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  • Bronson officials discuss upcoming budget year

    Bronson Town Council members agreed it’s better to start with a higher proposed millage rate and come down once all the review and studies are complete. After some discussion, council members agreed last week to set a proposed millage of 3.8861 mills, but only because a proposed millage rate can be decreased and not increased. City Clerk Kelli Brettel offered several scenarios for the council to weigh, including keeping it as it is, going with the rollback rate and the highest of the rates. Property values are down in Bronson, Brettel said, and

  • Sheriff's Office buys new vehicles

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has purchased six new vehicles — four for its K-9 units and two for the investigative unit for $167,462.80. Sheriff Johnny Smith said he stands behind the decision to replace vehicles that had 100,000 to 150,000 miles on each, including replacement of a car totaled in an accident where the other driver was found to be at fault. Smith said he is aware of how the purchase looks in a tight budget year.

  • Levy schools get a ‘B’

    For the third consecutive year, Levy County is expected to get a “B” when it comes to education. The Florida Department of Education released its annual school grades last week, and area schools that had their grades reported overall performed well.

  • Tarmac moves ahead on mine permit

    The zoning application came with $1,600 and eight cases of paperwork. The cover letter summed it up: "Tarmac America LLC is pleased to submit the King Road Limestone Mine Special Exception Application #3 ... This submittal is for the actual operation of the mine site which is +/- 4,750 acres," Tarmac executive Albert W. Townsend wrote to the Levy County Development Department. The letter was dated June 13, but it was not delivered to Levy County Building Official Rob Corbitt at his Bronson office until Aug.

  • Nuclear plant clears environmental hurdle

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff and the U.S.

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    Balloting for the Aug. 24 political party primary is Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections office, 421 S. Court Street, Bronson.  

  • Stuff the Bus helps students, teachers

    The drive to Stuff the Buss with school supplies for students will be taking advantage of tax-free weekend as the Levy County Schools Foundation and Morriston Baptist Church's Band of Brothers set up collection stations inside stores. The collection pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, paper, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons, permanent markers, washable markers, highlighters, dry erase pens, rulers, index cards, Post-it notes, scissors, washable glue, glue sticks, Kleenex,  hand soap, sanitizer, binders and backpacks is an annual back to school ritual in L

  • Pistol class funds holiday party

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a pistol class  from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18   This class will qualify individuals for a concealed carry permit.  The cost is $55 if registration is done online, or $60 on the day of the class.  To register online, go to www.levypistolclass.info.  This is a fund-raiser for the Sheriff’s Office Employee Christmas Party.

  • Woman arrested in theft of sales tax

     Mary Colson Bowen, 57, who owned Mary’s Little T restaurant in Chiefland, has been arrestedand charged with theft of more than $47,000 in sales tax collected from customers and not paid to the state, the Florida Department of Revenue announced.

  • Lois Katherine Cook, Volunteer