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  • Ten Commandments may return to Chiefland

    The Chiefland City Commission was presented with an application to allow a Ten Commandments monument to be placed on the City Hall lawn by a Trenton-based religious cooperative.

    Pastor Travis Hudson and Dr. Jerry Nash, representing the Harmony Baptist Association of Bronson, an association of 28 churches and missions in Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua and Columbia counties, presented the letter of application at Monday's regular meeting.

  • Agenda for Chiefland City Commission meeting on Monday, February 9

    The Chiefland City Commission will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. for the evaluation of Fire Chief James Harris and in regular session at 6 p.m.

    Both meetings are at city hall. 

  • County to seek new advertising bids

    The Levy County Commission weary of a contentious process for publishing its legal advertising hinted on Tuesday that it may self publish the delinquent property tax rolls.

    The suggestion came during a discussion of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown's report that both bids for the tax roll and legal advertising were flawed. She rewrote the bid documents and sought the commission's approval to rebid.  

  • Anthem clients urged to keep eye on credit

    TALLAHASSEE —Floridians who are customers of Anthem, Inc. to take extra measures in monitoring their credit, state Attorney General Pam Bondi said.

    Anthem announced this week that their computer network was the target of external criminal cyber-attacks. Amerigroup Corporation which is affiliated with Anthem and manages publicly funded health programs was also affected by the data breach. 

  • Resident questions commission remodeling

    Ron Grant of Williston confronted the Levy County Commission at the Tuesday meeting asking who approved the remodeling of the meeting room, how much money was spent and whether the project was put out for bid. 

    “At the Dec. 2 meeting I asked for information on the remodeling of the commission meeting room,” Grant said in the public comments period that opens the meetings. He asked who made the motion to do the work. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 3

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    February 3, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk -State your full name and address -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

  • Road closure report for Jan. 31-Feb. 6

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Archer Road   Daytime eastbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. east of Southwest 37th Boulevard for driveway modifications into Sonny’s BBQ/Chick-fil-a.

    The main driveway at UF Health/Shands (Circle of Hope) is closed for an extended period for construction at the hospital.

    Hawthorne Road Daytime westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from East University Avenue to Southeast 43rdStreet for asphalt repairs.

  • Burn in Marion can affect Levy drivers

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of State Road 40 and County Road 314 in Marion County due to a 500-acre prescribed burn conducted by the U.S. Forestry Service.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in these areas. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Qualifying for Bronson council seat opens

    The Town of Bronson will be holding a special election March 10, in part, to determine who will fill Town Council seat No. 2, which was left vacant by Council Member Berlon Weeks a few months ago. Weeks resigned to pursue other business interests.

    Several local candidates stepped forward to fill the position when, initially, the town council considered appointing someone to the position. It was later decided a candidate should be chosen by voters.

    Qualifying for the seat will take place Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.

  • Rally for the Cure

    On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association will hold the Rally for the Cure golf tournament. Rally for the Cure is a program that involves people who are committed to making an impact in the fight against breast cancer.