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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.

  • Church News for the week of July 30

    Gospelfest

    WE SOAR will present the 14th Annual Williston Gospelfest Saturday, Aug. 1 at Unity Temple International Church, 2351 NE 200 Ave., Williston beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-361-6528.

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    First Assembly of God

  • City to accept online payments

    For those who enjoy the luxury of online electronic payment of bills, there is something to cheer about as the City of Chiefland will begin accepting online payments for water bills starting Sept. 1.

       “We are going to be able to accept credit cards from our customers, debit cards,” said City Manager Mary Ellzey at Monday nights city commission meeting.

    She said the company that will be processing payments will set customers up with a web portal on the city's web page. Customers will be able to view their bill and pay the bill online.

  • Fanning to adopt water conservation ordinance

    Fanning Springs council members said they were feeling a bit like the Suwannee River Water Management District had them over a barrel.

    At the July 7 meeting, council discussed a water shortage ordinance required of them by SRWMD.

    At the meeting, it was said SRWMD is holding the carrot, grant funding for sewer expansion.

    SRWMD claims there will be no more well permits if we don't do this, Superintendent of Operations Doyle Frierson said. "They're holding both cards."

  • Rainy days

    Don't let these daily rain showers fool you. According to data gathered at the Usher Tower in Levy County, the area's a bit below the average rainfall for the year to date.

    However, Robert Garcia, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tampa, said Usher Tower has been one of the driest locations in the county. As of Monday, July 27, 6.43 inches of rain was reported from that location, with the normal amount being about 8.24 inches for the month of July.

    "We've been in this wet pattern for a few days," Garcia said.

  • Chiefland eyes keeping millage same

    Property owners may be able to breath a sigh of relief as the Chiefland City Commission decided Monday night to tentatively keep the property tax at 6 mills.

    While the 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Teresa Barron dissenting, means that is the highest possible tax the commission can charge, several commissioners said they would like to drop the tax rate adopted three years ago when the city was in dire straits financially. “I'd like to see us come down a tad,” Barron said before the vote.