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  • Assessment hearing is Sept. 2

    The Levy County Commission approved four fees landowners pay and is holding a public hearing on the fees - which remain the same as last year- at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2.

    The fees approved are:

    _ $75 preliminary Emergency Medical Services Tax Assessment Rat

    _ $25 assessment Solid Waste Assessment

    _ A variable Roadway Maintenance Service Assessment, and

    _ $31 Fire Protection Services fee.

    Even though the rates will not be increased, they must be approved annually and a public hearing must be held, County Coordinator Fred Moody said.

  • Ride to Provide is Sept. 6

    Imagine traveling down the open road, warm sunshine on your skin, crisp blue autumn skies ahead, and scenic nature views all around. Come early autumn, there's no better place to be than Levy County, Florida's famed Natural Paradise. Bikers from all over Florida and the Southeastern U.S. are invited to take in the views and ride amongst friends-your day of fun will help the Levy County Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC).

  • Babe Ruth All Stars thank sponsors

    The Chiefland 13-15 year old Babe Ruth All Stars would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to help them out on their trip to the State Tournament in Tallahassee.

    The team also thanks family and friends who treaveled to Tallahassee to support them.

    Thanks to:

  • Lundy spells out his boys basketball program

    In Mark Lundy, the Chiefland High boys basketball program not only has a coach who cares about building a winning attitude, but also shaping the character of boys as they turn into young men.

    Lundy explained some of his philosophies and needs to the Chiefland Rotary Club members at their July 23 meeting at Bell's Restaurant.

    Lundy is beginning his second year as head coach of CHS basketball.

    There were growing pains for the players and coach in Lundy's first season. There were ups and downs as the Indians posted a record of 9-18.

  • Fox attacks woman

    A Morriston woman is still hospitalized and undergoing surgery to repair her legs after a red fox attacked her on Friday morning, and her husband wounded her while trying to kill the animal.

    Pat and Don Vrana of Southeast 186th Avenue were checking their yard on Friday morning after they spotted a suspicious animal when the female fox attacked them. Don Vrana was able to get away from the fox but he could not get the fox off his wife's leg.

  • Police looking to save money

    The Chiefland Police Department has seen the light and will be saving on its fuel bill as a result.

    The "enlightment" came when the department ran a test on a police car without the familiar rooftop light bar, using lights that are mounted inside the windshields.

    Chief Robert Douglas said he decided to go with the new lights after doing a test drive. "I did a test drive for 50 miles," he said. "Without the light bar I got 25 miles per gallon and with the light bar on I got 16 miles per gallon."

  • Early voting starts Aug. 11
  • Chiefland millage down a 'smidgen'

    Chiefland property owners can breathe a sigh of relief as their property tax rates will go down a smidgen this year.

    However the Chiefland City Commission received proposals to raise fees, water and sewer rates, to go to a four-day work week and discussed the possibility of tying future fee and rate increases to the Consumer Price Index.

    The City Commission voted in its regular meeting Monday night to lower the rate from 4.7536 mills to 4.75 mills and to hold its budget meetings on September 9 and 23.

  • Levy CFCC offers classes

    CNA Program

    If you are interested in a career in health care you are invited to a free information session about the Certified Nursing Assistant class that will be offered by Central Florida Community College at Williston High School this fall.

    The CNA program is a great first step to a health care career. It prepares students for employment as nursing assistants in hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical offices and clinics.

  • Levy County millage rate stays same

    Levy County's property tax millage rate will remain at its current rate - 7.4212 mills - for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1

    That's good news for property tax owners. But the bad news for Levy County is that employees won't get a raise and it will have to spend its entire emergency reserve fund, to balance a reduced budget at that tax rate.