Today's News

  • Lower taxes proposed for Chiefland

    Although city budget matters will officially be voted on next month, it looks like Chiefland residents will once again see a decrease in the amount of property taxes they owe for the upcoming year.
    At a budget workshop Monday night, City Financial Coordinator Laurie Copeland told the commission that the city's general fund, accounting for a proposed millage rate of 4.75, is in balance. The budget for the upcoming year's fund is $2,262,060.29.

  • Ready for the three Rs

    J'Mia McNeil sits at her desk on the first day of school at Chiefland Elementary in Mrs. Kamala Reidy’s second grade class. See more back to school photos on page 10A.J'Mia McNeil sits at her desk on the first day of school at Chiefland Elementary in Mrs. Kamala Reidy’s second grade class.

  • Levy can breathe easy on Irene

    Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson said Wednesday morning that Hurricane Irene poses no threat to the county at this time.

    Johnson had been watching the storm, prepared to brief county and municipal officials should it take a turn toward Florida. Instead, the storm that has left devastation in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other parts of the Caribbean, is tracking out in the Atlantic Ocean and will only affect Florida's east coast, he said. 

  • From the CES Drumbeat a note on dropping off students

     Parent Pickup/Drop off :

  • School opens Monday, please drive carefully

     It seems hard to believe that another summer has come and gone and it's time to start getting the kids ready to go back to school.  On Mnday, Aug. 22 Levy County will begin that timeless annual ritual:  the first day of school. It is a time when parents breathe a sigh of relief and students and teachers anticipate new beginnings and new challenges.

  • Road and Lane Closures for August 20 - 26

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    Archer Road (State Road 24) Daytime lane closures for westbound traffic at Interstate 75 while crews repair stormwater pipes.

    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Daytime lane closures from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line to repaint the roadway markings. Crews will also be repainting the roadway lines which is a moving operation.

  • Helping Hands: Food distribution Aug. 25 in Bronson

    HHALO will hold a food distribution at Bronson Church of God, 9353 U.S. Highway 27A in Bronson at noon on Aug. 25.  Anyone who resides in Levy County is eligible.  Proof of residency is required. For additional information visit our website at www.hhalo.us or call 352-949-1775.

  • Editorial cartoon for August 18
  • Letter to Rick Turner

    I was saddened and a bit taken back when I read your statement from the last school board meeting: “This legislative body is telling us where their care is, and that’s into charter schools, and not public schools.”  This statement clearly showed a lack of understanding regarding charter schools as well as a lack of compassion for the parents who choose these alternatives for their children.  So please allow me to clear up a few things.

  • DHSMV does protect Floridians’ personal information

    I would like to respond to media reports that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is selling your personal information.