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  • New FHP troop commander first female named to post

    The Florida Highway Patrol is proud to announce the appointment of Maj. Eileen Powell to the position of Troop Commander. Her promotion became effective June 16, 2014.

    Powell is the first woman to hold this esteemed position in North Florida and will oversee approximately 101 State Troopers and 10 non-sworn employees.

    Troop B consists of nine counties including: Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion and Suwannee.

  • Be safe this summer with children, pets

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding everyone to take additional steps to ensure that no child is left unattended in a vehicle this summer. This year, there have been two reported cases in Florida of children dying of heatstroke after being left in cars. Don’t be distracted when leaving your vehicle and take a second look in the back seat to ensure a child is not left behind.

  • One sweet fund raiser

    The Chiefland Cheerleading Team held a mid-summer cake auction and the politicians, public officials and community turned out to satisfy their sweet tooth.

    Auctioneer Chad Johnson who handled the bidding at the Thursday, July 17, event said 46 items — and some that were donated back to raise money a second and third time ­— netted nearly $5,000 for the team's expenses.

    “For a summertime fund raiser it was very successful,” Johnson said.

  • Ballots have hit the mail

    The books are not yet closed for the Aug. 26 primary and 4,443 absentee ballots are in the mail headed to voters who requested them. Another 46 have gone out to Florida residents who are in the military – who received 16 electronically, or who work or travel overseas.

  • Fanning hangs up on FaceTime

    Fanning Springs City Council was on the verge of joining the technological age at an emergency meeting held last Tuesday, the object in question being whether or not absent council members could join meetings, and participate, via Skype or FaceTime.

  • Chiefland woman facing animal cruelty charges in dog’s shooting

    A Chiefland woman has been arrested on two counts of cruelty to animal charges after a veterinarian’s office reported the family’s pet, a young Shepard mix, had been brought in with gunshot wounds.

  • Property taxes could go down this year

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year’s 8.3307 to 8.2741 mils.

  • Bronson Town Council Agenda for July 21

    The agenda for the the regular meeting and one for the budget meeting are attached as PDF files that can be downloaded. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, July 22

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    July 22, 2014

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    -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

     

    9 a.m. Clerk of Court — Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court

    Request approval to donate monitors to Vision Christian Academy

     

  • Haven welcomes new associate director for Tri-County Area

       Haven Hospice welcomes Dr. Patrick Woloszyn to the position of associate medical director of the Tri-County Care Center and Chiefland Home Team. In addition to leading the care center and team, Woloszyn will visit patients at nursing homes and other facilities in the area.

    Haven Hospice Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fernando Petry said Dr. Woloszyn’s long tenure with the health department and his work within the community makes him an ideal full-time staff member in the Tri-Counties.