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  • Experience living history at Clay Landing Days

    Spend a day in some of the wilder parts of Florida and it's not hard to get a sense of what life must have been like before the Sunshine State became one of the more densely populated regions of the U.S.
    In the 1800s, the state was mostly inhabited by droves of white settlers who pushed down from northern territories — hacking a living from the dense landscape —bands of displaced natives who became known as Seminoles and the soldiers who, in two separate wars, fought to displace those natives once again.

  • $12.1 million in oil spill restoration funds sought for Levy and Dixie

    Staff report
    Levy and Dixie counties are listed among the 10 major watershed projects the state is seeking Gulf Coast restoration funds for, according to officials Thursday.
    The projects, meant to redress environmental and economic harm done during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, were selected as the result of numerous stakeholder meetings and more than 1,200 online project submissions to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Duke Energy’s Energy Neighbor Fund helps Florida families

    Duke Energy’s Energy Neighbor Fund is prepared to assist customers in Florida who may struggle to pay their energy bill this winter.

    Continuing a 30-year commitment, the company, its employees, customers and shareholders will provide funds to those in need throughout the year.

  • Sexual predators move to Chiefland, Inglis

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has registered new addresses for two sexual predators — one in Chiefland and the other in Inglis.

    Terry Owens, 32, has registered as living at 12351 N.W. 87th Court in Chiefland. Owens was convicted in 2003 in Alachua County of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12 years old.

  • Swearing in

    Newly elected Levy County Commissioners Lilly Rooks of Rosewood and Rock Meeks of Chiefland were sworn in on Tuesday by County Judge James T. “Tim” Browning at the start of the commission's regular meeting.

    Rooks will represent District 4 and Rock Meeks will represent District 2. They won election in the Nov. 4 general election. 

    The commission also extended the term of Chair John Meeks of Bronson through December 2015 and elected Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston as vice chair. 

  • Sand mine extension approved

    A special exception permit to allow the expansion of sand pit mining on 295 acres of land that touches on State Road 121 south of Williston was approved unanimously by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

    That was despite one complaint from a resident that trucks in the current operation do not stop before entering SR 121 and letters from some residents to the county Planning Commission opposing the project. One opponent said he wants to sell his property.

  • Resident wants traffic tamed

    Denise Eckman, a resident of Northeast 140 Court, asked the Levy County Commission to lower the speed limit on the road from 35 mph to 25 in hopes the traffic, which she said included beer trucks and logging trucks taking shortcuts and drag racing by other vehicles, would slow down.

    She also presented the commission with a petition which included children's drawings on the traffic situation and asked for greater speed enforcement, speed bumps or rumble strips to slow traffic.

  • Levy's roads, bridges getting attention

    • Cell phone use cited in accident by road construction, click here

    When Levy County Commissioner Lilly Rooks, of Rosewood, was last in office, the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Office folks were explaining how signed contracts to rebuild three crucial bridges in Cedar Key did not mean they would be rebuilt. 

  • Freeze watch in effect Wednesday night

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
    348 PM EST WED NOV 19 2014

    ...MORE FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS THE NATURE COAST
    TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

    .THE COLD DRY AIR MASS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION TONIGHT AS
    SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES AND

  • Bad weather is here

     The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

     

    Tornado Watch 556 remains in effect until 800 PM EST for the following locations