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Today's News

  • FFA Alumni rodeo returns April 24-25

    The Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo returns to Brookins Arena on the Lotoma Ranch in Chiefland on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25,  beginning at 8 p.m. both nights. 

    The FFA Alumni Chapter teams up with Flying “G” Rodeo Company and local contestants to provide an evening of barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, chute dogging, calf roping, breakaway. A calf scramble for children 10 and under and junior barrel racing. 

  • Pharmacy expected to locate in Bronson

    A pharmacy is coming to Bronson and is expected to open its doors on June 1.

    Industrial Committee Chairperson Natalie Thomas of Miller Real Estate told the Bronson town council on Monday night of a “major accomplishment.”

    She said she brokered a deal to bring a pharmacy to town.

    It will be called Bronson Pharmacy and will be located on the corner of Hwy. 27 and Main Street in the building previously housed by Christian Creations, Thomas said. They’ve agreed to a two-year lease with the option to purchase, she said.

  • Health Department changes how it does things

    It's a trickle down effect: when something happens at the state level, it will almost certainly affect what happens in your county.

    The latest of those statewide changes are affecting the Florida Department of Health in Levy County and the people they serve.

    The health department will no longer offer adult primary care services, said Administrator Barbara Locke in a letter to patients dated March 18. The changes went into effect April 22, and they will still be available for assistance with urgent needs or prescription refills until then, the letter said.

  • State inspections find skimmers on pumps

    TALLAHASSEE —A Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has sweep of more than 6,000 gas pumps in the state has found 81 “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information.

    Adam Putnam, commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in announcing the results of the inspections on Thursday, Apriul 23, said, “From Okaloosa County to Miami-Dade County, these skimmers are being placed on gas pumps throughout the state.”

  • Philpot Way to cross schools

    Longtime Williston High School teacher and former Levy County School Board member Robert Philpot is being memorialized with the renaming of County Road 316 between U.S. Highway 41 and Southeast 8th Street as “Robert Philpot Way.”

    The name change for the late educator and member of the FFA Hall of Fame was unanimously approved by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday. County Coordinator Fred Moody said the action will not change anyone’s current address along the road.

  • Levy County's not healthy

    If you have not been feeling spiffy, consider this: You are not alone. Levy County is not a healthy place. 

    The county ranks 51 out of the state’s 67 counties in health outcomes according to the latest report from the University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The two team up annually to provide a county-by-county snapshot of health in the United States. 

    While we are living longer, we are

    • More likely to be obese – 32 percent had a body mass index of 30 or more,

  • Fields of Faith coming to Chiefland April 22

    Students from Chiefland Middle High School will host a first-ever “Fields of Faith" on Wednesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. to share their Christian faith with fellow students. The interdenominational outreach event will be held at Wayne Pridgeon Football Stadium.

  • Bronson councilmen have many questions

    Council member Bruce Greenlee said he's been to a lot of city commission meetings and what Bronson has been doing is not normal in a lot of places.

    They're making a lot of decisions to expend funds without it being an agenda item, he said.

    It helps a person be prepared to make sound decisions and not come into the meeting and spend $10,000 more than they intended, he said, adding it's out of fairness to the public, reporters present and the council to know what they're going to discuss.

  • Bronson Council will start its budget talks June 4

    Budget time is coming up quickly for the Bronson town council and Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said she’d really like to see council members “put forth some time on budget workshops going into this new year.” They have to turn the budget into the USDA prior to moving on it in September, she said.

    Scheduling conflicts prevented them from scheduling workshops during the month of May, so they’ve been set for June 4, 11 and 18 from 6-8 p.m.

  • Phantom of the Op'ry at CMHS

    For a fun-filled evening, head over to Chiefland Middle High School on Friday or Saturday and take in the musical Phantom of the Op'ry.

    The restaging of Gaston Leroux’s famous “Phantom of the Opera” is more relaxed and full of laughs. And it's more suitable for Chiefland than Paris. At this flaky Op’ry House there are fiddles instead of violins and rhinestones instead of diamonds.