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  • Sen. Graham, other environmentalists to speak at Silver Springs event

    SILVER SPRINGS — The Florida Conservation Coalition, a nonpartisan alliance of concerned individuals and nonprofit organizations, will hold a rally at Silver River State Park on Saturday, June 23, to bring attention to the threats facing Silver Springs and other rivers, lakes, springs and aquifers throughout the region and state.  Through the event — Speak Up for Florida’s Waters  — the coalition aims to raise public awareness and galvanize further support for efforts to protect and restore Florida’s imperiled aquatic resources.

  • Chiefland passes on water ordinance

    Though no official vote was taken, Chiefland commissioners passed Monday night on implementing an option to a state agency’s water shortage order that would have reduced offenses from a 2nd degree misdemeanor to that of a civil infraction.
    Suwannee River Water Management District representative Steve Minnis told the commission that because of drought conditions, the district has put into effect a phase 3 water shortage ordinance, which for city residents means they will have to curtail water use for things such as landscape irrigation.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 5, Patricia Bailey, 47, Bronson, fraud. Bond $10,000.
    n June 7, Richard Edward Berryhill, 23, Inglis, battery. Bond $1,000.
    n June 7, Jephthah Darin Burton, 21, Chiefland, burglary, grand theft.
    n June 4, Jina Diane Covery, 43, Eagle Lake, VOP.
    n June 7, Harold Monroe Dallas, 24, Williston, FTA. Bond $2,000.
    n June 10, Jason Mathias Dickson, 37, Morriston, DWLS, attached registration license plate not assigned. Bond $3,500.

  • Knitters unite

    Alta Brewer, left,  shows Leslie Long, center, how to work in a new thread on a washcloth as Shirley Long, no relation, takes in the lesson. The ladies were part of a group that participated in "World Wide Knit in Public Day" on Tuesday at the Bronson Public Library.

  • Kennedy announces for District 1 county commission

    My name is Jason Kennedy, Republican, and I am your experienced candidate for Levy County Commissioner, District 1. It has been some time since someone raised and living in District 1 had the honor of serving his or her constituency.

  • City seeks more funding for hospital infrastructure

    No one objected in a public workshop Monday to City of Chiefland staff applying for about $900,000 in federal  grant money aimed at helping a proposed hospital get water and sewer.
    “I think everyone is excited about this project,” Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy said of the Tri-County Hospital. “We’ve sent off the letter, and we’re very hopeful, very excited.”

  • City’s 100 years to be coined

    To celebrate 100 years as a city, the Chiefland Centennial Committee plans to mint silver and bronze coins.
    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve a request from the committee to borrow money from the city’s industrial fund, about $10,000, to pay for the coins.

  • Beef O'Brady's hit by thieves

    Everyone who has been waiting for a bite of Beef O'Brady's famous wings, burgers and buffalo chicken salads at the new Chiefland restaurant may have to put their appetites on hold thanks to thieves.
    That's because construction of the casual sports restaurant on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland has been hit not once but twice — first on May 5 and again on June 10.

  • Several local candidates win without opposition

    Qualifying for the 2012 local, state, congressional and senate primaries closed this week and several local and state candidates won re-election handily while others must overcome party primary opponents and, for some, general election opponents.
    Those returning to office without any opposition are:

  • Public warns Corps on Tarmac mining

    INGLIS — Less than 100 people turned out for a public hearing on Tramac's mining proposal and its environmental impact but the message was respectfully delivered by the mostly elderly crowd: We don't want it because it will harm the environment.