Local News

  • Interviews set for federal judgeship

    Applicants for the positions of U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Florida will be interviewed Sept. 10 and Sept. 15 by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. Posted below are the date, time and location of each interview.

  • Cedar Key airport runway gets mowed

    Plans for the George T. Lewis Airport, a.k.a. Cedar Key airport, call for the runway to be paved in concrete. But that plan will have to wait.

    The state Department of Transportation has agreed the asphalt runway needs to be replaced with a longer lasting concrete one.

    But, the bridges on Gulf Boulevard at Lewis Pass and Daughtry Bayou will have to be replaced to carry the heavy truck loads of cement. Plans by the state DOT call for work to begin in 2016-2017.

  • Fanning EMS taking calls

    The goal was to have the Fanning Springs-based Emergency Medical Service ambulance up and running by Sept. 4, but the Levy County Department of Public Safety had the unit and crew on the job on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    The new station will provide coverage for the northern part of the county.

    This is the county's sixth EMS station and the trailer in the background that will serve as housing and office for the crews. It is based alongside the Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

    Once it is fully staffed it will create six jobs in the county.

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1

    The Bronson Town Council meets at 7 p.m. in Dogan Cobb Municipal Building.
    The agenda and documents are in PDF format and are attached to this story. They can can be downloaded by clicking on the link.

  • Man dies in Levy accident

    An accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and County Road 132 at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday claimed the life of one man, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    David White, 60, os Trenton was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville where he was pronounced dead.

    Dashel Nejee Stron, 20, of Archer was seriously injured and transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville as was his passenger, Natyla Shanel Yarber, 5 months, of Archer, who sustained minor injuries.

  • City News Briefs

    Support funds for Levy Drug Task Force

       A motion passed to have Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Chief Robert Douglas sign a support letter for drug task force funding without much discussion.

       Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum sent a letter to the City of Chiefland requesting their annual support letter for the 2015 Byrne Memorial JAG grant funding for the Levy County Drug Task Force. The grant will pay $34,500 in funding towards the task force.

  • Possible hiccup with hospital timeline

    A slight hiccup in the hospital plans for Chiefland could potentially slow the process down for up to six months.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey was guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary on Aug. 20. She gave some updates about what has been going on with the City of Chiefland, with others chiming in, as well.

    The update included information on the hospital in the works for Chiefland. Rotary Member Jessie Lipnick, who introduced Ellzey, said they plan to build the medical office building first and then the hospital after.

  • It's raining on Levy

    Steve Minnis, head of governmental affairs for Suwannee River Water Management District had lots of good news at the Levy County Commission meeting on Aug. 17.

    Minnis presented the commissioners with the district's “State of the Resource” report and the first item he pointed out was something most folks in Levy already know: “If you will turn to the July rainfall it was pretty wet as Levy County had 13.85 inches of rainfall.”

  • County decides on paid holidays

    The Levy County Commission has approved the schedule of 11 paid holidays that county workers will have in 2016.

    County workers have 11 paid holidays this year with an additional floating personal day. County Coordinator Fred Moody said the schedule was coordinated, as always, in cooperation with the 8th Judicial Circuit court holiday schedule. The county will observe all of the court holidays except two: Rosh Hashanah on Monday, Oct. 3, and Yom Kippur on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

    In 2016 workers will have the following days:

  • New jobs bother union

    An officer in the Levy County firefighters union has complained about six new lieutenant positions being created in the Department of Public Safety, saying the union wants to cover those positions in its contract. International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4069 represents and is engaged with the county in contract talks on emergency medical technicians, paramedics and paid firefighters,