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Today's News

  • Levy transit in, bridges out in federal funds

    BRONSON — Levy County can expect to get about $1 million in transit funds from the newly signed federal stimulus bill, the Board of County Commissioners was told.

    Bruce Greenlee, head of the Levy County Road Department, said that was the news coming out of a statewide videoconference he attended last week at the Department of Transportation office in Lake City.

  • Park usage takes center stage in Chiefland

    The Chiefland City Recreation Committee meets at noon today to finalize details on a deal that will allow public access to the city’s athletic fields, including the Chiefland Area Athletic Association and the Gulf Coast Panthers semi-pro football team.

  • Participation, sales could dip 10 percent at Suwannee River Fair

    The Suwannee River Fair will be held in March, but you can expect it to have fewer animals for sale and a lingering question of whether buyers will be out bidding for those animals.

    Brad Etheridge, vice president of the Fair, told the Chiefland Rotary Club in its Feb. 11 meeting that fewer animals are being entered in the Fair than in 2008 when 460 animals sold by children from Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties brought in $723,070.

  • Celebrate black history Saturday at Usher Center

    NIcholas Causey will be the keynote speaker Saturday when Levy County celebrates Black History Month at the Usher Center in Chiefland.

    The annual event, which serves as a fund-raiser for scholarships, is themed “An era of responsibility enhanced by change and leadership.”

    The evening begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and guests will hear remarks by Causey midway through the event.

    Causey is a sergeant with the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Down Home Days needs support

    To the editor:

    It has been the privilege of the Community Church of the Nazarene located at 2659 State Road 26 West, Trenton to host the Down Home Days Arts and Crafts Festival for the last two years. The Chamber of Commerce had found it difficult to continue this event due to location difficulties and hoped someone would continue the 22 year old tradition, we stepped in to help.

  • Get healthy in 2009

    The Levy County Wellness Coalition (LCWC) is hosting a 5,000 Pound Challenge that will kick-off Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon at Nature Coast Regional Hospital.

    The kick off event will feature a parade, fitness demonstrations, face painting for kids, information on how and where to get healthy and more.

  • Lawlessness will hurt city’s growth

    To the editor:

    It’s clear that City Hall’s decision to install its new Ten Commandments monument will have a strong impact on the economic development of this region.

    Despite the absolute certainty of potentially crippling legal defense expenses, Chiefland’s civic leaders have made an unambiguous statement to the world about their willingness to hold the Constitution of the United States in utter disdain, while they promote one particular form of religious bigotry.

  • Columnist was wrong

    To the editor:

    In reference to Ms. Jones "opinion" comments I am in complete disagreement.

    First, it is CAAA, not CYAA, which is a direct reflection of the writer not being "from" here or she would have heard the term enough to know the acronym.

    Also, to say that there are people "not from here... that support this city" is also completely out of context.

  • Our own financial system must share the blame

    To the editor:

    Let's get something established here before we go on hollering about executive pay and monstrous bonuses shall we.

    One of the biggest 'industries' in the United States that supplies immense power to the U.S. economy not only within our own borders but across the entire planet is our financial system.

    This is an economic engine of almost unimaginable size and power yet is in its own way as finally balanced as a first rate Swiss watch.

  • TNR gets kudos from Washington DC

    To the editor:

    The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, applauds the collaborative Trap-Neuter-Return efforts of Sheltering Hands, Humane Society of Levy County and River City Community Animal Hospital (“33 down, lots more to go in latest TNR”).