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  • Gay refuses city settlement

    When the Chiefland City Commission meets on Monday it will have to decide what it wants to do about former City Manager Kevin Gay's rejection of a proposed settlement.

    In a letter dated June 17, Gay's attorney Lanny Russell of Jacksonville wrote, “It is appropriate that the City of Chiefland now agrees that Mr. Gay's severance payment should be 19,541.60 after taxes are withheld."

    The letter is part of a packet attached to the agenda for Monday's meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Russell named Bronson fire chief

    It's not clear whether the free “Bronson Fire Rescue” hats clinched the deal but shortly after being presented with the head gear the Bronson Town Council voted unanimously to elevate Dennis Russell from interim fire chief to fire chief, making his title permanent.

  • Republican primaries closed

    Republicans, who now hold sway in voter registration in Levy County, will have a huge voice in both County Commission seats up for grabs in the Aug. 26 primary.

    And in the county school board elections ― which are nonpartisan races ― all three incumbents were re-elected without opposition when candidate filing closed at noon Friday.

    Incimbents Cameron Asbell of District 1, Robert Philpot of District 3 and Rick Turner of District 5 will hold on to their seats.

  • Bronson Town Council meeting agenda June 16

    Bronson Town Council Meeting
    Agenda for Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m., at Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building

    — Approval of minutes
    — Public participation:
    public comment
    — New business:
    • certificate presentation
    — Old business:
    • Informational and discussion - quote from Robert E. Taylor P.A. for Due Diligence Evaluation and Schematic Design for multi-purpose building
    • Informational - Suwannee River League of Cities dinnerfghfghn

  • Levy County School Board Agenda for Tuesday, June 17


    June 17, 2014


    9:00 a.m.


    A) Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance — Board Chairman

    B) Welcome Visitors — Board Chairman

    C) Recognition of STATE CHAMPIONS — Superintendent

    CMHS Softball Team / WHS Baseball Team

    D) Transportation Update / Presentation — Steve Tyson

    E) Union Grievance Step 3 - Sick Leave Bank — Carmen Ward

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, June 17



    June 17, 2014


    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    Public Comments - Issues related to Agenda items

    - Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    - State your full name and addres

    — Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

    9:00 a.m. - Public Hearing

    Road Department, Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  • No city elections this year

    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeoy and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron won't be running for office this year.

    That's because neither had any challengers by the end of qualifying period Thursday for the election that would have taken place Aug. 5., had some politically aspiring resident stepped up.

    Pomeroy, representing Group 2, and Barron, Group 4, will keep the positions they've held for the last several years.

  • Health department testing flooded wells for free

    The Levy County Health Department is warning residents who obtain their water from private wells that the recent river flooding may have made the water unsafe. And the department wants folks to call the department so their well can be checked for free.

    If a well casing has been submerged by flood water, residents are warned to either use bottled water, or boil or disinfect all the water used use for drinking, making beverages, cooking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and washing areas of the skin that have been cut or injured.

  • Sen. Dean says water a House priority next year


  • Wanted: city manager

    The hunt is on for a new city manager in Chiefland.