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  • 21 arrested in Inglis, Williston drug raids

    In two days the Levy County Sheriff's Drug Task Force, the Inglis Police Department and the Citrus County Sheriff's Department swooped in on residences in Inglis and Williston arresting 21 people on a variety of drug charges.
    The raid at noon Thursday in Inglis wrapped up a two-and-a-half-year investigation, while the Williston raid on Friday came in an area where other arrests have been made.

  • Bronson town barn burgled

    About $2,300 worth of brass fittings and tools were stolen from Bronson's public works facility, located near the Old Bronson High School, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    The theft was reported by town employees May 3 after discovering a steel door on the facility ripped from its hinges.
    "One of my guys went over to get something, called me and said, 'Jimmy, somebody's broken the door off the thing,' " said Jimmy Dunford, public works administrator for the town.

  • Maps firm, candidates line up

    With the state Supreme Court's approved redistricting maps in effect for the 2012 elections and Levy County, for once it is not parceled out several ways.
    Of course, while keeping the county in one piece, it can no longer claim the votes — or attention — of three state representatives, two state senators and two representatives in Congress.
    The county's 40,000-plus residents must be content with one state representative, one state senator and one member of Congress.
    As a result of redistricting, the county is now in:

  • County moves to formalize special events permits

    If you are planning to hold a big wedding at your home or hold a fishing tournament, you won't need a special events permit with clearances from the building, sheriff's office and public safety and health departments among others.
    But if you are planning a gathering that could draw the public, impact the neighbors, traffic, public safety, the environment or have outside effects, then you might need a special events permit under an ordinance being considered by the Levy County Commission.

  • Bicyclist dies from accident injuries

    A 12-year-old boy has died as the result of an accident, the second such accident within a week in Bronson, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.
    Keanu Becker of Bronson died on Tuesday at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was taken there after the accident occurred on Sunday, at about 7 p.m., at Northeast 108th Lane and Northeast 87 Terrace.

  • Babe Ruth regional coming to Chiefland

    Every June the city of Chiefland is host to 2,500 to 3,000 visitors from throughout the state, many of them pint-sized, as they come to compete in the Chiefland T-ball Invitational Tournament.
    This year, city residents should keep wearing their welcoming smile until July as the city will be host to the Babe Ruth League's Regional T-ball Tournament that will draw teams from 12 Southeastern states.
    Wayne Weatherford, president of the Chiefland Area Athletic Association, said the youth league will host both tournaments.

  • Power outage hits Tri-County Area

    A power outage hit the Tri-County Area and beyond Tuesday evening just as many folks were sitting down to dinner or to watch the evening news on TV.
    Customers of Central Florida Electric Cooperative and Progress Energy Florida lost power at 5:54 p.m. when lightning struck a Progress Energy transmission line between Bronson and Inglis, said Tim Hastings of CFEC.

  • Minutes of the Town of Bronson for Feb. 6, 2012

    COUNCIL MEETING
    February 6, 2012
    Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson FL
    Mayor: Call Meeting to Order
    Prayer:
    Pledge of Allegiance:
    Roll Call: Present: Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Mongo, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Pnblic Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Jeff DiMaggio, Buildiug Official Bob Niffenegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson aud Clerk Kelli Brettel,

  • Minutes of the Town of Bronson for Feb. 20, 2012

    COUNCIL MEETING
    February 20, 2012
    Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson FL
    Mayor: Call Meeting to Order
    Prayer:
    Pledge of Allegiance:
    Roll Call: Present: Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Roberts, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Jeff DiMaggio, Building Official Bob Niffenegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson, and Clerk Kelli Brettel

    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  • Minutes of Levy County School Board meeting on March 6

    MEETING
    March 6, 2012 — 6:00 p.m.
    The School Board of Levy County met in regular session this 6th day of March 2012 at 6:00 p.m. with Board Chair Paige Brookins, Cameron Asbell, Beth Davis, Robert Philpot, Rick Turner and Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster present.
    Permission to Advertise for Public Hearing – Amend School Board Policy: Jeff Edison requested that the Board
    approve advertisement for public hearing to be held April 17, 2012 for the purpose of amending School Board