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  • $35,000 missing from economic development

    Carol McQueen, chair of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and vice chair of the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency, confirmed for the Levy County Commission what has been rumored for several months: that money is missing from the agencies’ accounts and a the director who resigned in January is under investigation.

    McQueen was not on the agenda for the Tuesday commission meeting when she spoke during the public comment portion and revealed that about $35,000 was missing.

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  • Teen dies in single vehicle accident

    A Williston boy was killed Tuesday in a single car accident on Hwy. 121S, less than a mile from town.

    Theodore J. Radacky, 16, was traveling south on Hwy. 121 around 2:50 p.m., when for an unknown reason, he traveled onto the grassy portion of the west side shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    The front of the 2000 Chevrolet SUV hit a light pole, causing the vehicle to spin clockwise. It then struck a fence and a small tree in the fence line as it traveled into a livestock field.

  • FWC holds workshop Thursday on exotic animals

    The state agency that regulates the licensing of exotic animals held in captivity will hold a public workshop tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear public comment on proposed rule changes.

  • Morriston man shot during alleged drug deal

    An Apopka man is being held in the Marion County jail where he is facing a charge of attempted homicide, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    James Douglas Sexton, 21, was arrested in Ocala June 6 after authorities investigated a shooting that occurred the day before on SE 181 Court, Morriston.

    Upon arrival at the residence deputies found Joshua Eubanks lying on the ground bleeding from multiple gun shot wounds.  The victim’s girlfriend, Rebecca Saverns and her 4-month-old child was present during the shooting.

  • County jumps into fox penning issue

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is considering adopting rules to govern the penning and hunting of foxes and coyotes in enclosed lands, something the Levy County Board of Commissioners wants continued.

    The commission, in its regular meeting Tuesday at the County Courthouse, voted unanimously in favor of a resolution stating support for legally operated fox hunting enclosures. The resolution says such businesses “are a benefit to Levy County and should be allowed to continue lawful operation.”

  • Vets will get parade

    The details are to still be worked out but Levy County veterans will get their overdue parade.

    The Board of County Commissioners, which normally gives its blessings to an annual Veterans Day parade in Bronson, was not asked to approve one in 2009, something which disappointed some folks.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas is working to rectify that by uniting the county's veterans service organizations and the commission behind a countywide annual Veterans Day celebration.

  • Bell announces candidacy for District 4

    Ryan Bell of Chiefland has announced his candidacy for the District 4 seat held by incumbent Lilly Rooks of Rosewood on the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

    Bell, a fifth generation Levy County resident, is the second candidate in the Republican Party primary being held Aug. 24. He will face off against Noel K. Desmond.

  • Next school year could be financial train wreck

    The School Board of Levy County is one of 13 school districts in Florida that may not receive federal funds that could be used to assist in reforming education and turning around struggling area schools.

    The Levy County Education Association refused to sign a memorandum of understanding that stated the district’s willingness to participate in the Race to the Top program. If Florida is granted the $700 million it is applying for, Levy County could lose out on $1.145 million over four years.

    The deadline to sign the memorandum was Tuesday, May 25.

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