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  • Levy County School Board Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 3

     AGENDA September 3, 2013 6:00 p.m. Regular Session

    A)Call to Order

    B)Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation

    C)Welcome Visitors

    D)Public Hearing - Adoption of the Final 2013-2014 Millage and Budget

    E)2013-2014 Comprehensive Student Progression Plan:

    F)Approval of Minutes of August 20, 2013 Board Meeting

    G)Consent Agenda




  • UPDATED: No-wake zone on Suwannee River


    When Suwannee River floodwaters at Wilcox rose above 9 feet on Sunday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) activated boating restrictions on Zone 4.

    This section is from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to 1 mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile segment will be an idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as the Suwannee is at 9 feet on the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.

  • Devil's Hammock reopens

    From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

    Devil’s Hammock WMA – All roads have been reopened to public vehicle use.

    Roads had been closed due to flooding.

  • UPDATED Court calls off hip hop concert

    Organizers of a “Labor Day Hip Hop Extravaganza” near Williston on Saturday that was to draw performers from Tampa, South Florida and Texas, and more than 1,000 concertgoers has been halted by a temporary court injunction issued late Friday afternoon.

    The injunction, issued Friday afternoon by 8th Circuit Judge William Davis, covers the entire county, so the event cannot be moved from its planned location on 2.4 acres at an RV park at 21151 N.E. U.S. Highway 27. 

  • Yoho wants Obama to seek approval on Syria

    U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3), whose district includes Levy County, said Thurday that President Barack Obama will need Congress's approval to take U.S. military action in Syria, where that country's government is being accused of using chemical weapons on its citizens in its battle with rebels. 

  • County Commission budget hearing Thursday, Sept. 5

    The Levy County Commission has scheduled the following public hearings on the 2013-2014 budhget and the special assessments:

    • The hearing to adopt the tentative 2013-2014 budget is Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m.

    • The hearing ont he special assessments for roas, solid waste, the Levy Cpunty Emergency Medical Service and the county fire services is Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. 

    • The hearing on the final 2013-2014 budget will be Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

  • Arrest reports and Most Wanted, week of 8-29-2013

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Aug. 19, David Charles Albritton, 38, Morriston, VOP battery.
    • Aug. 23, Cody James Blair, 22, Bronson, FTA, battery. Bond $31,000.
    • Aug. 25, Brian Lee Bowmer, 25, Old Town, disorderly intoxication. Bond $500.
    • Aug. 20, Joseph Jay Brocato, 49, Tampa, non support of children or spouse.
    • Aug. 21, Ryan Bullard, 25, West Palm Beach, battery.
    • Aug. 22, Gary Colon, 55, Williston, burglary, obstruction W/OV, theft. Bond $60,000.

  • Candidates weigh in at Bronson forum

    Five candidates, a handful of local officials and a room full of citizens turned out Monday night to hear what Bronson candidates had to say about themselves and the direction the town should be going in.

  • CORRECTION: Deadline looms for Chiefland hospital


    In the story published in the Aug. 29 issue of the Chiefland Citizen and posted on the Citizen website, a quote concerning money spent for the hospital was incorrectly attributed to Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay.

    Kevin Gay did not make the statement. It came from an email sent in by an anonymous Citizen reader.    

    Lou Elliott Jones




    If the fate of a proposed hospital in Chiefland is known, then it’s not being shared, and deadlines are fast approaching.

  • City manager off fire issue

    Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay is no longer part of the discussions with Levy County on fire department issues, and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron and Fire Chief James Harris will meet with county officials on Sept. 3.