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Today's News

  • About the hospital

    This hospital would serve three counties. We really need a hospital in Chiefland. I have personally signed petitions and phoned former Governor Charlie Crist trying to get a hospital built here.
    If you suffer from a life threatening disease or have a heart attack, by the time you get to Gainesville, through the traffic and red lights, you are dead.  I don’t know how many people have died trying to get to the hospitals in Gainesville.
    Now, let’s all get behind Ameris and get us a hospital in Chiefland!
    Jenevieve Hannah

  • Easter's for church

    It's Easter time; time for cute little bunnies, baskets full of goodies, fluffy little chicks and ducklings. When I was much, much younger, I had colored chicks, one pink, one lavender. Unfortunately, one of them ran backward a lot and died soon after. The other, I named her Henrietta, grew up to be a fine Rhode Island Red (naturally colored).
    Easter is also the time to buy a new Easter outfit, complete from head to toe. After all, that's what Easter is about, right?

  • Thanks Levy County

  • Honored for making a difference

    Bill Brown of Levy County, who was one of 20 nominees for the nation's highest civilian award, was honored with a plaque of appreciation from the Levy County Commission on Tuesday. Participating in the presentation were, from left, Commissioners Chad Johnson, Danny Stevens, Marsha Drew, Bill Brown and Commissioner Ryan Bell. The Civilian Service Before Self medal is bestowed on three recipients annually by the Medal of Honor Foundation whose members are the living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

  • Egg hunt a success

       On Saturday, April 16, the City of Fanning Springs hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for area residents at the Fort Fanning Historical Park. There was an excellent turnout and there were many happy youngsters in attendance. Sammy Green, Trinity Driggers, Livia Bennett, Elijah Langford, Allannah Sebra and Dustin Bennett were the winners of the bicycles that were prizes of the hunt.  Alex Moore and Savannah Emrich won stuffed bunnies.  Joann Hayes and Kenadee Langford won Easter baskets.  There were additional prizes awarded to other recipients.

  • Man arrested in Levy County's first homicide for 2011

    Gary "Andy" Andrew Sullivan, 35, of Trenton told Levy Sheriff's Office deputies his girlfriend hanged herself on April 8 after they had an argument, but an investigation into  Summer Lynn Keller's death has resulted in his arrest on a second-degree murder charge, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sullivan told deputies he called 911 after the two argued and Keller left the home while he was on the phone. When he went to look for her he thought she was standing by a tree near their home but found her hanging from the tree.

  • Chiefland businesses to get safety inspections

    The City of Chiefland will begin inspecting businesses May 2 to ensure commercial businesses within city limits are in compliance with codes set by the National Fire Protection Association, according to the city's Building and Zoning Director Bill Hammond.
    "It's been around for quite some time," Hammond said about the Life Safety Code, "we just haven't had time to get around to it."
    The inspections, free of charge, will happen yearly and will begin in alphabetical order by business name.

  • Levy’s unemployment down to 10.8%

    Levy County’s unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent in March, the lowest it has been in almost two years and a big drop from a year ago when it was 12.1 percent and January’s rate of 12.4 percent

    The good news follows a statewide trend as 61 of 67 counties saw decreases, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.

  • What to do this weekend: Go fishing, egg hunt, give blood

    Friday-Saturday

  • History of the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins presented by the Cedar Key Historical Society

       The Cedar Key Historical Society invites all interested persons to their last Thursday coffee of this season on Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center.  Ranger Leroy Smith, of the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park, Homosassa, will be on hand to enlighten and entertain the audience about this little known historic site.