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  • More water to be pumped from Suwannee Basin

    Unwavering in the face of what many scientists and environmentalists are saying is a water crisis, the Suwannee River Water Management District's governing board handed out yet another million-gallon-per-day-plus water permit at its last meeting May 8.
    The latest permit, approved 7-2 by the board, will allow Stagecoach Properties, owned by Beaver Property Investments LLC., to suck about 1.25 million gallons of water per day to irrigate 717 acres in Suwannee County, part of the Upper Suwannee River Basin, for the next 20 years.

  • Diamond announces for county commission

  • Tarmac scales back Inglis operation

    Jeff Harris who has shepherded the Tarmac King Road mining application for a number of years confirmed this week he has taken another position in Titan America, the parent company of Tarmac King Road Mine, but will continue working on the Inglis mine project.
    He has taken a position in Medley, after working for several months in another office in Orland. That followed the closing of Tarmac's Inglis office in November.

  • Corps issues Tarmac mine report

    The clock has started ticking on taking public comment on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft report on the Tarmac King Road mine's permit application under the federal Clean Waters Act.
    The public has two opportunities to offer comments:
    • A public meeting at the Inglis Community Center on May 31 at 7 p.m.
    • By sending comments to the Corps until July 11.

  • Second chance on Girl Scout cookies

    Did you miss out on the opportunity to buy Girl Scout thin mint, Samoa or Tagalongs cookies?
    Well, good news, there is a Girl Scout Troop in Chiefland that has a stash of cookies that will give Girl Scout cookie lovers a second chance to buy those sweet morsels.
    They have lots of cookies to sell and while you munch down on them you can know that you are helping support the activities that build better young women for our community.  Cookies are $4 per box.

  • County recycling back in business

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this morning.

    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the person in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Old Town man injured by sturgeon on Suwannee River

    An Old Town man was injured Friday at about 10:30 a.m. when he collided with a sturgeon that jumped out of the Suwannee River in front of his boat. It's the first sturgeon strike this year.
     Christopher Jordan Marlo's injuries were not life-threatening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators.

  • Chiefland man bitten by rattler

    A Chiefland man was bitten by an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake Thursday, May 10, while he was trying to reach for eggs in his chicken coop.
    After the bite, he went to the Chiefland EMS station and was on the way to Gainesville when the anbulance was diverted to meet a Shands Hospital air ambulance in Bronson. The heicopter took him to the hospital.
    Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Tummond said the man killed the snake and brought it with him to the EMS station for identification purposes.  He said the snake was 5 to 5 foot 6 inches long.

  • A Night of Excellence

    Quincy Cason, of Williston High School, provided the entertainment for guests during the reception before the Levy Schools Foundation Night of Excellence program at Williston Middle School on May 3.

    The evening honored the school district's top teachers, education staff personnel  and volunteers with a reception and awards presentation.