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Today's News

  • Former economic director charged

    Amanda Douglas, the former director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and Enterprise Zone Development Agency, is being formally charged with two counts of grand theft and two counts of scheme to defraud in connection with money missing from agency accounts. Assistant State Attorney Glenn Bryan confirmed on Wednesday that Douglas has made restitution of the funds, and that he has recommended she be released on her own recognizance.

  • County passes on bonds, for now

    Levy County does not have the requisite 100,000 residents to qualify for Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, but county officials think they could still get the money. The subject of the bonds, funded with federal stimulus bill money, came up during the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting Tuesday.  County Coordinator Freddie Moody said the county does not qualify for the $346,000 in economic development bond money and $519,000 in facility bond money designated for Levy County, but by turning the money back to the state it frees the money fro

  • Bronson considers options for sludge

    The subject was smelly and nasty. The discussion was detailed.

  • School opens Monday Watch out for students

    The school speed zone on County Road 341 at Chiefland Elementary School has gone high tech with new solar-powered, blinking lights that can be computer programmed to alert drivers to slow down and look out for children.  The two lights and signs were funded with grants from Plum Creek and Tarmac.  Levy County Commissioner Chad Johnson donated the marine batteries that store the solar power for the lights.

  • Community Calendar

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    Chiefland Middle School 

  • Free school breakfast approved by board, other issues debated

    The School Board of Levy County on Tuesday approved a universal breakfast program at Bronson Elementary School, allowing students at the school to get a free breakfast starting this fall. The state made the program available for schools in which 80 percent or more of the students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

  • Dollar General opens in Fanning Springs

    There was a long line waiting to check in at the new Dollar General store on U.S. Highway 19/27 in Fanning Springs on Saturday morning and nearly everyone checked out the merchandise and more at the grand opening. Store Manager Judy Wert said there were 75 people in line when employees arrived at 6:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony planned with city and Chamber of Commerce representatives had to be put off as the crowd was eager to get inside and shop with the $10 gift certificates they received. Customers also received complimentary totes and a choice of gifts.

  • Broadband authority has its first meeting in Cedar Key

    Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the North Florida Broadband Authority. On Aug.

  • Bronson officials discuss upcoming budget year

    Bronson Town Council members agreed it’s better to start with a higher proposed millage rate and come down once all the review and studies are complete. After some discussion, council members agreed last week to set a proposed millage of 3.8861 mills, but only because a proposed millage rate can be decreased and not increased. City Clerk Kelli Brettel offered several scenarios for the council to weigh, including keeping it as it is, going with the rollback rate and the highest of the rates. Property values are down in Bronson, Brettel said, and

  • Reader’s Choice Awards

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