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  • Road closings caused by TS Debby

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.
     
    Baker and Columbia County
    ·       I-10 east of I-75 (Exit 296) to US 90 (Exit 324) has been reopened to all eastbound and westbound traffic as of 11 a.m. today. Use caution in the area as the water is up to edge of the travel lanes in places and debris may float out of the woods alongside the roadway.
     

  • Keep an eye on Gulf this weekend

    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    200 PM EDT SAT JUN 23 2012

    FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

    BUOY OBSERVATIONS...SATELLITE DATA...AND PRELIMINARY RECONNAISSANCE
    DATA INDICATE THAT A TROPICAL STORM MAY BE FORMING IN THE CENTRAL
    GULF OF MEXICO ABOUT 250 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE
    MISSISSIPPI RIVER. IF THE PLANE IS ABLE TO IDENTIFY A WELL-DEFINED
    SURFACE WIND CIRCULATION...THEN ADVISORIES WILL BE INITIATED LATER
    THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...90 PERCENT...OF

  • CFEC hosts hurricane planning meeting

       Central Florida Electric Cooperative recently hosted a hurricane planning meeting for emergency management personnel in the service area, including county sheriff’s offices, city police departments, local fire departments and emergency management offices and responders.

  • Local promotion company formed

    Two residents have formed a music promotion company to help raise the profile of local bands and their first gig is Saturday at Double Down in Gainesville with Steel Bridge of Cross City and and Crosstyz of Bell.
    Michael Michalis, an agent with Don Martin Insurance in Fanning Springs, and Rod Whited, an agent with Nothwestern Mutual insurance, have formed RAM MAN Productions.

  • Levy begins summertime creep

    Every year at this time — even in the good years — Levy County's unemployment starts to creep upwards. It starts in May and continues through June, July, then starts to level off or go down by September.
    And this year is no different.
    In May, Levy County’s labor force increased by 210 to 16,982, employment went up by 165 jobs to 15,445 and the number of unemployed rose by 45 to 1,537, according to figures released by Workforce Connection, the state's employment and career agency serving Levy, Marion and Citrus counties.

  • Chiefland Chamber meets Friday

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, followed by a general membership meeting at noon, in the community room at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.
       A buffet lunch will be provided compliments of this month’s sponsors Tri-County Chiropractic and All Season’s Heating & Air Conditioning.
       Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

  • Scholarship

    The Suwannee River Loyal Order of Moose presented recent high school graduate Nicole Outler, left,of Gainesville, with a college scholarship. Outler plans to double major in oboe performance and early childhood development.

  • Inglis considers merger with county fire department

    Early talks of a merger between municipal and county fire departments was met with mixed reviews Thursday night in Inglis.
    By invitation, Levy County Safety Department Director David Knowles showed up before the commission in a public workshop to discuss the merits of Inglis having its fire department taken over by the county.
    Several municipalities in have agreed to such a merger. The Town of Bronson held a public workshop June 4 on the matter, though no decisions were made.

  • Master gardeners to offer help at home

    By Diane Clifton

  • Patriotic service Sunday at Lighthouse Word Church

    Lighthouse Word Church is hosting a Patriotic Service on Sunday, July 1, at 10:30 am, in honor of our independence as a nation.  
    Special guests include keynote speaker Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, State Attorney Bill Cervone, 8th Judicial Circuit Judge David Glant, Levy County Judge James T. “Tim” Browning and many other city and county officials.  
    Patriotic music and voter registration will also be featured at the service.
    The public is invited to join in the celebration.