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Today's News

  • Dear Chiefland, get a plan

    Levy County and the City of Chiefland have reduced their discussion of Advance Life Support non-transport services to writing, although it may be via emails.

    The two have been going back and forth for almost two years with the city asking to be allowed to provide the service under the county’s Certificate of Need and the county asking that the city meet standards set by its medical directors. At times the back and forth has gotten heated.

  • Wilbur Dean takes No. 2 job in county

    Wilbur Dean has started work this week as the assistant to County Coordinator Fred Moody.

    Dean was among 13 applicants for the position. Moody, who may retire from his position in the next few years interviewed the top applicants and settled on Dean.

    The slot being filled by Dean has been vacant since the retirement of Dick Tummond three years ago.

    Dean, a farmer who recently received a CARES Award for using sound environmental and conservation practices on his farm, is no stranger to the Board of County Commissioners administrative office.

  • Touchy, feely with the sea

    Middle schoolers at CMHS gather around a touch tank provided by the University of Florida’s Aquaculture Association in Cedar Key.

    The event was part of the Springs Festival program put on by high school students in the science wing as part of their final exam in Advanced Placement Environmental Science.

  • Free! 2014 Levy County Delinquent Tax Notices

    NOTICE OF TAX

    CERTIFICATE SALE

    TAX CERTIFICATES 

    WILL BE SOLD ON THE

    FOLLOWING LANDS

  • CES Teacher of the Year

    Chiefland Elementary School Principal Angel Thomas, right, presents Cindy Hughes, a second grade teacher at CES, with the Teacher of the Year award on Thursday afternoon. Hughes has been teaching for 35 years and started at CES back in 1993.

  • Cat in the Hat burglar still at large

     

    Chiefland police are searching for a real life cat burglar in connection with the robbery of the Suwannee Valley Veterinarian Clinic in Chiefland on Saturday night.

    Security footage shows a white male with a light-colored shirt and dark pants enter the building at 2580 North Young Boulevard. As the man turns to flee, it appears he was wearing a “Cat in the Hat” T-shirt.

  • Bronson breaks even with audit

    Depreciation seemed to be a common theme in losses for the year for the town of Bronson.

    Terry Kite of Purvis Gray and Company presented the audit report for fiscal year 2013 to 2014 to the Bronson town council at their regular meeting on Monday night.

    In the general fund there were revenues of $751,000 and expenditures of $742,000, leaving $8,200.

    “It was pretty much a break even year,” Kite said. “You stayed within budget, that’s good.”

  • Bronson to offer public works job

    After weeks of discussion and interviews, the Bronson town council has narrowed down the candidates for the public works director position that has been vacant for some time.

    Parks and Recreation director Curtis Stacy has been filling in as interim public works director since January.

    Council members voted on a point system, with their number one choice getting five points, number two getting three points and their third choice getting one point.

  • 3 hiring events this week in Ocala

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold hiring events this week for Custom Windows System, Burlington Coat Factory and Manpower, all in Ocala.

    Application requirements vary, though registration via the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) is required for all three. For complete details, interested job applicants should visit the Events Calendar at www.careersourceclm.com and search for “job fairs.”

  • 4-H camps begin June 22

    “Campers in the Kitchen” is scheduled for the week of June 22. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. Deadline for this camp is Monday, June 8 with a minimum of 10 campers required.