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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Levy man finalist for exclusive honor

    Bill Brown, a Levy County resident who has devoted much of his life to helping feed the hungry in North Central Florida, is among 20 finalists for an honor bestowed by this country's most exclusive organization — the living recipients of the Medal of Honor.
    The members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which has fewer than 90 members, bestows the nation's highest civilian award on three individuals annually on March 25, National Medal of Honor Day in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

  • County's oldest black church burned for parking

    Levy County's last standing black church that was more than 100 years old is no longer standing.
    As a training exercise by the Chiefland Fire Department, the Adamsville African Methodist Episcopal Church burned to the ground Monday evening. Fire chief James Harris said his department regularly has controlled burns of old structures at the owners' request.

  • Railroad Days chug into Levy County

    It was a political defeat that set the wheels in motion for the development of Levy County.
    David Levy Yulee, an advocate for Florida statehood and the state's first U.S. Senator, did not win re-election in 1850, so he revived a plan he had from 1837 to build a railroad across Florida through land grants and the sale of stock.

  • Commission OKs grants

    City commissioners approved moving forward with several grants at Monday night’s regular meeting.
    The first grant up for discussion, approved unanimously,   was a matching grant from the Florida League of Cities for about $1,900 to help fence the perimeter of the Delma Locke Skate Park. The city will have to match the money offered by FLC, though City Manager Grady Hartzog said some of the money the city contributes will come in the form of in-kind payment, such as the value of city employees installing the fence.