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  • Chamber hosts casino night

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first Casino Night from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, with a prize auction to follow. This event will be at BubbaQues, in the conference room.
       Tickets are on sale now for $25. Each ticket will receive $1,000 in play money. There will be Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps and Luck of the Draw.    There will be many great auction items to spend your “winnings” on.

  • Progress Energy, Duke Realty host vendor fair June 7

    Progress Energy and its contractor, Duke Realty Construction, will host a vendor fair on Tuesday, June 7, for local companies and service providers interested in learning more about potential work opportunities associated with the construction of a 70,000-square foot, office and warehouse facility at the Crystal River Energy Complex.

  • Bronson council says cemetery needs to be held accountable

    Sarah Denson's voice quaked as she told the Bronson Town Council Monday night about the state of the Rosemary Hill Cemetery, the place where her husband, brother and friends are buried.
    "They were good, upstanding citizens, business people and taxpayers," Denson said. But the cemetery is not being taken care of, she said. The area needs to be mowed and debris needs to be picked up. She said the last time she visited the cemetery there were cut branches resting on top of a grave.

  • Helping Hands for May 19

    Farm Bureau collects
    for disaster victims

       Levy County Farm Bureau will be taking donations through the month of May for the families affected by the recent tornados in Alabama.     Needed items are bottled water, personal hygiene items, blankets, toys for kids, clothing, non-perishable food items. Cash donations will also be accepted, please make check payable to the Alabama Disaster Relief Fund through Drummond Community Bank.

  • Chiefland star party Friday

       The Chiefland Star Party Group is presenting a telescopic view of the stars and planets at the observation tower at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve in Yankeetown at 8:30 p.m.

  • Library loads up on activities

       The Levy County Public Library System is loaded with activities the rest of the month.
       The Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will have a "feelings-themed" preschool program at 11 a.m. on May 23. On the same day, there also will be an after school program with movie and popcorn at the Bronson Public Library at 5 p.m.

  • CF Levy Center has $4.8M in state budget

    An appropriation of $4.8 million for the first phase of construction of the Levy Campus of the College of Central Florida is included in the state's Public Education Capital Outlay budget.
    But like a similar $14.8 million appropriation that was vetoed, it faces a possible veto by Gov. Rick Scott.
    CF President Charles Dassance, who announced the good news at a gathering on the new campus Thursday, said residents should keep the school in their prayers, write letters and send emails to Scott in support of the appropriation.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, May 17

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    May 17, 2011

     

     

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

  • Chiefland Rotary wraps up fishing tourney

    With thunderstorms skirting Cedar Key to the north and south, sun shined on the Chiefland Rotary Club’s annual fishing tournament on Saturday.

    Winners were the team of Michael Graham and J.R. Dice for the biggest bag with 19.02 pounds of total fish, the team of John Fisher, Sonya Fisher and Kelby Hudson for the biggest redfish with a 7.33 pound catch and the team of David Stone and Jimmy Ellzey for the biggest trout with a 4.64 pound fish.

  • Road and Lane Closures for May 14 - 20

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from Southeast 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line.