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  • Meet the legislators Sept. 21

    The 2015 Levy County Legislative Delegation meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the Dogan S. Cobb building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    For more information, to be placed on the agenda to speak at the meeting, contact Matthew McClain in Stone’s District Office at (352) 291-4436 or by email at Matthew.McClain@myfloridahouse.gov

  • Levy needs a new courthouse

    Clearly the two county commissioners in a courthouse space committee meeting did not want to hear bad news, especially as they face the voters in 2016, but Robert Roundtree, chief judge for the 8th judicial Circuit, delivered it:

    “I hear a sense of some that we ultimately know where we want to go and that’s a new building.”

    Roundtree said a new courthouse could cost $9 million, that’s the price for building a similar new courthouse in Washington County.

  • Flood insurance information now available

    By Brad Buck


    With tropical storm season in full swing, it’s a great time to think about flood insurance. A new feature on the Florida Sea Grant website puts you a mouse click away from information to help you understand flood insurance, why it’s important, whether you’re required to have it and how to get it.

  • Yoho hosting Service Academy Day

    Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R- District 3) would like to invite students, teachers and families of all ages to meet with Service Academy representatives and learn first-hand what it takes to become a commissioned Second Lieutenant/Ensign in the U.S. Military. 

    The United States Service Academies are an all-expense paid scholarship opportunity valued at $500,000. In addition, Cadets and Midshipman receive pay and benefits and guaranteed employment following graduation.

  • Fanning Springs discusses changing LDRs

    Fanning Springs is on a roll with efforts to utilize the city park and Fort Fanning for the good of the community with Mayor Trip Lancaster leading the way.

       Not only has the city, in conjunction with the newly formed chamber of commerce, held two free movie nights, fully funded without any tax dollars being spent, along with the return of the Festival of Lights to take place on Dec. 5, but now they're in discussions to bring a farmer's market to the park.

  • Florida State Surgeon General visits Levy County

    Cedar Key School received a special guest last Thursday, one who wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty.

       As part of his coastal tour "The Health in All Places" the State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong visited the school and Cedar Key's local food pantry. 

  • Final vote for tax assessments

    The Levy County Commission will hold a final public hearing on Monday, Sept. 14, to consider final passage of the property tax millage, assessments for fire, EMS, solid waste and roads, and the meeting could prove interesting.

    Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood (R-District 4) has served notice she is interested in the fire and emergency medical services assessments, asking about how much the two funds have in reserve — a rainy day fund.

  • Remembering 9/11

    A flag with the names of every person who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks was donated to the Levy County Commission by Ivan Chubb, veterans representative and chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville.

    Accepting the flag are, from left to right, Robert Lowyns, Levy Veterans Service Officer; Commissioners Rock Meeks, Danny Stevens, John Meeks, Mike Joyner (behind Chubb) and Lilly Rooks. The flag will be framed and hung in Lowyns' office in the courthouse annex building. 

  • Meet the legislators Sept. 21

    The 2015 Levy County Legislative Delegation meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the Dogan S. Cobb building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

    “I look forward to hearing from and meeting with my constituents in Levy County,” stated Rep. Charlie Stone. “These delegation meetings are a great way for our constituents to have their voice heard and their concerns addressed. I am excited for our meeting on Sept. 21."

  • FS council votes to allow Internet cafe

    After some tough questions, Fanning Springs City Council voted to allow a local man to reopen what was once an Internet cafe within the city limits.

       Dan Noll, owner of the Patriot Social Club in Chiefland, is expanding to open another business by the same name in Fanning Springs. He was on the agenda to ask for the council’s approval on the matter at the Sept. 1 meeting.