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Today's News

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for June 27-July 3, 2015

    Note: All FDOT work is suspended Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 for the anticipated increase in traffic for the Independence Day holiday. All work resumes Monday, July 6. FDOT offices are closed Friday, July 3 for the holiday.  

     

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

     

  • How much can happen in a decade

    I was down in my back and experiencing excruciating pain no matter how I positioned myself. Sitting required extra cushions. Lying down required 20 minutes of positioning before finding the sweet spot – and if I awakened in the middle of the night, well, it started all over again. Walking was unbearable, but standing, well, standing I could do without much difficulty.

    That was the prelude to the summer of 2005, and while it was bad enough, the worst part was I was in the throes of packing my apartment to begin a new chapter of my life in Levy County, Fla.

  • Matheson Museum features trip back through time

    Take a journey into an era when railroads were the lifeblood of North Central Florida at the Matheson History Museum’s Gainesville Express Train Show Family FunDay on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Entrance is $4 per adult and $1 per child under 12 years old.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 25

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    •June 21, Caroline Anne Argo, 49, Morriston, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    •June 20, Lawrence Cody Cheshire, 26, Bronson, possession of not more than 20 grams marijuana, drug equipment possession and or use. ROR.

    •June 17, Edward James Dial, 37, Morriston, out of county warrant. Bond $540.

    •June 17, Amanda Lynn Hardesty, 23, Dunellon, out of county warrant. Bond $200,000.

  • Church News for the week of June 25

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Turning Point barbecue deal

    This is truly a meal of a deal at Turning Point ministry on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Diners are eat in or take out meals with pulled barbecue meat, beans, slaw, bread, drink and a dessert. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 25

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meetings

  • Busing cessation draws SRO crowd at school board

    People came out in droves for a standing room only school board meeting to express their concerns over the end of transportation provided by Levy County for Yankeetown area students to Dunnellon High School.

  • Chiefland City Commission agenda for June 22 meeting

    The Chiefland City Commission meets at 6 p.m. in City Hall at 214 E. Park Ave. 

    For more information, call 352-493-4796.

     

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for June 20-26

     ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

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

  • FWC to consider final black bear rules next week

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet June 23-25 in the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. All sessions are open to members of the public who want to attend.

    The half-day session Tuesday, June 23, starts at 1:30 p.m. and focuses on strategic discussions on:

    • The Florida panther – Staff will give a status report on panther conservation and management for Commission discussion and policy direction.