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Today's News

  • CMHS, BMHS Homecoming this week

    Two Levy County schools will be marking their homecoming this week.

    Bronson Middle High School is having its parade at 5 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Oct. 2) and is expected to parade down U.S. 27 A at 5 p.m. from the Post Office to the intersection with State Road 24, the turn east (towards Gainesville) on SR 24, before heading to County Road 337 and CR 32 to the school.

  • County closes out year

    The Levy County Commission, under the watchful eyes of a few spectators, media and three political candidates, balanced its checkbook on Tuesday and closed out the books on the 2014 budget year that ended at midnight.

    The commission, minus Commissioner Chad Johnson of Chiefland (R-District 2) who was out of town, approved minor amendments to the $69,523,296 county budget that included increasing the Emergency Medical Fund by $39,123 to $5,800,255 and increasing the Fire Fund by $5,990 to $2,301,769.

  • Limbering up on the river

    Volunteers get ready to head out onto the Suwannee River Saturday as part of the Great Suwannee River Cleanup, just one of two in the area taking place on National Public Lands Day.

    Volunteers brought their own kayak, canoe, or walking shoes to help make the Suwannee River beautiful again by picking up trash in the river. After the trash pickup, volunteers were treated to a BBQ lunch.

  • Bronson breaks ground on long-awaited sewer project

    Bronson will begin construction on its $2.9 million sewer expansion project within the next few weeks.
    "It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here," Bronson Mayor Franklyn Schuler said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall.
    The sewer system, primarily aimed at increasing business development along the town's main corridor, has been in the works for years.

  • Woman shot in forehead in domestic case
  • Chiefland Medical, the best medicine

    Chiefland Medical Center was honored Tuesday night at the Tommy Usher Center as Business of the Year at the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Industry Appreciation Banquet.
    More than 100 community members and business owners attended the function, which has been taking place since 1984. The event, celebrated the same week as the state's Industry Appreciation Week, was catered by Bett's Big T.
    Rick Young, practice administrator for the medical center, thanked the staff at the center for making the business what it is.

  • Indians travel to West Nassau tonight

    If you were to look at the stat sheet between Friday night’s district contest between the Newberry Panthers and the Chiefland Indians, you would see that these were two very evenly matched and similar football teams. You would also see that defense ruled most of the night as both teams had just less than 200 yards of total offense. However, one statistic does jump out at you, 99 yards, which is how long Newberry athlete Jason Franklin took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown; this proved to be the difference as the Panthers handed the Indians a tough district loss, 17-13.

  • 8 deaths in murder-suicide in Bell

    It's probably more than anyone in Bell, population 400, could imagine happening — eight people, six of them children, shot to death in a murder suicide. But Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert "Bobby" Schultz III said while the children of the community will be devastated by the news, the community will pull through. 

  • County budget smaller than last year's

    The Levy County Commission, with two members who leave in November due to electoral losses, was commended on Monday evening by the only Levy County resident who cared to show up and speak at a public hearing where the property tax and final budget for the 2014-15 was unanimously approved.
    "I want you to note that the budget is less than last year when it was $66 million and some change. Good job," said Dana Sheffield of "the Fanning Springs Sheffields."
    "This board has done a good job for the county."

  • Chiefland votes to press on with ALS

    Chiefland still wants advanced life support non-transport services (ALS), but it's been acknowledged that it won't be cheap or coming to fruition any time soon.
    Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of continuing to pursue ALS with the county Monday night, though the latest plan involves an employee swap that will allow potential Chiefland paramedics to get up to speed with the county.