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Today's News

  • Win No. 2 escapes Eagles in extra innings

    Bronson coach Allen Strickland held his fore finger and thumb about a half inch apart and said, “We were that close.”
    They were.
    Well, at least 90 feet anyway, or 16 inches, depending on how one looks at it.
    Bronson, playing at home on a cool and breezy night, couldn’t ice its second win of the season, falling 9-4 against Hawthorne in nine innings

  • Indians ‘Slaughter’ Tigers

    Ten miles separate the two towns, and nine runs separated the baseball rivals on the scoreboard after seven innings.
    Chiefland turned in its best game of the season en route to a convincing 10-1 victory against previously unbeaten Trenton in front of a capacity crowd on a chilly Friday night in Chiefland.
    “It’s a big game for both teams every year,” said Chiefland coach Kyle Parnell. “All the kids know each other. You’ve got relatives on both sides of the field, so anytime you can get a win over Trenton, it’s a good thing.

  • 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.