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Today's News

  • Progress Energy builds new line from Bronson to Chiefland

    If you have been driving down U.S. 27A from Bronson to Chiefland, you might have noticed a strip being carved out parallel to the road.
    Since August, crews have been clearing brush, cutting shrubs and trees. This followed a project putting up metal poles and power lines in Chiefland just past the Florida Department of Transportation building on U.S. 27A.

  • Legislative delegation gets long work list

    Citizens and public officials gave the Levy County Legislative Delegation a long list of work it wants accomplished in the session that starts Jan. 10, 2012.
    Martha Lott, chief judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit, which includes Levy County, told the legislators on Monday afternoon in a hearing at the county courthouse that a drop in funding has almost forced a shut down — twice.

  • Chiefland historian publishes book on Cedar Key lighthouse

    Toni Collins isn’t shy about her beliefs, especially when it comes to history.
    “I’ve always been distressed that our young people are not learning about the history of this county,” she said Friday from the living room of her Chiefland home.
    Collins, who used to work for the county, was largely responsible for organizing the county’s historical archives and started the county’s historical board.

  • Chiefland only city in county not collecting EMS impact fees

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy says he's upset that the county is asking the city to collect an impact fee on future construction that would help fund Levy County's Emergency Medical Services.
    At Monday night's regular meeting, commissioners discussed a letter sent to them and City Manager Grady Hartzog from County Coordinator Freddy Moody stating the fee, required by county ordinance, was necessary to fund growth of EMS.

  • 2-year-old dead in shooting accident

    A two-year-old Bronson child has died in a tragic shooting accident while playing with his 11-year-old brother at home at about 5 p.m. Wedneday, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Brantley Tucker Owens, 2, andhis 11-year-old brother were playing hide-and-seek when the older boy, picked up their father's shotgun, and it discharged, a sheriff's spokesman said.

    The children's mother, Fawn Owens, had just left the home, and the father, Michael Owens Jr., was attending classes at Taylor College

  • Levy legislative delegation hearing Monday

     The Levy County Legislative Delegation hearing is 3-5p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, in the County Commission Chambers.

     If any member of the public would like to address the delegation,  contact Teresa Watson in state Rep. Leonard Bembry’s office at 352-493-6848 or teresa.watson@myfloridahouse.gov, to be placed on the agenda.  Appearance cards will also be available at the hearing for anyone who wishes to be heard. 

  • Levy County delegates at Presidency5 straw poll

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's delegates participated in the GOP's state meeting, presidential debate and Saturday straw poll in Orlando.

    Check out the photos as Levy County GOP Executive Committee Chair Michelle Finnen met with presidential contender, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and cast the delegation's votes in the straw poll. 

    Herman Cain and Santorum won the votes of the Levy delegates.

  • Road and Lane Closures for September 24-30

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:

     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.
     

  • September is National Sea Cadet Month


    Once a sea cadet goes through two weeks of recruit training and completes their Basic Military Requirements course work they are eligible for a variety of advanced trainings.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for September 22

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept, 15, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We had a lot of yarn brought in.  There are lots of colors and sizes and we’re selling it for $1.00 or less.  We have crochet needles also.  The yarn will help make great Christmas presents without spending a lot of money.
    So many people are sick this week.  Our prayers are with Marge Prevatt. Goldie was out Tuesday and is doing just great.