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    Things have gotten personal with the town of Bronson for one local resident and former council member.

     Berlon Weeks, who was on the agenda for the Aug. 3 Bronson Town Council meeting and who has come before the council before, said he was not informed the council would be discussing the ongoing situation, with some documents dating back to 2008, involving his properties at that meeting.

    “I want it to be over with, but I also don’t want to be drug through the mud and made to look like something I’m not,” Weeks said.

  • County wrestles with handicapped parking

    Wheelchair user and military veteran Michael Gaither is in a new war as he tries to get the Levy County Board of Commissioners to create new handicapped parking spaces directly in front of the courthouse entrance.

    Gaither, a Chiefland resident, and his supporters attended the commission’s Tuesday meeting to say the one new space they created at the courthouse is inadequate and he wants two more spaces created closer to the entrance.

  • Tax notices are in the mail

    The 2015 Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices are being delivered to the post office today so property owners can learn what to expect in this year’s tax bills.

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker said the notices include this year’s proposed tentative tax millages, and last year’s tax figures. He informed the Levy County Commission about the notices being mailed, “because I’m sure your phones will start to ring as ours will.”

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council Meeting on Monday, Aug. 17

    Please click on the link for the file attachment to download the PDF of the agenda and the associated documents. 

    The Bronson Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Aug. 15-21


    Hull Road (UF Campus) Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

    Interstate 75 Up to two lanes closed at night beginning Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday through Thursday nights beginning at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following day south of County Road 236 (Exit 404) to resurface. No work is allowed from Friday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 9 p.m.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 18


    August 18, 2015

    9 a.m.

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    • Issues related to Agenda items

    • Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

  • Fanning Springs approved for infrastructure grant

    Another large step has been made toward getting the planned Holiday Inn Express hotel in Fanning Springs. 

       At the Fanning Springs monthly city council meeting Aug. 4, Mayor Trip Lancaster broke the news. The city was approved for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) it had applied for through the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in the amount of $1,049,970.

       The city was also approved for a rural infrastructure grant for $415,700.

  • Fanning adopts water shortage ordinance

    At the Fanning Springs city council meeting Aug. 4, council members pledged their full support of a water shortage ordinance that caused some controversy at the July meeting.

    While some expressed they felt pressure from Suwannee River Water Management to adopt the ordinance, council members spoke in favor of water conservation measures at last Tuesday's meeting.

  • Dance Alive auditions for the Nutcracker are Aug. 30

    Dance Alive National Ballet, the State Touring Company of Florida for over 40 years, will hold auditions for the Nutcracker and the youth group Next Generation.

    The auditions will be Sunday, Aug. 30, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Pofahl Studios, 1325 N.W. 2nd St., Gainesville. The audition fee is $20.

    Artistic Director Kim Tuttle will be casting for selected roles in the company’s 2015-2016 productions and will select members for the 2015-2016 company.

  • Local VA has a space problem

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    GAINESVILLE – The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, which includes the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is the VA’s largest health care system.

    It is experiencing steady growth but does not have enough space for its current volume of patients.

    In fiscal year (FY) 2014, the system served more than 133,000 veterans for primary care, mental health and specialty care services.