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Today's News

  • Seventh Heaven Spa opens

    Rushing around to take care of our families, our friends and our communities, we often forget to take care of ourselves.

    Now at Seventh Heaven Spa and Salon in Chiefland, a team of trained experts will pamper you until you turn to Jell-o and look like a million bucks-without emptying the bank.

    The lifelong dream of Carla Cothron became a reality last summer when she and a friend, Brenda Herring of Cross City, decided to put their vision into action.

  • City manager promises no repeat Sunshine Law violations

    Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. said on Feb. 6 that he might have misspoken on Jan. 28 when he said there was not a violation of the Sunshine Law.

    On Jan. 15, Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron were in the same room and there was discussion about a regional water supply for Chiefland, Fanning Springs and Trenton.

    The Florida Constitution safeguards every person's right to access of government meetings and records.

  • Fair gets OK for 2008

    Acting president of the Levy County Fair Association Bob Levesque appeared before Williston City Council Tuesday to request an agreement to hold the fair at the airport again this year. He pointed out that more than 8,500 people had visited the fair in 2007, benefiting the city's economy.

    Levesque acknowledged that the event did not make a profit in its first year, but expects that the experience of last year will contribute to a more successful event in 2008.

  • Clerk celebrates Black History Month

    BRONSON - Levy County Clerk Danny Shipp held a special celebration on Feb. 1 to herald the start of Black History Month.

    This year marked the fifth time Carolyn Cohens of Chiefland organized the event.

    Cohens gathered several photographs to put in the Archives and History Display Case in the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson. A tri-fold pamphlet tells about the photos. Among the people featured in local black history is Marie Mungen who worked at Long Pond Motor Court and Grill, just south of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

  • An evening done right

    Saturday night the people of Levy County showed how seriously they take the mission of granting a proper education to the children of our communities.

    Despite a waning economy, folks who believe that a successful society is based on a well-educated population donated more than $22,000 to the Levy County Schools Foundation.

    Saturday night the fruits of their labors were celebrated with the Eighth Annual Superintendent's Gala.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 7

    Organizing Classes

    Central Florida Community College will hold sessions Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Organizing Boot Camp for Small Business.

    The sessions will focus on strategies that organized people use to maintain efficiency and productivity.

    For more information or to register, call 493-9533.

    Friday, Feb. 8

    Fair Yard Sale

  • Young Alysia an inspiration to others

    Alysia Gabel was too young to remember most of what happened on that April day in 2001.

    Just 2 1/2 years old, Gabel was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by an aunt. She was in the process of making a turn on Suwannee Road in Old Town. The three-wheeler in the bed shifted, causing the truck to roll.

    Little Alysia was tossed from the vehicle. The injuries were life threatening.

    "She remembers the helicopter,"said her father, Shawn. "That's about all."

  • County commission says 'No' to evolution as fact

    While some people think the Levy County School Board is the elected group to define curriculum, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners unanimously stepped up to the plat on Tuesday.

    Commissioner Tony Parker led the charge, which resulted in a resolution being adopted by the County Commission on Feb. 5 to tell state leaders that evolution should be taught as theory and not fact.

  • Added work flies just below bid requirement

    BRONSON - By juggling some expenses, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners awarded a job worth just under $10,000 to Scherer Construction and Engineering of Gainesville without seeking bids.

    This item was not on the agenda for the Feb. 5 meeting, but the County Commission unanimously approved hearing the request, just as it approved the work.

  • Loss to Williston won''t hurt Eagles in district fight

    BRONSON – As a late-season test before the district tournament, Bronson's home finale against Williston was a great workout for both teams.

    "I feel better now," said Williston head coach Dave Vespignani, following the Red Devils' 64-48 win over the Eagles.

    The Devils had been shocked the night before when a Trinity Catholic team that was in no way their superior beat them badly.

    Eagles head coach Kelly Beckham had also been waiting to see which Williston team emerged after that Trinity game.