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  • Chiefland Chamber honors businesses of the year

    Fernwood Flowers & Gifts, R&L Mobile Home & RV Supplies

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off Industry Appreciation Week by honoring two local businesses: Fernwood Flowers & Gifts and R&L Mobile Home & RV Supplies.
    The two businesses were among a number nominated for the honor that has been bestowed annually by the Chamber since 1984. The businesses chosen exemplify a commitment to the community, to outstanding service and to civic involvement.

  • Commission takes knife to sheriff’s budget

    The sheriff was a no show at a public hearing on the county budget Thursday, so the Levy County Commission took action sure to get his attention — slicing his budget from $10.1 million to $9.95 million.

  • Officials prepare for worst, pray for best

    Chiefland city officials are taking precautions in case the city gets sued over a Ten Commandments monument that sits on the front lawn of City Hall.
    City commissioners, at the recommendation of City Attorney Norm Fugate, voted unanimously Monday night to enlist the free legal services of Liberty Counsel, a non-profit organization that fights for religious freedoms.
    “As you may know, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has submitted a public records request … which gives some indication they are looking at Chiefland,” Fugate said.

  • Road and Lane Closures for Sept. 10-16

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.
     

  • Rep. Bembry receives significant committee assignments

  • Fire board recommendations presented to commission

    A subcommittee studying ways to improve county fire service came out with seven recommendations that were presented to the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.
    Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3) presented the recommendations which do not include some proposals that has caused a controversy throughout Levy County.

  • Employment agency moves to Chiefland

    These days, it's not just the unemployed who are having a hard time coming up with money. Even the people who help the unemployed find jobs are pinching pennies.
    In October, CLM  Workforce Connection, located in Bronson, will be shutting down and moving to Chiefland.

  • Williston councilman's wife dies in accident

    An accident that killed a Williston woman early Wednesday morning closed a portion of SR 121 South for more than an hour.

    Aleta Ann Shoemaker, 65, and the wife of Williston City Councilman Michael Shoemaker, was pronounced dead at the scene around 9:49 a.m.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2002 Dodge Ram, driven by David Burch, 63, of Citra was southbound around 9:20 a.m.

    Shoemaker, riding a Harley Davidson Sportster was northbound and had just negotiated a curve before entering a straight section of the road.

  • Cable provider chased out of Bronson

    Bronson officials voted unanimously to give the town's cable provider the boot Tuesday night after a 30-minute speaker phone conversation with a representative from the company during a Town Council meeting.

  • Commission wants citizens to speak up

    What kind of services do residents of Levy County want and what are they willing to pay?