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  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 3

    The Levy County Commission meets on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson. 

    The meeting is in the commission meeting room on the first floor and begins at 9 a.m. 

    To see the agenda, please click on the link with this story. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Oct. 31-Nov. 6

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    East University Avenue   Daytime eastbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. east of Northeast First Street to install bus pull out in front of the downtown plaza.

     

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to finish the concrete sidewalk/trail.

     

  • County, city fire chiefs meet Nov. 5

    The Levy County Fire Administration — a committee composed of all the fire chiefs in the county and municipalities will meet Thursday, Nov. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

    The meeting will be in Classroom D at the Levy County Public Safety Complex, 1251 N.E. County Road 343, Bronson.

  • Klansman from Bronson gets 7 years on weapons charge

    Jamie Vincent Ward, 38, of Bronson, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 26, to seven years in prison and two years of supervised probation on each of two charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon to be served concurrently. He was also fined $200.

    But three days later that Ward's attorney notified the court Ward will appeal the judgement by District Judge Mark Walker for the Northern District of Florida.

  • Animal lovers donate to county shelter

    The dogs and cats at the Levy County will have it a little easier courtesy of three groups that have donated supplies.

    Donna Roehl and LEAF, and Critter Crusaders donated water buckets for the kennels that county workers have attached to the 44 pens for dogs. And they also donated mats for the cat and kitten wire cages in the cat room at the shelter.

    Bridgett Domenico, administrative assistant for Levy County Animal Services, said the donations are appreciated by the staff and animals.

  • City again delays action on RV resort

    The landowners requesting a land use plan and rezoning change on 45 acres off County Roads 320 and 321 in Chiefland sought and received a two-week delay from the City Commission.

    The request was made in a letter from the attorney for the owners, Emily G. Pierce of the Rogers Towers law firm in Jacksonville. The owners, Lois Livingston and Tommy Myles, said the reason for the delay is to give them time to prepare a professional presentation for the commission that will answer questions raised about the development.

  • Chiefland Commission meeting agendas for Monday, Oct. 26

    The Chiefland City Commission meets in City Hall at 214 E. Park Ave. 

    The attached agendas are for the commission meeting as the City Planning Board at 5:30 p.m.

    The regular Commission begins follows the conclusion of the Planning Board meeting. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 24-30, 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    East University Avenue   Daytime eastbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. east of Northeast First Street to install bus pull out in front of the downtown plaza.

    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits for shoulder work.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary hosts rib sale for CMHS athletics and band

     The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club will host a rib sale to benefit Chiefland Middle High School athletics.

       The sale is going on now and tickets can be purchased from students participating in the various programs, including football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country and band.

       "Suwannee Valley Rotary is working with Bubba Que's on a rib sale fundraiser. This sale will help the students help themselves to support the programs they belong to," Rotary President Tom Andresen said.

  • Precinct lines changing to benefit voters

    Change is coming for 1,313 Levy County voters who have found themselves having to go the extra mile(s) to cast their votes. A request by Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones will make that trip a little shorter.

    Jones' request to the Levy County Commission to slightly change precinct lines was unanimously approved on Tuesday.

    She cited two examples for the action: