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  • Tri-county area groundwater up in some places

    Groundwater levels in parts of Levy and surrounding counties are up, according to the Suwannee River Water Management District.
    Tropical storms Beryl and Debbie dumped unprecedented amounts of rain in the area, helping to alleviate record drought and plummeting groundwater levels. The average rainfall throughout the district in June, according to SRWMD, was about 18.4 inches, which set a new record.

  • Commission meets Tuesday on budget

    The Levy County Commission is holding its second budget workshop this month on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson. Department and agency heads and constitutional officers whose budget proposals were cut in the last workshop on July 12 will have the opportunity to argue for restoration of the requested money.The workshop is open to the public.The next regular meeting of the commission is Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m.

  • Pie, cake auction Friday helps city celebrate

    A spaghetti dinner and pie and cake auction begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Chiefland Elementary School.
       Dinner will be $5.00 per person for spaghetti, salad, roll and drink.
       The auction will be immediately following the dinner. Donors are asked to begin bringing their cakes/pies to the cafeteria at 4 p.m. and don’t forget to put it in a dish that you’re willing to part with. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at City Hall, City Building and Zoning office or at the door on the night of the event.

  • Levy County unemployment rate inches up

    Unemployment in Levy County in June was up to 9.7 percent up 0.6 percent from May, according to Workforce Connection, the state's regional career agency for Levy, Marion and Citrus counties. But the small dip is nothing new as the state has a summertime dip in employment rates, according to employment officials. And the good news is that it is lower than the same time last year when it was 11.7 and in June 2010 when it was 12.1 percent.

  • Commissioners question cut on drug task force money

    Two Chiefland city commissioners say the city is not getting its fair share of money from a drug-busting partnership it has with the county.
    Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron said Monday at the city's regular commission meeting they are in favor of pulling out of the program, known as the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force.

  • FDOT: Expect delays on SR 24 for next three months

    Staff report
    The Florida Department of Transportation will begin to resurface parts of State Road 24 between the Levy County line and the City of Archer Monday.
    Motorists can expect daytime lane closures weekdays after 8:30 p.m. for about three months, according to FDOT.
    The 2.7-mile long project is expected to cost about $1 million and also includes widening and the addition of a bike lane along a portion just west of the Alachua County landfill.

  • McQueen honored by board

    A long-time board member and former chairperson of the Nature Coast Business Development Council, (NCBDC), is stepping down.
    Carol McQueen announced at last month’s NCBDC board meeting that she is resigning from the board she has been serving on since its formation.

  • Beef O’Brady’s opens

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce turned out a crowd on Monday morning for the ribbon cutting and opening of the Beef O'Brady's on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland. Franchise owners Stacey and Mark Swain will operate the family-oriented, sports theme casual dining restaurant. Beefs, as the chain's operations are known, will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Williston candidate forum sparks little debate

    There was almost no debate among 22 political candidates Saturday at a political forum held at the Williston Community Center.
    For three hours, a packed room listened to candidates running for eight different county seats explain why each was qualified to take office. Audience members were encouraged to ask questions during the forum, sponsored by the Williston Area AARP, though only a few took advantage of the opportunity, and questions were mostly asked of sheriff's candidates.

  • Williston candidate forum sparks little debate

    There was almost no debate among 22 political candidates Saturday at a political forum held at the Williston Community Center.
    For three hours, a packed room listened to candidates running for eight different county seats explain why each was qualified to take office. Audience members were encouraged to ask questions during the forum, sponsored by the Williston Area AARP, though only a few took advantage of the opportunity, and questions were mostly asked of sheriff's candidates.