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Today's News

  • Exhibit to feature Roberts

    The works of Bill Roberts, artist and author, will be on exhibit during February at Brick City Center for the Arts, 25 SW Broadway St., Ocala.

       The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 6 with a reception at 6 p.m.

       "All I Ever Wanted to be was a Cowboy" exhibit is the work of 82-year- old Roberts. His book of short stories is a reflection of cow hunting in Florida beginning at the tender age of 13 and continuing for the next 35 years.

  • CHS linemen off to university

    Two of Chiefland High School's brightest stars will be blazing out of town at the end of the year, thanks to athletic scholarships.

    "It doesn't happen, especially at a school as small as we are," CHS Coach Aaron Richardson said about the football scholarships given to players Willie Brannon and Austin Vincent. "Today is a culmination of many years of hard work and perseverance."

    The two signed letters of intent Wednesday.

  • Levy County goes purple

    Levy County has joined a growing number of cities and counties that have declared themselves appreciative of its veterans who have been injured or killed in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the oldest American military decoration.

    County Veterans Service Office Director Robert Lowyns presented the Levy County Commission with a proclamation honoring the Purple Heart recipients for dying or being wounded while engaged in combat with enemy forces and the commissioners approved it unanimously.

  • Resident questions commission remodeling

    Ron Grant of Williston confronted the Levy County Commission at the Tuesday meeting asking who approved the remodeling of the meeting room, how much money was spent and whether the project was put out for bid. 

    “At the Dec. 2 meeting I asked for information on the remodeling of the commission meeting room,” Grant said in the public comments period that opens the meetings. He asked who made the motion to do the work. 

  • Back-To-Back Champion Selfies

    Chiefland Lady Indian basketball player Madison Cromwell takes a moment to pose with fellow players at Friday night's game against Newberry. 

       The Chiefland Lady Indians are repeat 1A District 7 girls basketball champions. The Lady Indians defeated Union County 52-27 on Friday and Williston 53-49 on Saturday to win back-to-back district titles for the first time.

    Chiefland will host Crescent City in the regional semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

  • Accidents kill 3, injure 19 others

    Three accidents on Levy County roads this past weekend resulted in three deaths — including an 8-month-old baby. Nineteen others were sent to Shands Hospital and Shands Pediatrics in Gainesville and Ocala Regional Medical Center for treatment, according to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol and Levy County Department of Public Safety.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 3

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    February 3, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -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

  • Road closure report for Jan. 31-Feb. 6

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Archer Road   Daytime eastbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. east of Southwest 37th Boulevard for driveway modifications into Sonny’s BBQ/Chick-fil-a.

    The main driveway at UF Health/Shands (Circle of Hope) is closed for an extended period for construction at the hospital.

    Hawthorne Road Daytime westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from East University Avenue to Southeast 43rdStreet for asphalt repairs.

  • Burn in Marion can affect Levy drivers

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of State Road 40 and County Road 314 in Marion County due to a 500-acre prescribed burn conducted by the U.S. Forestry Service.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in these areas. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Driver serious following in wreck in Raleigh

    A Clermont man was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville in serious condition after his truck went off U.S. Highway 41 about 1 mile north of County Road 335 in the Raleigh community on Wednesday at 5:23 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Yovanni Fernandez, 42, of Clermont, was driving his 2007 box truck northbound on U.S. 41 when the vehicle veered across the highway and onto the west shoulder striking a tree.