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  • Bronson breaks ground on long-awaited sewer project

    Bronson will begin construction on its $2.9 million sewer expansion project within the next few weeks.
    "It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here," Bronson Mayor Franklyn Schuler said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall.
    The sewer system, primarily aimed at increasing business development along the town's main corridor, has been in the works for years.

  • Chiefland votes to press on with ALS

    Chiefland still wants advanced life support non-transport services (ALS), but it's been acknowledged that it won't be cheap or coming to fruition any time soon.
    Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of continuing to pursue ALS with the county Monday night, though the latest plan involves an employee swap that will allow potential Chiefland paramedics to get up to speed with the county.

  • Chiefland Medical, the best medicine

    Chiefland Medical Center was honored Tuesday night at the Tommy Usher Center as Business of the Year at the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Industry Appreciation Banquet.
    More than 100 community members and business owners attended the function, which has been taking place since 1984. The event, celebrated the same week as the state's Industry Appreciation Week, was catered by Bett's Big T.
    Rick Young, practice administrator for the medical center, thanked the staff at the center for making the business what it is.

  • Woman shot in forehead in domestic case
  • County budget smaller than last year's

    The Levy County Commission, with two members who leave in November due to electoral losses, was commended on Monday evening by the only Levy County resident who cared to show up and speak at a public hearing where the property tax and final budget for the 2014-15 was unanimously approved.
    "I want you to note that the budget is less than last year when it was $66 million and some change. Good job," said Dana Sheffield of "the Fanning Springs Sheffields."
    "This board has done a good job for the county."

  • CF wants input on focuses of new campus

    The long-awaited construction of the College of Central Florida's new Levy campus is still on track, and officials with the college are hoping to get input from the community in the areas of education it would like to see highlighted.
    Holly McGlashan, manager of CF's Levy Center, was special guest speaker at Chiefland Rotary Wednesday.

  • Flood warning for Levy County

    FLOOD ADVISORY

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL

    914 PM EDT MON SEP 22 2014

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS EXTENDED THE * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHEASTERN LEVY COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

    THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BRONSON...WILLISTON * UNTIL 1100 PM EDT *

  • Red tide halts Cedar Key clam harvesting

    For the first time in about 10 years, clam leases have been shut down in Cedar Key due to red tide.
    The western portion of Cedar Key's leases, including Gulf Jackson and Pelican Reef, was closed Sept. 6 after officials found low to background quantities of dangerous microorganism Karenia brevis, known to produce a neurotoxin that affects vertebrates, including humans.

  • White out for Bell shooting victims

    When Bell and Trenton High Schools meet on the football field in Bell on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. the stadium will be bathed in white as spectators show their solidarity with the young victims of Thursday's multiple shootings.

    Spectators have been asked by both schools to wear white — a sign of innocence and purity — for the game to honor the six children: Kaleb Kuhlman, 11, Kylie Kuhlmann, 9Jonathan Kuhlman, 8, Destiny Stewart, 5, Brandon Stewart, 4 and Alana Stewart, born June 28.

  • Gov. Scott speaks in Bell on killings

    The governor made a brief stop in Bell today to speak to reporters and community members about the killing yesterday that claimed eight lives.
    "All of us have family members, and we can't imagine this happening. We all have children and grandchildren," Gov. Rick Scott said in front of the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center to more than 50 reporters.
    It's a tragedy, he said, one that would take a long time for the community to get over. It's important for the community to show their support of family at friends at this time, he said.