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  • Suwannee Valley Rotary hosts 'A Land Remembered'

    The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club will host a special presentation on the very popular book, “A Land Remembered.”

    The club invites everyone to hear Rick Smith speak about his father author Patrick Smith.

    Learn about the “the real” Florida in this special presentation.
    “A Land Remembered” is a key theme of Rick Smith’s presentation of his father’s work.

  • Greenlee, School Board pay tribute to bus drivers

    Bruce Greenlee and the School Board of Levy County took time to applaud the work of its school bus drivers and transportation personnel last Tuesday in light of the American School Bus Council declaring February the Love the Bus Month.

  • County updates advertising on vehicles regulations

    Levy County updated its policy to advertise on its vehicles, allowing for replacement vehicles to fulfill advertising agreements when county vehicles displaying advertisements are no longer in use.

  • AMVETS plan poker run to benefit Camp Valor

    On Saturday, April 8, 2017, AMVETS District XVI Posts will host a Poker Run to benefit Camp Valor, the area facility to rehabilitate our Wounded Veterans.  

  • Dock Street in Cedar Key to close

    Levy County Parks and Recreation reported a street closing in Cedar Key.

    Dock Street in Cedar Key will be closed Monday,  March 13 until further notice due to hurricane road repairs.  

  • School zone traffic control leads to drug bust

    Chiefland Police Officer Blake Murphy made a sizable drug arrest Tuesday morning while enforcing school-zone traffic laws. At approximately 8 a.m., Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Nissan Versa passenger car for unlawful speed of 29 mph in a 15-mph school zone.

    According to a press release prepared by the Chiefland Police Department, officer Murphy smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle driven by John Capell Jr.

  • Bones found near the site of missing plane

    DNA testing will be done on bones found in the area off Cedar Key where a single engine plane crashed.

    On Feb. 12, a single engine plane bound for Cedar Key crashed into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 6 miles south southeast of the island. The pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, passengers, Jerrels’ 17-year-old Dylan Jerrels and Hue Singletary perished.

  • County introduces more flexible advertising agreement for its vehicles

    Levy County updated its policy to advertise on its vehicles, allowing for replacement vehicles to fulfill advertising agreements when county vehicles displaying advertisements are no longer in use.

    Transportation director Connie Conley said the proposed resolution came about after the County had three of its 25 buses with Haven Hospice advertising go inoperative, causing a shortage in advertisements according to the agreement.

    The resolution (2017-006) was passed unanimously last Tuesday.

  • Knowledge is the key to success

    The position of a person in life is not their potential and that is because knowledge increases each time a certain position is attained, whether it be a promotion in school, work or in any other endeavor; and never let circumstances in life block achievement. Those two statements were the main pieces of advice Dr. Kendrick Scott offered Saturday during the Levy County Black History program in the Tommy Usher Pineland Center. 

  • Chamber selects Long as Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award was presented Tuesday to Max Long, a sergeant with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.