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  • Minutes of Levy County Commission meeting on April 17

    APRIL 17, 2012

    The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on April 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens, Comm. Marsha Drew, Comm. Ryan Bell, Comm. Chad Johnson
    Also present were: County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown, County Coordinator – Fred Moody, Assistant to the County Coordinator – Dick Tummond

  • Chiefland Students of the Month

    Three Chiefland students were presented awards for academic achievement  at Monday night’s city commission meeting.
    From left, Houston Keen, of CHS, February Student of the Month; Garrison Vandegrift, CMS, and Austin Williams, CHS, April Students of the Month.
    Not pictured: Lucas Blumenburg, CES.

  • Water boards pick stakeholders for new water partnership

     Twelve representatives were named today to the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership’s stakeholder committee, an advisory body that will share viewpoints of stakeholder groups with the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help address the region’s water supply issues.
    Chosen to represent the groups, organizations and entities that have an interest in the region’s water supply, committee members are:

  • Motorcyclers should consider safety

    TALLAHASSEE – Increasingly, Americans over age 45 are climbing on motorcycles. However, national data showing a surge in fatalities in motorcycle drivers in that age group indicate all riders need to be vigilant about safety. In Florida, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ statistics show 44 percent of motorcycle drivers killed in crashes in 2010 were age 45 or older. DHSMV joins Gov. Rick Scott in proclaiming May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Florida to highlight the importance of the public safety issue.

  • Concealed weapons class supports church trip 

       The Levy County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a concealed weapons permit class Saturday, May 26, beginning at 8 a.m.. at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office classroom.  Cost of the class is $75.
       For more information or to register, call 352-486-5111 or email sfinnen@levyso.com, or visit www.levypistolclass.info.
    Door registration on the day of the event will be accepted, however, a $10 surcharge will be added.
       Lunch will be provided. Bring eye and ear protection.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 17

    n The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 8, Gary David Bamberger, 54, Williston,  FTA. Bond $2,000.
    n May 7, Philip Jay Bascone, 32, Chiefland, selling synthetic narcotic, selling Schedule III or IV drug. Bond $30,000.
    n May 12, Bruan Robert Bible, 26, Cedar Key, two counts possession of marijuana, two counts selling marijuana. Bond $120,000.
    n May 10, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 32, Bronson, battery, VOP. Bond $50,000.

  • One arrested, one sought in home invasion

    One man is under arrest and another is being sought in a home invasion robbery at a Bronson home on May 10, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Patrick Shawn McLaughlin, 45, is being sought by deputies, while a man described as his partner  Aaron Michael Miller, 31, was arrested shortly after the incident and jailed on charges of home invasion robbery and depriving a victim of 911. Miller's bond is $500,000.

  • 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.