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  • Suwannee Valley Players to present Charlotte's Web

    The Suwannee Valley Players and Chief Theater present the Children’s Summer Production and their version of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web adapted by Joseph Robinette.

  • CPD Chief Anderson sails through review

    Chiefland Police Chief Scott Anderson breezed through his six-month performance evaluation given him June 12 by city commissioners.

    Anderson received a composite score of 3.6 on a 5.0 scale, slightly higher than his three-month evaluation in March when he was given a composite score of 3.49. This is the second of three performance reviews Anderson will receive in his first 12 months on the job. His next evaluation will come in December, which will be his first annual review.

  • Bronson attorney to review park request

    By JOHN TYLER NILSEN
    Citizen Correspondent

    BRONSON — Town attorney Steve Warm will review city policy before finalizing a deal allowing a registered for-profit company to use town park facilities.

    Angela and David Lambe, of Let’s Get Training LLC., plan to hold baseball and soccer camps in July for boys aged 7 to 12.

    Angela Lambe said she does not expect a noticeable profit from the camps and that the goal of the camp is to help local area youth. She said the company has purchased a sports insurance policy to cover both events.

  • County awarded for improved employee safety

    The Board of County Commissioners Tuesday approved a set of inter-local agreements between the Towns of Yankeetown and Inglis and the School Board of Levy County to collect impact fees on behalf of the local governments and the SBLC.

    County Coordinator Wilbur Dean’s requests were met with unanimous approval, enabling the County to collect EMS and Fire Rescue impact fees for Inglis and Yankeetown, as well as Educational System impact fees.

  • Bronson, Williston schedule fireworks

    The Town of Bronson and Williston will celebrate the Independence Day on July 1 and July 3, respectfully.

    Bronson will celebrate July 1, beginning at 5 p.m. Vendors selling treats will be on hand while waiting for the sky to darken when Bronson Fire and Rescue Station 70 will light up the sky with fireworks.

    Bring chairs, blankets and a canned item to James H. Cobb Park, 275 Picnic St., in Bronson.

    Two days later, Williston will “Let Freedom Ring” July 3 when the city of Williston hosts the annual Pre-Fourth Extravaganza.

  • Florida studies future growth

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an occasional series in which we hope to learn more about Levy County and how prepared it is to meet the future.

    About 30 people attended the community meeting May 26 to participate in the Florida 2030 Project at Haven Hospice. The event was hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Levy EMT recognized for life-saving act

    A first-responder’s job really never ends, whether or not he or she is on duty.

    Levy County Public Safety firefighter-EMT Hunter Kline recently proved that when he saved a life at a local establishment while off duty.

    The Levy Board of County Commissioners recognized Kline for his life-saving efforts at its meeting June 6 in presenting him with a certificate of appreciation.

    Kline, who has been with LCPS since 2009, has also been nominated for a Valor Award.

  • Animal Services touts success of low-cost program

    Levy County’s new low cost spay and neuter program, sponsored by the For Our Friends the Animals group, is only a month old, and County veterinarian Darlene Essler has seen a consensus of early approval for it from the public and county veterinarians.

    Essler reported the program had taken 19 applicants through its first three weeks, including eight dog spays, six dog neuters, a couple of cat spays and a cat neuter. A cat neuter and spay were pending at the time of the County Commission meeting last Tuesday.

  • Bowman crowned 2017 Watermelon Queen

    By LYNN DEJARNETTE Citizen Correspondent

     

    As the Watermelon Festival parade through downtown Chiefland ended Saturday, parade participants and spectators made their way to the old train depot for the watermelon auction, food, fun, shopping, presentation of festival royalty and crowning of the 2017 Watermelon Festival Queen.

    Emcee Daniel Jerrels began with the introduction of this year’s royalty followed by a rousing auction of some of the larger watermelons.

  • Watermelon Festival a hit for vendors, attendees

    Going to the annual Watermelon Festival means eating and shopping for a lot of people and guests were not to be disappointed this year. There were a record number of vendors and for the first-time vendors were stationed across US 19 as well.

    Sure, finding a familiar old standby is nice; a food with that familiar sign out front. However, making the choice for lunch, then hearing that your neighbor owns the booth makes that warm and fuzzy feeling happen.