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  • Sheriff buys cars, lays off top staff

    For the third year in a row Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith has found some extra cash in his budget at the close of the fiscal year — close to $250,000  — and bought six cars for $173,935.

  • Drones to patrol Cedar Key skies

    Residents in Cedar Key may look up into the sky in 2012 and spot drones flying overhead — similar to the ones used last week to attack and kill the alQaeda leader in Yemen.

  • LARC fundraiser rolls on Saturday

       The sixth annual motorcycle fundraiser "Ride to Provide," to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC), is Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bronson High School, with free coffee and doughnuts. The ride will begin with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net.  

  • Road and Lane Closures for October 1-7, 2011

    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.
     

  • Levy corrections officer arrested on drug charge

    Levy County Jail deputy Richard Monroe Harris, 26, of Cross City, was arrested Thursday by officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, for one count of sale of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute.

  • Quincey honored by UF

    Cattleman Don Quincey, of Chiefland, center, was honored recently with the University of Florida's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Award of Distinction. Quincey was recognized for his support of the University's research and extension services related to pastures and
    cattle.
    Quincey, the owner of Quincey Cattle Company, is president of the Florida Cattleman's Association. He also serves as chairman of the Suwannee River Water Management District.

  • CFEC annual meeting Saturday

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative holds it annual meeting on Saturday with registration for members starting at 8 a.m. at the non-profit corporation’s operations center. The business session begins at 10 a.m.

  • Progress Energy builds new line from Bronson to Chiefland

    If you have been driving down U.S. 27A from Bronson to Chiefland, you might have noticed a strip being carved out parallel to the road.
    Since August, crews have been clearing brush, cutting shrubs and trees. This followed a project putting up metal poles and power lines in Chiefland just past the Florida Department of Transportation building on U.S. 27A.

  • Legislative delegation gets long work list

    Citizens and public officials gave the Levy County Legislative Delegation a long list of work it wants accomplished in the session that starts Jan. 10, 2012.
    Martha Lott, chief judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit, which includes Levy County, told the legislators on Monday afternoon in a hearing at the county courthouse that a drop in funding has almost forced a shut down — twice.

  • Chiefland only city in county not collecting EMS impact fees

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy says he's upset that the county is asking the city to collect an impact fee on future construction that would help fund Levy County's Emergency Medical Services.
    At Monday night's regular meeting, commissioners discussed a letter sent to them and City Manager Grady Hartzog from County Coordinator Freddy Moody stating the fee, required by county ordinance, was necessary to fund growth of EMS.