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  • Three inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

    Gov. Rick Scott announced the selection of Gov. Reubin O’D Askew, Sallye B. Mathis and Edward Daniel Davis to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Scott chose these three from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on Human Relations for making significant contributions to the improvement of life for minorities and all citizens of the great State of Florida.

  • Children follow parents' voting patterns

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones says the turnout for elections – even in Levy County – can be hard to understand. And young voters have some of the lowest turnout.

    Last year’s county races only attracted 30 percent of the 25,000 plus registered voters and the general election saw only 50 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. And that was despite one primary race coming down to three votes in deciding a winner.

  • 4G Verizon tower coming to Bronson

    Following a public hearing Monday night, Bronson town council approved a site plan for a Verizon Wireless cell tower.

  • See Charlie Brown and Friends

    The final weekend for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is this weekend at the Chief Theatre. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for seniors/students, $12 for adults and children 4 and under are free. The Chief Theater is located 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland. Call Becky Gill at 352-443-9096 to reserve your seats. Tickets are also available at the Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland and Point of View in Fanning Springs.

  • It's a tie in Bronson election

    A recount in Tuesday's Bronson election will take place today at 6 p.m. after unofficial results showed the two candidates vying for the Seat 2 position tied.

    The first votes read Tuesday night showed Jerry L. Mongo leading with 72 votes to Katie Parks Bogart's 66. The suspense built as the proposed charter amendment votes were announced and then finally the absentee ballot totals –Parks Bogart 11 and Mongo 5.

  • Credit card skimmer found in Bronson

    A credit card skimmer has been removed from a pump at a gas station in the Bronson area and residents are being asked to keep an eye on their bank accounts, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The station’s manager reported finding a device attached to one of the pumps which was not part of the normal operating components. The manager removed the device and turned it over to investigators.

  • Chief apologizes for lack of composure

    Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris offered a simple apology to the City Commission for his actions during the Feb. 23 meeting where he registered his complaint about the public evaluation of him and nearly walked out of the meeting. 

  • Service to country lives on Harrell’s final salute

    In 1965 Michael Harrell, a fifth generation Floridian, first took his oath to serve in the United States Marine Corps. The United States was ramping up its commitment of troops to send into battle in South Vietnam.

    Boot camp was short. “It was 8 weeks instead of the usual 12 weeks. That was cause the drill instructor said they needed some warm bodies in Vietnam.”

  • Bronson voters head to the polls Tuesday

    A new councilman will be elected Tuesday when the town of Bronson holds a special election.

    Katie Parks Bogart and Jerry Mongo are seeking the seat vacated by Berlon Weeks' resignation.

    Bogart said the town advertised the job and about six people applied, but the council was unable to make a unanimous decision, so they decided to hold a special election. Of the applicants, she said only two decided to run.

  • Pet adoption Saturday

    Levy County Animal Services is holding an adoption event on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland, according to David Weatherford, the department's director.

    Tractor Supply will also be providing water for those looking over the dogs, puppies and cats that will be available and adopters will receive a 5 pound bag of 4Health cat or dog food, said store Manager Chad Ekker. Pet supplies, including leashes, harnesses, collars and carriers and cages will be on sale.