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  • Stuff the Bus helps students, teachers

    The drive to Stuff the Bus with school supplies for students will be taking advantage of tax-free weekend as the Levy County Schools Foundation and Morriston Baptist Church's Band of Brothers set up collection stations inside stores. The collection pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, paper, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, permanent markers, washable markers, highlighters, dry erase pens, rulers, index cards, Post-it notes, scissors, washable glue, glue sticks, Kleenex,  hand soap, sanitizer, binders and backpacks is an annual back to school ritual in Le

  • Anglers start with an education

     Catch and release is a good rule of thumb while fishing. Entice and educate is an even better rule of thumb for young anglers.

  • School Board proposes additional quarter mill

     The School Board of Levy County is facing several financial hazards entering the new fiscal year, and the board used Tuesday’s meeting to discuss the potential hurdles.

  • County millage stays same, budget drops to 2005-06 level

     Property owners can rest easy, as the Levy County Commission has decided to keep the millage rate at the same level as last year — 7.4212 — a figure that will lower the annual budget to the same size it was in 2005-2006 and spend every penny the county has in reserve.

  • Early primary voting opens Monday

     Early voting begins 8:30 a.m. Monday and runs through 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 in the party primaries, although with few contested races and one of the hottest summers on record, few voters are likely to bother.

  • County Briefs

     Census participation up

  • Drew becomes certified commissioner

     The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Levy County Commissioner Marsha Drew with the Certified County Commissioner (CCC) designation following her completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association. Commissioner Drew received the designation during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Hillsborough.

  • New county-by-county study shows future water shortages

    Levy County may have only a moderate risk of future water shortages, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    The results of the study, released on July 20, show a county-by-county analysis of water shortages throughout the U.S. by the year 2050 due to climate change.

  • Levy County school millage tentatively set at 7.653

    The School Board of Levy County on Tuesday unanimously adopted its tentative millage rate and tentative budget for the 2010-2011 school year.

    But throughout the public hearing — the first by the school district for the next fiscal year —  signs of future financial distress filtered in to the discussions.

    Outside of school district employees, board members and the press, no one attended the hearing.

  • County to set tentative millage Aug. 3

    The Levy County Commission on Tuesday asked the Sheriff's Office and any department that has not cut its budget to go back to the drawing board and pare their requests.

    At the same time, the board put off setting a tentative property tax millage until its Tuesday, Aug. 3, budget workshop to consider new budget proposals. That's  the same day they will hold a workshop to consider joining a public library co-operative with neighboring counties, a regular commission meeting in the morning, and a workshop on solid waste, fire and emergency medical service assessments.