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Today's News

  • Bronson softball loses close one vs. Bell

    Bell centerfielder Jessica Sanders gloved a grounder before coming up throwing. She fired a strike that bounced once and into the catcher's glove in time to nab Bronson runner Crystal Short trying to tie the score.
    Sanders' sixth inning play was one of the biggest in Bell’s 12-10 win against Bronson on Tuesday. It thwarted a Lady Eagles’ rally as they dropped below .500 (4-5 overall) for the first time this season.
    “In close games, you can always have one close play make the difference,” said Bell coach David Halter.

  • Quote of the week

    "They have a saying: At home, you're a rascal. You get 50 miles away from home and they heard of you, and you get 1,000 miles from home and you're a hero."

    Bill Brown
    on his becoming a finalist for the
    Congressional Citizen Service Before Self medal

  • Calling all mud boggers

    My name is Norman Eastman. A lot of folks in and around Dixie County have gotten to know me over the past few years. In case you haven’t, I promote the events at Ocean Pond Mudd Bogg.
    We’d like to continue having mud bog events every month, but there’s a problem. Competing events occur in Perry, Ocala and a lot of other places that feature overnight camping, an option unavailable at Ocean Pond. As a consequence, we lose a lot of visitors. We’re here for the local folks first and foremost, but local participation doesn’t keep the gates open.

  • Upset about mine

    Last year I acquired property in Inglis, a nice area with delightful residents. I am horrified by the Tarmac project proposed, which will destroy our rural lifestyle.
    I’ve had numerous alerts concerning the water in this area and feel the project will endanger the supply further.
    Living near the highway, the noise from additional trucks will destroy our community. The traffic now is within reason, but adding a thousand trucks a day will make this a very dangerous area. Unbearable!

  • Thankful for jobs

    I have lived in Levy County for most of my life and own a 265-acre farm in the south part of the county on Highway 19. If constructed, the proposed nuclear power plant and King Road Mine will be my close neighbors. So, I believe my say in this is important.
    Levy County is a wonderful place to live. Everyone who comes here wants to stay here, and those who are born here don’t want to leave. But right now, there’s no work and no opportunity for people to stay here and make a living.

  • Go tobacco-free Levy

     I appreciate your thorough coverage of community events and happenings.  Your publication has served to encourage good will and good health in the tri-county area. In that regard, let me encourage your readers to acknowledge and participate in Tobacco Free Florida Week (March 28–April 2).

  • Fly in the ointment

    A Mr. Noel Desmond seems to be the fly in the ointment on several projects important to the people of Levy County.

  • Wanting a hospital

    Well, I guess we don’t need a hospital. Noel Desmond says so.
    You know what, I am so tired of going to Gainesville for a chest X-ray or a lot of things we could get right here. It costs me $30 for gas.  And it’s a $35 co-pay from my insurance, plus lunch for my daughter, who has to take me on her day off. It’s the same mileage to Crystal River or Williston.

  • Need for hospital in Chiefland

     I, for one, would appreciate knowing where Noel Desmond picked up the statistics of how many people would use a hospital in Chiefland.  He states people would rather drive 50 miles to Gainesville for medical assistance.

  • Lower Suwannee and Cedar keys in Tampa

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges were represented at the State Fair by Refuge Ranger Pam Darty.