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  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures through March 23

    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 from the Levy County line to Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to repaint the roadway markings.

  • Students ask Commission for candy tobacco resolution Tuesday

    This Tuesday, March 20, at 9 a.m. the Levy Students Working Against Tobacco members will be presenting for the second time to the Board of County Commissioners to ask for their approval of a resolution concerning the sale of candy flavored tobacco.

    Candy flavored tobacco is designed to entice youth into using and getting hooked to tobacco because it has brightly colored packaging and the tobacco has fruit and candy flavoring that appeal to youth.

  • Oelrich campaign comes to Levy

    State Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville) will bring his campaign for Congress to Bronson tonight. The campaign is having a meet and greet prior to the Levy County Republican Executive Committee meeting. If you have the opportunity, they would love to visit with you and hear what is on the hearts and minds of the Levy County Voters.  They will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at the Bronson Family Restaurant.
    The REC Meeting will follow the campaign event at the same location.

  • HELPING HANDS: Food Distribution

    There will be a food distribution on Thursday, March 22, between 1-2 p.m. at the Assembly of God church at 1560 N.W. 19th Avenue — Manatee Springs Road. Recipients are asked to bring photo identification and must be Levy County residents.

  • MD-Meds fills a need

    Matt Brooks and Derrick Wise feel they have hit on a business that can help fill a need — mail-order maintenance drugs and medical supplies from verified international pharmacies at lower cost than those offered in the U.S.
    The two Williston entrepreneurs presented their business, MD-Meds of Williston to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on March 8.

  • Bembry assesses final year in state House

    GREENVILLE – With the end of the 2012 regular session of the Florida Legislature on March 9, State Rep. Leonard Bembry has completed his last days in the House chamber. After two terms, he has announced he is not seeking re-election to the seat he was first elected in 2008.
    “I am proud of my time here and all I have been able to accomplish this year for the people of North Florida,” said Bembry. “Highest on that list has to be keeping the Jefferson County prison open.”

  • New water partnership hopes for solutions

    Three state agencies saying they want to help solve Florida’s looming water crisis have partnered and are looking for leaders in a number of fields for input.
    Since February, the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership has visited nine counties in north Florida with the message that it wants to work together to find a solution.

  • Staff urges commission to keep impact fee

    Chiefland commissioners say they’re unsure about paying thousands of dollars for a study to address city impact fees for new construction.
    According to City Manager Grady Hartzog, the study is required to be done every five years and is meant to re-assess factors such as population size and the value of property and equipment to keep fees lower than costs associated with improvements needed as a result of new construction.
    The impact fees help fund various city departments, including police and fire.

  • Commission votes in favor of strays

    Owners of lost or runaway pets in Chiefland will now get a few more days to recover their animals from the city’s pound.
    Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to extend the city’s stray dog and cat holding times by another two days.
    “I just feel like we should give them as much time to locate their animals as possible,” Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron said, adding that animals sometimes get loose when caretakers are out of town.

  • Inglis residents vote to keep police

    BY Cathy Kapulka

    Correspondent

    INGLIS — Voters headed to Inglis Town Hall on Tuesday and voted “no” on the heated issue to disband the Inglis Police Department.
    The issue, which has disrupted the quiet town, was voted down by a count of 273 to 234 votes.