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  • Debby weakens to tropical depression

    Atlantic Tropical Depression DEBBY Intermediate Advisory Number 14A
    06/26/2012 07:58 PM EDT
    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL DEPRESSION DEBBY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 14A
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
    800 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

  • Levy under tornado watch until 5 a.m. Monday

  • Tropical Storm Debby brings rain, flooding

     

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

    As this storm progresses Levy County is already on the move to secure and make safe the citizens it serves. The Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson has been working now for several hours making arrangements for our citizens.

  • Jeff Earnhardt to race at Bronson Speedway June 30.

    Bronson Speedway is Florida’s premier high banked short track where action is the attraction willbe action-packed on Saturday, June 30, as it plays host to not only hometown racers, but also Jeff Earnhardt , who pilots the NASCAR Nationwide Series No. 15 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing.

  • 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.