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Today's News

  • Seasonal return

    Visitors at Manatee Springs State Park Saturday, Nov. 15,  spy on the park's namesake, returning to the area to take advantage of the spring's relatively warm water.

    The manatee migration began earlier in the fall, perhaps, a sign the mammels knew the weather was turning colder.

    Boaters are being warned to be on the lookout for the slow moving animals on the Suwannee River.  

  • Levy's roads, bridges getting attention

    • Cell phone use cited in accident by road construction, click here

    When Levy County Commissioner Lilly Rooks, of Rosewood, was last in office, the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Office folks were explaining how signed contracts to rebuild three crucial bridges in Cedar Key did not mean they would be rebuilt. 

  • Teacher challenges school board

    One Levy County teacher is speaking up in saying that the school board is not following the Florida code of ethics for education.

    “A culture of intimidation and fear of retaliation exists in Levy County schools,” said Chiefland Middle High School teacher Gerald “Jerry” Lawrence during the public comment section of a school board meeting on Tuesday morning. Lawrence teaches U.S. History to eighth grade students.

  • Freeze watch in effect Wednesday night

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
    348 PM EST WED NOV 19 2014

    ...MORE FREEZING TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS THE NATURE COAST
    TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

    .THE COLD DRY AIR MASS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION TONIGHT AS
    SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES AND

  • Bad weather is here

     The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

     

    Tornado Watch 556 remains in effect until 800 PM EST for the following locations

  • Drummond bake sale something to give thanks for

    Please join Haven Hospice on Wednesday, Nov. 26 as Drummond Community Bank holds their annual holiday bake sale starting at 8:30 a.m.

    Purchase delicious cakes, pies and other sweets to add to your Thanksgiving feast.  The baked goods are donations from the community and all purchases made that day will benefit Haven Hospice.

    Drummond Community Bank is at 1627 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.

    To donate baked goods or for more information, call 352-493-2277.

    All purchases are cash or check only.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for November 18

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m., Commission meeting room, Levy County Courthouse

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    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 for Development Department — Bill Hammond, Director

  • Driving home the money

    Chiefland Middle High School Principal Matt McLelland, second from left, shows off the $2,780 check that represents the proceeds of a Drive 4UR School promotion sponsored by White Ford and Ford Motor Company.

    Students, from left to right, Christian Reyes, Payton Levy and J.C. Kennedy represent groups like the Student Government Association that will share in the cash for their student projects.

    Adults over the age of 18 who test drove a new Ford vehicle in August earned a $20 per drive donation for the students.

  • Deputies receive K-9 cards

    Kids for K9s, a volunteer group that provides education for the public about the roles of service dogs in every day life, has presented Levy County Sheriff's K-9 deputies with “trading cards” about their K-9 partners to distribute to children.

    The glossy cards were presented to Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum on Monday at the Sheriff's Office by Kaye and Michael Gaither and Barbara Snow, executive director of the U.S. War Dogs Association, Southern Chapter.

  • Court Dispositions published November 13

    • Vincent Louis Baker, VOP on destroying evidence, dismissed.  

    • David Bezanson, possession of paraphernalia, 35 days with credit for 35 days served; possession of controlled substance, 35 days with credit for 35 days served, 24 months drug offender probation; served concurrently. Must pay probation cost, civil judgment, jail fund.