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Today's News

  • County still waiting on inmates

    The Levy County recycling program is still on hiatus awaiting a decision on when it can get women prison inmates to sort the material collected.
    The county suspended the program and picked up the recycling trailers from around the county three weeks ago after the state Department of Corrections decided to shut down the Levy Forestry Work Camp which provided inmates for the sorting  program at the landfill.

  • Internet business concerns council

    Bronson Town council members want clarification on the intentions of a man wanting to open an internet business center in the middle of town.
    The council voted 5-0 Monday night in favor of Town Attorney Steven Warm drafting a letter requesting more information from a man named Tim Miller who recently sent a letter to the council requesting permission to open a business in the old Pick-A-Flick building located on the south side of U.S. 27A.

  • Sittin’ pretty

    A toddler takes a break from the day’s excitement on the shoulders of a loved one Saturday during Bronson’s 2nd Annual African American Festival. See more on Page 3A.

  • Yankeetown loses Tarmac appeal

    The 1st District Court of Appeal has denied the Town of Yankeetown's request to review Levy County's conditional special exception permit granted to the Tarmac King Road mine project, possibly closing that case.
    Another suit, filed citing different grounds for challenging the permit that was filed by W.A.R., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, is still alive in the appeals court.

  • Browning running for county judge

    To all my Levy County friends and family:

  • Desmond running for sheriff

    My name is Noel Desmond and I am a candidate for the Levy County Sheriff. Everyone would like to see a positive, upbeat campaign from candidates but a candidate must also be truthful to the voting public. With that thought in mind, allow me to say, I have been a Levy County resident for the past 32 years.
    In that time I have seen four hold this sheriff’s seat. None of them have honored the true nature of that post. Drastic changes are needed in the way our Sheriff's Department conducts itself and its operations!

  • Manatee rescued from Fanning Springs

    An adult manatee, freshly sliced by a boat propeller and breathing erratically, was hauled out of Fanning Springs today by about a dozen volunteers and state rescue workers.
    "This mammal's got a fighting chance now," said Larry Steed, park manager for Fanning and Manatee Springs state parks. "It always makes you feel better if you can patch them up and get them back into the wild."

  • PSC approves Progress Energy rate settlement agreement

    TALLAHASSEE — To help maintain more consistent rates for Progress Energy Florida customers in the coming years, Florida’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved Progress Energy’s multi-year Settlement Agreement with the Office of Public Counsel and other intervenors.
    The agreement provides a customer refund of a portion of Crystal River 3 Nuclear Plant replacement fuel costs and rate certainty related to PEF’s proposed Levy County nuclear project and base rates.

  • Chiefland moves up in regionals

    Behind a furious second-quarter run, the Cheifland High School boys basketball team ran away from Wildwood 54-42 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. 

    The Indian’s win in the regional semi-finals advances the team to the regional finals at Union County on Feb. 25. Two of Chiefland’s three losses this season have come to the Tigers. 

    “This is the one chance we get to give them a run for their money,” said Chiefland’s Josh Smith. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures through Feb. 24

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

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    13th Street (US 441)  Daytime lane closures at the pedestrian overpass just south of Archer Road (State Road 24) Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for routine bridge inspection.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures at Southwest 40th Avenue to extend the left turn lane.