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  • Marijuana moratorium heads to public hearing

    A nine-month moratorium in Levy County on the opening of any medical marijuana dispensaries passed its first public hearing without comment on Tuesday and will have a second public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse.

  • Emergency need for blood donations

    This from LifeSouth:

    We are currently in emergency need for all blood types. We are especially in need of negative blood types.  We have very few Tri-County drives in the next couple of weeks due to the semi-annual "What Colors Do You Bleed?" blood drive on UF campus next week.

    Ther is a blood drive today (Thursday, Jan. 19, at the College of Central Florida Levy Center until 6 p.m. 

    There is a blood drive in Bronson on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.n. to 4 p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court St. 

  • Big adoption event at Levy County Animal Shelter

    Levy County is holding its first ever pet adoption event at the county animal shelter on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free water and hot dogs available for prospective adopters.

    Levy County Animal Services is at 12055 N.E. 69th Lane, Bronson. Phone 352-486-5138.

  • Park manager seeks to strengthen bond between local state parks, community

    When Mark Abrizenski took over last April as park manager of Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs State Parks and the Nature Coast State Trail, he was disappointed at the lack of community involvement in the parks.

    Knowing the beneficial mutual relationship between the parks and the local economy, Abrizenski is determined to forge a stronger bond between the two, he told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club at a meeting in December.

  • 911 service restored at sheriff's office

    UPDATE:

    The 911 service has been restored to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.  

     

     

    The 911 function for LEVY COUNTY has been disrupted. Citizens needing immediate help need to call the Levy County Sheriff's Office at 352-486-5111 or 1-800-538-9767.

  • County delays decision on legal ads

    The Chiefland Citizen and an online blogger must wait another two weeks to find out if the Levy County Commission will be awarding either the county’s legal advertising and delinquent tax roll publication.

    The commissioners decided to table the matter for further study after Interim County Coordinator Wilbur Dean said only two bids were received.

    The one for the blogger offers to add a page to his website and keep it available all year for $5,000.

  • Local Sierra Club presents program on solar

    Tri-county Working Group of Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club will present Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State at the Homosassa Library, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21. “Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State” explains that just as we switched from horses to cars, telegrams to telephones, typewriters to computers, and postal mail to email, we must now commit to switch from dirty fuels to clean energy.

  • Home heating help available for elderly

    Elder Options, an agency the helps seniors, wants to get the word out that the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is available for residents age 60 and older who are having problems keeping their home warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

    The program can provide:

    • Electricity bill payment

    • Purchase energy related supplies such as fuel, fans, space heaters, wood, air conditioners, and

    • Repair heating and cooling systems.

  • Farmers Market Returns to Train Depot Park Saturday

    The Community Farmers Market returns to the Train Depot Park in Chiefland starting in January, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The hours are

  • Constitutional officers take oath of office

    The election may have been Nov. 8, 2016, but Florida's constitutional oifficers do not take office until the first day of the new year.

    And so it was on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when the Levy County Courthouse opened for business that the county's five constitutional officers and their families and friends filed into Courtroom A and before all took their oath of office. Administering the oath was Levy County Judge James "Tim" Browning.