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  • UF Health closed on Friday, rescheduling appointments

    University of Florida Physicians primary care and specialty care practices will be closed on Friday, Oct. 7. We will be making every effort to reschedule patients within a two-week period of time.  For up-to-date, specific information on practice closings, patients can call 352-265-0008, and practice staff and physicians can call 352-265-0900.
     
    Archer Family Health Care (located in Archer) will be closed on Friday, Oct. 7. For questions, please call 352-495-2550.
     

  • 11 a.m. Update: Closings due to Matthew

    Here's the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management Department:

    • Levy County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and the county can expect 30 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. But if Hurricane Matthew moves any more to the west, residents need to be prepared for higher winds. This storm's path could change at the last minute.

    • This is not expected to be a rainfall event. 

    • Shelters are not being opened at this time. 

  • Schools closed Friday

    Here is the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management and the next update will come at 11 a.m. after a briefing:

    "There is notmuch change in the track (of Hurricane Matthew) and we expected that, said David Peaton, assistant director at LCEM. 

    He said the Levy County School Board will close schools on Friday. "So those are the biggest changes. The shelter is not up, evacuations are not ordered."

  • Tropical storm watch issued for Levy

    TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR LEVY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

     

    A tropical storm watch has been issued for Levy County and is effective until further notice.  A Tropical Storm watch means that the potential exists for Tropical Storm force winds over the next 48 hours.

     

    Residents must take steps to protect their property from 30-40 mph winds that could affect items that are not secured.

     

    Tomorrow morning, the Levy County School Board will make the determination on the status of schools on Friday.

  • Fowlers Bluff Fire meets Saturday

    The annual meeting of the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department will be on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at the fire station in Fowlers Bluff.

    Agenda items include a financial report, and election of board members and officers. Levy County Commissioner Lilly Rooks, as well as the new director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, James “Mitch” Harrell, will be in attendance.

  • County executive Fred Moody retiring Dec. 23

    County Coordinator Fred Moody, Levy County's top executive, will be retiring before the end of the year. Moody has made no secret of his desire to spend more time with his wife, Ann, who retired from the county clerk's office last year, and to spend time with family.

    He has been planning his retirement for several years and earlier this year indicated he would be leaving as soon as the “new” board is seated.

  • Beast Feast a wild success

    At 5:30 p.m. Saturday members of the Levy County Schools Foundation were looking around for their guests at the annual Beast Feast fundraiser at Etheridge Produce in Williston.

    After all, the day had started with a run for the Williston Rotary Club's Purple Pinkie project and the Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston.

    Maybe folks were tuckered out.

  • FEMA sets up assistance stations

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, disaster assistance teams arrived in Levy County on Monday and immediately got to work, according to Levy County Emergency Management Director John MacDonald.

    MacDonald, who was at the County Commission meeting for ratification of the county's emergency order from Hurricane Hermine, briefed the board on FEMA's activities.

    He said the officials were scouting places to set up assistance centers that will be fully functional by Thursday.

  • Levy under tropical storm watch

    Wednesday evening update:

    TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR LEVY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

     

    A tropical storm watch has been issued for Levy County and is effective until further notice.  A Tropical Storm watch means that the potential exists for Tropical Storm force winds over the next 48 hours.

     

    Residents must take steps to protect their property from 30-40 mph winds that could affect items that are not secured.

     

  • SBA offers disaster assistance to residents ffected by Hurricane Hermine

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.