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Today's News

  • An evening done right

    Saturday night the people of Levy County showed how seriously they take the mission of granting a proper education to the children of our communities.

    Despite a waning economy, folks who believe that a successful society is based on a well-educated population donated more than $22,000 to the Levy County Schools Foundation.

    Saturday night the fruits of their labors were celebrated with the Eighth Annual Superintendent's Gala.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 7

    Organizing Classes

    Central Florida Community College will hold sessions Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Organizing Boot Camp for Small Business.

    The sessions will focus on strategies that organized people use to maintain efficiency and productivity.

    For more information or to register, call 493-9533.

    Friday, Feb. 8

    Fair Yard Sale

  • Young Alysia an inspiration to others

    Alysia Gabel was too young to remember most of what happened on that April day in 2001.

    Just 2 1/2 years old, Gabel was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by an aunt. She was in the process of making a turn on Suwannee Road in Old Town. The three-wheeler in the bed shifted, causing the truck to roll.

    Little Alysia was tossed from the vehicle. The injuries were life threatening.

    "She remembers the helicopter,"said her father, Shawn. "That's about all."

  • County commission says 'No' to evolution as fact

    While some people think the Levy County School Board is the elected group to define curriculum, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners unanimously stepped up to the plat on Tuesday.

    Commissioner Tony Parker led the charge, which resulted in a resolution being adopted by the County Commission on Feb. 5 to tell state leaders that evolution should be taught as theory and not fact.

  • Added work flies just below bid requirement

    BRONSON - By juggling some expenses, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners awarded a job worth just under $10,000 to Scherer Construction and Engineering of Gainesville without seeking bids.

    This item was not on the agenda for the Feb. 5 meeting, but the County Commission unanimously approved hearing the request, just as it approved the work.

  • Loss to Williston won''t hurt Eagles in district fight

    BRONSON – As a late-season test before the district tournament, Bronson's home finale against Williston was a great workout for both teams.

    "I feel better now," said Williston head coach Dave Vespignani, following the Red Devils' 64-48 win over the Eagles.

    The Devils had been shocked the night before when a Trinity Catholic team that was in no way their superior beat them badly.

    Eagles head coach Kelly Beckham had also been waiting to see which Williston team emerged after that Trinity game.

  • Indians snap long losing streak

    Things were getting about as dry as a desert for the Chiefland High boys varsity basketball team.

    The winless drought reached back to last year, or 32 days to be more precise.

    Last Thursday night, Jan. 31, the Indians broke a nine-game losing streak with a 68-53 victory over visiting Interlachen.

    Chiefland raised its record to 8-16. Interlachen fell to 5-15.

    "It's good to get a victory heading into the district tournament," Indian coach Mark Lundy said.

  • Richardson blossoms for Indian boys

    Cantrell Richardson began the 2007-08 basketball season watching from the stands.

    "I slipped on my grades and I was ineligible," admitted the Chiefland High junior.

    Richardson worked harder in the classroom to get his math and history marks up. By Christmas Tournament time, he was added on to the varsity roster.

    At first, Richardson showed flashes of brilliance, but it would take some time for consistency to come around.

  • Super upset sheds ray of hope

    Teams that win a lot – a whole lot – usually draw animosity.

    Seems folks just plain get sick and tired of watching the same teams win time and again.

    Look at the New York Yankees. Many like to point at George Steinbrenner with disgust as he tries to buy another World Series.

    People even got fed up with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls– dynasty in the '90s. Jordan shuffled off to play baseball before coming back to the NBA with the Bullets.

    Which brings us to the New England Patriots.

  • County leaders discuss mine issues

    BRONSON - Levy County Commission Vice Chair Nancy Bell said the Strategic Aggregates Review Task Force Report has been completed on Tuesday.

    During the Feb. 5 meeting, commissioners did not discuss the upcoming request for a special exception for a mine in the Inglis area, but Commissioner Lilly Rooks reminded her colleagues that last year the state tried to let the Florida Department of Transportation gain power to override county ordinances regulating mines.