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  • Fire budget fans flames

    Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay took his request for more money in Chiefland Fire Rescue's contract with the Levy County Commission to its budget workshop on Tuesday and what resulted was a fiery clash of words  followed by a cooling off period — until the commission's next meeting on Sept. 3.

  • Glad to be back

    Chiefland Elementary School second grad student John Donaldson enbraces fellow student Patrick Corbett, who is in the third grade, on the first day of school.

    Levy County schools opened for the 2013-14 school year on Monday. 

  • Love goes awry for Morriston man

    A Morriston man, who has eight aliases, is in Levy County Jail on a $1.25 million bond accused of more than simply violating the 10th commandment's prohibition on coveting his neighbor's wife. 

  • Fire budget fans flames

    Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay took his request for more money in Chiefland Fire Rescue's contract with the Levy County Commission to its budget workshop on Tuesday and what resulted was a fiery clash of words  followed by a cooling off period — until the commission's next meeting on Sept. 3.

  • CHS Indians peanut boil Thursday

    It's almost football season. 

    Time to show the Chiefland High School Indians football team some love and chow down on some peanuts. 

  • Small leak at CR3 well noted

     By Pat Faherty

  • Small leak at CR3 well noted

     By Pat Faherty

  • Students return to free breakfast, lunch

    Good news for parents: When students return to school on Aug. 19 parents won't have to root around for change to pay for a school breakfast or lunch, or both. 

  • There's some good in bad news on jobs

    Levy County's unemployment rate inched up 0.3 percent to 8.6 percent in July — no surprise given that local unemployment rises in the summer months. But what was encouraging in that news of the second month of increasing unemployment is that there are more people in the county's labor force than the previous months.

    Levy County's labor force increased by 211 to 16,464 in July. Those with jobs rose by 151 to 15,039 and the number of unemployed increased by 60 to 1,425 which is down 270 over the year when the unemployment rate was 10.3 percent.

  • FWC lifts Santa Fe boating restrictions

    Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge have fallen below 17 feet, allowing for the deactivation of boating restrictions that have been in effect on the river since July 12.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as the Santa Fe River is at 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.