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  • 2-year-old dead in shooting accident

    A two-year-old Bronson child has died in a tragic shooting accident while playing with his 11-year-old brother at home at about 5 p.m. Wedneday, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Brantley Tucker Owens, 2, andhis 11-year-old brother were playing hide-and-seek when the older boy, picked up their father's shotgun, and it discharged, a sheriff's spokesman said.

    The children's mother, Fawn Owens, had just left the home, and the father, Michael Owens Jr., was attending classes at Taylor College

  • Levy legislative delegation hearing Monday

     The Levy County Legislative Delegation hearing is 3-5p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, in the County Commission Chambers.

     If any member of the public would like to address the delegation,  contact Teresa Watson in state Rep. Leonard Bembry’s office at 352-493-6848 or teresa.watson@myfloridahouse.gov, to be placed on the agenda.  Appearance cards will also be available at the hearing for anyone who wishes to be heard. 

  • Levy County delegates at Presidency5 straw poll

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's delegates participated in the GOP's state meeting, presidential debate and Saturday straw poll in Orlando.

    Check out the photos as Levy County GOP Executive Committee Chair Michelle Finnen met with presidential contender, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and cast the delegation's votes in the straw poll. 

    Herman Cain and Santorum won the votes of the Levy delegates.

  • Road and Lane Closures for September 24-30

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:

     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.
     

  • Organizational meeting for 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade in Bronson

    The Town of Bronson is hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade. There will be an organizational meeting at 4 p.m. on Sept. 29. Please attend if you would like to participate or want further information.

  • County news briefs

    Following directions wins road bid
    V.E. Whitehurst & Sons roadbuilders of Williston was the second lowest — and winning — bidder on a contract to pave about 1.5 miles of County Road 318 because the firm read the bid requirements and followed them.
    The road is being resurfaced from U.S. Highway 27A east to Northeast 220th Avenue at the Levy-Marion county line using Florida Department of Transportation funds.

  • Buy local gets push from commissioner

    Commissioner Chad "Cracker" Johnson of Chiefland says it's time the county provided guidance to department heads when it comes to buying local.
    In Tuesday's commission meeting, the District 2 Republican said, "The department heads don't have anything written to follow.

  • Suwannee River Cleanup Saturday, Oct. 8

       Pure Water Wilderness holds the 3rd Annual Suwannee River Cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 8,  from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
       There will be a limited number of available canoes or bring your own canoe.
       The first 50 volunteers to register will receive a T-Shirt. Lunch is sponsored by Progress Energy.
    For more information call 352- 463-3467

  • Law Appreciation Night honors 8

    If law is what holds civilization together, then it's only civil that society should come together now and then to honor those who protect those laws.
    That was the message Thursday night as six area law enforcement officers, emergency first responders and two good Samaritans were honored at Law Appreciation Night, sponsored by the Chiefland Woman's Club at First Baptist Church of Chiefland.

  • Hurricane can't stop Martin

    Hurricane Irene couldn't stop Tom Martin from competing in the 2011 World Fire and Police Games in New York City.
    With Irene canceling flights up and down the East Coast late last month, the Levy County Sheriff's Office corporal took matters into his own hands. When Martin finished his nightshift on Aug. 27, he jumped into a car with his wife, Sarah, and headed north.