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Today's News

  • Solar wins fans at commission

    Solar won big at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting – the purchase of two solar-powered message signs and a resolution supporting an action plan to bring solar to county buildings, homes and businesses.

  • County asks state to help fix roads

    Levy County is asking the Florida Department of Transportation to help with fixing roads that are or will be impacted by growth in the northern end of the county and Bronson.

    In Tuesday’s meeting the County Commission voted unanimously to ask FDOT to fund the following projects:

  • Yoho votes to repeal the death tax

    Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-District 3) announced that he voted on Thursday, April 16, in favor of permanently repealing the death tax. The bipartisan bill – H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act – will help a wide range of Americans, especially family farms, ranches and small businesses.

    The bill moves to the Senate, and if passed, will be sent to the White House. President Barack Obama is expected to veto the measure.

    The tax affects only two out of every 1,000 people according to Tax Policy Center estimates.

  • PSC ends Levy nuke plant charge

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday approved Duke Energy Florida, Inc.’s (DEF) petition to end the fixed $3.45 charge (per 1,000 residential kilowatt hours) on customer bills related to the cancelled Levy Nuclear Project (LNP), beginning in May.

    Under the utility’s 2013 Settlement Agreement with the Office of Public Counsel and other customer representatives, the fixed charge was used to recover remaining LNP project costs.

  • Ambulance, vehicle lose side mirrors

    Two vehicles crossed paths on a bridge on State Road 40 on Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. and each came away with a damaged side mirror, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    No one was injured and no one was ticketed in the accident because fault could not be determined.

  • Survivor: How one bank survived Cedar Key's storms

    The survival of the Cedar Key State Bank, now a branch of Drummond Community Bank, has been threatened many times throughout its 103 year history.

    That history and the survival of the bank was the subject of an “off the cuff” discussion by Dr. Johnny Andrews and Luther Drummond, CEO and Chairman of Drummond Community Bank, last Thursday at the Cedar Key Historical Society’s last morning coffee meeting of the year.

  • Water district official says area lags in rainfall

    Despite the rain that Levy County is receiving of late Ann Shortell, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, wants you to know that “Things are starting to get dry."

  • Church News for the week of April 23

    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.

    Peace Lutheran

    The annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. There will be no early sales.

  • Funeral home has new ownership

    A Chiefland funeral home is now family owned and operated with the staff and new owners excited to be a part of and give back to the community.

    Most recently Hiers Baxley changed hands, the new sign is already up announcing Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home.

  • Hudson, Kirkland, Sims reunion is Saturday

    The Hudson, Kirkland and Sims family reunion will be held Saturday, April 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Long Pond Church and Cemetery, Chiefland.

    Bring chairs and tables.