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Today's News

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 19

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    August 19, 2014

     

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

     

    Issues related to Agenda items

    • Complete public comment form and submit to clerk -State your full name and address -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

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    Levy County Sheriff's Office — Sheriff Robert McCallum

  • Chamber seeks Business of the Year nominations

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the 2014 Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. Each year at this banquet, the Chiefland Chamber, along with the community, honors an outstanding local business.

    Nominations for the greater Chiefland Area’s Outstanding Business of the Year are now open. The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, Aug. 1. If you would like to nominate an outstanding local business, please contact the Chamber at 352-493-1849 for details.

  • Calling all artists

    Haven Hospice is inviting artists to connect with patients and families while supporting Haven by displaying their art work through the ArtsCare Program.

       Artists' applications will be accepted throughout the year. To be considered, the artists must complete an exhibiting application and return it with a minimum of 10 photos representative of their work. The application can be found at www.havenhospice.org/ArtsCare.

  • County's newest firefighters get bunker gear

    The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. was awarded a FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant to help volunteer fire departments in Florida recruit and retain firefighters by awarding bunker gear to their eligible new recruits.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Director David Knowles contacted the Council to obtain new gear for the 10 new Firefighter I Recruits from local Departments who recently completed the 2013-2014 LCDPS Firefighter I program.

  • Drug task force makes six cases in Inglis

    Deputies from Citrus and Levy counties, working as the Citrus/Levy Drug Task Force, made several seizures of drugs and other evidence in the Inglis area including opening six new cases based on evidence they had recovered. 

    The deputies located and dismantled two clandestine methamphetamine labs that had been previously in operation.

    They also seized 14 cannabis plants that were being cultivated in three different locations.  Charges for the manufacture of cannabis are pending against one individual at this time. 

  • Bull riding rodeo benefits Chad Smith

    Bull rider Chad Smith, who was injured during a ride in Kissemmee on Feb. 22, will be the beneficiary of the Chad Smith Benefit Bull Riding event on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Carter's Arena south of Chiefland. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the action begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The event is organized by Renegade Rodeo, a sanctioned organization. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 5 years old admitted free.

  • Driver sought in hit-and-run

    A driver who hit a man who had been ejected from his vehicle onto U.S. Highway 19 just south of Northwest 147th Place after another accident on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2:50 a.m. is being sought by the Florida Highway Patrol and the public is being asked to help.

    An FHP report by Trooper M.A. Kennard said a witness described the vehicle as a white car, possibly a Ford Taurus.

    Anyone with information on the accident is encouraged to contact Trooper Daphne Yuncker ay 352-732-1260 ext. 235 or the FHP Troop Watch Supervisor at 800-395-8248.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Myrtice Scabarozi

    Publicity

         The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. Alice Mae and Janie each brought in items for us to see.

    Janie brought in the Drunkard’s Path that she had been working on for some time. Alice Mae brought in the square dance dress that she made in the 1970s. We were all in agreement that it was the dress that had shrunk over the years making it too small for her to wear now.

  • MILITARY: Arnold

    Airman Sarabi D. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The Air Force airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Joan Shay brings Petal Play to Alachua quilters

     Gainesville – Internationally-known quilter Joan Shay will present a trunk show of her creations at the Sept. 4 meeting of Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG).

    Employing her signature Appli-Bond™ technique, Joan creates exciting three-dimensional works of fiber art that literally jump off the quilt.

    September’s trunk show is in advance of an all-day workshop with Joan to be held in October.