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  • 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.

  • Dire report on state water supply

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Because of drought and water withdrawals, the state is having trouble managing water supplies.
    That was the message presented by water district officials at Tuesday’s county commission meeting.

  • County commission approves candy tobacco resolution

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday in favor of limiting the impact flavored tobacco products sold locally could have on area youth.
    The resolution, drafted by high school students from around the county, asks that the commission support urging tobacco retailers to consider “the cessation of the sale and marketing” of such products, which, according to several students at Tuesday’s meeting, are aimed at getting teens hooked on nicotine.

  • Fanning Manatee in recovery

    A boat-wounded manatee rescued Feb. 21 from Fanning Springs is in relatively good health and is scheduled to be a candidate for release into the wild in a few weeks, according to representatives from Sea World Orlando.
    About a dozen volunteers and team members from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued the mammal after it was noticed that the manatee had a gash on its back and was having trouble breathing. Rescuers took the animal by truck to Sea World for rehabilitation.