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Today's News

  • 3 DOC employees arrested for plotting against inmate

    Students in Bronson's elementary and middle-high schools were in lockdown this morning as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Levy County Sheriff's Office and several other law enforcement agencies swooped in to arrest three state Department of Corrections workers who are accused of plotting to kill a former inmate.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, April 7

     COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    April 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

     

  • One more community conversation before final plan

    Imagine the City of Chiefland in the future. What would you want? What do you see in your mind’s eye?

    That’s what a small group of folks who turned out for two community conversations, facilitated by consultants and state officials, tried to do and they came up with a list of items they would like to see. The conversations were part of a process of developing the city’s strategic competitiveness plan under a $40,000 grant from the state Department of Economic Opportunity.

  • Community Calendar for April 2

    Friday

    Tri-County Cruisers

    The Tri-County Cruisers meet to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

    Post family night

    (4th Friday of the month)

  • Missing Inglis man found in Chicago

    An Inglis man who went missing March 23 while on his way to do an errand in Clearwater was found Monday afternoon in Chicago.

    Michael Wayne Floyd left his home that morning and credit card records indicated he stopped at a BP to get gas.

    Video surveillance showed an unknown individual with him.

    Two days later, his vehicle was located in a parking lot in Chicago where his keys, cell phone and other personal items were found.

  • County EMS collections above state average

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1, with Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood dissenting, to write off $302,541.60 owed to the Emergency Medical Service, sending collectible debt to the EMS contractor who will pursue payments. It also approved writing off $2,643.85 in bad debt for the Department of Public Safety.

  • Bronson's new sewer rates now in effect

    New sewer rates for the town of Bronson have gone into effect beginning April 1.

    They’re still in that phase in the project itself, said town Clerk Kelli Brettel of the sewer expansion. It’s estimated the new businesses coming on will be hooked up around mid April, she said. Those already hooked up will see the increase in their bill during the month of April, whereas the new properties being hooked to the sewer will not see a bill until the following month.

  • Overdue traffic tickets 40% off Saturday

    Attention traffic ticket scofflaws! Your opportunity to get that overdue traffic fine off your conscience and that suspension off your driver's license for the unpaid ticket is coming.

    Operation Green Light, sponsored by the Florida court clerks, will be underway on April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you pay just the fines and fees and not the 40 percent overdue collection fee and then get your license cleared.

    “This could help restore your driving privileges,” said Levy County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp in announcing the program on Thursday.

  • CES cake auction on Thursday, April 2

    Chiefland Elementary School will hold a cake auction on Thursday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (bidding ends at 4).

    We are looking for individuals willing to donate a baked good for the auction. If you are interested, please contact, Sarah James, at CES at 352-493-6040.

    Also, please reach out if you have any questions regarding the auction. All proceeds benefit Positive Behavior Store.

  • Fair sale brings in close to $1 million

    Sales at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale were just under $975,000 last week, surpassing last year's total of $861,000.

    A total of 369 animals were sold, 232 of those being hogs, 103 feeder steers and 34 fat steers.

    “We're tickled to death. Everything went all smooth,” Loran Brookins, fair president said on Friday, adding they had a record sale.

    At the beginning of the sale, it was announced the fair was establishing a scholarship fund in honor of the late Robert Philpot, who died March 13.