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Today's News

  • County blesses hospital with road changes

    The ink is barely dry on the state Certificate of Need for the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital and work is getting underway on construction preparations.

    On Tuesday, Chiefland Accounting Specialist Laurie Copeland asked the Levy County Commission to approve a memorandum of understanding that would allow the city to install a 930-foot deceleration lane on County Road 320 in front of the hospitals location.

    The hospital is to be built on a site behind the Walmart in Chiefland.

  • Anonymous gifter surprises shoppers

    An anonymous person with a big heart — and pocketbook — made a stop in the Chiefland Walmart Monday and paid for about $51,000 worth of merchandise that shoppers had put on layaway in previous weeks.

    "It's a good thing. It's a great act of kindness," Walmart Co-Manager Jason Ashley said.

    Monday was the last day to pick up layaway items.

    Ashley, who has worked at the Chiefland store for about two years, said the glow on people's faces was rewarding.

  • Smoke warning for Gulf Hammock

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of State Road 55 and County Road 326 near Gulf Hammock in Levy County due to a 10-acre prescribed burn.

    The Department of Forestry officials advised they do not expect the residual smoke to impact any major roadways, however, motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in this area.

    Drivers should use caution especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are also reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weatherconditions.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, December 16

     Levy County School Board

    9:00 a.m. REGULAR SESSION

    A) Swearing In Ceremony — Judge Browning

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

     

    B) Expulsion Recommendations — Superintendent

     

    C) LLA Recommendations – Return to School for 2nd Semester 2014/2015 SY — Dennis Webber

     

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, December 16

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    December 16,2014

    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

     

    Levy County Sheriff's Office — Mike West, 911 Addressing

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 11

    Dorothy Ahm, 46, Old Town, petit theft, possession of drugs without prescription

    Paul Alexander, 36, Williston, 2 counts VOP

    Darin Michael Bell, 42, Cedar Key, felony act that could cause death

    Travis Evan Crabb, 32, Yankeetown, 2nd degree arson, burglary, larceny between $300-$5,000, 2 counts arson with bodily harm

    Michael Lamar Edmonds, 54, Chiefland, DWLSR

    Nichole Michelle Fain, 37, Inglis, VOP on grand theft

  • Van catches on fire in Williston

    No one was injured Dec. 4 when a minivan caught fire on NE 51st Terrace, Williston.

    The Levy Sheriff's Office, Williston Fire Department, Bronson Fire Department, Department of Public Safety Battalion 1, ALS-100 and Rescue 9 Bronson worked together to extinguish the flames.

  • Chiefland news briefs

    Football banquet OK'd

    The Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the use of the Usher Community Center for the Chiefland Quarterback Club's annual Chiefland Indians football banquet on Dec. 18.

    At the same time, the commission approved donating the usage fee for the center back to the club.

    CMHS Football Coach Aaron Richardson won the commission approval in Monday's meeting.

    Dec. 22 meeting cancelled

  • Higher birth weight points to higher marks in school

    By April Frawley Birdwell

    UF Health writer

    It’s no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children’s performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face.

  • Elder Option hearing

     Elder Options will host a public hearing at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 to inform participants of an Older Americans Act service that Elder Options is proposing to provide directly through its Area Plan on Aging Update for 2015 (2013-2015 cycle). The service is the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program (aka Tai Chi for Arthritis). Participants will have the opportunity to make public comments.

    Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any special assistance.