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  • County increases millage rate, assessments

    The Levy County Commission expressed shock that it drew only one taxpayer to a public hearing on special assessments on Tuesday evening in the commission meeting room.
    It was a sharp change from two years ago when the hearing was held in the larger Courtroom A at the County Courthouse to accommodate the people objecting to increases in special assessments and any increase in property taxes.

  • School Board approves lowered budget, millage

    Near the end of a meeting in which the School Board of Levy County approved, among other things, a tentative millage and budget for 2011-12, board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson offered up a cost-savings idea.
    Asbell didn’t prepapre any notes to introduce his idea before Tuesday night, all he did was hold up the more than 100 sheets of paper he had been handed during the two-plus hour meeting. It was timely considering lack of funding was discussed several times.

  • Bronson and cable provider bicker over money

    The Bronson Town council members said Monday night they're fed up with the area's cable provider, Florida Cable Inc.

  • PSC assists FCC in curbing Lifeline duplication

        Lifeline Assistance (Lifeline), the discounted telephone service benefitting low-income consumers, has apparently benefitted some more than others.

  • Drew fails in bid to unseat Barber

    Commissioner Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown  (R-District 3), failed Tuesday in her second bid to unseat Thad Barber of Morriston from the County Planning Commission.

  • Story time on the Suwannee

       About 40 children, along with representatives from several state and local agencies, showed up at Fanning Springs State Park Tuesday to hear Florida First Lady Ann Scott talk about the importance of literacy.
       Scott was participating in the 2011 Summer Literacy Adventure aimed at encouraging children to read over the summer break.

  • National Night Out at Trailhead Depot Park Tuesday

    The National Night Out celebration for Chiefland will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to  8 p.m. at Trailhead Train Depot Park.

    National Night Out brings neighbors together and shows criminals that the community is organized, educated and is taking a stand against crime.
    This event is aim at children under the age of 16.
    The event, which includes activities for all ages, fingerprinting, and more is opento the public.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 30 – August 5, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 26)  Daytime lane closures just east of Southwest 37th Boulevard to modify the driveway into the former Wendy’s.
     
    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line which is a moving operation.
     

  • Florida First Lady to read to children at Fanning Springs

    Florida First Lady Ann Scott will read to children at Fanning Springs State Park at noon Tuesday in the closing event of her tour to encourage reading during the summer school break.

    This will be the last stop in her statewide tour of state parks. Scott is encouraging reading and enjoying the state's parks. She is also encouraging children to sign pledges to read a certain number of books suring the summer break.

    The First Lady will read from “Those Magical Manatees” by Jan Lee Wicker on the stage at the park.

  • Bembry updates Chamber

    Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Bennit Patterson, right, thanks state Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-District 10) for updating the chamber membership on legislation that passed — and failed — during the spring legislative session.