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Today's News

  • Log Cabin Quilters

       The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Everyone was happy the Holidays were over and we could get things back to normal. Lunch was fun with seven visitors joining us. We hope they will return for another visit.

       Friday several boxes of fabric were dropped off. Thanks for thinking of us. We know it’s hard to part with a loved one’s things. Sometimes we wish the fabric could talk. We know we’re missing a lot of history that’s being forgotten.

  • LCDPS and CFD visit CMHS for First Responder Appreciation Week

    On Friday, Jan. 8, Levy County Department of Public Safety along with Chiefland Fire Department visited sixth grade Chiefland Middle/High School students to show them the different equipment used by First Responders during First Responder Appreciation Week. Crews discussed information with the students about the equipment, when and how to call 9-1-1, as well as career opportunities in the field of emergency response. LCDPS is making arrangements to return to the school to teach the students hands-only CPR.

  • Fanning election

    Tommy Darus:

    My name is Tommy Darus and I am running for Fanning Springs City Council and would appreciate your vote on January 19, 2016. I was born and raised in Gainesville and have worked in this area for the past 17 years and have lived in the area for the past 5 years.

  • Fanning fire chief suspended

    The mayor of Fanning Springs stuck to the basics when giving a reason for suspending the city's fire chief without pay last Friday.

    Ron McQueen has been taken from his post as fire chief after Mayor Trip Lancaster said it was brought to his attention he did not meet the necessary qualifications.

    "That's a firefighter II certification," Lancaster said of the requirements listed in Florida statute 633.416 section one and subsections a and b. The statute went into effect in July 2013, he said.

  • County euthanizes 3 dogs in attack

    Three Italian mastiff dogs who attacked a man and a woman, snatching a toddler from her arms and mauling the child, were euthanized on Tuesday after their owner signed paperwork surrendering the animals to Levy County Animal Services.

    The surrender came after a hearing on Tuesday before Levy County Judge James “Tim” Browning on citations issued in the wake of the Dec. 8 attack that left Kaula Most, 26, and the toddler, now 2, and Arthur Tyson, 20, with stitches, emotional damage and medical associated bills.

  • Threepeat for spelling bee winner

    This year's winner for the Levy County District spelling bee will be traveling to Tallahassee for the next level of competition for the third time.

    Katlynn Karwan, of Williston Middle School, beat out top spellers from elementary and middle schools throughout Levy County in a contest on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Bronson Middle High School cafeteria. This is her third time winning the County Spelling Bee.

    "I think it may be her year," School Superintendent Bob Hastings said.

  • Local talent trying out for The Voice

    The community is rallying support for a local man who is trying to take his talent to the next level.

    Matthew Lunsford is planning to audition for the popular reality talent competition The Voice on Jan. 23 in Memphis, Tenn.

    "It's a mix of excitement and being terrified," he said.

    Lunsford started singing as early as he could remember. His father was a choir director when he was born and as it was told to him, his father would harmonize with his baby sounds to train his ear. Lunsford said he is blessed to have a musical family.

  • Chiefland Commission meeting agendas for Monday, Jan. 11

    The Chiefland City Commissin will meet at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

    The commission will hold a regular meeting and a planning board meeting. 

    The public is encouraved to attent and participate in the meeting. 

    Click ont he link to see the agendas. 

  • Church News for the week of Jan. 7

    Peace Lutheran Church offers

    Services at Brookdale Citrus

    Rev. Terry McKee and several members of Peace Lutheran Church, Dunnellon, hold worship services on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for residents of Brookdale Citrus in Lecanto.

    A good number of the residents attended the December service and enjoyed singing Christmas carols after the service. Piano accompaniment was provided by Rebekah Williams.

    Kid Night

  • Unemployment taxes drop for business 

    Florida businesses will start paying lower reemployment taxes in January, due to the higher number of employed Floridians this year. The minimum tax rate will be cut more than 50 percent from the current rate of $16.80 per employee to $7.00 per employee in 2016.

    The $7 per employee minimum tax rate for 2016 is down from a high of $120.80 per employee in 2012. In just four years, Florida businesses have had their reemployment tax reduced by more than 94 percent.