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  • Mother Nature shines on garden dedication

    Tuesday morning's temperatures were brisk, but it wasn't enough to dampen the enthusiasm of about 100 people as they turned out for the dedication of the Florida Friendly demonstration garden at the Levy County Extension building in Bronson.

  • Patient thanks EMS crew

    It's not often the folks who work for Levy County Emergency Medical Service get to see their clients again.

  • Levy County invaders spur presentation in Cedar Key

    With blinking bug eyes, they hunt at night and ooze a toxic slime from their skin as a defense. They are a threat to the environment and cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage to Florida homeowners and businesses each year.

  • Friends remember Alonzo

    Former Chiefland High student-athlete Alonzo James Guyton, 24, was shot and killed early in the morning of Oct. 25 in what police are describing as a robbery attempt.

  • Sheriff’s Office has $1 million employee

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has recognized a milestone achievement of benefit to residents of Levy County in these tough economic times. 

    The E911 system is funded with a 50-cents per month fee placed on telephone lines. With the advent of cell phones many people have chosen to drop their landline phones, reducing revenue to support E911. 

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

     Beast Feast a success

  • County passes on CFEC purchase

    The Levy County Commission has decided to pass on buying the Central Florida Electric Cooperative headquarters on U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland. 

    In a special meeting Monday the commission — short one member and without its newly appointed member — registered its displeasure that it was not consulted by county staff or a grants writer before they toured the CFEC facility and asked Chiefland officials for letters of support for a $1.6 million federal grant to renovate the facilities.

  • Drew not seeking election

    Levy County Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown will not seek election in 2012 to the District 3 seat to which she was appointed in March 2009.

    “I had been debating it at length for some time,” she said on Monday after a special commission meeting. She had announced she would not seek election at an Oct. 18 meeting of the Inglis-Yankeetown Republican Club. “It wasn’t any one thing.” 

  • Halloween’s a treat this weekend

    Activities to mark Halloween are plentiful this weekend in Levy County.  

    CAAA Carnival at Strickland
    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association holds its annual carnival that is free for children and charges adults a minimal fee to enter. It will be at Strickland City Park from 5 to 9 p.m.
    The highlight of the evening is the costume contest with age divisions.
    There will be games, candy, bounce houses and drawings for prizes.

    Haunted Theater back at Chief

  • City hopes to mark historic places

    The city of Chiefland could soon have some historical markers if it qualifies for state funding.
    Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to allow staff to apply for a $50,000 grant aimed at historic preservation.
    “Mr. Mayor, I’m excited about this, (especially because) you got me on the tourism board,” said Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron. Historical places are good for tourism, she said, especially if they’re placed on road maps.