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  • Remember him?



    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.

  • Internet provider Main Street shuts down; Broadband Authority assists customers

    LAKE CITY — On Wednesday, Aug. 1, North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) was informed one of the authority’s retail providers, Main Street Broadband, would immediately cease service to their 80,000 customers in Georgia and Florida. 

  • Returning to the polls or a first time voter - come prepared

    Florida law requires photo and signature ID in order to vote. Examples of acceptable photo and signature identification: 

    n Florida Drivers License 

    n Florida ID 

    n Passport 

    n Military ID 

    n Student ID

    n Debit/Credit Card

    n Retirement Center ID

    n Neighborhood Association ID

  • County dashes water on fire workshop

    The Chiefland and Cedar Key commissions’ suggestions that the Levy County Commission hold a public workshop on fire operations is unanimously tabled until those officials first talk with County Fire Chief David Knowles. 

    “Allow him the opportunity to sit down with you,” Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3) told Norm Fugate, Chiefland and Cedar Key city attorney, and Chiefland Vice Mayor Teresa Barron. 

  • Children enjoy Discovery Day Camp

    Recently, kids who love the outdoors joined the Refuge Ranger for Discovery Day Camp at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.  Local children as well as visitors from Orlando joined in the free fun.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 9




    2nd Saturday concert

    Withlacoochee Area Residents Inc. will present the third of its 2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series. 

    Rod Sillars will take the stage at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club at 7 p.m. Rod's smooth voice and intricate musical style ranges from the classics of Seeger and Dylan, with some upbeat ditties.