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  • Biker dies in Bronson crash

    A motorcyclist from Archer died shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in a collision with a van on U.S. Highway 27A in front of Weeks Marathon station in Bronson, according to a Florida Highway Patrol Report.

    Michael Blanton, 41, the biker, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver in the accident, Donna Cohoon, 60, of Bronson, sustained minor injury.

  • Dean named permanent county coordinator

    Wilbur Dean, who has been serving as interim county coordinator since the retirement of County Coordinator Fred Moody on Dec. 23, was permanently given the position on Tuesday in a 3-2 vote.

    Commission Chair John Meeks of Bronson, R-District 1, and Commissioner Matt Brooks, of Williston, R-District 5, dissented on the vote saying they preferred to advertise the position and consider all candidates.

    Meeks said the assistant position, “It was not created to the heir to the throne.

  • Citizen to publish county notices, tax roll

    The Chiefland Citizen has won the rights to publish the legal notices and delinquent tax rolls for the next four years after the county sought bids when their previously chosen publication went out of business.

    Two years ago the Levy County Commission decided to bid out the publication of its notices and the tax roll in an effort to save money for the county and taxpayers.

  • Fanning Springs restoration celebration Friday

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is hosting the Fanning Springs Restoration Showcase to highlight water resource projects in the Fanning Springs Springshed.

    Project managers and stakeholders will be on site at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 with displays and demonstrations to answer questions and provide information.

  • 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.