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  • Bronson Town Council to hire Parks employee

    The Bronson Town Council unanimously approved a motion to begin a search to hire a part-time Town employee to help with upkeep and maintenance at James H. Cobb Park.

  • Birdies for books

    Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.

    Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”

  • 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.