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Local News

  • Fowlers Bluff gets $2.9 M for safe water

    Fowlers Bluff residents will have cleaner, safer drinking water in June thanks to the efforts of locals to replace an aging water treatment plant built in the 60s.
    David Woener, a member of the Fowlers Bluff Water Systems Association Inc., said the area's water board has been trying to get the system replaced for years. Many of the water lines are corroded and are in constant need of repair, he said. "And it's out of compliance with DEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection),"

  • 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.