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Today's News

  • Bronson denies request to camp

    When Cheryl Ladner bought property in the Oak Forest Subdivision in Bronson, she dreamed of one day building a home on the half acre.

    Until that day, Ladner decided to move a travel trailer on the property and live there until the home became a reality.

    There were just a few problems.

    The Town of Bronson doesn’t allow people to live in campers on the property while constructing a home, and Robert “Bob” Niffenegger, the town’s building official, says the property is in a known wetland and not suitable for building.

  • Schools, District get report cards

    The state has issued performance grades for the Levy County School District and the county's four high schools for the 2013-2014 school year, and the news, according to some, may be confusing for parents who want to judge the quality of local schools. 

    For the third year in a row, the district has earned a C grade. And for the first time, all four Levy County high schools have earned a B. One school, Bronson, held on to the B it received for the 2012-2013 school year while three others — Chiefland, Williston and Cedar Key, went down from an A.

  • Cuddle time

    Manatee deaths appear to be down last year compared to the record numbers reported by state officials in 2013.

    As of December, 2014, 368 manatee deaths were reported for the year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. One-hundred-twenty-five of those deaths were labeled as undetermined. Manatee infant deaths accounted for 99 mortalities. Sixty-seven were the result of collisions with watercraft. Twenty-six were attributed to natural causes and 24 died due to cold stress.

  • Clerk not losing sleep over gay marriage

    Levy County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp, unlike some clerks around the state, did not open the county courthouse in Bronson at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, the first moment single sex couples were able to marry in the state. 

    No, he was home, tucked in bed asleep. It's a good thing too.

  • No school board meeting this week

    The Levy County School Board will not hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 20. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015

     AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    January 6, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk
    -State your full name and address
    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

    Clerk of Court — Danny Shipp, Clerk of Court
    Request approval to donate Dell computers to Vision Christian Academy

  • Man dies from injuries in Dec. 3 crash

    A Morriston man has died from injuries sustained in an accident on U.S. Highway 41 at County Road 326 on Dec. 3, 2014, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Edward Winslow Reeder was pronounced dead on Dec. 30, 2014. He had been transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville following the accident. His passenger, Robert Michael Howanitz, 61, sustained serious injuries and was also taken to Shands.

  • Sheriff's office warns about construction scams

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible construction scam in the Bronson area on Dec. 30.  The Suspect approached a homeowner and offered to do a paving job with “leftover” materials.  After agreeing to the offer verbally, the suspect attempted to change the price and the homeowner contacted the Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Farmers market returns Jan. 10

    The downtown Chiefland Farmers Market returns Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Train Depot Park in Chiefland.

       Chiefland’s downtown Farmers Market specializes in fresh, seasonal local food. Please come out and support the community market.

       More vendors are wanted! Do you have farm, garden or home made products to sell? For more information, call 352-493-1849. 

  • Need help with Medicare?

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

       Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month?

       Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

       Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides free, unbiased and confidential information.

       For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have