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  • Citizens sound off on highway pitch

    By Mike Wright

    Freeway upgrades first. Parkway extension second.

    That’s the consensus of a group of elected and appointed officials representing six Florida counties grappling with what to do about Interstate 75 congestion between Gainesville and Tampa.

    The I-75 Relief Task Force decided on a tentative plan that calls for upgrades to the freeway before entertaining thoughts of extending the Suncoast Parkway north to the Gainesville-Ocala area.

  • Celebrating freedom

    Williston, Friday, July 1

    The holiday weekend kicks off with the annual Pre-4th Extravaganza. Floats and marching units will mark the nation’s birthday with a parade at 5 p.m. down Noble Avenue. After the parade, the action moves to Williston’s Horseman’s Park for an evening of free entertainment and fellowship.

  • Commission reverses course on ag extension job

    The Levy County Commission reversed course on interviewing a woman for the agricultural extension director/4H director's position which has been vacant since February after Levy Cattlemen's Association spokesman made a “23rd hour” request that the job be given to a director who is also a livestock agent.

  • Citizens can sound off on highway pitch Friday

    By Andrew Caplan

    You don’t have to guess about Karen Esty’s opinion on a potential long-term extension of the Suncoast Parkway.

    She practically wore it on her sleeve.

    Sporting a red “No more highways” sticker on her shirt, Esty was one of approximately 100 people who attended the I-75 Relief Task Force’s open house at the College of Central Florida’s Lecanto campus to give their input on the future state of the state’s roads.

  • Deadline Friday for candidates to file

    This is the week for candidates to qualify for the Aug. 30 party primaries ballot and the way things look there will not be a Democratic ballot. That's because most of the candidates for county and state office are either Republicans, in nonpartisan races or have no party affiliation.

    Qualifying for federal, statewide, multicounty, county, and special districts opened at noon on Monday, June 20, and it closes at noon on Friday, June 24. Paperwork can be submitted to the Levy County Supervisor of Elections Office at 421 S. Court Street in Bronson.

  • Driver arrested in Deshawn Roland's death

    The family friend driving the vehicle in the Feb. 12, 2015 crash that cause the death of Chiefland standout football star and all around nice guy Deshawn Roland has been arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter, two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury, DUI property damage, driving while his license was revoked for being a habitual traffic violator and not wearing a seat belt. 

  • Bronson Town Council agenda for Monday, June 20 meeting

    The Bronson Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the Dogan Cobb municipal Building on U.S. Highway 27A/Hathaway Avenue.

    Please click on the attachments to view the agenda and supporting documents.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, June 21, meeting

    The Levy County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse.

    Please click on the attachments to view the agenda and supporting documents.

  • Residents must sign up for new Levy emergency alert system

    The Levy County Department of Emergency Management has changed our Emergency Alert System to the new “Alert Levy” Emergency Notification and Alerting System.

    This new system will allow Levy County Emergency Management and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office to send out emergency alerts and notifications to residents of Levy County and all municipalities within Levy County that are registered to receive the alerts.

  • Blue Springs closed until further notice

    Blue Springs in Bronson has been closed by the Levy County Department of Parks and Recreation until further notice.

    This is due to the high water and blacked out conditions from recent heavy rain.

    The photo above is of Little Blue Springs but Big Blue looks just like this with high black water, according to Parks Director Matt Weldon.

    For those who want to beat the heat, the county’s other park, Henry Beck, on County Road 343 in Gulf Hammock is open.