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  • 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.

  • Sexual predator will live in Bronson

    On Nov. 2 Bobby J. Waters, 24, a convicted sexual predator from Putnam County, registered with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Waters was convicted on March 19, 2004 in Putnam County for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child less than 12 years of age.

    Waters was sentenced to five years in prison in 2004 and he was released on Nov. 1.

    Waters registered with the Levy County Sheriff?s Office on Nov. 2, indicating that he will be residing at 11831 NE 85th Terrace, Bronson.

    He is on probation until March 12, 2111.

  • 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.

  • Nall indicted

    ENTERPRISE, ALA. - Former Chiefland High School football coach Guy Bubba Nall, 39, was indicted on eight counts of incest on Oct. 23, according to Dwight Holley, chief investigator for the District Attorney's Office in Enterprise, Ala.

    The suspected sex offender is scheduled for arraignment on the Alabama charges between Nov. 26 and 28, and he will be scheduled for trial at that time. Holley anticipates trial to be in early 2008.

    The crime of incest in Alabama carries a sentence of between one and 10 years, Holley said.

  • Thieves, drug abusers and sex offenders join list of convicted felons

    BRONSON - The list of convicted felons in Levy County from court cases ruled on during circuit court in October shows thieves, drug abusers and sex offenders joining the ranks.

    Following are the convicted felons from circuit court in Levy County in October:

    * Lelton Barron, 22, of Inglis, seven counts of burglary.

    * Irwin Bass, 50, of Steinhatchee, possession of cocaine.

    * Katrina Ann Boudreau, 24, of Hollywood, fraud,

    * Leslie Braswell, 34, of Chiefland, fourth or subsequent conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).

  • Sheriff's Reports

    There were four more people arrested by the Levy County Drug Task Force recently. This group of suspected drug law violators resulted from undercover drug buys in the Bronson area.

    These suspects include a minor. Any minor charged with a felony can have his or her name published. Following are the most recent arrests:

    * Lauren Nuse, 17, of Williston was arrested Nov. 1 for possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.