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Today's News

  • Conservation easement protects wetlands near Suwannee River

    The Suwannee River Water Management District commends Anderson Columbia Co., Inc., and Strickland Field Limited Partnership for a10-year commitment to water resource protection. The District purchased development rights on a 3,822-acre parcel owned by Anderson Columbia and Strickland Field Limited Partnership for $2.3 million 10 years ago. Under the terms of the conservation easement, landowners of the property have agreed to keep the property in its current natural state. The agreement restricts harvesting or alteration of forested wetlands.

  • Ducks Unlimited dinner on Thursday

    Tri-County Ducks Unlimited is having their annual banquet on Thursday, Aug. 19, at The Gilchrist Club in Trenton.  The doors open at 6 p.m. with cocktails and social from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:15 p.m. The auction starts at 8 p.m.   Seating is limited to only 50 tickets which are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are usually not available at the door. For reservations or more information, please contact Michael E.

  • En‘gage’d in water data collection

    Data collection specialists with the Suwannee River Water Management District spend long hours installing, maintaining and collecting data from gages along our rivers, lakes, and streams, but they can’t do it without the help of a few volunteers that supplement their efforts.  More than 30 volunteer observers help collect  rainfall and water-level data from manual gages within the District’s 15-county region.

  • Levy schools get a ‘B’

    For the third consecutive year, Levy County is expected to get a “B” when it comes to education. The Florida Department of Education released its annual school grades last week, and area schools that had their grades reported overall performed well.

  • Nuclear plant clears environmental hurdle

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff and the U.S.

  • Pistol class funds holiday party

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a pistol class  from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18   This class will qualify individuals for a concealed carry permit.  The cost is $55 if registration is done online, or $60 on the day of the class.  To register online, go to www.levypistolclass.info.  This is a fund-raiser for the Sheriff’s Office Employee Christmas Party.

  • Broadband authority has first public meeting

    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the North Florida Broadband Authority.

        Tuesday evening, at the Cedar Key Public Library, the NFBA had its first of what representatives said will soon become quarterly meetings about broadband internet service in the authority's service area, which includes 15 counties.

  • Budget hearings set for water, sewer

        The Cedar Key Water & Sewer District board will hold budget workshops on Sept. 13 and Sept 21 — starting at 5 p.m. both dates — to adopt the millage rate and the budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

  • Former economic director charged

    Amanda Douglas, the former director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and Enterprise Zone Development Agency, is being formally charged with two counts of grand theft and two counts of scheme to defraud in connection with money missing from agency accounts.

        Assistant State Attorney Glenn Bryan confirmed on Wednesday that Douglas has made restitution of the funds and that he has recommended she be released on her own recognizance. He said the judge has signed the capias warrant allowing her release on her own recognizance after her arrest.

  • Another Way, Inc. receives $60,000 grant

    Another Way, Inc., which operates a shelter and life skills center for victims of domestic violence and rape in Chiefland, has received a grant from Walmart Foundation for $60,000 to support the continuation of its Economic Empowerment Program. The non-profit agency which serves Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy and Suwannee counties had been facing an end of funding for the program by another foundation when the Walmart Foundation came through with the grant. Donna Fagan, executive director of Another Way, said the agency serves about 900 to