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  • Inglis, Yankeetown prepare for expected flooding

    By Mike Wright

  • Chiefland Interact Club raffling Indians cooler at football game

    The Chiefland Middle High School Interact Club is holding its first fundraiser – a raffle for a customized Indians cooler – and tickets are still available at the school.

    The drawing will be made during Friday’s football game between Chiefland and Trenton.

  • Hospital rezoning due to sinkholes

    The Suwannee Valley Community Hospital is still chugging along and Frank Schupp, spokesman, said construction plans are progressing.

    Schupp told the Chiefland City Commission meeting as the Planning Review Board and again as the commission on Monday that the 20-acre location of the hospital on County Road 320 behind the Walmart Supercenter has the same problem as the giant retailer ― sinkholes.

  • Beef O'Brady's business of the year

    An emotional Mark and Stacy Swain, owners of the Beef O’Brady’s in Chiefland, graciously accepted the 2016 Chiefland Area’s Outstanding Business of the Year Award at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. The Chiefland Chamber issued the award every year since 1984.

  • Why FEMA is not here, yet

     

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    If you suffered damage when Hurricane Hermine swept by on Sept. 1 and are wondering why FEMA has not shown up to stroke a check it is not going to happen.

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, doers not do things that way any longer. Since 2002 there has been a federal law setting in place a process for obtaining federal aid.

  • County ups property tax to 2005 level

    The Levy County Commission has given final approval to 9 mills, but not after excoriating the County Clerk Danny Shipp who did not attend Monday’s public hearing, but instead sent an assistant to make an 11th hour request to cover pay raises for non-court employees and an expected employee insurance premium hike.

    And it did not stop with the public hearing as the commissioners turned up the heat in their regular meeting asking for responses to their requests for information on a new internet provider agreement. And mocking his absence through most of the meeting.

  • 'It looked like a war zone'

    By Michael Bates

    Tuesday in the middle of his living room at his Yankeetown home — what’s left of it, that is.

    Twenty-seven inches of water swept through Ralph Dixon’s home in Hurricane Hermine, destroying furniture, lamps, kitchen utensils and other items that make up a life.

    It’s hot in the living room. The air condition and power are out. Dixon, 84, sweated while he packed up what was salvageable. What can be saved will be put inside a portable storage unit he had delivered and placed in his driveway.

  • Hermine was wet 'n' wild

    The average rainfall in the Suwannee River Water Management district may have been 3 inches below the normal 4.75 inches, but that was cured by Hurricane Hermine as coastal counties like Levy were innundated with heavy rainfall.

    The long-term average August rainfall is 7.47 inches with some areas in the northwest and east parts of the District received less than 2 inches in August.

    That all changed between Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.

  • County keeps assessments same

    A strange thing happened at a Levy County Commission meeting on emergency medical, fire, solid waste and road assessments: commissioners reported they did not receive one call protesting the assessment. The commission office reported they did not get any calls.

    And the lone county resident attending the second and final hearing on the assessments, which keeps them at the same level for the fifth year in a row, did not protest them.

  • City wants residents to flush more

    The City Commission gave first approval to the budget for the coming year, a capital improvement plan for the next five years and a 6 mill property tax for this year.

    In its Monday meeting the tentative approval will go for a second vote on Sept. 25.