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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.

  • Cedar Key clear of red tide

    After nearly two months of commercial clam lease closures, red tide has moved out of Cedar Key, according to officials.
    The Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission reported this week that Karenia brevis, the organism responsible for Florida red tide, was not detected in samples taken from Cedar Key.
    Samples were also clear in Dixie, Wakulla, Bay, Gulf and Pasco counties, according to FWC.

  • Agencies working to update flood maps

    State and federal agencies want to overhaul flood maps in Bronson and other areas of Levy County.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently gave the Suwannee River Water Management District, which is in charge of permitting and managing most of the water in Levy County, a $627,000 grant to address wrong or missing data in flood maps in the region.

  • Columbus Day protested

    A group that is organizing a petition drive to abolish the Columbus Day holiday set up a protest at the Levy County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 13 — the federal holiday observed as Columbus Day.

    Dianne Clark helped organize the protest and decorated the float that the three protestors representing a Spanish missionary, Columbus and his crew occupied.

    The float had signs outlining their objections to a holiday that honors a man who brought suffering to Native Americans and other indigenous people in the New World.

  • Car fire training

    A live car fire scenario was staged Tuesday, Oct. 7, by the Levy County Department of Public Safety where members reviewed scene size up, water supply and firefighter safety.

    LCDPS does this type of training six times a month to enhance training and teamwork.

  • County budget has “Easter eggs”

    In the computer world they are called “Easter eggs,” little surprises included in software that are unlocked by the curious user. 

    It is just the same for the Levy County budget which holds some good surprises for county workers and residents.

    Chief among them:

    • a newly created position of grants coordinator to hunt out more money for the county,

    • a veterinarian for the county Animal Control Department and

    • a 3 percent pay increase for county workers.