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  • Florida State Surgeon General visits Levy County

    Cedar Key School received a special guest last Thursday, one who wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty.

       As part of his coastal tour "The Health in All Places" the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong visited the school and Cedar Key's local food pantry. 

  • Final vote for tax assessments

    The Levy County Commission will hold a final public hearing on Monday, Sept. 14, to consider final passage of the property tax millage, assessments for fire, EMS, solid waste and roads, and the meeting could prove interesting.

    Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood (R-District 4) has served notice she is interested in the fire and emergency medical services assessments, asking about how much the two funds have in reserve — a rainy day fund.

  • Remembering 9/11

    A flag with the names of every person who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks was donated to the Levy County Commission by Ivan Chubb, veterans representative and chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville.

    Accepting the flag are, from left to right, Robert Lowyns, Levy Veterans Service Officer; Commissioners Rock Meeks, Danny Stevens, John Meeks, Mike Joyner (behind Chubb) and Lilly Rooks. The flag will be framed and hung in Lowyns' office in the courthouse annex building. 

  • Meet the legislators Sept. 21

    The 2015 Levy County Legislative Delegation meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the Dogan S. Cobb building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    “I look forward to hearing from and meeting with my constituents in Levy County,” stated Rep. Charlie Stone. “These delegation meetings are a great way for our constituents to have their voice heard and their concerns addressed. I am excited for our meeting on Sept. 21."

  • FS council votes to allow Internet cafe

    After some tough questions, Fanning Springs City Council voted to allow a local man to reopen what was once an Internet cafe within the city limits.

       Dan Noll, owner of the Patriot Social Club in Chiefland, is expanding to open another business by the same name in Fanning Springs. He was on the agenda to ask for the council’s approval on the matter at the Sept. 1 meeting.

  • Bronson unofficial results show Hunt, Bogart

    The town of Bronson may soon have a new mayor as the unofficial results are in for the Tuesday night election.

    Bronson resident Jason Hunt ran for Seat 4 against Franklin Schuler and came up with 142 votes to Schuler's 110. Katie Parks Bogart sought reelection for Seat 2 against Mary Tracy. Bogart received 143 votes to Tracy's 106.

  • Haven takes on patients left in limbo

    By Pat Faherty

    and Lou Elliott Jones

    A dispute over a federal audit has led to the suspension of Medicaid payments for about 148 low-income hospice nursing home patients of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (HOCC) and Haven Hospice, which serves the same area, has stepped in to provide the necessary care.

    Eight patients have been switched to Haven Hospice, a not for profit provider in the area, but a Haven official said it is estimated that there are 50 patients who could be affected in Haven's service area.

  • Bronson unofficial results show Hunt, Bogart

    The town of Bronson may soon have a new mayor as the unofficial results are in for the Tuesday night election.

    Bronson resident Jason Hunt ran for Seat 4 against Franklin Schuler and came up with 142 votes to Schuler's 110. Katie Parks Bogart sought reelection for Seat 2 against Mary Tracy. Bogart received 143 votes to Tracy's 106.

  • Haven takes on patients left in limbo

    A dispute over a federal audit has led to the suspension of Medicaid payments for about 148 low-income hospice nursing home patients of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (HOCC) and Haven Hospice, which serves the same area, has stepped in to provide the necessary care.

    Eight patients have been switched to Haven Hospice, a not for profit provider in the area, but a Haven official said it is estimated that there are 50 patents who could be affected in Haven's service area.

  • D&D Dance wins Business of Year award

    By Kate Figueroa

    If you are familiar with the work of D&D Dance Studio in Chiefland, then you must know the positive impact this business has had on our community. Their two dance recitals each year in June at Chiefland High School welcome a standing room only audience of over 1,000 people.