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  • Trio charged with stealing wiring from farm

    Three men are charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after spending the wee hours Friday morning stripping wire from an irrigation system on a Williston farm, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The problem of wiring theft to sell the copper and aluminum has reached epic proportions in the county, said Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan. The Sheriff's Office has worked nine thefts from irrigation pivots this year. Levy County farmers have incurred approximately $ 20,000 dollars of property damage.

  • Hardee Family reunion on Sunday

        The Hardee Family Reunion will be held at Manatee Springs State Park on April 10.  Some long-lost cousins from Isaac’s brother, Joseph are coming.  Lunch will be around 1:30 p.m.  Bring enough food to feed your family. If you have any questions, call Jeff Hardee at 352-949-0592.

     

  • Levy Sheriff's officer finalist for Trenton chief's job

    Lt. Scott Finnen of the Levy County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday that he is one of five finalists being interviewed April 12 for the Trenton police chief job.

    The Trenton City Commission was presented a short list of 16 candidates from which to choose five.

    Finnen, Andrew B. Johnson, and Robert R. Webb, each received five votes, while William Sampson received four, and James V. Raven received three.

  • Local refuges to close if federal government shuts down

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges issued the following statement on a possible shut down of the federal government on Friday, April 8:

  • Bronson council wants say in county fire department

    Several Bronson officials said Monday night they’re concerned about a plan put forth by the county’s Fire Advisory Board.
    “We want to know what’s going on,” said Council Member Jason Kennedy during the discussion at the council’s regular meeting.
    A special subcommittee of the Fire Advisory Board is recommending a 10-year plan for the consolidation of separate fire departments in the county, he explained. But Bronson officials, until recently, have had no notice about the meetings.

  • County EMS future up in air

    County Emergency Medical Services may be in need of a rescue.
    Director Trish Seibold submitted her resignation Monday morning to County Coordinator Freddie Moody, just three days after Assistant Director Royce Barber submitted his resignation and left the department.
    On Tuesday the County Commission postponed making a decision on hiring consultants to devise a method of levying EMS assessments for property owners.

  • A fair to remember

       The Levy County Fair kicks off at 4 p.m. today at the Airport Industrial Park in Williston
       A midway, entertainment, livestock and exhibits, including the creative arts will be available for one low admission price of $10.
       Miss Levy County Fair will also be crowned at the close of the Fair, Sunday, April 10.
        Each day is packed with fun, food and entertainment.
       On Friday, junior karaoke contestants will vie for the best of the younger set.

  • County passes on old Bronson school property

    The Levy County Commission has decided that the search for new courthouse space will not include the old Bronson High School property at its back door.
    It's a blow to Clerk of Court Danny Shipp's plan to purchase and renovate the property. He told the commissioners on Tuesday that members of the county's courthouse space committee met with representatives of the School Board to negotiate for the purchase of the 20 acres and the buildings — the old school which houses Hilltop School, the gymnasium and portable buildings.

  • County sets Tarmac hearing for May 3

    The proposed Tarmac King Road mine project won a recommendation for approval from the Levy County Planning Commission by a 4-1 vote in the wee hours Tuesday and will face a public hearing before the Levy County Commission  at 6:30 p.m. May 3.

  • County commission discusses future, past

    Levy County is moving into the 21st Century, while returning to its old ways.
    During the formal meeting Tuesday morning and free-wheeling workshop later, led by Commissioners Ryan Bell, of Chiefland (R-District 2), and Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown, (R-District 3), the commission discussed: