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  • County briefs

    n Tourism brochure OK'd

    The Levy County Commission has approved having Tomes Rabold Advertising reprint 10,000 glossy brochures that urge tourists to "Discover Your Next Adventure" in the county.

    Carol McQueen, director of the Levy County Visitor Bureau, told the commission in its regular meeting on Tuesday, that after this batch is printed the county will own the full-color brochure produced by the company. While Tomes Rabold is the sole source for the brochure this year, once the county owns the plates it could bid out the work.

  • Levy part of national ad campaign

    A spate of ads promoting Levy County, Cedar Key and Florida’s seafood are currently receiving airtime in major markets across the country.

    Last month images of Levy County began appearing in cities around the nation as Visit Florida began airing a 40-second television ad, with an additional 10-second rotational ad from the counties that are part of the Emergency Declaration.

    The Visit Florida ad campaign is funded from the $25 million tourism grant from BP.

  • Honored with proclamation

    The Levy County Commission honored the staff of the Chiefland Probation and Parole Office by proclaiming the week of July 18-24 as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week, honoring the workers as a force for positive change in the community. Attending the meeting from the Department of Probation and Parole were, front row, from left, Shelia Smalls, 8th Circuit administrator, Teresa Wilson, Cindy Cole; back row, from left, Cassandra Shepherd, Fred Scippio, and Judy Whitten.

     

  • Free voter information access now available online at elections.myflorida.com

    Voters can check their voter registration and absentee information online

  • Ladner picked to oversee CF's Levy Center

    Marilyn Ladner has been selected as the new provost at the College of Central Florida's Levy Center.

    Ladner takes over for Interim Director Dr. Susan Chappell. Currently the manager of Corporate Training at CF, Ladner is expected to begin at the Levy Center in August. She will also be the college's executive director of College Planning.

    "It is so exciting," she said by phone last Thursday. "I'm just walking on air. I was hoping this might happen and it did. I can't wait to be more of a part of this area and this project."

  • Water negotiations at standstill

    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy told the commission at Monday night’s meeting that negotiations with the Suwannee River Water Management District over the fate of acreage surrounding Chiefland’s new well head were going nowhere. “As it stands now,” he said, “we’re leaving it with them to do what they like.

  • Fire department puts out fires in its house

    The city of Chiefland lost four of its firefighters recently after two resigned, one was fired and another came under investigation after $5,000 worth of equipment turned up missing from both the Chiefland Fire Department and Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department. “There are some good people up here that are very dedicated and do a good job, and they were hurt by this,” CFD Chief James Harris said Tuesday morning. Harris said the loss to the department's staff came after he discovered a small bag of marijuana in the Chiefland fire station a few wee

  • Bronson principal leaves position to fill need for language specialist

    Valerie Boughanem is leaving her post as principal at Bronson High School to become the School Board of Levy County's District English as a Second Language Coordinator. The School Board approved the employee status change during its June 22 meeting. Boughanem is expected to start in her new position effective July 1. Boughanem has a diverse background in education. She has spent a total of 32 years working in education, 22 of which were in Levy County.

  • County backhoe stolen in daylight near Williston

    The Levy County Road Department is looking for information on the person or persons who took a county-owned 2000 Catepillar 416 backhoe that was parked in the 4600 block of Northeast 155th Street — County Road 111 — between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, June 22. The backhoe was parked at the site at 4 p.m. Monday. When the crew came to work on Wednesday it was missing, Construction Superintendent Kellie Jerrells said.  Jerrells said a witness said the backhoe was there at 9.a.m but was gone at noon.

  • County to help Bronson in FEMA water fight

    The Town of Bronson gained an ally in its fight to keep two Depression-era public works drainage ditches off a proposed  FEMA hundred-year flood plain map, thus saving residents on the town's west side from having to buy flood insurance. Town Council member Berlon Weeks and Town Clerk Kelli Brettle outlined the town's plight at the Tuesday meeting of the Levy County Commission asking for help to clear and repair the ditches that carries stormwater runoff into Chunky Pond rather than leaving it standing to support mosquito colonies. FEMA wants to designate t