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Today's News

  • Bronson, Williston schedule fireworks

    The Town of Bronson and Williston will celebrate the Independence Day on July 1 and July 3, respectfully.

    Bronson will celebrate July 1, beginning at 5 p.m. Vendors selling treats will be on hand while waiting for the sky to darken when Bronson Fire and Rescue Station 70 will light up the sky with fireworks.

    Bring chairs, blankets and a canned item to James H. Cobb Park, 275 Picnic St., in Bronson.

    Two days later, Williston will “Let Freedom Ring” July 3 when the city of Williston hosts the annual Pre-Fourth Extravaganza.

  • Otter Springs to host 4th of July family fun

    Join Otter Springs Park and Campround this Fourth of July weekend for family fun, food, and music to celebrate our freedom and those who sacrificed for our freedom. The holiday weekend includes begins Friday, June 30 with a barbecue dinner and ends with a cookout at the Springs.

    All proceeds go towards the Camp Valor Project in support of our severely wounded veterans. Please check out our website at www.ottersprings.com to learn more about the other activities we will be hosting this holiday weekend. For more information, please call 352-463-0800.

  • Water rumors addressed at Fowlers Bluff water meeting

    By REBECCA GALLAGHER
    Citizen Correspondent

    Fowlers Bluff Water Association Board President Tim Brown noted the 25 to 30 members assembled for the annual meeting last week was the largest group of members to show up for a water meeting since the new plant opened in 2012. He mentioned that in 2015, when the purification system was not working around 12 members showed up.

    Also present, were board members Charlie Brown, Cathy Simpkins and Bill Nelson.

  • Suwannee Valley Players to present Charlotte's Web

    The Suwannee Valley Players and Chief Theater present the Children’s Summer Production and their version of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web adapted by Joseph Robinette.

  • CPD Chief Anderson sails through review

    Chiefland Police Chief Scott Anderson breezed through his six-month performance evaluation given him June 12 by city commissioners.

    Anderson received a composite score of 3.6 on a 5.0 scale, slightly higher than his three-month evaluation in March when he was given a composite score of 3.49. This is the second of three performance reviews Anderson will receive in his first 12 months on the job. His next evaluation will come in December, which will be his first annual review.

  • Bronson attorney to review park request

    By JOHN TYLER NILSEN
    Citizen Correspondent

    BRONSON — Town attorney Steve Warm will review city policy before finalizing a deal allowing a registered for-profit company to use town park facilities.

    Angela and David Lambe, of Let’s Get Training LLC., plan to hold baseball and soccer camps in July for boys aged 7 to 12.

    Angela Lambe said she does not expect a noticeable profit from the camps and that the goal of the camp is to help local area youth. She said the company has purchased a sports insurance policy to cover both events.

  • Webber returns to CMHS

    Monday was Dennis Webber’s first day in the office in his new job as principal of Chiefland Middle High School, but it wasn’t exactly a new setting for the longtime Chiefland educator.

    Webber is coming from his position as principal of the Levy Learning Academy, the county’s alternative school center in Bronson, but previously spent time as a teacher, coach, dean of students and eventually assistant principal at Chiefland Middle and Chiefland High School.

    He’s been in education for nearly 30 years.

  • Florida studies future growth

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an occasional series in which we hope to learn more about Levy County and how prepared it is to meet the future.

    About 30 people attended the community meeting May 26 to participate in the Florida 2030 Project at Haven Hospice. The event was hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Animal Services touts success of low-cost program

    Levy County’s new low cost spay and neuter program, sponsored by the For Our Friends the Animals group, is only a month old, and County veterinarian Darlene Essler has seen a consensus of early approval for it from the public and county veterinarians.

    Essler reported the program had taken 19 applicants through its first three weeks, including eight dog spays, six dog neuters, a couple of cat spays and a cat neuter. A cat neuter and spay were pending at the time of the County Commission meeting last Tuesday.

  • Tiner part of senior class looking to lead Chiefland football

    The season is still more than two months away, but Dalton Tiner can sense something different in the air surrounding Chiefland football.

    With a strong core of returning seniors, a bigger roster under first-year Indians head coach Adam Gore, encouraging results from the off-season weight program, and a playoffs-or-bust attitude, Tiner hopes this year will be his most special after more than a decade of playing football.