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  • Chiefland hospital closer to reality

    Chiefland’s dream of having a hospital to save residents a long ride to the doctor and emergency room is guaranteed with the approval of $70 million in bond money for the construction of a 60-bed facility.
    On Monday, the state Division of Bond Finance notified Levy County Commission Chair Nancy Bell that another $17.486 million in bond money was being allocated to the $52.514 million that was already granted to the county.
    With a Dec. 31 deadline to sell the bond, the Tri-County Hospital could break ground by late January, one official has said .

  • Chiefland hospital moves closer to reality — see this week's Chiefland Citizen

    There's good news about the Tri-County Hospital in this week's Chiefland Citizen. It's on the street. Pick up your copy.

  • Bronson Town Council - looking sharp and working hard

    By ADA LANG
    news@cedarkeybeacon.com
    Looking spiffy in their new polo shirts that sported the Town of Bronson emblem, the City Council met Monday night to work through a long agenda.
    It was their first meeting since late September when they held several meetings to pass the budget for the fiscal year that started Oct. 1.

  • Bronson Council Briefs

    Notes from Monday's Town Council meeting:
    n Honors come town's way
    Several miscellaneous issues kept the Bronson Town Council busy Tuesday night, but the high point was the presentation of the Community of Excellence award from the Suwannee River League of Cities.
    Town Clerk, Kelli Brettell publicly presented the crystal award that she and Council member Berlon Weeks picked up at the group's October meeting in Cedar Key.

  • Unofficial election results

     U.S. Senate

  • Birthday reception to honor Dogan S. Cobb's 100th

     Everyone is invited to attend a reception in honor of Dogan S. Cobb’s 100th birthday on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bronson in the Fellowship Hall.  Cake and punch will be served.

  • Bride's murder means life sentence for groom

    A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine's death was premeditated 1st degree murder by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke, 24, condemning him to spend the rest of his life in state prison.

  • Voters turn down millage increase

    Levy County voters on Tuesday turned down a school board referendum to add 0.25 mills to the school district's millage rate starting in the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

  • Veterans Day: parades, reservations needed for luncheon

    Champions of Freedom luncheon needs RSVPs

    Veterans and their spouses or a guest who plan to attend the Champions of Freedom Independence Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at Tommy Usher Community Center need to make reservations to attend.

    The free luncheon is sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home to thank those who served their country. There will also be a special gift for veterans who attend. Veterans are also urged to bring their memorabilia and personal stories to share.

  • Levy turns new leaf with GOP

    Voter dissatisfaction has led to a tidal shift in Levy County politics as the Board of County Commissioners has two firsts: Republicans elected to the board and a majority of seats in Republican hands.

    Republicans Ryan Bell and Chad “Cracker” Johnson, both of Chiefland, defeated their Democrat incumbents.