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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.

  • Buy a pinwheel, help save a life

    The Chiefland Police Department is selling pinwheels for a good cause.

    April is Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, said Captain Ray Tremblay, adding they are selling the pinwheels for child abuse awareness.

    “The initial purchase of the pinwheels was donated, every dime goes directly to that,” Tremblay said referring to the Chiefland Community Christmas fund they raise money for annually.

  • Chiefland audit is positive

    It's been a good year for the city finacially, Robert Beauchamp said during an audit report for the city.

    He highlighted some figures and areas of growth to the board of city commissioners at their Monday night meeting.

    “The city has turned a big corner with regard to city finances,” Beauchamp said. In the past there was a decline in financial stability, “I'm pleased to report the trend has reversed itself.”

  • Hospital draws steps closer

    The city of Chiefland is literally working on paving the way for the new hospital.

    After the regular city commission meeting on Monday night, Accounting Specialist Laurie Copeland and Projects Coordinator Bryan Hassell presented the first public hearing for application for a Community Develop Block Grant.

    The grant will be in the economic development category and pay for infrastructure the city is responsible for such as water, sewer and roadways. The city is eligible for a $1.5 million grant, Copeland said.

  • Chiefland ponders where ALS money will come from

    A recent discussion on the details of bringing Advanced Life Support services to Chiefland left city commissioners seeking clarity from the county and without an answer as to where the funding would come from.

    “There’s not a problem with doing it, the problem with us is financial,” said City Commissioner Betty Walker.

    They’re not going to be given any additional money to do it, Teal Pomeroy added.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for April 25 – May 1, 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete trail.

    Interstate 75   The new southbound entrance ramp from U.S. 441 in Alachua is now open to traffic. Nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. of the southbound exit ramp to U.S. 441. Northbound inside shoulder and southbound emergency lane closures continue just south of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) overpass in Alachua to finish the new ramp.