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  • Audits begin in Bronson

    Accountants from Purvis Gray and Company arrived Monday morning at the Bronson Town Hall to begin preliminary work for the past three fiscal year audits, starting with the 2004-05 and the 2005-06 books.

    “I think those years will be the most involved,” said recently hired town clerk Kelli Brettel.

  • Progress Energy open house will answer nuke questions

    Progress Energy is holding an open House for Levy County residents interested in learning more about its proposed nuclear plant near Inglis and the path power lines will take from the plant.

    The event, one of a series of three, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the National Guard Armory at 8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River. Other meetings are scheduled for Brooksville and Homosassa later in the week.

    The open house will show the route the four transmission lines will take from the two-unit nuclear power generator plant to a substation in Hernando County.

  • County taking bids on road projects

    Levy County is attempting to make the most of its road money by taking bids for a road project while the cost of asphalt has dropped.

    Bids on work on a 5.8-mile strip of County Road 316 between County Road 337 to Northeast 20th Street are due at 10 a.m. Jan. 19. The project calls for widening and resurfacing the existing pavement and roadbed, and doing shoulder work. The work is estimated to take 210 days — or about 7 months.

    The project is being funded by a Small County Outreach Program grant of $1.431,060.

  • Officials take oath of office

    Levy County Judge Joseph Smith, right, administers the oath of office to Levy County’s constitutional officers, from left to right, Sheriff Johnny Smith, Tax Collector Linda Fugate, Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell, Property Appraiser Oz Barker and Clerk of Court Danny Shipp. The ceremony was held Monday morning in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

     

  • Williston High School principal to resign

    Williston High School will be getting a new principal.

    Mike DeLucas confirmed Wednesday that he has resigned, effective the end of the year.

  • The staff of the Chiefland Citizen wishes its readers a Happy and Prosperous 2009!

    Judge Joe Smith will swear in three Levy County officials Monday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse.

    Scheduled to take oaths of office are Connie Asbell (election superintedent), Osborn Barker (property appraiser), Linda Fugate (tax collector) and Danny Shipp (clerk of court).

    Light refreshments will be served and Judge Smith extends an invitation to the public to attend the event and reception.

  • Change of Watch is Jan. 6

    Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 15-7 will hold its Change of Watch at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Deke’s Steakhouse.

    Bill Friskey, flotilla commander for 2008, will be participating in the induction of the 2009 slate of officers, including incoming Commander Donald Sorli Sr. and Vice Commander Mary Kennedy.

    Ordering will be from the menu. The restaurant is located at 6650 N.W. 40th Street in Chiefland.

    The dress will be the tropical blue long uniform, working blue or proper civilian dinner attire.

  • Chiefland out of water deal

    The Nature Coast Regional Water Authority is taking shape and it looks as if Chiefland will get its wish to not participate and to not lose any water from the city’s new wellhead site.

    The discussion group forming the regional water authority hammered out the wording of its governing utility agreement with participation by Dixie and Gilchrist counties and the cities of Fanning Springs, Trenton, Cross City and Bell.

  • Hastings proposes layoff alternative

    In the effort to reduce the operating budget by more than $1 million by the end of the current school year, Superintendent Bob Hastings is asking for the School Board’s and the union’s approval to take an unusual approach.

    Rather than eliminating approximately 50 jobs district-wide, as previously proposed, Hastings has found a more creative means.

    “We’re going to ask all employees to take three days off without pay,” Hastings told the Board.

  • Walk to Bethlehem continues through Dec. 23

    The journey is long for Mary and Joseph but each evening between 7 and 9 p.m. caravans leave Nazareth and give visitors the opportunity to join them in the interactive narrative led by Callie Fields all the way to Bethlehem where the Baby Jesus was born in a manger in a stable.

    Come join the cast and workers from sponsoring church Living Water Life Center of Morriston and volunteers from other area churches as they welcome and invite visitors to take this historic journey.