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  • Ballots have hit the mail

    The books are not yet closed for the Aug. 26 primary and 4,443 absentee ballots are in the mail headed to voters who requested them. Another 46 have gone out to Florida residents who are in the military – who received 16 electronically, or who work or travel overseas.

  • Fanning hangs up on FaceTime

    Fanning Springs City Council was on the verge of joining the technological age at an emergency meeting held last Tuesday, the object in question being whether or not absent council members could join meetings, and participate, via Skype or FaceTime.

  • Chiefland woman facing animal cruelty charges in dog’s shooting

    A Chiefland woman has been arrested on two counts of cruelty to animal charges after a veterinarian’s office reported the family’s pet, a young Shepard mix, had been brought in with gunshot wounds.

  • Property taxes could go down this year

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year’s 8.3307 to 8.2741 mils.

  • Bronson Town Council Agenda for July 21

    The agenda for the the regular meeting and one for the budget meeting are attached as PDF files that can be downloaded. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, July 22

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    July 22, 2014

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    -State your full name and address -

    Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

     

    9 a.m. Clerk of Court — Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

    Request approval to donate monitors to Vision Christian Academy

     

  • Haven welcomes new associate director for Tri-County Area

       Haven Hospice welcomes Dr. Patrick Woloszyn to the position of associate medical director of the Tri-County Care Center and Chiefland Home Team. In addition to leading the care center and team, Woloszyn will visit patients at nursing homes and other facilities in the area.

    Haven Hospice Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fernando Petry said Dr. Woloszyn’s long tenure with the health department and his work within the community makes him an ideal full-time staff member in the Tri-Counties.

  • Chiefland man dies in crash

    A Chiefland man died following an accident on State Road 26 and County Road 232 in Gilchrist County on July 7 at about 4:23 p.m. when his vehicle strayed into the opposite lane into the path of an oncoming truck.

    Caleb A. Young, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, Johnny L. Hill, 54, was uninjured.

  • Man drowns on Suwannee

    A tourist from Brunswick, Ga., died on July 8 after he went out on the swing overhanging the Suwannee River at Bob’s River Place and did not surface.

    Grant Hatchett, 21, had visited the spot previously, but it was his first time in 2014, according to a Dixie County Sheriff's Office press release. Witnesses said Hachett has used the swing earlier in the day. Witnesses said that the last time Hatchett went out of the swing, he appeared to hit the water at an awkward angle and never surfaced after entering the water.

  • Capitol City Bank donates to W.A.R. river study

    W.A.R., Inc., a non-profit, environmental advocacy organization based in Inglis, has been working with Dr. Robert Knight, president of the Florida Springs Institute, to identify cause and effect of the degradation of the lower Withlacoochee River.

    Once designated as an “Outstanding Florida Water,” the river is only outstanding now, in that it is terminally ill. Biomass and plant life are nearly nonexistent.