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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.

  • City News Briefs

    Support funds for Levy Drug Task Force

       A motion passed to have Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Chief Robert Douglas sign a support letter for drug task force funding without much discussion.

       Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum sent a letter to the City of Chiefland requesting their annual support letter for the 2015 Byrne Memorial JAG grant funding for the Levy County Drug Task Force. The grant will pay $34,500 in funding towards the task force.

  • Possible hiccup with hospital timeline

    A slight hiccup in the hospital plans for Chiefland could potentially slow the process down for up to six months.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey was guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary on Aug. 20. She gave some updates about what has been going on with the City of Chiefland, with others chiming in, as well.

    The update included information on the hospital in the works for Chiefland. Rotary Member Jessie Lipnick, who introduced Ellzey, said they plan to build the medical office building first and then the hospital after.

  • It's raining on Levy

    Steve Minnis, head of governmental affairs for Suwannee River Water Management District had lots of good news at the Levy County Commission meeting on Aug. 17.

    Minnis presented the commissioners with the district's “State of the Resource” report and the first item he pointed out was something most folks in Levy already know: “If you will turn to the July rainfall it was pretty wet as Levy County had 13.85 inches of rainfall.”

  • County decides on paid holidays

    The Levy County Commission has approved the schedule of 11 paid holidays that county workers will have in 2016.

    County workers have 11 paid holidays this year with an additional floating personal day. County Coordinator Fred Moody said the schedule was coordinated, as always, in cooperation with the 8th Judicial Circuit court holiday schedule. The county will observe all of the court holidays except two: Rosh Hashanah on Monday, Oct. 3, and Yom Kippur on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

    In 2016 workers will have the following days:

  • New jobs bother union

    An officer in the Levy County firefighters union has complained about six new lieutenant positions being created in the Department of Public Safety, saying the union wants to cover those positions in its contract. International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4069 represents and is engaged with the county in contract talks on emergency medical technicians, paramedics and paid firefighters,