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  • ALS not free after all

    A consultant studying the possibility of Chiefland Fire Rescue providing Advanced Life Support non-transport (ALSnt) services said in a report that the city’s fire/emergency medical service budget would swell to $500,000, with $143,305 going to ALSnt costs.

  • In Our Backyard

    When most people think of citrus in the state, areas in South Florida may come to mind, but an important resource for citrus just happens to be right here in our backyard.

    “Very few people fathom growing citrus in North Florida,” said Ben Rosson, Operations and Management Consultant Manager at the Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration in Chiefland.

    Rosson said their goal at the facility is to protect all citrus varieties and provide clean source material to the industry. He said they are the germplasm repository for the state.

  • Bronson Council has a new face

    Katie Parks Bogart came out the vistor Tuesday night when the polls closed in Bronson.

    The unofficial results of the runoff election between her and Jerry L. Mongo for Bronson town council Seat Two yielded 123 votes to Parks Bogart and 101 to Mongo.

    A previous election, two weeks ago, resulted in a tie between the two and the runoff was required. Had they tied again on Tuesday, they would've had to flip a coin to determine the winning candidate.

    “I'm excited. I'm just ready to get to work,” Parks Bogart said of the outcome.

  • Community conversation on Chiefland's future 6 p.m. at Usher

    What if you had the opportunity to plan the future of Chiefland? Do you want a say in bringing a better quality of life and better payng jobs and businesses to Chiefland? 

    You have that opportunity to have a say tonight at 6 p.m. at Usher Center.

    The City Commission and the state Department of Economic Opportunity are hosting a community conversation to hear what residents would like to see in Chiefland. You don't have to be a resident of the city, you can be someone who owns a business or works in the city.

    But come help plan your future.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for March 21 - 27, 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    *** March for Babies Several state roads including Northwest 13th Street, Northwest 34th Street and Northwest 39th Avenue will have lane closures for the walkers on Saturday between 7 a.m. and noon. Gainesville Police will assist in directing traffic.

     

    Archer Road Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. just west of Southwest 47th Street for median modifications at the Council on Aging.

     

  • Bronson plans to fill position from within ranks

    The Bronson town council recommended the clerk post a position for public works director internally before opening it up to the public.

    Town employees have five days to apply, with Friday being the deadline. At Monday night's meeting, Clerk Kelli Brettel said they had given out two applications and just one had been turned in so far that night.

  • Bronson tie stands

    The results are official. After a machine recount and manual recount of the Bronson town council Seat Two election results on Thursday night, the canvassing board has deemed the race a tie.

    The machine recount came out 100 percent accurate Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said on Friday. The canvassing board was not required to manually recount the votes as they would have if the results came out half a percent off or more.

  • Bronson heads toward four day work week

    Employees in Bronson will soon have a shorter work week thanks to a vote by the Town Council Monday night.

    After several minutes of discussion, the council voted 3-1 to go to a four-day work week.

    In a telephone interview Tuesday, City Clerk Kelli Brettel said the change will tentatively take place by April 6. She said they plan to advertise for two weeks and put a notice on water bills. As of Tuesday, Brettel said she was still checking into what is required to reset their office hours.

  • Bronson heads toward four day work week

    Employees in Bronson will soon have a shorter work week thanks to a vote by the Town Council Monday night.

    After several minutes of discussion, the council voted 3-1 to go to a four-day work week.

    In a telephone interview Tuesday, City Clerk Kelli Brettel said the change will tentatively take place by April 6. She said they plan to advertise for two weeks and put a notice on water bills. As of Tuesday, Brettel said she was still checking into what is required to reset their office hours.

  • County opposes laxer wildlife rules

    The state agency that issues permits that allow people to own lions, tigers, bears, chimpanzees and other exotic and dangerous animals is reviewing its regulations and the Levy County Commission wants to put a choke chain on any attempts to loosen the rules.

    Between 2008 and 2010 there were a series of situations where county officials learned they were not notified in advance that permits were issued to keep captive wildlife classified as dangerous by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.