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  • Celebrate the 4th

    If you are looking to celebrate this July 4th, there are several celebrations in Levy County that offer a fun-filled holiday.
    The party begins on Tuesday when Williston holds its Independence Day Celebration with a parade, festival and fireworks. On Wednesday morning the folks in Cedar Key will salute residents serving in the military with a red-white-and-blue celebration of flags and bunting, a reading of the honor roll of service members, a parade through the historic downtown and, later in the evening, with an impromptu fireworks show.

  • Road dedication to Chiefland veteran Friday

    The dedication of a section of U.S. Highway 19/ Main Street in honor of Army Sgt. Karl Campbell who died in combat in Afghanistan will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Depot Park.  In the event of foul weather the ceremony will be moved to Usher Community Center.
    State Rep. Leonard Bembry, sponsor of the bill in the Florida House to name the road for Campbell, will be in attendance, as will be a number of veterans organizations.

  • Water supply plan still years down the road

    Water district representatives at a meeting Monday night announced that a joint regional water supply plan already in the works would not be available until some time in 2015.
    The news came during the inaugural meeting of the recently formed North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Committee held at the St. Johns River Water Management District headquarters in Palatka. About 60 people attended the meeting, which lasted about three hours.

  • City gets good financial report

    The city commission was warned by its auditor that it needs to watch how it spends its unrestricted fund because, at the current rate of spending, the cash will run out in two  and a half years.
    But the good news came that the city will be paying off its long-term debt in the next three years.

  • Debby brings much needed rain

    The biggest damage from Tropical Storm Debby seems to be in sinkholes opening in Chiefland, Williston and the county with wind and high water damage in Cedar Key where Dock Street took a lashing.
    Levy County Commission Chair Danny Stevens said the damage done on Sunday was continuing this week but was not as rough. "It's not as bad as it could be and that's about it," Stevens said. He said most folks were reporting downed limbs and only one tree of any size was down. But all the roads are open.

  • Road closings due to TS DEBBY

    Tropical Storm Debby Road Closure Update – Number 2
    Lake City  – 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 between I-75 (Exit 296) and US 90 (Exit 324) is closed. Traffic is detoured to US 90 or I-75 to US 90.
    Baker County
    ·       SR 121 at Steel Bridge Road – partial closure

  • Rivers, airport closed to traffic

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • 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.