if you don’t get something on the first try, then try a new tack to get what you want.

    Businesswoman Marsha Drew, former council member and vice mayor of Yankeetown, was sworn in by County Judge Joseph Smith at the start of the meeting. The room was packed for the commission’s regular meeting with fans of the new commissioner.

  • Exams in January? Maybe

    Levy County students might take their first semester final exams in late January next year, but Levy County School Board (SBLC) is fighting tooth and nail to keep that from happening.

    A committee to prepare the school year calendar for next year agreed, with more than 70 percent of members voting their approval, that next year's school calendar should extend the first semester of school past the Christmas break, thereby holding first semester final exams in mid-January.

  • The news flash that fizzled

    It was a slow and absolutely beautiful day Wednesday when a co-worker said while visiting Trailhead Park a ranger came up and locked the restroom.

    He informed her that he did so because “terrorists were putting something in the soap dispensers.”

    She came back to the newsroom with her news flash and as newsies are wont to do on a slow day, we jumped on it.

    Cedar Key Bureau Head Kellie Rae Parkin searched the Internet for soap+rest stop+I75+florida and narrowed it to the last 24 hours.

  • When Stacy sings, they listen

    He's been singing his heart out for a long time, but this time, Reginald Stacy has really hit a high note.

    Stacy, who won the karaoke contest at the Levy County Fair this past year and was runner up the year before, has been entertaining lovers of soul, gospel, pop and country music for years.

  • Chiefland girls shut out P.K. Yonge

    Unbeaten P.K. Yonge softball met its match at last, Thursday, when Chiefland girls surprised them with a 3-0 shutout. Lady Indians' Head Coach Wayne Weatherford had an ace up his sleeve in his unusual pitching staff. Although many fast-pitch teams ride a single pitcher all season, Weatherford has traditionally used a staff of at least two, which he alternates in roughly equal proportion. Pitchers take turns starting and closing, and rarely throw complete games.

  • Indians flatten Bears again

    Chiefland baseball easily dispatched Dixie County last week in an 11-1, five-inning game. Friday was like a rewind of that game, only slower, with the Indians again winning 11-1, but moving the bats a little later for a six-inning game. It was baseball weather for the daytime matchup, and Indian fans savored the explosion of runs when it came.

    Chiefland starter Jacob Reidy pitched a complete game in the win and looked very good throughout.

    “Jacob was sharp on the mound,” said Indians head coach Kyle Parnell.

  • Bronson's Mike Weinar moves up on the bench

    Sharp-eyed viewers from Levy County might have noticed a familiar face in the pile after the Florida Gators won back-to-back NCAA national championships. That face belonged to Bronson's Mike Weinar, former student assistant coach for the 2002 state runner-up Bronson Eagles basketball team. More discerning viewers might see where Weinar is today – on the bench of the NBA Dallas Mavericks, where his title is Special Assistant to Head Coach Rick Carlisle.

  • Iron Bears top Indians in close match; Eagles trail

    With a whole lotta woofin', Chiefland weightlifting seemed on the verge of capturing a triple crown over Dixie County Friday, trying to cap their football and basketball wins with a victory in the weight room. It was not to be. As both teams exhorted their lifters to greater achievement, the Bears hung on in the middle divisions to overcome the host Indians by just two points. Guest Bronson finished far behind. Final scores were Dixie County 46, Chiefland 44 and Bronson 18.