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  • Mural signing ceremony in Bronson on Friday

    For those driving past the Bronson Ace Hardware and wondering what’s up with the mural being painted on the side of building there will be answers.

    Ace Hardware Manager John Meeks, chair of the Levy County Commission and member of the Tourism Development Council, said the mural promotes the attractions of Levy County.

  • Helping Another Way’s families

    Earline and Jim Smith, on right, donate 25 tickets to Kirby Family Farm Christmas Express to Another Way representative Nate Albano. The tickets are to be used by families in the program’s shelter and program in Chiefland.

  • Lee honored for 16 years service on planning board

    Former Levy County Planning Commission Member Vaughn Lee was honored on Tuesday for his 16 years of service by the Levy County Commission. Lee was presented with a certificate of appreciation.

    Pictured, from left to right, are Commissioners Mike Joyner, Rock Meeks, and Lilly Rooks; Lee, Commissiners John Meeks and Matt Brooks. Lee left the planning board a year ago but has returned to serve as an alternate.

     

  • Limerock mine hearing Feb. 21

    A special exception permit for a proposed limerock mine in Montbrook that the Levy County Planning Commission recommended be denied will get a hearing from the Levy County Commission on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.

    This is the second time a mine has been proposed on the same site. Seven years ago the planning board recommended a similar permit be declined after residents protested and the appeal to the county commission does before being heard.

  • No new courthouse under the tree

    A committee report says space and security are a problem in the Levy County Courthouse, built in 1907.

    But on Tuesday the Levy County Commissioners have signaled that the county's residents cannot afford to pay for a new one,

    So skip looking for it under the Christmas tree.

    However, 8th Judicial Circuit Courts Administrator Paul Silverman, who presented the report of the Courthouse Space Committee, did not go away empty handed.

  • FDOT solves Christmas tree challenge with repurposed signs

    The Florida Department of Transportation Chiefland Maintenance was posed a challenge from its district office in Lake City to build a Christmas tree from anything but an actual tree.

    With the right mixture of competitive, holiday spirit and crafty ingenuity, the FDOT employees took the reindeer by the antlers and ran with it.

    The result was a 6-foot “tree” made of repurposed road signs, and “reindeer” barricades with palm fronds attached as antlers.

  • Bronson bar fails to win 2 a.m. closing

    The owner of McKenzie’s Four Corners Bar, located at the intersection of Hathaway Avenue and State Road 24, asked the Bronson Town Council Monday to extend the time she can serve alcohol on weekends and holidays, from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. 

    The motion failed on a 2-2 vote, with council member Aaron Edmundson not in attendance.

  • Anderson named police chief

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Scott Anderson, whose father was once Chiefland Police Department chief, was chosen Monday to succeed Chief Robert Douglas.

    As Mayor Betty Walker administered the oath of office and pinned on the gold badge, Anderson’s wife Ella, his mother Betty and his grandmother were in the audience. Also looking on were most of the police officers.

  • CES safety patrollers holding cake auction at CMHS

    Four safety patrollers from Chiefland Elementary School stopped by the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club Thursday to announce their upcoming cake auction to raise money for the group’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. next summer.

    The auction will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Chiefland High School cafeteria.

  • County puts halt on marijuana dispensaries

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensariess into the county.

    At the same meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks or Chiefland, R-District 2.