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Today's News

  • Officials: Cedar Key safe from red tide

    A red tide bloom in the Gulf has killed thousands of fish in the last two weeks, according to state officials, but Cedar Key is proving unaffected.

    Leslie Sturmer, a University of Florida aquaculture specialist in Cedar Key, said Monday that test samples for red tide toxins in the area's shellfish have yielded good results.

    "There are zero cells in the samples, as we suspected," she said, adding that 5,000 or more cells per liter in a sample would cause shellfish operations to close shop.

  • Bike run, dinner benefits Eagles

    The Suwannee River Eagles 4520 are hosting a bike poker run, concert, serving food by Big Rick and a live auction on Saturday, Aug. 9, starting at 11 a.m.

    The public is welcome to attend. Proceeds will benefit the group's projects.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 7

    Now through Aug 15

    Dunkin' Donuts collecting for students

  • Leaving LCSO

    Victim Advocate Mallory Hartley, center, was honored on her last day at the Levy County Sheriff's Office by her co-workers.

    She is pursuing another job opportunity.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 7

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

    • Aug. 2, Joey Berry, 26, Trenton, open container, possession of drug equipment. Bond $1,000.

    • July 30, Dany Noa Betancourt, 28, Cape Coral, out of county warrant.

    • July 29, Wilbur Dwight Bilyou, 32, Williston, non support of spouse or children. Bond $820.

    • Aug. 3, LW Brown, 19, Bronson, no DL, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • County billboards promote Cedar Key

    Cedar Key and Levy County will get a high profile boost with tourists along Interstate 75 in Gainesville during what is typically a slow season.

    Carol McQueen has been in negotiations to design billboards that tout the county’s attractions to people traveling through Gainesville.

  • Levy resident gets CARES award

    Kate Boulos is one of two Levy County residents to receive a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award this year for the work she’s done in managing Watermelon Pond Plantation.

  • Candidates speak out at forum

    If anyone came expecting fireworks at the candidates forum hosted by VFW Post 5625 and the Chiefland Citizen, they were likely to come away disappointed. But hopefully they came away better informed. 

    The event on Friday Aug. 1, at the VFW Post in south Chiefland, likely the only candidates forum being held before the Aug. 26 primary, drew about 30 people for the steak dinner beforehand, and candidates and their surrogates from the County Commission District 2 and District 4 races and the Congressional District 3 race.

    Attending from:

  • OPC wants Duke to refund $54 million

    By Pat Faherty

    The Florida Office of Public Counsel (OPC) wants Duke Energy to immediately credit back to customers approximately

    $54 million for components that were never delivered for the Levy County nuclear plant, but were already paid for by charges on power bills.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 5

    AGENDA

    August 5, 2014

    5:00 p.m.

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    A) Expelled Student Requests – Enroll at Levy Learning Academy 2014-2015 SY:

     

    B) Levy Learning Academy – Recommendations Return to Schools 2014-2015 SY:

     

    REGULAR SESSION

    6:00 pm