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Today's News

  • Freak wind tears through Chiefland

    Chiefland resident Tonya Keels knew something was wrong Saturday evening when she looked out a window and saw debris blowing across the fields that surround her family’s two-story farmhouse. She heard a loud noise and could feel a build up of pressure within the house.
    “I said, ‘something’s wrong,’ ” and Keels, her husband and four children made their way to the house’s foyer and took cover.

  • Recycling a go for next week

    Levy County Coordinator Fred Moody says he is looking to restart the county's recycling program next week.
    County officials have been waiting on the contract from the state Department of Corrections officials that will allow the county to use 14 women inmates from Lowell Correctional Institution.
    In an email on Tuesday afternoon Moody said, “We are in hopes of getting back up to speed next week as they had indicated earlier the first of April, and that still looks good.”

  • Ward announces for Supervisor of Elections

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 29

    Today

    Tourist board meets
    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at the  Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.
     
    Friday

    Tax help
    There will be a free tax preparation and e-file with AARP Tax Aide at Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. Volunteers will be at the library between noon and 4 p.m.
    For more information or to make an appointment, call 352-493-2758.

  • Butterfly Walks in April

    Two butterfly walks will occur on the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge in April. On Monday, meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Barnett Creek Road, toward the south end of Nature Loop Road off Rte 347. Walk leaders are Donna and John Thalacker, of the Friends of the Refuges. On Saturday, April 7, meet right at the south entrance to the Nature Loop Road at 9:15 a.m. Walk leader is Barbara Woodmansee, of the North American Butterfly Association.

  • This week's toon
  • 1830: first Florida census

    By TONI C. COLLINS
    Levy County Historian

    The Federal government has conducted a census or account of its population every year since 1790. In that year the census takers, who were U.S. marshals on horseback, counted 3.9 million inhabitants.
    Why did the government undertake such a huge project? As America expanded, the nation’s interests grew more complex and the government needed to plan for that new growth.

  • Organic lemon has bee die-off

    We have a seven-year-old Meyer lemon tree that has been grown organically for the last five years and experienced the same die-off of its pollinators as Barbara Robbie Blake wrote about in her “Take care when buying plants” letter in your March 22nd edition.

  • Deserved honors

    Growing up in Levy County has provided me with many friendships and memories that have lasted through the years.
    It was a great pleasure to see my good friends, H.C. Henderson and his late wife Faye, given much deserved recognition with Citizens of the Year and H.C. being named Alumni of the Year for the Levy County Schools Foundation.

  • All this vet needs in company and a ride

    Charlie Hendricks is 86 and in recent months has retired to his granddaughter's place outside of Trenton.
    Born in Indiana, he, like many other folks, came to Florida seeking his fortune after marrying a woman whose parents lived outside Sebring.
    They came in the late 1960s and settled around Anna Maria Island where he and his wife sold real estate. Later on, they opened an office in Dixie County.