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  • City OKs grant for hospital

    Chiefland officials say they will know toward the end of May whether or not the long-proposed Tri-County Hospital is going to come to fruition.
    “By then, we’ll know if they’ve got the funds or not,” said City Manager Grady Hartzog at Monday night’s city commission meeting about the project that has been dragging on for about seven years.

  • Freak wind tears through Chiefland

    Chiefland resident Tonya Keels knew something was wrong Saturday evening when she looked out a window and saw debris blowing across the fields that surround her family’s two-story farmhouse. She heard a loud noise and could feel a build up of pressure within the house.
    “I said, ‘something’s wrong,’ ” and Keels, her husband and four children made their way to the house’s foyer and took cover.

  • Recycling a go for next week

    Levy County Coordinator Fred Moody says he is looking to restart the county's recycling program next week.
    County officials have been waiting on the contract from the state Department of Corrections officials that will allow the county to use 14 women inmates from Lowell Correctional Institution.
    In an email on Tuesday afternoon Moody said, “We are in hopes of getting back up to speed next week as they had indicated earlier the first of April, and that still looks good.”

  • Ward announces for Supervisor of Elections

  • Road, lane closures through Friday, March 30

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for paving.  Also, daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line and to repaint the roadway lines which is a moving operation.

  • Minutes of Levy County Commission meeting on Jan. 3, 2012,

    REGULAR MEETING OF THE LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    JANUARY 3, 2012

    The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:
    Chairman Danny Stevens
    Comm. Marsha Drew
    Comm. Ryan Bell
    Comm. Chad Johnson
    Comm. Mike Joyner
    Also present were:
    County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown
    County Coordinator – Fred Moody

  • School board decides on calendar

    In its March 6 meeting, the Levy County School Board voted to pass one of the two proposed 2012-2013 school year calendars, 3-2. District 1-Bronson representative Cameron Asbell and District 3-Williston representative Robert Philpot both voted no on the calendar because no day off was allocated for the Suwanne River Fair Sale Day. Both Asbell and Philpot discussed the significance of the day to Levy County students and were concerned about absenteeism from students skipping school to attend the fair.

  • Blue Springs Park not open for Spring Break

    Spring breakers can instead go to Henry Beck Park

  • Suwannee River water board names April as Water Conservation Month

    LIVE OAK — The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) governing board has joined with other agencies and local governments in designating April as Water Conservation Month.
     The proclamation, adopted by the board, calls upon residents, businesses and visitors to protect our precious water resources by practicing and promoting conservation measures both indoors and outdoors.
     “We’re asking the public to water as little as possible,” said Jon Dinges, District director of Water Supply and Resource Management.

  • Democrats meet Tuesday in Bronson

    The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
    Anyone interested in the Democratic Party, discussing the upcoming elections or just interested in getting involved in the Democratic Party is welcome to come to the meeting and join.
       The committee is seeking people that are interested in the party and interested in fairness in the political system.
       A dinner menu will be available for purchase.
    For more information, call Charley King 352-493-4797.