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  • State GOP’s road map: $500 million in lower tolls

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Leaders of the Florida Senate and House of Representatives are committed to following through on Gov. Rick Scott’s promise of $500 million in tax cuts. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, voiced agreement to reduce vehicle registration fees for all Florida drivers.

  • Levy drug cases not affected by FDLE probe

    A Florida Department of Law Enforcement review of cases dating back to 2006 that were handled by a chemist in the agency's Pensacola lab does not include any from Levy County.

    Possibly affected are nearly 2,600 cases for 80 law enforcement agencies spanning 35 counties and 12 judicial circuits that the chemist worked, according to an FDLE press release.

    Levy County is not on the list of affected counties.

  • 3 in Levy arrested on Medicaid billing charges

    TALLAHASSEE — Following an investigation by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, three Levy County residents were arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Chiefland Police Department.

    Laurie Meeks and Stephanie Tindall are accused of billing the Medicaid program for nearly $80,000 for services never rendered, and Barbara Gamble for billing more than $3,500 for services never rendered.

  • Agenda for School Board meeting on Tuesday Feb. 4

    AGENDA February 4, 2014

    5:20 p.m. Executive Session

      A) Expulsion Recommendations


    6:00 p.m. Regular Session

  • Agenda for Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, February 4



    February 4, 2014

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -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


  • Road closing for Creekside Christian homecoming parade


    State Road 24  The road will be temporarily closed Friday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to noon in Otter Creek for the Creekside Christian School homecoming parade. 

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office will detour traffic.

  • Ditch still an issue in Bronson

    Bronson officials might feel for the plight that Judy and Russ Hall have come to know in the recent weeks of rain, but town council members say there's little Bronson can do to help.

  • Working to feed the hungry

    The United Methodist Church of Chiefland organized a food sampling event Saturday, Jan. 25, to raise money for Stop Hunger Now, an organization aiming to feed the hungry in Haiti and the Phillipines.

    More than a dozen businesses and individuals prepared foods from around the world  for sampling. The items offered included barbecue, egg rolls and pork wontons, a variety of breads, a Phillipine chicken and rice dish, New Orleans red beans and rice, onion soup, Greek salad and much more. 

    There also had a silent and live auction of donated items.

  • County auction offers bargains March 1

    The Levy County auction is Saturday, March 1, with gates opening at 8 a.m. and bidding starting at 9 a.m. 

       Folks are welcome to come preview on Friday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

    Questions should be directed to Charlie Bedford, shop supervisor, at 352-486-5556. 

    Personnel will be available on Saturday to assist buyers with their purchases, if needed. 

       As usual, all items are sold "as is where is."

  • Candidates can attend 2014 Candidate University

    Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections, will offer a "Candidate University" for those seeking to run for the Board of County Commissioners, Districts 2 and 4; and County School Board, Districts 1, 3 and 5. The public is also encouraged to attend this event in order to learn more about this process.