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Today's News

  • Levy Public Safety promotes breast cancer awareness

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to increase awareness, LCDPS employees will be wearing pink shirts in the month of October.

    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

    The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • Cedar Key red tide subsiding

    Red tide in Cedar Key appears to be running its course.

    All commercial clam leases in the area were shut down the last few weeks due to positive testing results of Karenia brevis, a dangerous microorganism associated with red tide algae that hasn't been an issue since 2005.

    Eastern portions of Cedar Key clam leases, including Dog Island, were reopened Oct. 3. Test results, according to the state's Division of Aquaculture, showed 0 Karenia brevis cells present as of Oct. 1.

  • Animal services gains new powers

    Animal owners who neglect, mistreat or cannot provide adequate care for their animals could find themselves in Levy County Court where the judge could order Levy County Animal Services to remove the animals from their custody

    In two unanimous votes the Levy County Commission approved:

    • a change to the job duties of animal services workers to include investigation of violations of the state's animal cruelty law and

  • Voters aren’t apathetic; They’re sick of political lies

    By Stephen L. Goldstein

    ContexTFlorida

    Post-primary punditry about low voter turnout in Florida (especially in Democrat-rich Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties) is as predictable and prolific as it is paltry.

    Adding up the numbers, analysts–I use the term loosely–have come to the unremarkable conclusion that Charlie Crist’s chances of defeating Rick Scott are in doubt.

    Henny Penny’s sky is alleged to be falling down.

  • Mass murder exposes dysfunction in DCF regional office

    By Andrew Skerritt

    ContexTFlorida

    The state’s Department of Children and Families Northeast Region, which was responsible for the safety of the six children massacred by their grandfather in the rural town of Bell, drastically needs new leadership.

  • Medicare Part C (Health) and Part D (Drug) Plan for Year 2015

    SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2015 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan. Each site will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling.

    Low Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2015 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.

  • A pigskin reminder: it’s time to donate blood

    With summer vacations now behind us and the biggest season of all underway – football season – it’s a good time to think about donating blood.

    During the summer, when school is out and student numbers drop on university campuses, the blood supply takes an annual dip as well. Now, with students back and vacations over, donors are needed to rebuild the community blood supply.

  • Lighthouse Word's Thai partner thriving

    The church at Mae Pae, Thailand, which is sponsored by the Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland is growing, doing well and getting stronger.

    The congregation at LWC thanks all who have prayed and are praying for its success.

    Keep the prayers and good thoughts coming. 

  • Guest speaker at Lighthouse Word Sunday

       Pastor Datha Thomas will be the guest speaker at Lighthouse Word Church on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Datha, who is the Pastor of The Seed Church in Savannah, Ga., and the District Director for ICFM (International Convention of Faith Ministries), is tiny in stature, but mighty in faith.

    She always delivers a powerful message that will stir your faith. A nursery and children’s classes are also provided. Call 493-1554 for more information.

  • Church News for the week of October 9

    Church yard sale in Bronson

       The Bronson United Methodist Church is sponsoring a community yard sale Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 8 a.m. It will be located at the corner of U.S. 27A and S.R. 24 in Bronson at the traffic light. There will be lots of great items for sale.  Spaces can be reserved to set up for $10 each. Proceeds from space sales will go to church missions.  

       Please call Peggy at 352-316-3817 to reserve a spot or for more information.

    St. Alban's Episcopal yard sale