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Today's News

  • See where crime is happening

    Ever wonder what's happening on your street?

    Ever pass a neighbor's house and wonder why the sheriff's cars are in the yard?

    Now you can find out without looking nosy - even though the Levy County Sheriff's Office thinks a little nosiness is a good thing when it comes to deterring crime.

    That's why the Sheriff's Office has partnered with Public Engines, a software development company, to become the second sheriff's office in Florida to post its crime incident information on the Internet.

  • Hospital asks for extension

    The Tri-County Hospital is moving forward with construction, although more slowly than originally planned, said Chiefland Planning Director Bill Hammond.

    Hammond updated the City Planning Board on the hospital's progress at its regular meeting Thursday evening.

    Hammond said the hospital has asked for an 60-day extension on its construction start date, a move that is agreeable to the city commission.

    "They don't want to issue the permit until next year for the money to be in for the budget."

  • Easy Riding = Lots of practice

    Wondering what the new mandatory motorcycle safety courses are like, but not yet ready enough to leap in?

    As your guinea pig, I recently went to class at Gainesville Motorcycle Safety Training and received my motorcycle endorsement. Here's how it works:

  • True Faith: What's your definition of marriage?

    "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." (Hebrews 13:4 NIV)

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Dodged the bullet

    Well, it appears that this time we’ve dodged the bullet. Tropical Storm Fay at the time of this writing has turned to the northeast. We’ll get some rain and some breezes, but it doesn’t look as if we’ll get much more. We had some storms last week and the week before and a lot more wind than it’s thought we’ll have this week. Some people somewhere will be getting the brunt of the winds, rains and along the coast, significant storm surges. That is unfortunate. I pray that not many, if any, are hurt by the storm.

  • Reflections: A bunch of things to worry about

    As promised, here is an update on our attempts to adopt another hairy child: My wife is having second thoughts, even after we passed the home visit by the adoption agency. Max, our male sheltie, keeps telling us he is the only dog we will ever need. "But the other dog we have, Molly," he said, "really needs to go. Put her up for adoption. She'd make a good rescue sheltie."

  • Box scores for LARC vs Candidates and Politicians vs Candidates

    Box scores:

    Game 1: LARC vs Candidates

    Offense

    LARC

    Betty Walker, P. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Barbara Gamble, SF. AB 2 R 1 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Rosa Bowers, RF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Tina Haley, 3B. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Shawn Mullins, 1B. AB 1 R 1 H 1 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Nick Brown, SS. AB 2 R 0 H 1 RBI 2 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Debbie Dexter, CF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Lila Curry, C. AB 1 R 0 H 1 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Frances Norman. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 1 LOB 0

  • Summer Shark: Olympic History

    Every other year, the world's eyes turn to a single chosen city, wherein lie the most talented athletes from around the world who have come to compete with the best of the best. The Olympic Games are a part of a centuries old tradition. The games are most definitely inspiring, and are also a source of national unity. But where did the Olympics come from?

    According to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the Olympic Games were first launched in the form of a religious festival in honor of the father of the Greek gods and godesses, Zeus.

  • LARC Softball Challenge hits one out

    "We can hit," said Betty Walker, executive director of Levy Assocation for Retarded Citizens. "We just can't run."

    Before Saturday's classic showdown featuring LARC staff and clients against the polical candidates of Levy County, Walker was explaining her strategy for a LARC victory.

    "We got to hit the ball out."

    LARC won the two-inning tilt by a bare 4-3 margin, but aggressive baserunning, pitching and defense were as much a factor as power at the plate.

  • True Faith: The world's greatest treasure

    "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews 4:12-13 NIV)