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Today's News

  • Bronson moving along with sewer pipes

    Last week, the Town of Bronson was busy tearing up Court Street in an effort to get a portion of the town's new sewer system in the ground, as recent visitors to the Levy County Courthouse are undoubtedly aware.

    Crews, according to Bronson Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, were scheduled to be done earlier this week. Dunford said the pipes in that area had to be placed about 25 feet below the surface. The road should be open by the end of the week.

  • He's makin' a list ....

    Santa and Mrs. Claus spend time listening to the Christmas wishes of children at Saturday's Chiefland Christmas Festival. 

    Then he led the lighted float parade down Main Street. 

  • Group hopes to build flagship facility for wounded vets at Otter Springs

    It's often said that for every negative outcome, something positive arises to put things back in balance.

    Such was the case when volunteers, inspired by the life of wounded Marine Sgt. Michael Nicholson, organized to form ForVets Inc.

    Nicholson's life was changed forever when he lost both legs and part of his left arm to an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011.

  • Queens of Quilting

    The ladies of the Levy County Quilt Museum are in the midst of their annual quilt show that began the day after Thanksgiving and continues until Christmas.

    “We’re a museum and more … much more,” Myrtice Scabarozi said last Thursday as she pointed out the varieties of items for sale. Everything is handmade, more or less, by local people she said. They are also run by volunteers and supported by donations. She said they made $3,000 last month, a record month. “We’re extremely lucky,” she said.

  • Resident raises ire of council

    A Bronson councilman told one of his constituents Monday night that he was sick of his bi-monthly rants against the council.

    Elijah Williams was on the agenda to speak for no more than five minutes about holding an election to fill a council vacancy; but by the time he took to the lectern, the council had already agreed to call for a special election.

    “This should have gone to a vote in the first place,” Williams said, “but the reason it didn’t is this house is divided.”

  • Man's 3rd strike makes him sex predator

    A 21-year-old Williston man's third conviction since 2010 on sexual offenses against a minor under the age of 16 will result in him being labeled a sexual predator for the rest of his life and possibly cause him to lose his freedom for an undetermined amount of time.

  • Toys for Tots distribution

    Toys distribution for all registered children will be held Saturday Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chiefland Walmart.

    Due to a small number of registered children, we will only be having one consolidated registration event. We do not anticipate having a “make-up” date but will readdress this later if necessary.

     All paper registrations will be collected this week and turned in for organizing and finalizing the counts. Online registrations will continue through this Friday at http://j1edit.com/toys/

  • County blesses hospital with road changes

    The ink is barely dry on the state Certificate of Need for the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital and work is getting underway on construction preparations.

    On Tuesday, Chiefland Accounting Specialist Laurie Copeland asked the Levy County Commission to approve a memorandum of understanding that would allow the city to install a 930-foot deceleration lane on County Road 320 in front of the hospitals location.

    The hospital is to be built on a site behind the Walmart in Chiefland.

  • Bronson will hold election for vacant seat

    Two weeks ago the Bronson Town Council reached a stalemate when it came to the appointment of someone to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Berlon Weeks.

    Monday night members were in one accord to hold a special election and let the town’s voters decide who should represent them.

    Council members had been asked to rank applicants, but Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts said she didn’t feel comfortable numerically ranking the candidates.

  • Fanning Springs signs developer’s agreement

    In a unanimous decision, with the absence of Marty Sanchez and Stoney Smith, the Fanning Springs City Council approved a motion to sign the developer’s agreement for the Holiday Inn project.

    The motion came after the public hearing - required due to the changes made in the grant application -held last Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The project went from promising 50 jobs down to 30 with the loss of the Dairy Queen that was to be brought in by Hudson Foods.