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  • Early voting ends Saturday

    Balloting for the Aug. 24 political party primary is Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections office, 421 S. Court Street, Bronson.  

  • Stuff the Bus helps students, teachers

    The drive to Stuff the Buss with school supplies for students will be taking advantage of tax-free weekend as the Levy County Schools Foundation and Morriston Baptist Church's Band of Brothers set up collection stations inside stores. The collection pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, paper, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, permanent markers, washable markers, highlighters, dry erase pens, rulers, index cards, Post-it notes, scissors, washable glue, glue sticks, Kleenex,  hand soap, sanitizer, binders and backpacks is an annual back to school ritual in L

  • Pistol class funds holiday party

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a pistol class  from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18   This class will qualify individuals for a concealed carry permit.  The cost is $55 if registration is done online, or $60 on the day of the class.  To register online, go to www.levypistolclass.info.  This is a fund-raiser for the Sheriff’s Office Employee Christmas Party.

  • Woman arrested in theft of sales tax

     Mary Colson Bowen, 57, who owned Mary’s Little T restaurant in Chiefland, has been arrestedand charged with theft of more than $47,000 in sales tax collected from customers and not paid to the state, the Florida Department of Revenue announced.

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  • County has hiring, spending freeze

    It's official: County employees will not receive a pay raise in the coming year, but no layoffs or reduced work hours are anticipated. Department heads have been hiring and spending are frozen. In a memo sent to all county department heads dated Aug.

  • Barron edges Walker in Chiefland race

     Incumbent Chiefland Commissioner Teresa Barron won another two-year term Tuesday, defeating former Mayor Betty Walker  148 to 104 in an election where absentee votes made the difference.

  • School Board proposes additional quarter mill

     The School Board of Levy County is facing several financial hazards entering the new fiscal year, and the board used Tuesday’s meeting to discuss the potential hurdles.

  • Early primary voting opens Monday

     Early voting begins 8:30 a.m. Monday and runs through 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 in the party primaries, although with few contested races and one of the hottest summers on record, few voters are likely to bother.

  • County millage stays same, budget drops to 2005-06 level

     Property owners can rest easy, as the Levy County Commission has decided to keep the millage rate at the same level as last year — 7.4212 — a figure that will lower the annual budget to the same size it was in 2005-2006 and spend every penny the county has in reserve.