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  • Safety expo draws big crowd

    About 1,000 visitors showed up to the Third Annual Public Safety Expo in Chiefland Saturday. The event was hosted by The Levy County Department of Public Safety.

    Visitors had the opportunity to get an up-close look at helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances and other equipment used by emergency responders. Space Walk of Nature Coast donated a bounce house to the event for the children to enjoy. Children also enjoyed a fire hose competition. There were fire department extrications, EMS and K9 demonstrations by the local public safety agencies. 

  • The check's in hand

    Forestry Supervisor Bobby Cahill, right, presents a check for $29,750.87 to Levy County Commission Chair Ryan Bell at Tuesday's regular commission meeting.

    The check represents the county's share of proceeds from timber sales in Goethe State Forest.

    The Levy County School Board received a similar check from the timber sales overseen by state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. 

  • State agrees to advertising along trails

    The Nature Coast Trail may soon be dotted with corporate advertising, according to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection press release put out last week.

  • SHINE volunteers can help with questions

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

  • Bronson to get farmers market

    Bronson will be the home of the county's only farmer's market beginning in May.

  • RV resort gets what it needs: swimming pool

    If you are going to have an RV resort, you need to have a swimming pool, too.

  • Chiefland Walking Club

    The Walking Club is starting again. All interested in walking during the evening hours are welcome to come along. There are no gimmicks. We'll just be walking, enjoying good conversation and making new friends.

    We will start walking at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and will meet at the Chiefland Skateboard Park.

    The goal will be to walk two miles or as much as you can. If you don't want to walk, bring your bike and ride along with us. Remember, there is safety in walking together. Everyone is invited.  

  • For older drivers, study finds, one drink may be one too many

    From UF News

  • File phone charge refund claims by April 12

    Attorney General Pam Bondi reminds eligible consumers who were allegedly billed for unauthorized charges by DADATA, Inc. that they have until April 12th to file their claims. The claims administrator recently mailed more than 12,000 reminder postcards to consumers, as only approximately 25 percent of eligible consumers have filed claims. Refunds may total approximately $2.3 million depending on the number of claims made. Individual refund checks are estimated to average $134, and they may be as high as $700.

  • Local business owners show support for law enforcement

    McDonald’s of Chiefland owner/operators, Andree and Kenneth Kocian, appreciate the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.  On March 31, the Kocians arrived with crates of McMuffins, cinnamon melts and fresh hot coffee, plus all the essentials to enjoy a hot breakfast. The couple wanted to express their thanks for the job that first responders do each and every day.