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  • Boat ramps open, high water coming

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office: 
    NWS Tallahassee has advised that local flood warnings are still in effect for the Suwannee River basin. Sheriff Johnny Smith has decided to re-open all launch sites in the county. Should that prediction of rising water begin to cause problems on the Suwannee River, it could prompt a second closure. The situation will be closely monitored daily and advance warning of any impending boat ramp closures will be announced.

  • Road closings due to TS DEBBY

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.
     
    Baker and Columbia County
    ·       I-10 east of I-75 (Exit 296) to US 90 (Exit 324) has been reopened to all eastbound and westbound traffic as of 11 a.m. today. Use caution in the area as the water is up to edge of the travel lanes in places and debris may float out of the woods alongside the roadway.
     

  • Cedar Key airport, rivers closed to traffic

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Suwannee water District working to solve saltwater dilemma

    LIVE OAK – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is working with the City of Cedar Key and other state and local agencies and officials to address the problem of elevated chloride levels in the local water supply.
     
    “Cedar Key is a very special coastal community, and we recognize the urgency to help them remedy this problem as quickly as possible,” said Ann Shortelle, District executive director.
     

  • Debby now a depression

    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL DEPRESSION DEBBY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 14A
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
    800 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

    ...DEBBY WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...COASTAL AND INLAND
    FLOODING THREATS REMAIN...

    SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...29.5N 83.1W
    ABOUT 25 MI...40 KM N OF CEDAR KEY FLORIDA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H

  • Tropical Storm Debby brings coastal flood warning

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Composting facility: A sustainable model

    What exactly does sustainable mean? A definition of sustainable is:  capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. It encompasses the concept of stewardship and responsible management of resources.

  • County wants help with time capsule

    Levy County Library Director Lisa Brasher unveiled at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting a large stainless steel time capsule, one of 67 that the state is sending out to the counties asking the communities to decide what to put in them, where to place them and a future date to open them.
    Brasher asked the commissioners what they wanted to do and they had several observations and comments.
    “This is a government entity that sent this out a year ahead of time?” Commissioner Chad Johnson of Chiefland (R-District 2) asked incredulously.

  • LARC vs. political candidates softball challenge

    You see their names all over Levy County, but do you know the faces of the many people who are running for political office?
    The Levy Association for Retarded Citizens has planned a showcase for the candidates to introduce themselves at an invitational softball challenge.
    The LARC softball team has invited all candidates running for political office to a face-off two-inning softball game. A second game will be played by two teams made up of political candidates picked at random to play against each other in a three-inning face off.

  • McCain named Outdoorsman of the Year