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Today's News

  • CFEC offers electrical safety reminders

    Because of the thunderstorms that recently passed through the area, Central Florida Electric Cooperative wants to remind citizens of the dangers from power lines and other electrical equipment after a storm.
    Electrical hazards can be thought of as “hidden” because the danger is not readily evident. In other words, you cannot look at a downed power line and “see” that it is energized. Therefore, you must always assume that it is energized and very dangerous.

  • Construction of US 41 left turn lanes to begin in Levy County

     Work is scheduled to begin April 25 on a project to widen U.S. 41 in eastern Levy County to allow for new left turn lanes.
    Crews will widen U.S. 41 in front of the Morriston Post Office to allow for left turn lanes onto County Road (C.R.) 323 and C.R. 326.
    Lane closures are planned Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to dusk.  The posted speed limit of 60 mph will remain during construction, but motorists should use caution when crews are working.

  • Sports guy scores with stories

    My name is Susie Slaughter, and I have a son that plays baseball for Chiefland High School. 
    It is his senior year and he has been on the varsity team for four years. I just wanted to thank you and all others for allowing Mike to publish the sports in your paper. 
    I have been a teacher for 36 years in Chiefland and have never seen so much coverage for baseball. 
    Thank you again and thanks to Mike Capshaw.
    Susie Slaughter
     

  • Tarmac mine a good thing

    I have lived in Levy County for most of my life.  I wanted to be sure that my son was raised in this area because to me it is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and this community means a lot to me.
    Two years ago, I was approached by Tarmac to come take some photos of the areas surrounding their planned operation.  I was employed by an environmental consulting firm and asked if an environmental scientist could join me on the trip. I didn’t want to be associated with a project if it was going to hurt my community.

  • 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.