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  • Residents complain to commissioners about mud boggers

    The mud boggers are at it again in northern Levy County and one resident has asked the Board of County Commissioners for help because the traffic is tearing up a private road used by residents.

    Charles Wilkerson addressed commissioners in their regular Tuesday morning meeting saying that “four-wheelers and mud boggers are coming down the road” and tearing up Northeast 125th Street, a private road.

  • Planning board endorses city's ordinance

    Chiefland is inching ever closer to tightly restricting nudity in business that offer adult entertainment with the city Planning Board’s passage of a zoning ordinance regulating the location of such businesses.

    The Planning Board, in its regular meeting Nov. 13, unanimously approved banning the location of such businesses within 1,000 feet of religious sites, schools, day care centers and recreation sites.

  • Andy Andrews can vote in Chiefland

    Chiefland businessman A.D. “Andy” Andrews can vote in Chiefland city elections, but the judge who granted Andrews’ request says the ruling is exclusive to Andrews.

    Andrews said he is very pleased with the ruling.

    Andrews filed suit against Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog, in his role as the administrator of city elections; Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell and Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning seeking to be declared a legally registered voter at his business address 13 S.E. First Street in Chiefland.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON — The following information was supplied by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. The information is taken from incident and arrest reports and court documents.All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

  • Former EZDA director indicted

     A federal indictment against two suspended Levy County commissioners has been amended to include a third county official: Pam Blair, the recently resigned executive director of Levy County’s Enterprise Zone Development Authority (EZDA).

  • Early morning wreck kills one

       A Chiefland man died and his wife was injured in an early morning

    accident on Friday.

       Fred E. Webb of 12291 N.W. 87th Court, was at the wheel of a 2000

    Chrysler Town & County van on Northwest 132nd Place at 4:30 a.m. when he

    entered a curve to turn into Northwest 77th Court. He slumped over the wheel

    and the vehicle rolled off the road and into a tree,

       Webb was transported to Nature Coast Hospital where he was pronounced

  • House burns Monday
  • Are layoffs coming?

    In the wake of mid-year projected budget cuts of $1.9 million, the School Board of Levy County needs to lay off 50 employees, according to Director of Finance Robert Clemons.

    “We should have reduced our staff levels by at least 25 at the beginning of this school year,” Clemons wrote in a letter to the Board dated Nov. 26. “Now that half of the year is gone we need to reduce our staff levels by 50 to achieve the same results.”

  • Bronson gives to Toys for Tots

    The Bronson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department donated $1,000 to the tri-county area Toys for Tots Monday night during the Town of Bronson Council meeting.

    Fire Chief Scott Bulson presented Dave Hutcherson with the check, and in turn Hutcherson presented Bulson and fellow firefighters Dave Reinstra and Jerry Horton with certificates of appreciation and commemorative Toys for Tots coins.

    “We give the coins away to people who donate significantly,” Hutcherson said. “Every year the coin changes – this is our 61st year in operation.”

  • Bronson to light up park

    The Bo Diddley Memorial Park, also known as the Bronson Youth League Park, is getting a light for its asphalt basketball court this week thanks to newly appointed Bronson Parks and Recreation Commissioner Melody LaFlam.

    Town councilmember LaFlam saw the need for lights when she first visited the park shortly after Mayor Franklin Schuler assigned her to the position in late September.