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  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, June 21, meeting

    The Levy County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse.

    Please click on the attachments to view the agenda and supporting documents.

  • Residents must sign up for new Levy emergency alert system

    The Levy County Department of Emergency Management has changed our Emergency Alert System to the new “Alert Levy” Emergency Notification and Alerting System.

    This new system will allow Levy County Emergency Management and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office to send out emergency alerts and notifications to residents of Levy County and all municipalities within Levy County that are registered to receive the alerts.

  • Blue Springs closed until further notice

    Blue Springs in Bronson has been closed by the Levy County Department of Parks and Recreation until further notice.

    This is due to the high water and blacked out conditions from recent heavy rain.

    The photo above is of Little Blue Springs but Big Blue looks just like this with high black water, according to Parks Director Matt Weldon.

    For those who want to beat the heat, the county’s other park, Henry Beck, on County Road 343 in Gulf Hammock is open.

  • Chiefland hospital may come by way of Williston

    Williston Regional General Hospital CEO Dr. Devaiah "Dr. P" Pagidipati introduced himself to the Chiefland City Commission along with a new business partner Jorge Perez and said they are interested in opening up an emergency room and eventually a hospital.

  • FHP steps up traffic enforcement on US 19

    The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting extra patrols on the North Central Florida section of U.S. Highway 19, over the next 3 days.

    Acting Troop B Commander Capt. William B. Tierney Jr. announced on Friday June 10, that the US 19 Corridor in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County will have extra troopers on patrol for a Special Enforcement Operation called Border To Border.

    The intent and efforts of this Operation are to reduce violations of:

    • speed,

    • DUI,

    • aggressive driving, and

  • Hospital dealt setback

    The developers of the proposed Suwannee Valley Community Hospital have been dealt a setback as their request to the state Agency for Health Care Administration for nn extension of the Certificate of Need for construction of the $27 million medical center and 28-bed hospital was denied on Wednesday.

    There was no explanation of why it was denied, according to Chiefland City Manager Mary Ellzey. She said the developers will be appealing the decision.

  • Fanning says hotel is still coming

    The developer who was in talks with Fanning Springs to put in a Holiday Inn Express has backed out of the project, but according to those involved with the city, a hotel is still on its way.

    During the mayor's report at the May 10 Fanning Springs City Council meeting, Mayor Trip Lancaster introduced Tommy Langford, a former Gilchrist County Commissioner and a concerned resident of Gilchrist County to discuss the project.

    "We're gonna build a hotel one way or another," Langford said.

  • Levy cleans up after Tropical Storm Colin

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Tropical Storm Colin washed ashore on Monday and for residents and officials it looked more like a hurricane exercise than a storm that could do real damage.

    “It was a very nice wake up call to shake the rust off,” said Levy County Emergency Management Assistant Director David Peaton.

  • Teen critical after accident

    A 17-year-old is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident Monday shortly after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 at Northwest 135th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Trevor D. Hill, 17, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after he lost control of his 2003 Ford Escape while southbound on U.S. 19 during heavy rain, overcorrected and the SUV started to rotate.

  • CFEC repares for Colin

    As Tropical Storm Colin continues on its path, Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) has assembled a prepared group of linemen and service restoration personnel, who are ready to assist as needed. CFEC is also ready to bring in additional contractors or request assistance from neighboring cooperatives outside the area to aid members and the community, if the need arises.