Fanning Springs State Park will suffer at the hands of private developers if a proposed plan for additional campsites is allowed to come to fruition, park enthusiasts and residents told a panel of state officials last week.
The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
Interstate 75 Northbound traffic is shifted to the west just south of the interchange because of the addition of a barrier wall on the east side of the project. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph around the clock and the truck restrictions are lifted from three miles south of the interchange to just north of SR 26 encouraging semi-trucks to use the far left lane as well as the center lane.
The Nature Coast Business Development Council asked for the resignation of its fifth director since its incorporation in 2000 during a contentious, and sometimes angry, meeting June 28.
Pat O'Neal, who was hired one year ago, was told to submit his resignation by July 1 in a 6-0-1 vote with its newest member abstaining. O'Neal was given 24 hours to respond to the demand that he resign.
When Carol McQueen steps up to the podium at the Levy County Commission meetings she usually gets an automatic pass — no questions asked — on her request.
Things were different on Tuesday when she sought approval of six advertising grants — none over $3,000, and commissioners asked questions before approving the grants. The grants, funded by the 2 percent tax on transient lodgings, were recommended for approval by the Tourist Development Council.