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Today's News

  • County to auction off 42 properties

    By Suzette Cook, Reporter

    Investors looking to buy property in Levy County can show up at the Levy County Court House on June 17 at 10 a.m. to bid on 42 parcels.

    The properties have been escheated or reverted back to belonging to Levy County. The County researches escheated properties and decides on which parcels to keep as investments and which parcels to offer up to the public to enter them back on County property tax rolls.

  • Professional UF athletic trainers will continue to serve Levy County athletes

    By Suzette Cook, Reporter

    The School Board of Levy County will renew its contract with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation starting in July for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Williston High School will have a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) on duty for 20 hours a week, Chiefland Middle High School will have one for 25 hours a week, and Bronson/Cedar Key schools will have a ATC on duty for 25 hours per week.

  • County upgrades ambulance fleet

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    With the approval of Levy County Public Safety Director Mitch Harrell’s request to transfer of $140,000 from reserves to the equipment fund, three new ambulances will be headed to Levy County.

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners’ approval went toward the total $653,000 price tag for three Ford-550s.

    Harrell said changes in ambulance specifications in 2016, which added weight to the trucks, is prompting the change from Mercedes to Ford, along with a switch from diesel fuel to gasoline motors.

  • Record number of artists apply for booths at Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    “Ice cold water, a dollar,” Cedar Key Safety Patrol members chanted as they got a ride on a wagon being pulled by Cedar Key School student and Safety Patrol member Exio Vargas. The students weaved in and out of the crowd while raising money for a trip to Washington, D.C.

    By 10 a.m. on Saturday, visitors filled the streets and artists had their masterpieces staged and on full display.

  • Governor-appointed chief science officer has strong ties to Nature Coast

    Governor Ron DeSantis on April 1 announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas K. Frazer as the State of Florida’s first Chief Science Officer.

  • Levy County Fair lights up Williston

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    Popcorn, cotton candy, thrilling rides, livestock exhibits and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. on the main stage to officially welcome the fair back to town.

    For almost a year a team of volunteers has planned, scheduled and negotiated to bring the best in family entertainment to Levy County and the surrounding area.

  • Health care center representive delivers annual report to School Board

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    Levy County School District employees using the CareHere Health Center saved $361,921 on medical expenses from October 2017 through September 2018.

    During the annual report to the Levy County School Board, Michelle Anglea, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Care Here shared trends and data on how employees have used the facility located on 445 Ishie Avenue in Bronson. CareHere has been in partnership with LCSB for five years.

  • County schedules workshop to tackle County Road repair policy

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    County Commissioner Rock Meeks got a message that two drivers passing each other on Levy County Road 341 collided when their side view mirrors made contact. County Commissioner Lilly Rooks said she was almost hit twice by a truck pulling a trailer on County Road 345.

    “Let’s talk about roads,” Commissioner Meeks said during the commissioners’ report portion of the March 19 meeting.

  • County road department allocates millions of dollars stretching taxpayers’ road repair funds

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    When Alice LaLonde, administrative manager for the Levy County Road Department, approaches the podium at meetings to present items to the Board of County Commissioners, the business at hand usually involves millions of dollars.

    But the reason the commissioners she is presenting to often are optimistic and ask LaLonde to give them the “good news” is because she is often asking the Board to approve an agreement that allows the County to reap the rewards of the latest grant that LaLonde and the road department have secured.

  • Levy County to Valdosta, Georgia: Raw sewage spills unacceptable

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks teamed up with County Attorney Anne Bast Brown to create a resolution addressing continued raw sewage spills that start in Valdosta, Georgia and trickle into waterways reaching Levy County and beyond.