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  • Scott signs road bill

    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that will name three different sections of Levy County roads for residents who died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the state Department of Transportation will be creating the signs to designate the roads and setting official dedication dates.
    The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Madison), was unanimously approved  by the Florida Legislature during the session that ended on March 9.
    To be honored with road designations are:

  • Kickin’ the tires

       Members of Chiefland Fire Rescue and the Chiefland City Commission stand Monday evening in front of the city’s newest addition to the fire department, a refurbished KME Renegade Pumper. CFR Chief James Harris, during the commission meeting, thanked all who helped put the “new, old” fire truck back in tip-top shape. Most of the work was done by CFR. It took them 53 days.
       A plaque was fixed to the side of the truck Monday night in honor of the citizens of Chiefland and for everyone who volunteered time on the truck.

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for April 12

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 4, Ray Conela Adcock, 61, Chiefland, VOP. Bond $5,000.
    n April 5, Charles Anthony Baugh, 63, Bronson, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.
    n April 8, Berky Edmund, 60, Gainesville, out of county warrant.
    n April 2, Erica Norma Bowman, 21, Chiefland, affray.
    n April 4, Mallory Brochetti, 20, Williston, possession of marijuana. Bond $500.

  • Cycle for Education April 21

       Cycle for Education is a fun way to help raise money to benefit students in the classroom for the Levy County Schools Foundation.
       The leisure ride follows the Greenway Trail. It begins at the Chiefland Shopping Center at 8 a.m. and continues past the Suwannee River through Fanning Springs, on to Cross City or as far as you want. The ride is up to 48 miles long, but riders can ride as little as they wish or go beyond the designated trail.

  • Polston named chief justice-elect of Florida

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court has unanimously elected Ricky Polston – a man whose roots lie in the Panhandle town of Graceville – to become the state’s 55th chief justice starting July 1.
    Polston will become only the second chief justice from Jackson County and the first to come from west of the Apalachicola River since 1925.

  • Rubio's staff coming to help

    If you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, a member of Senator Rubio’s staff will be available to meet with you. Please plan to attend to meet your local staff and find out the services Senator Rubio’s Office offers his constituents. Tuesday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

  • They’re back; Sturgeon returning to Suwannee River

    They’re back. Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River.
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers have reported seeing the fish jump already this year.
    People have been injured in accidental collisions with the jumping sturgeon. In 2011, six boaters were hurt and 11 encounters with sturgeon were reported.

  • Smoke alerts due to brushfires in Levy, several counties issued

  • Commission looking at big Medicaid bill

    Levy County could be on the hook for up to $900,000 in Medicaid bills due to the state under a new law passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

  • Bronson man: Town reneging on arrangement

    Only one Bronson council member at a sewer workshop Monday spoke up in support of local business owner Jim Beck’s claim that town officials are breaking a promise made years ago.