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Local News

  • New date set for hospital construction

    The construction of a 60-bed hospital in Chiefland has seen its ups and downs over the last few years due to a weak economy, but a representative from the company proposing to build the hospital said it’s back on track with a new construction date.

  • County working on local preference proposal

    “Keep it local” is the push behind Levy County’s drive to add a local preference rule to bids for goods and services.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for August 13 - 19

     The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Daytime lane closures from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line to repaint the roadway markings. Crews will also be repainting the roadway lines which is a moving operation.

  • Rubio's staff to visit Chiefland on Tuesday

    Members from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s staff will be available to meet with the public to assist with federal issues during a mobile visit 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Chiefland City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave.

       For more information, call the senator's North Florida Regional Office at 904-398-8586 

  • TDC draws up plans to lure more tourists

    The Levy County Tourism Development Council weighed the best way to market the county to tourists now that it is taking over all advertising duties.

  • Judge rules against Yankeetown challenge to Tarmac mine

    Yankeetown has lost its challenge of Levy County's approval of the Tarmac King Road mining operation.
    In a 287-word order, 8th Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Rountree Jr. dismissed the petition for a writ of certiorari— a judicial review — of the Levy County Commission's May 3 decision to approve the mine on a 4,750-acre site near Inglis.  The company expects to mine at the rate of 25 acres per year for 110 years.

  • Yankeetown must wait for answer on Tarmac

    The Town of Yankeetown argued its challenge to the Levy County Commission's conditional approval of a special exception permit for the Tarmac King Road limerock mine and now it is left to wait for a court ruling.
    Judge Robert E. Rountree Jr. said after hearing two hours of arguments from both sides on Monday he would issue a ruling but would not say when.

  • New school policies in place

    Ignorance won't be bliss for parents and legal guardians with claims of not being aware of new policies for the 2011-12 school year. That was brought up by School Board of Levy County chairman Rick Turner of Yankeetown during a recent board meeting discussion about one of the new policies where three tardies in a nine-week grading period count as an absence.
    "What happens when a parent comes in saying they didn't know about the policy?" Turner asked director of administration Jeff Edison.

  • It's back to school time

    It's time to "Stuff the Bus," fill the backpack, trim those locks and celebrate a summer well spent before starting school on Aug. 22.
    Sorry. Summer and school should not be mentioned in the same sentence. But it's true.
    This weekend parents can hit the stores to take advantage of a sales-tax-free weekend of shopping for clothing and school supplies.
    And the whole family can take advantage of two events to help them get ready for school.

  • County hires first public safety director

    Levy County has hired its first public safety director and he will start work on Aug. 22.
    David L. Knowles, a native of Hawthorne and a captain with the Citrus County Fire Rescue, has accepted the position that carries a $65,000 annual salary.
    The Levy County Commission unanimously approved Knowles' hiring at its Aug. 2 regular meeting.  He was their top choice among six candidates interviewed by the commission in July.