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  • County billboards promote Cedar Key

    Cedar Key and Levy County will get a high profile boost with tourists along Interstate 75 in Gainesville during what is typically a slow season.

    Carol McQueen has been in negotiations to design billboards that tout the county’s attractions to people traveling through Gainesville.

  • Candidates speak out at forum

    If anyone came expecting fireworks at the candidates forum hosted by VFW Post 5625 and the Chiefland Citizen, they were likely to come away disappointed. But hopefully they came away better informed. 

    The event on Friday Aug. 1, at the VFW Post in south Chiefland, likely the only candidates forum being held before the Aug. 26 primary, drew about 30 people for the steak dinner beforehand, and candidates and their surrogates from the County Commission District 2 and District 4 races and the Congressional District 3 race.

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  • OPC wants Duke to refund $54 million

    By Pat Faherty

    The Florida Office of Public Counsel (OPC) wants Duke Energy to immediately credit back to customers approximately

    $54 million for components that were never delivered for the Levy County nuclear plant, but were already paid for by charges on power bills.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 5

    AGENDA

    August 5, 2014

    5:00 p.m.

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    A) Expelled Student Requests – Enroll at Levy Learning Academy 2014-2015 SY:

     

    B) Levy Learning Academy – Recommendations Return to Schools 2014-2015 SY:

     

    REGULAR SESSION

    6:00 pm

     

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 5

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    August 5, 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

     

    Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council — Charlie Frank, President

  • Chiefland hospital developers seek certificate from state

    Plans for a hospital in Chiefland are back on the table.
    Frank Schupp, vice president of business development with Ameris Health, the company that would manage the proposed hospital, said Monday that his company is seeking a new Certificate of Need from the state.
    Talks of a hospital have been ongoing for years, but funding for the project, despite the need in the area, was always in short supply. Ameris lost its last Certificate of Need last year after not being able to move forward with development.

  • Duke Energy nuclear cost hearing begins Monday

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) will convene a hearing Monday, Aug. 4, to consider Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (DEF) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) petitions for cost recovery related to nuclear construction projects.  The hearing could continue through Friday, Aug. 8, if needed.

  • Suspicious incident with child in Inglis

    This is from the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Candidates forum at VFW Friday

        The VFW Post No. 5625 of Chiefland and the Chiefland Citizen are hosting a candidates forum on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.

  • Hotel road in FDOT hands

    A meeting of the minds transpired in Fanning Springs last Wednesday at a workshop designed to determine next steps in deciding where the access road for the proposed Holiday Inn Express will be located.