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Today's News

  • Bronson FFA named to Florida's Finest

    Florida FFA has honored the Bronson Middle High School FFA Chapter as one of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters.  Thirty-two chapters were recognized as Florida's Finest at the state FFA convention held last week in Orlando.

    The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application. These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA.

  • 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of DUI manslaughter, two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury, DUI property damage, driving while his license was revoked for being a habitual traffic violator and not wearing a seat belt. 

  • Blue Springs Re-opens

    Ok, everybody prepare to jump in.

    Blue Springs in Bronson has reopened. The waters cleared from all that nasty rain. It looks so good you can see the fish.

    Get you suit on, grab a towel, water and a picnic and visit one of the loveliest spots in Levy County.

    A release from Levy County Parks and Recreation notes the spring flow has flushed out the dark waters "and is beautifully clear."

    The springs are open 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 7 days a week in summer.

  • 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.

  • Joyner seeks re-election to county commission

    Incumbent Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner, a Morristo cattle man and retired law enforcement officer, has announced he will seek re-election to the District 3 commission post.

    Joyner is a family man, a devoted Christian, Republican and political conservative. His public service is based on his faith, family, personal convictions, experience, and common sense.

    A man of faith,

  • Critter Crusaders adoption at Farmers Market Saturday

    Critter Crusaders is hosting a Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, June 25 at the City Of Chiefland/Chamber Of Commerce Farmer's Market on at Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park.
    We shall have dogs and puppies.  The little critters are in desperate need of homes. If anyone is willing to foster, we would welcome the help.   352-348-1615/352-321-7584.
     

  • No city elections this year

    There were rumors and gossip that this might be the year that Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Commissioner Teresa Barron might draw some opponents in city elections, but no one has stepped up.

    When qualifying for Chiefland city elections closed they were the only candidates to qualify.

    Pomeroy filed for the Group 2 seat he has held since 2004 and Barron was the only person to file for the Group 4 seat, said City Manager Mary Ellzey.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 23

    Today, June 23

    Planning Council meets tonight

    The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council meets on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. (dinner at 7:00 p.m.) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 N.W. Commerce Blvd., Lake City. 

    The guest speaker will be Jerry Parrish, chief economist and director of research of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

    The agenda for the meeting is at ncfrpc.org/

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  • Bronson to celebrate Fourth

    The Town of Bronson will hold its Annual 4th of July Celebration on Monday, July 4, beginning at 4 p.m. for an Independence Day celebration.

    Vendors will be on hand selling delicious treats. Visitors can participate in a Home Run Derby and various children’s games while we wait for the sky to darken. Bronson Fire & Rescue, Station 70, will begin lighting the sky with fireworks at dark. So bring your chairs and blankets to the James H. Cobb Park and join us for this fun, family event.