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  • Bronson to give BYL help

    BRONSON - At Bronson Town Council's July meeting, Berlon Weeks made a motion to free up close to $6,000 in the budget for the installation of a new irrigation system for the soccer fields at the newly named Bo Diddley Park.

    The next morning, Weeks went out to the fields to have a look-see.

    He realized that the Bronson Youth League, which uses the park year-round, has more pressing needs.

    "The baseball fields need a sprinkler system," he said. "Fencing needs to be repaired. The tennis courts need work. They need an ice machine."

  • Big headliner coming to Bark-N-Purr

    BRONSON - This past February, the Humane Society of Levy County held an outdoor concert at the Youth League Park, touting country star Chris Cagle.

    It was so successful and everybody had so much fun, they decided to do it again.

    The second annual HSLC Bark-N-Purr Concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Bo Diddley Park (formerly BYL Park).

    Bronson approved the date at the Monday night monthly meeting.

  • Assessment hearing is Sept. 2

    The Levy County Commission approved four fees landowners pay and is holding a public hearing on the fees - which remain the same as last year- at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2.

    The fees approved are:

    _ $75 preliminary Emergency Medical Services Tax Assessment Rat

    _ $25 assessment Solid Waste Assessment

    _ A variable Roadway Maintenance Service Assessment, and

    _ $31 Fire Protection Services fee.

    Even though the rates will not be increased, they must be approved annually and a public hearing must be held, County Coordinator Fred Moody said.

  • Ride to Provide is Sept. 6

    Imagine traveling down the open road, warm sunshine on your skin, crisp blue autumn skies ahead, and scenic nature views all around. Come early autumn, there's no better place to be than Levy County, Florida's famed Natural Paradise. Bikers from all over Florida and the Southeastern U.S. are invited to take in the views and ride amongst friends-your day of fun will help the Levy County Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC).

  • Babe Ruth All Stars thank sponsors

    The Chiefland 13-15 year old Babe Ruth All Stars would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to help them out on their trip to the State Tournament in Tallahassee.

    The team also thanks family and friends who treaveled to Tallahassee to support them.

    Thanks to:

  • Lundy spells out his boys basketball program

    In Mark Lundy, the Chiefland High boys basketball program not only has a coach who cares about building a winning attitude, but also shaping the character of boys as they turn into young men.

    Lundy explained some of his philosophies and needs to the Chiefland Rotary Club members at their July 23 meeting at Bell's Restaurant.

    Lundy is beginning his second year as head coach of CHS basketball.

    There were growing pains for the players and coach in Lundy's first season. There were ups and downs as the Indians posted a record of 9-18.

  • Fox attacks woman

    A Morriston woman is still hospitalized and undergoing surgery to repair her legs after a red fox attacked her on Friday morning, and her husband wounded her while trying to kill the animal.

    Pat and Don Vrana of Southeast 186th Avenue were checking their yard on Friday morning after they spotted a suspicious animal when the female fox attacked them. Don Vrana was able to get away from the fox but he could not get the fox off his wife's leg.

  • Police looking to save money

    The Chiefland Police Department has seen the light and will be saving on its fuel bill as a result.

    The "enlightment" came when the department ran a test on a police car without the familiar rooftop light bar, using lights that are mounted inside the windshields.

    Chief Robert Douglas said he decided to go with the new lights after doing a test drive. "I did a test drive for 50 miles," he said. "Without the light bar I got 25 miles per gallon and with the light bar on I got 16 miles per gallon."

  • Early voting starts Aug. 11
  • Chiefland millage down a 'smidgen'

    Chiefland property owners can breathe a sigh of relief as their property tax rates will go down a smidgen this year.

    However the Chiefland City Commission received proposals to raise fees, water and sewer rates, to go to a four-day work week and discussed the possibility of tying future fee and rate increases to the Consumer Price Index.

    The City Commission voted in its regular meeting Monday night to lower the rate from 4.7536 mills to 4.75 mills and to hold its budget meetings on September 9 and 23.