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Today's News

  • Levy Soil and Water Conservation District host 2012 speaking contest

  • County declines to name 'newspaper of record'

    Two weekly newspapers made their case for obtaining Levy County's legal advertising business, but the Board of County Commissioners took no action.
    For several months the commissioners have been considering a proposal to take bids for legal advertising. Two weeks ago the commissioners decided to table action on the proposal and conduct business as usual after being addressed by A.D. “Andy” Andrews, “the steward of the Levy County Journal,”  and Tom Ten Broeck, general manager of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Church News for the week of April 5

    “The Thorn Easter Experience” at Lighthouse
       This year at Lighthouse Word Church the greatest story ever told comes to life with “The Thorn Easter Experience.” Through realistic videos, live dramas and beautiful music, attendees will experience the power and compassion of Jesus’ life, the pain of his crucifixion, and the triumph of his resurrection.  The Service will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Word Church.

  • A symbiotic relationship

    Symbioses is a word that describes the living together of two dissimilar organisms often in a mutually beneficial relationship. Thus, the cattle that we see here in Florida have developed a symbiotic relationship with birds that feed on insects, lice, and whatever else infests their hides.  The cowbirds help to free the cattle of those irritating pests and in return, the cattle provide food for their ever hungry stomachs.         

  • The Civilian Conservation Corps

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    In March of 1933, as many as 15 million people - a quarter of the nation’s workers - had no job and no hope of finding one. Factories lay idle, storefronts vacant, fields plowed under. State governments, cities, and towns had exhausted their meager relief funds.

  • A list to clip

    It's not often that we get an opportunity to clip something out of the paper and carry it around to remind us of the good things in the world, but this is one.
    At the recent Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Association's Youth Livestock Show and Sale a 10-year-old boy showed us what community is about.
    Chandler Beach's decision to give the money from the sale of his pig to Corbin Wiggins, a teen battling cancer for the second time in as many years, touched the hearts and wallets of many.

  • Editorial Toon for April 5
  • UF to study Levy sea rise

    Researchers at the University of Florida say they want community input from residents of Levy County on the threat of rising seas.
    Last month, according to UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning professor Dr. Kathryn Frank, UF began a two-year project aimed at helping the county cope with the inevitability of rising seas due to climate change.
    ‘We’re still in the information gathering process,” Frank said about the project, which is funded by a Florida Sea Grant

  • Tummond retires to golfing

    Dick Tummond, assistant county coordinator, is retiring to take a more leisurely job — manager of the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.
    Tummond, who oversees county utilities and the SHIP programs for the county, thanked the commission.
    He has been with the commission for 15 years and prior to that was in the independent claims adjuster business.
    His last day on the job is April 12.
    He is on the Central Florida Community Action Agency and plans to become involved in other community activities.

  • Vets and UF team up to help ladies help vets

     GAINESVILLE — As part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and the University of Florida College of Medicine have committed to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools and research facilities that will make sure our heroes receive the care worthy of their service.