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  • Levy legislative delegation hearing Oct. 29

    The 2013 Levy County legislative delegation hearing will be Tuesday, Oct.29, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • Cedar Key Light Station closed this weekend

    The Cedar Key Seafood Festival this weekend is still set, but the open house event at the Cedar Keys Light Station on Seahorse Key has been cancelled due to the federal government shutdown, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Helping Hands for Nov. 24

    St. John the Evangelist

  • Public Safety names Dodd 2011 Employee of the Year

     The Levy County Department of Public Safety has announced Saffron Dodd was voted employee of the year by her peers. 

  • Five years of service

    Chiefland police officer D.J Macey, right, was honored with a ceremonial pin at Monday night's Chiefland City Commission meeting by chief Robert Douglas for five years of service with CPD.

  • D&D Dance wins Business of Year award

    By Kate Figueroa

    If you are familiar with the work of D&D Dance Studio in Chiefland, then you must know the positive impact this business has had on our community. Their two dance recitals each year in June at Chiefland High School welcome a standing room only audience of over 1,000 people.

  • Residents with special needs should register

    It's September and the storms seem to be lining up on the shores of Africa heading to Florida. It's that time of year and September is the month emergency planners and managers want residents to have a plan should they need to evacuate to a safe place.

    They are especially concerned about residents who fall into the “special needs” category, people:

    • Requiring transportation to and from a designated emergency shelter;

  • Interviews set for federal judgeship

    Applicants for the positions of U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Florida will be interviewed Sept. 10 and Sept. 15 by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. Posted below are the date, time and location of each interview.

  • Cedar Key airport runway gets mowed

    Plans for the George T. Lewis Airport, a.k.a. Cedar Key airport, call for the runway to be paved in concrete. But that plan will have to wait.

    The state Department of Transportation has agreed the asphalt runway needs to be replaced with a longer lasting concrete one.

    But, the bridges on Gulf Boulevard at Lewis Pass and Daughtry Bayou will have to be replaced to carry the heavy truck loads of cement. Plans by the state DOT call for work to begin in 2016-2017.

  • Fanning EMS taking calls

    The goal was to have the Fanning Springs-based Emergency Medical Service ambulance up and running by Sept. 4, but the Levy County Department of Public Safety had the unit and crew on the job on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    The new station will provide coverage for the northern part of the county.

    This is the county's sixth EMS station and the trailer in the background that will serve as housing and office for the crews. It is based alongside the Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

    Once it is fully staffed it will create six jobs in the county.