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  • Levy County objects to sludge dumping

    BRONSON - After hearing from a man who will live next door to a proposed 1,440-acre sludge farm at the Levy-Alachua County line, the Levy County Commission agreed Nov. 6 to let Alachua County commissioners know of its displeasure.

  • County landfill fees go up

    Williston City Council member Debra F. Jones said Nov. 6 that the city may stop having garbage service as a result of an increase in fees by Levy County.

    The County Commission approved the increase 4-1, with Commissioner Nancy Bell casting the dissenting vote. This is the first time in 18 years that dumping fees increased at the landfill. The new rates take effect Nov. 30.

  • County approves junkyard definition

    BRONSON - The first of two public hearings for the approval of amendments to land development codes went smoothly Nov. 6, although one businessman from Williston objected to one revision.

    The next hearing is set for Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Levy County Commission meeting room. Amended sections include definitions for junkyards, gas stations, service stations, automobile service and repair, and automobile paint and body.

  • Wood-chipping operation seeks approval for 24-hour business

    BRONSON -- Despite impassioned pleas from neighbors to a pine-shaving mill in the Williston area, the Levy County Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Nov. 5 in favor of recommending the County Commission grant another special exception to let it operate 24-hours-day, seven-days-a-week.

    The County Commission granted a special exception in January to allow the lumber mill to operate 12-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week.

  • Plans for Winter Festival gears up

    A call for completed registration forms is going out to any person or group interested in participating in the 2007 Christmas & Winter Festival, which is set for Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Parade floats, marching bands and other parading participants, and entertainers at Trailhead Park must submit their registration forms to Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Janet Minor by Nov. 27.

    This year's theme is "A Season for Giving."

  • To beer or not to beer

    BRONSON –The Levy County Humane Society wants to bring country star Chris Cagle to Bronson early next year as part of a fund-raiser for a planned multi-purpose facility.

    While most folks at Monday night's Town Council meeting welcomed the idea with a big "yee haw," disagreement on details of the concert prevented the event to be set in stone.

    Michelle Hagan of the Humane Society unveiled plans of the concert to council members. She asked permission to hold a country fest headlined by Cagle at the Bronson Community Park on Saturday, Feb. 25.

  • Bronson's Coach Brochetti throws in towel

    Bronson High School Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach Greg Brochetti has resigned from the AD post effective Oct. 16, and as head football coach effective the end of the season.

    BHS teachers Phillip Knight and Judy Morrison have already been selected to assume the duties of co-athletic directors as of Oct. 16. The AD supplement for the co-ADs was initiated as of the same date.

  • Hard to believe it's almost over

    The end of the high school football season is almost upon us.

    Didn?t it just get started?

    My, did it ever go fast, but I guess it?s always that way when you don?t make the playoffs.

    Chiefland will play its final game of the season Friday night at Trenton.

    The Indians need a victory to finish at 5-5 ?which would be an important milestone for coach Ajay Ulmer in his first season.

  • Indians destroy Union in home finale

    The crowd wasn't the greatest, but those faithful fans who did show up for last Friday night's final home game of the season at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium were treated to a blast from the past as well as a peek into the future.

    Chiefland clicked on all cylinders in a 43-11 destruction of Union County in Class 2B District 4 play.

    The Indians improved to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in district play. Union fell to 3-6 and 1-3.

  • Timetable for voter fraud decision up in air

    GAINESVILLE –Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone said on Nov. 2 his office continues working on alleged voter fraud cases related to the Aug. 7 Chiefland election.

    Cervone told the Chiefland Citizen on Oct. 25 that he "is close to making a decision" on whether to prosecute any or all of the alleged 11 violators of voting laws. On Oct. 25, Cervone said he must conduct some additional background investigation of a couple of people.