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  • Engineering firm could solve sewer woes

    BRONSON –The Town of Bronson, like a lot of people, could use a quick $14-18 million.

    Unlike most people, Bronson wants to spend it on expanding its sewer capacity. New Mayor Franklin Schuler said it is a priority.

    Only 15 percent of the residential homes in Bronson have sewer service. The rest are on septic systems.

    Schuler and other Town Council members were pretty much left scratching their heads on how to solve the problem. Grant money already had been exhausted and borrowing the money would be the only solution, he thought.

  • What will we do with the building?

    The octagon-shaped building near the Chiefland Fire Rescue Station should be preserved, Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy said Oct. 22, because of its historical significance.

    Commissioner Sammy Cason said he registered to vote there in 1959 with Luther Callaway, whose title was "an inspector" related to elections, according to records. Back then, the building was located in the center of the city park near the place where the Building and Zoning Building is today, Cason said.

    The building once housed the Chiefland Area Athletic Association, according to a press release from the city.

  • Red Devils head to playoffs

    DUNNELLON -- Williston High School's football team is going to the playoffs.

    The Red Devils dominated both quarters in Monday's three-way tie-breaker for second place in the district, defeating West Port 14-0 and blanking Dunnellon 7-0 to earn the runner-up spot.

    Williston will play in the first round of the Class 3A tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, at Crystal River.

  • Four arrested in drug bust

    BRONSON - Members of the Levy County Drug Task Force arrested four people suspected of violating drug laws.

    Three adults were booked in the Levy County jail for narcotic charges and the juvenile was arrested and released to his parents after the Oct. 29 round-up, Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office said.

  • Beware of bogus GEDs

    You've seen the late night TV commercials - lose weight fast ... become a millionaire overnight ... take this pill and become a super stud.

    Quick fixes - they never seem to really work, do they?

    Dennis Radice, a professor at Central Florida Community College-Levy Center, says the same applies for GEDs.

    He's noticed a recent wave of locals paying hundreds of dollars for online GEDs.

    The people who did it said it's a quick and easy way to get that all-important piece of paper.

    Radice says those pieces of paper are worthless.

  • Reward offered

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, who vandalized the parking lot at the Anchor Hole on the corner of Gulf Boulevard and Hodges Avenue.

    An additional $500 will be given when the person, or persons, is convicted.

    The person who provides this information to the Cedar Key Police department will not be identified.

    To report the vandals, call Bubba Castell at 543-5180.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    BRONSON - Another student was arrested on the charge of making a false report of planting a bomb or explosive device, according to records.

    Tyler Ryan Baker, 15, of Williston was arrested at Hilltop Alternative School (HAS) in Bronson on Oct. 22 by Levy County Sheriff's Office Sgt. James M. Long.

  • Chiefland taps new fire chief

    After the interviews of three candidates for Chiefland Fire Chief on Oct. 23 and 25, interim Chief John Ward was the only man who passed the test enough for a background check to be performed on him.

    Therefore, after the 5 p.m. start of the Nov. 13 meeting of the Chiefland City Commission, Ward is most likely to be named as chief. The pay range is between $34,648 and $41,200.

    Christopher Thomas of Clearwater had most of the qualifications required, except that he has been inactive since 2005 when he suffered a back injury and retired from the Dunedin Fire Rescue Department.

  • Gent, Harris best week ever

    Two former Chiefland High football players had outstanding weekends on the college gridiron.

    Cortez "Snoop" Gent, who graduated from CHS in 2005, is a sophomore wide receiver at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

    Florida Atlantic plays Division I football in the Sun Belt Conference.

    Gent, who stands 6-2 and weighs 185 pounds, had the best game of his college career in a painful 33-30 triple overtime loss to visiting Louisiana-Monroe.

  • Injured Eagles take Jax heat

    Adding injury to fatigue, Bronson High's football team limped up to Jacksonville-Providence High Friday and had a bad night.

    The Eagles were without the services of lead running back Virgil Greenlee, who left the previous week's game against St. Joseph with a badly sprained ankle. Furthermore, fullback Jermey Mayes' turf toe, suffered two weeks ago in practice, was still bothering him.

    The worst was to come.

    Providence hammered the Eagles 41-0, running, as Bronson head coach Greg Brochetti said, "the same three plays all night."