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  • 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. 

  • Social Security Questions and Answers

     By Kay Louder

  • Water use restrictions still in place in Levy

    Despite rainfall in recent weeks and the lifting of water use restrictions in many parts of north Florida, counties such as Levy, Gilchrist and Alachua still remain under restrictions due to low groundwater levels.

  • Public can have a say on water permitting

    OfferleBy MANDY OFFERLE

    Special to the Beacon

    About 25 citizens attended a public workshop  At the Tommy Usher Center Aug. 8 designed to gather input for rule development for the statewide water permitting.  

  • McCallum wins GOP nod for sheriff’s race

    Bobby McCallum, who lost a close race for sheriff four years ago, bounced back on Tuesday to decisively win by 20 points in unofficial results over Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan for the Republican nomination in one of the most heated races in Levy County history.

    McCallum received 2,412 votes or 58.01 percent to Sullivan's 1,612 or 38.77 percent and Noel Desmond's 134 votes or 3.22 percent. 

  • Remember him?

    By PATTY ROESCH

    Correspondent

    Life at times makes people question what this world is coming to. But of all the things you could possibly see, a pelican with a knife jabbed through its beak is one of the last to be imagined. 

  • Today's the day to vote

    Levy County voters have until 7 p.m. to get i line to cast ballots in the primary electios today. 

    Redistricting has changed where some folks vote, so check the new voter information cards mailed out earlier this summer for the correct location. Also to locate your precinct, go to www.votelevy.com. 

    The Beacon will have the results posted at this website tonight as soon as they are available and in Thursday's newspaper.

  • Tarmac wins another round in court
  • Despite the rain, the redfish are still biting

    Hey everyone, hope all is well in the Key. Rain, rain, rain. That’s the big topic of discussion as of the last month or so. I know that too much rain is possible. And, well, I don’t think we are actually to that point but I’m pretty sure that as far as our saltwater health aspect goes, we aren’t far from too much.

    The farmers, well, they have had lots of prayers answered this year. All those rain dance parties paid off.

  • Inglis political forum draws crowd

    It was standing room only and some were standing outside the door when 24 candidates and their representatives turned out for a forum with one of the strictest speaking limits in the county. 

    The gathering hosted by the Inglis Recreation Advisory Board Activities Committee called for candidates to have only one minute to speak at the podium and that was strictly enforced by two timekeepers and the moderator.