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Today's News

  • Tax notices are in the mail

    The 2015 Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices are being delivered to the post office today so property owners can learn what to expect in this year’s tax bills.

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker said the notices include this year’s proposed tentative tax millages, and last year’s tax figures. He informed the Levy County Commission about the notices being mailed, “because I’m sure your phones will start to ring as ours will.”

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council Meeting on Monday, Aug. 17

    Please click on the link for the file attachment to download the PDF of the agenda and the associated documents. 

    The Bronson Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Aug. 15-21

    ALACHUA COUNTY 

    Hull Road (UF Campus) Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

    Interstate 75 Up to two lanes closed at night beginning Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday through Thursday nights beginning at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following day south of County Road 236 (Exit 404) to resurface. No work is allowed from Friday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 9 p.m.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 18

    REGULAR MEETING

    August 18, 2015

    9 a.m.


    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag


    Public Comments

    • Issues related to Agenda items

    • Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

  • Fanning Springs approved for infrastructure grant

    Another large step has been made toward getting the planned Holiday Inn Express hotel in Fanning Springs. 

       At the Fanning Springs monthly city council meeting Aug. 4, Mayor Trip Lancaster broke the news. The city was approved for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) it had applied for through the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in the amount of $1,049,970.

       The city was also approved for a rural infrastructure grant for $415,700.

  • Fanning adopts water shortage ordinance

    At the Fanning Springs city council meeting Aug. 4, council members pledged their full support of a water shortage ordinance that caused some controversy at the July meeting.

    While some expressed they felt pressure from Suwannee River Water Management to adopt the ordinance, council members spoke in favor of water conservation measures at last Tuesday's meeting.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 13

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    •Aug. 3, Krista Kay Blasberg, 37, Bronson, battery. ROR.

    •Aug. 7, Rebia Emarantay Aliza Brown, 18, Bronson, grand theft of motor vehicle. ROR.

    •Aug. 6, Marcus Kissinger Chever, 32, Chiefland, two counts VOP. No bond.

    •Aug. 3, Glenn Charles Chewning, 52, Trenton, battery. Bond $1,000.

    •Aug. 4, Austin Colby Colson, 20, Fanning, aggravated assault W/ deadly weapon W/O intent to kill. Bond $50,000.

  • Suspect sought in robbery

    Chiefland Police Department investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person in reference to a burglary at the Chiefland Patriot Club on Friday, Aug. 7, at about 3 a.m.

    Police responded to a burglary alarm at the club at 313 S. Main St. where a window was broken.

    The person being sought is a male, weighing between 140-150 pounds and standing between 5’ 6’ and 5’ 9’ with multiple tattoos.

  • 4-H Kids learn life skills at Public Safety Complex

    During summer break many kids from throughout Levy County participate in the Florida 4H Camp program led by County Extension Agent Al Fuller.

    The program helps develop life skills in youth through learning by doing education. The 4H group consisted of 70 kids, ages 8-16.

    One activity involved coming out on Aug. 3 to the Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Complex to use the pond. The department has hosted the campers before and this time they came to learn how to use and navigate a canoe.

  • Eco-friendly mosquito control easy for the gardener

    By Melinda Myers

    Special to the Citizen

    Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape.

    Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. Buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.