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Government

  • Water district elects new officers

    New Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board officers are, from left, Donald “Ray” Curtis III, secretary/treasurer; Donald Quincey, chairman; and Alphonas Alexander, vice-chairman.

  • FEEDING THE NEEDY

     Joanna Finch, left, places a bag of food into a pile set to be distributed last Saturday at First United Methodist Church, in Chiefland. USDA provided enough food to fill about 150 bags.  The next Chiefland distribution will be in March.

  • Soil, water board meeting cancelled

    The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District Board has cancelled the monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7,  at 6:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center in Bronson, due to a conflicting meeting. The board will resume monthly meetings on Jan. 4, 2011.

  • Medicare annual enrollment under way through Dec. 31

     With Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period running through Dec. 31, now is the time for seniors to review their health care and prescription drug coverage.   Elder Options is a local source  of free information and assistance to help seniors through this important  period in Medicare.    

  • County selling limestone dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline up for sale, preferring to use another piece of equipment to mine and load limestone from the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.
    The Board of commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale at the request of Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee, who said the dragline is no longer needed for the county's limerock mining operation. "We can only mine to 30 feet and we need to get rid of this," he said. "There is a lot of demand for this equipment."

  • SRWMD pays taxes

    Special to the Citizen

  • League releases guide to amendments on ballot

    The League of Women Voters of Florida is a non-partisan expert resource available to help explain the Amendments to voters.
    With six complex ballot amendments this year, along with some highly contested candidate races with national implications, it is imperative that Floridians understand their votes will have a major impact on our state's future.

  • County news briefs

    Paying their dues
    Levy County will again pay its dues to belong to the North Florida Economic Development Partnership. Pat O'Neal, Nature Coast Business Development Council director, said the dues are 5 cents per resident — $2,041 — for the year. While payment is not due, O'Neal said the Partnership did want a letter indicating the Levy County Commission's support for remaining in the organization.

  • County approves budget

    The Levy County Commission did a little housekeeping on the proposed 2010-2011 budget in a special meeting on Monday  and then approved the $58,531,978 spending plan.
    Property owners will not have their millage — 7.4212 mills — raised, nor will county employees be receiving a raise in pay. But the commission will be absorbing the cost of an 11.8 percent increase in the employees' health insurance for the workers and their families.

  • County Briefs

    Drug grant approved
    A request to accept $75,725 in federal grant money to pay the salaries of officers in the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 was approved by the Levy County Board of Commissioners at its meeting on Tuesday.
    Levy County Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan said the money distributed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will not cover all the salaries but he said it helped county taxpayers to get the money from Washington, D.C.

    Inmate medical in the red