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Today's News

  • Pig farm coming to Chiefland

    Right behind the trees and brush that line U.S. 19 south of Chiefland, work has been under way since 2014 on a hog and sheep farm and now the land’s owner says in documents filed with the Levy County Building Department that it plans to build a pork processing facility that would initially provide 20 jobs and when doubled in size at a later date, to employ 40 people.

  • Taking it easy

    Everyone needs a break from the fresh water at Manatee Springs and what could be better than surrounding yourself with the people you love and a good book.

  • Girl killed, family members injured in sturgeon strike

    A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating on the Suwannee River on Thursday, July 2, at 8:47 p.m., according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission release.

    She is the first fatality from a sturgeon collision on the Suwannee River. Earlier this year a 14-year-old girl was injured by a sturgeon on the Suwannee and the day after the fatal accident, two people were injured in a sturgeon collission on the Santa Fe River.

  • Assessments tentatively adopted

    The Levy County Commission adopted assessments for the coming year that call for property owners to pay the same rate they have for the past two years.

    With little fanfare they approved a fire assessment of $90 for residential parcels, an emergency medical services assessment of $119 for residences and a solid waste assessment of $25 per parcel. They also adopted a long list of road district assessments that vary based on the amount of work to be done maintaining and mowing.

  • Steer clear of nesting sea turtles this holiday weekend

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is urging the public to be aware of nesting sea turtles while they celebrate this holiday weekend.

    FWC law enforcement officers on patrol this weekend will explain the unintended consequences that can occur when nesting turtles are disturbed by beachgoers. They also will explain the laws in place to protect these turtles. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, July 7

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    July 7, 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

    Public Hearing

    Development - Bill Hammond, Director

  • Person of the Week

    To say Lynn Bedford is full of energy is an understatement. She may be the single most energetic person I know. I have never seen her when I thought she was without motivation, desire, commitment or a smile.

    To see her down hearted would be shocking and devastating. I just can not imagine it.

    Lynn Bedford is the kind of person most people want to be around. She is fun loving and caring. She has an enthusiasm for life that is unmatched.
That enthusiasm is easily witnessed by the many things she does in our community.

  • Legislature, Scott give us short shrift

    Residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy county cannot be blamed if they just shake their heads at what happens with our Legislature in Tallahassee.

    Nor can they be blamed if their heads are spinning about our governor as well. Scott went off in a room with his staff and whacked over $400 million from his $79 billion “Keep Florida Working” budget.

    But first, consider what happened with the state budget in the past two weeks: 

  • Volunteers determined to clean up Fanning Springs

    Twenty-eight volunteers woke up early Saturday morning to show they care about the condition of one small town.

    Fifty bags of garbage were collected in Fanning Springs during a clean up led by Mayor Trip Lancaster. Council members Jane Nogaki and Ron Queen were also on the committee that coordinated the efforts, along with Rodger Nogaki.

    “We want to show citizens of Fanning Springs we care about this town,” Lancaster said. “We want to make this a better place to live for everyone.”

  • Like a phoenix, Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce returns

    A whole new chamber of commerce is opening up in Fanning Springs.

    While the previous Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce dissolved some years back, a new group has been started and will hold its first official meeting July 16 at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Fanning. They've had one organizational meeting already, but the next one will involve voting in the board of directors and new officers.

    “We want to bring that back,” Fanning Springs Mayor Trip Lancaster said. “We want to highlight the businesses we do have in Fanning.”