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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 15th Annual STARS Gala Set for Feb. 14th

     The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) will be hosting its annual STARS Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30, at the Chiefland Elementary School.

  • Qualifying for Bronson council seat opens

    The Town of Bronson will be holding a special election March 10, in part, to determine who will fill Town Council seat No. 2, which was left vacant by Council Member Berlon Weeks a few months ago. Weeks resigned to pursue other business interests.

    Several local candidates stepped forward to fill the position when, initially, the town council considered appointing someone to the position. It was later decided a candidate should be chosen by voters.

    Qualifying for the seat will take place Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.

  • Church News for the week of Jan. 29

     

    Florida Boys Choir

       On Jan. 31, the First United Methodist Church Chiefland, 707 N. Main Street, will host the Florida Boys Concert at 7 p.m.  There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be collected.

       Call 352-493-4627 for more information.

    Pancake supper

       Peace Lutheran Church will host its 24th annual Potato Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17. Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

  • Changes coming for Suwannee River Fair

    By Marti Smith

    Secretary

    You may have heard that there will be some changes at the 2015 fair.  Change is inevitable and often unpleasant.  The circumstances are truly beyond the control of the Fair Association. The bottom line is safety.

  • T. rex 'Sue' is back at museum

    The world’s dinosaur “Sue”-perstar returned to the Florida Museum of Natural History on Jan. 24 in the featured exhibition “A T. rex Named Sue.”

    This bilingual exhibit presents the story of “Sue,” the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed. It features a life-size, 42-foot-long cast of the dinosaur and family-friendly interactive components exploring the paleontology that has helped scientists reconstruct Sue’s life and legacy.