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  • Levy County unemployment rate inches up

    Unemployment in Levy County in June was up to 9.7 percent up 0.6 percent from May, according to Workforce Connection, the state's regional career agency for Levy, Marion and Citrus counties. But the small dip is nothing new as the state has a summertime dip in employment rates, according to employment officials. And the good news is that it is lower than the same time last year when it was 11.7 and in June 2010 when it was 12.1 percent.

  • Commissioners question cut on drug task force money

    Two Chiefland city commissioners say the city is not getting its fair share of money from a drug-busting partnership it has with the county.
    Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron said Monday at the city's regular commission meeting they are in favor of pulling out of the program, known as the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force.

  • FDOT: Expect delays on SR 24 for next three months

    Staff report
    The Florida Department of Transportation will begin to resurface parts of State Road 24 between the Levy County line and the City of Archer Monday.
    Motorists can expect daytime lane closures weekdays after 8:30 p.m. for about three months, according to FDOT.
    The 2.7-mile long project is expected to cost about $1 million and also includes widening and the addition of a bike lane along a portion just west of the Alachua County landfill.

  • Opportunities for Progress Trenton Operations Center

    ST. PETERSBURG— Progress Energy and LEMA Construction & Developers, Inc., a general contractor, will host a vendor fair for local suppliers interested in learning more about potential subcontracting opportunities associated with the construction of a new office building at the Trenton Operations Center.

  • Haven Hospice accredited through ACHC

    Haven Hospice was recently recognized as a hospice organization by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

  • McQueen honored by board

    A long-time board member and former chairperson of the Nature Coast Business Development Council, (NCBDC), is stepping down.
    Carol McQueen announced at last month’s NCBDC board meeting that she is resigning from the board she has been serving on since its formation.

  • Beef O’Brady’s opens

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce turned out a crowd on Monday morning for the ribbon cutting and opening of the Beef O'Brady's on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland. Franchise owners Stacey and Mark Swain will operate the family-oriented, sports theme casual dining restaurant. Beefs, as the chain's operations are known, will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Williston candidate forum sparks little debate

    There was almost no debate among 22 political candidates Saturday at a political forum held at the Williston Community Center.
    For three hours, a packed room listened to candidates running for eight different county seats explain why each was qualified to take office. Audience members were encouraged to ask questions during the forum, sponsored by the Williston Area AARP, though only a few took advantage of the opportunity, and questions were mostly asked of sheriff's candidates.

  • Williston candidate forum sparks little debate

    There was almost no debate among 22 political candidates Saturday at a political forum held at the Williston Community Center.
    For three hours, a packed room listened to candidates running for eight different county seats explain why each was qualified to take office. Audience members were encouraged to ask questions during the forum, sponsored by the Williston Area AARP, though only a few took advantage of the opportunity, and questions were mostly asked of sheriff's candidates.

  • Commission cuts $2 million from budget

    The Levy County Commission, displeased that its "cut your budget requests" message went unheeded, went line by line over the proposals and cut them.
    In the end, the board removed more than $2 million in proposed expenditures for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 in a workshop on July 12.  Chief among the targets were items where the same amount of dollars were requested for three years but the money was never spent.