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  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Feb. 22 meeting





    February 22, 2011

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    9:00 a.m.    -       Rick Bloom

                               Levy County Volunteer Fire Department

  • Fast-moving grass fire closes school

    A backyard trash fire started at about 1:30 p.m. Monday took off and forced classes to end early when it came within a few acres of Bronson Middle/High School.

  • Black History dinner Saturday

    The annual Levy County Black History banquet is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Tommy Usher Pineland Center, Chiefland. 

  • City has sticker shock

    A new dispatching system proposed by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office has city officials worried about money.

  • Sheriff’s office moves to silent dispatch

    Officials with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office said in a meeting last week that the agency needs to hire four new dispatchers and switch over to a communication system known as silent dispatching.
    “I really do believe our county will be better served,” Sheriff Johnny Smith told about 25 representatives from various agencies throughout the county in attendance at the meeting held at the sheriff’s office.

  • EMS cuts in service just a rumor

    Citizens and medics packed the Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting room to let the commissioners know the county's Emergency Medical Services should be kept at the same level and possibly improved.
    The crowd of about 70 people filled every chair and lined the walls as the commission had a workshop Tuesday dubbed a discussion on "current and future county issues and EMS."

  • Boys will deliver speeches at CHS graduation

    Chiefland High School senior Mark Tolentino was not fooled for a moment when he was called to the principal's office for being in trouble, or so he says. He said he expected to see his parents there because he needed a signature on some paperwork.
    Instead he was informed he will be the top graduate in the CHS Class of 2011 and will be its valedictorian.
    Fellow senior Jacob Reidy, on the other hand, wondered if he needed to wear a catcher's mask to protect himself when he was notified to get to principal Bill Tovine's office.

  • Chiefland man charged in armed home invasion

    A Chiefland man is among three people charged in an armed home invasion at a Williston house occupied by an 81-year-old woman and a home health care worker, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Arrested in the incident on County Road 335 — Northeast 75th Street — are Hillary "Hill" Henderson, 20, of Chiefland and Craig Allen Pitts, 20 of Morriston. Pitts, who is said to have masterminded the robbery, is the son of the home health care worker and had worked in the home as a nighttime house sitter.

  • Bronson civic leader Tommy Dunford has only one job now

    When the Bronson Chamber of Commerce needed a little injection of life to revive it a couple of years ago, Tommy Dunford was the man they handed the job.
    Mr. Dunford, whose family, friends and co-workers joked he was a man of many hats, gladly took on the job of Chamber president and started planning new activities for the group — including the Town of Bronson's first and second annual Pumpkin Festival.

  • Tuesday County Commission meeting draws attention

    A Levy County Board of County Commissioner's workshop agenda item on a "discussion of current and future county issues and EMS" is raising some eyebrows and led to a Facebook page "Save Our Levy Ambulances."