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  • Resident raises ire of council

    A Bronson councilman told one of his constituents Monday night that he was sick of his bi-monthly rants against the council.

    Elijah Williams was on the agenda to speak for no more than five minutes about holding an election to fill a council vacancy; but by the time he took to the lectern, the council had already agreed to call for a special election.

    “This should have gone to a vote in the first place,” Williams said, “but the reason it didn’t is this house is divided.”

  • FHP monitoring conditions on CR 326, SR 26

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring an area on County Road 326 between County Road 337 and County Road 343 in Levy County throughout the night for the possibility of smoke and fog which could create hazardous driving conditions.

    Drivers should use caution especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Group hopes to build flagship facility for wounded vets at Otter Springs

    It's often said that for every negative outcome, something positive arises to put things back in balance.

    Such was the case when volunteers, inspired by the life of wounded Marine Sgt. Michael Nicholson, organized to form ForVets Inc.

    Nicholson's life was changed forever when he lost both legs and part of his left arm to an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011.

  • Fanning Springs signs developer’s agreement

    In a unanimous decision, with the absence of Marty Sanchez and Stoney Smith, the Fanning Springs City Council approved a motion to sign the developer’s agreement for the Holiday Inn project.

    The motion came after the public hearing - required due to the changes made in the grant application -held last Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The project went from promising 50 jobs down to 30 with the loss of the Dairy Queen that was to be brought in by Hudson Foods.

  • Bronson will hold election for vacant seat

    Two weeks ago the Bronson Town Council reached a stalemate when it came to the appointment of someone to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Berlon Weeks.

    Monday night members were in one accord to hold a special election and let the town’s voters decide who should represent them.

    Council members had been asked to rank applicants, but Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts said she didn’t feel comfortable numerically ranking the candidates.

  • County blesses hospital with road changes

    The ink is barely dry on the state Certificate of Need for the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital and work is getting underway on construction preparations.

    On Tuesday, Chiefland Accounting Specialist Laurie Copeland asked the Levy County Commission to approve a memorandum of understanding that would allow the city to install a 930-foot deceleration lane on County Road 320 in front of the hospitals location.

    The hospital is to be built on a site behind the Walmart in Chiefland.

  • Smoke warning for Gulf Hammock

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of State Road 55 and County Road 326 near Gulf Hammock in Levy County due to a 10-acre prescribed burn.

    The Department of Forestry officials advised they do not expect the residual smoke to impact any major roadways, however, motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in this area.

    Drivers should use caution especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are also reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weatherconditions.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, December 16

     Levy County School Board

    9:00 a.m. REGULAR SESSION

    A) Swearing In Ceremony — Judge Browning

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

     

    B) Expulsion Recommendations — Superintendent

     

    C) LLA Recommendations – Return to School for 2nd Semester 2014/2015 SY — Dennis Webber

     

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, December 16

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    December 16,2014

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

     

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    -State your full name and address

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

     

    Levy County Sheriff's Office — Mike West, 911 Addressing

  • Chiefland news briefs

    Football banquet OK'd

    The Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the use of the Usher Community Center for the Chiefland Quarterback Club's annual Chiefland Indians football banquet on Dec. 18.

    At the same time, the commission approved donating the usage fee for the center back to the club.

    CMHS Football Coach Aaron Richardson won the commission approval in Monday's meeting.

    Dec. 22 meeting cancelled