Local News

  • Chiefland discusses garbage

    There's going to be a little adjustment to the city's garbage rates for dumpster service - especially for two businesses with large compactor Dumpsters.

    That's because the city has discovered that Waste Pro had not included pricing for compactor Dumpsters like the ones in operation at Wal-mart and Walgreen's for the City Commission meeting on Sept. 22 where the commission approved raising garbage rates in the city.

    The vote was 3-1 with Mayor Teal Pomeroy dissenting and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron absent to attend a county budget meeting.

  • Two want to represent Chiefland

    The Chiefland City Commission will be interviewing the only two candidates who applied for the position of city attorney at 5 p.m. on Nov. 10.

    Norm D. Fugate of Williston, who specializes in government and real estate law and is Chiefland's city attorney, will be interviewed at 5:30 p.m. and Brent E. Baris, a real estate attorney and city attorney for Otter Creek, will be interviewed at 5 p.m.

    They were the only applicants who gave the city proposals for legal services by the 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 deadline.

  • Trick or Treat in Chiefland Saturday

    The city of Chiefland's Trick or Treat will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

    The city commission, in its regular meeting on Oct. 13 decided to stick with it's policy of holding trick or treat on the last Saturday of the month even though Halloween falls on a Friday this year - 6 days after the city-sanctioned event.

    Williston will host its annual Trail of Treaters Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Williston.

  • Superintendent candidates face off

    Candidates for Levy County Schools Superintendent Robert Hastings and Jeff Edison met Monday night at the old Bronson High School auditorium to speak to voters and answer questions about their respective campaigns.

    Hastings presented himself as the candidate for change, stressing the need to improve the dynamic between administration and teachers while Assistant Superintendent Edison placed his focus on putting kids first.

    "We need an administration that cares about employees," said Hastings. "There are changes coming, I assure you, there are changes coming."

  • Residents unhappy with mud boggers

    Mud boggers who use a private site on County Road 337 near N.E. 125th Street need to have their driver licenses, vehicle registrations and insurance papers up to date on Sunday, Oct. 26 as the Levy County Sheriff's Office is conducting a checkpoint at the intersection.

  • Early voting under way

    Early voting in the presidential election has started and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Levy County Supervisor of Elections office on Court Street in Bronson.

    Interest is high in this year's election, Connie Asbell, supervisor of elections, said.

    The county has registered about 500 new voters since February. There are 25,983 registered voters with 14,056 registered Democrats, 7,919 registered Republicans, 1,163 with no party affiliation and 2,755 with other party affiliations.

  • School board member charged with lewdness

    School Board of Levy County member Billy Morrison was a no-show Tuesday morning for the regular meeting of the Levy County School Board, 10 days after his arrest in Gainesville.

    Morrison, 47, of Bronson, was charged at the Santa Fe College Northwest Campus in Gainesville Oct. 11 with lewdness and exposure of sexual organs, both misdemeanors, after a police patrol and undercover investigation of a rest room at the school.

  • Father Lopez takes down Eagles in OT

    Bronson slid to .500 while playing their best football yet. Now 3-3, the Eagles dueled Daytona's Father Lopez to a standstill before falling 27-21 in overtime. This, against a team that clobbered them 56-12 last year.

    "We grew up a little today," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey. "With so much losing behind us, we have to build a culture where we expect to win."

  • Indians clawed by Panthers

    Chiefland football had a good week of practice following last week's letdown loss against Mayo. The defense played with outstanding aggression Friday against number four-ranked Newberry. But with multiple miscues on offense against one of the best teams in the state, the inevitable happened - the Indians fell, 22-7, to the Panthers.

    "We just couldn't get our rhythm established on offense," said Chiefland head coach Ajay Ulmer. "We'd start to put a drive together and then make some mistake, a penalty or turnover, that would really disrupt our progress."

  • Senterfitt named to Hall of Fame

    Jim Senterfitt, former district conservationist, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Conservation District Southeast regional area at the conference held in Biloxi, Miss. Aug 9-12.

    Senterfitt was inducted along with people from seven other southeastern states and was sponsored by the Suwannee Conservation District and the Association of Florida Conservation Districts to represent Florida as the 2008 recipient of the Hall of Fame Award.