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  • Voters to decide on business incentives

    Levy County voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to offer tax relief to businesses that move or open up in the county in return for creating jobs when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.

  • Qualifying for city this week, county next week

    Qualifying for Chiefland's city election on Aug. 5 closes today at 5 p.m., a change from years past when qualifying went until Friday. But nowadays, City Hall, where candidates go to file is closed on Fridays as a cost-cutting measure. 

  • Commission hopes $25K will spare more hassle with Gay

    The ousting of Chiefland’s now-former city manager could end up costing the city and taxpayers big, according to statements made at Monday night’s regular city commission meeting.

  • Boating restrictions deactivated on Zone 5 of Suwannee River

    Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge fell below 17 feet Tuesday, June 10, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since March 19.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, 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 when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.

  • Team effort locates missing boy in Sumner

    A missing 5-year-old boy who wandered three miles from home into a swamp was located after four hours of searching by his family, volunteers, and officers from a number of law enforcement, conservation and corrections.

  • No wake zone Lifted on Suwannee

    Suwannee River floodwaters at the Wilcox gauge fell below 9 feet Wednesday, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since April 12.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, Zone 4, which runs from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to 1 mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no wake-zone when the Suwannee River reaches 9 feet or more at the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.

  • DPS practices on pig tracheas

    Nettles Sausage Company, of Lake City, donated pig tracheas to provide EMS personnel with a lifelike experience for the advanced airway techniques as part of this quarter's safety training with the Levy County Department of Public Safety.

  • Chiefland hospital revived

    A hospital developer has bandaged up and pumped new life into a proposal to build a hospital in Chiefland on County Road 320 behind Walmart.

  • Johnson wants second look at intersection

    An intersection that has claimed at least one life and resulted in life-altering injuries to others is getting a second look for ways to prevent accidents at the request of the county commissioner for that area.

  • No answer yet on ALS

    Well, folks, it's agreed: Saving lives is a good thing.