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  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for April 25 – May 1, 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete trail.

    Interstate 75   The new southbound entrance ramp from U.S. 441 in Alachua is now open to traffic. Nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. of the southbound exit ramp to U.S. 441. Northbound inside shoulder and southbound emergency lane closures continue just south of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) overpass in Alachua to finish the new ramp.

  • State inspections find skimmers on pumps

    TALLAHASSEE —A Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has sweep of more than 6,000 gas pumps in the state has found 81 “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information.

    Adam Putnam, commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in announcing the results of the inspections on Thursday, Apriul 23, said, “From Okaloosa County to Miami-Dade County, these skimmers are being placed on gas pumps throughout the state.”

  • Green Light a mixed success

    Operation Green Light ― a one day amnesty that allowed paying overdue traffic tickets without the 40 percent collection fee ‑ was a mixed success for Levy County as only five people chose to take advantage of it.

    The main attraction of the amnesty was not just the elimination of the collection fee, but the opportunity to get driving privileges restored as driver licenses are suspended when a ticket is unpaid for more than 30 days.

  • Baby gator empties Blue Springs

    Swimmers at Blue Springs county park had to scramble out of the water after a young alligator – about 3 feet long – decided it would join in the fun of splashing around on the first day of spring break on Monday, April 6.

    Matt Weldon, director of the Levy County Parks and Recreation Department, said the waters were evacuated for a short time until the gator decided it would return to the woods.

  • Water district official says area lags in rainfall

    Despite the rain that Levy County is receiving of late Ann Shortell, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, wants you to know that “Things are starting to get dry."

  • Bronson councilmen have many questions

    Council member Bruce Greenlee said he's been to a lot of city commission meetings and what Bronson has been doing is not normal in a lot of places.

    They're making a lot of decisions to expend funds without it being an agenda item, he said.

    It helps a person be prepared to make sound decisions and not come into the meeting and spend $10,000 more than they intended, he said, adding it's out of fairness to the public, reporters present and the council to know what they're going to discuss.

  • Bronson Council will start its budget talks June 4

    Budget time is coming up quickly for the Bronson town council and Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said she’d really like to see council members “put forth some time on budget workshops going into this new year.” They have to turn the budget into the USDA prior to moving on it in September, she said.

    Scheduling conflicts prevented them from scheduling workshops during the month of May, so they’ve been set for June 4, 11 and 18 from 6-8 p.m.

  • Yoho votes to repeal the death tax

    Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-District 3) announced that he voted on Thursday, April 16, in favor of permanently repealing the death tax. The bipartisan bill – H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act – will help a wide range of Americans, especially family farms, ranches and small businesses.

    The bill moves to the Senate, and if passed, will be sent to the White House. President Barack Obama is expected to veto the measure.

    The tax affects only two out of every 1,000 people according to Tax Policy Center estimates.

  • County asks state to help fix roads

    Levy County is asking the Florida Department of Transportation to help with fixing roads that are or will be impacted by growth in the northern end of the county and Bronson.

    In Tuesday’s meeting the County Commission voted unanimously to ask FDOT to fund the following projects:

  • Pharmacy expected to locate in Bronson

    A pharmacy is coming to Bronson and is expected to open its doors on June 1.

    Industrial Committee Chairperson Natalie Thomas of Miller Real Estate told the Bronson town council on Monday night of a “major accomplishment.”

    She said she brokered a deal to bring a pharmacy to town.

    It will be called Bronson Pharmacy and will be located on the corner of Hwy. 27 and Main Street in the building previously housed by Christian Creations, Thomas said. They’ve agreed to a two-year lease with the option to purchase, she said.