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  • Levy in ‘wait and see’ mode as TS Isaac nears

     By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    editor@willistonpioneer.com

     

    Tropical Storm Isaac is gaining momentum in the Caribbean but just what its impact will be on Levy County is still up in the air.

    Friday afternoon Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson met with city and county leaders at the EMOC office in Bronson to update the storm’s status and initialize the county’s plan in the event Levy is impacted. All cities and towns were represented at the meeting except Chiefland.

  • City commissioner resigns

    Commissioner Dave Feigin, elected in May 2011, has resigned and the city commission is taking applications.

    Word of Feigin's resignation started getting out at about noon, according to one person who was contacted about the vacancy, but it was not officially announced until the commission's regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

  • Flood warning issued for Levy, Cedar Key
  • Tony’s award-winning chowder goes national

    Tony’s Three-Time World Champion Clam Chowder launched into the food service industry on Friday, Aug 10, at the Florida Food Service annual summer Food Show in St. Augustine.

     Tony’s Chowder is now available in cases of six 51 oz. cans, and is being distributed by Florida Food Service, Inc. and City Line Distributors in New England. 

     Tony’s Chowder fans can also order a case for themselves at www.tonyschowder.com.

  • CAAA Football Turkey Shoot

     The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will host a turkey shoot from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Strickland Park in Chiefland. The family event will offer prizes, food, drink and T-shirts. The Deer Camp Expo will also be on-hand, offering bow adjustments, bow supplies, bow maintenance and helpful tips and pointers. The event supports the CAAA.  

  • Like the son of the son of a sailor . . . I find my rhyme upon the sea

    Here we go folks we gonna break down Cedar Keys' waters we gonna tell a few stories. 

    Heck we might even brag a little bit about how cool of a fishing spot we have here. 

      

    This week was just like last week afternoon showers with hot mid day. 

    Redfish biting well and getting better by the way. 

  • School Lunch Menu
  • School opens Monday, Operation Safe Start begins

    Special to the Citizen from the 

    Levy County Sheriff's Office

    As another summer comes to an end, our children prepare for their next adventure in their Levy County School. On Monday they will begin this timeless ritual, their first day back. 

    Children will face new challenges, making new friends, new teachers and for some, a new school.

  • Big changes in county schools principal lineup

    Nine of the district’s 12 public schools will see a new principal or vice principal for the 2012-2013 school year. The district will also be without an assistant superintendent. 

    Assistant superintendent Gina Tovine has left the county to take a similar job in Orange County schools. Because of a stretched budget, the district doesn’t plan to fill the position for the immediate future. 

  • Animal-fighting law takes federal stage

    By STEPHANIE CARROLL CARSON

    Florida News Connection

    TALLAHASSEE - Attending an animal fight has been a felony in Florida for nine years, but now there is a push in Washington to make it a federal offense to cross state lines to fight animals, and also to offer some consistency among the state laws.