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Today's News

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for March 21 - 27, 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    *** March for Babies Several state roads including Northwest 13th Street, Northwest 34th Street and Northwest 39th Avenue will have lane closures for the walkers on Saturday between 7 a.m. and noon. Gainesville Police will assist in directing traffic.

     

    Archer Road Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. just west of Southwest 47th Street for median modifications at the Council on Aging.

     

  • FWC wants to hear from you on bear management

    If you want to get a word in edgewise on how black bears are managed in Florida, you will have two oppotunities — onday, March 23, and Thursday, March 26, during webinares held at 6 p.m. on each date. You do not have to be computer savvy to participate. 

    The state’s largest land mammal has come back from just several hundred bears in the 1970s to more than 3,000 today. And there have been sightings of bears in Levy County's wooded areas and hammocks. 

  • Bronson plans to fill position from within ranks

    The Bronson town council recommended the clerk post a position for public works director internally before opening it up to the public.

    Town employees have five days to apply, with Friday being the deadline. At Monday night's meeting, Clerk Kelli Brettel said they had given out two applications and just one had been turned in so far that night.

  • Spring Babies

    A girl pets a miniature goat for sale at one of the booths on Saturday at the Chiefland Farmers Market.

    The market, sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month in Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 South in Chiefland.

    The hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

  • Bronson tie stands

    The results are official. After a machine recount and manual recount of the Bronson town council Seat Two election results on Thursday night, the canvassing board has deemed the race a tie.

    The machine recount came out 100 percent accurate Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said on Friday. The canvassing board was not required to manually recount the votes as they would have if the results came out half a percent off or more.

  • Bronson heads toward four day work week

    Employees in Bronson will soon have a shorter work week thanks to a vote by the Town Council Monday night.

    After several minutes of discussion, the council voted 3-1 to go to a four-day work week.

    In a telephone interview Tuesday, City Clerk Kelli Brettel said the change will tentatively take place by April 6. She said they plan to advertise for two weeks and put a notice on water bills. As of Tuesday, Brettel said she was still checking into what is required to reset their office hours.

  • Bronson heads toward four day work week

    Employees in Bronson will soon have a shorter work week thanks to a vote by the Town Council Monday night.

    After several minutes of discussion, the council voted 3-1 to go to a four-day work week.

    In a telephone interview Tuesday, City Clerk Kelli Brettel said the change will tentatively take place by April 6. She said they plan to advertise for two weeks and put a notice on water bills. As of Tuesday, Brettel said she was still checking into what is required to reset their office hours.

  • School Board member Robert Philpot dies at 67

    As word spread last Friday morning that one of Williston’s favorite sons had suddenly died, disbelief coupled with sorrow quickly filled the community, leaving tears – and laughter– in its wake.

    Robert Philpot, the gentle giant who taught agriculture at Williston High School for 37 years, passed from this life to the next at his home March 13.

    Throughout the day, social media was ablaze with this beloved son’s death as family, friends, colleagues and students remembered the life he led and his influence on their lives.

  • County opposes laxer wildlife rules

    The state agency that issues permits that allow people to own lions, tigers, bears, chimpanzees and other exotic and dangerous animals is reviewing its regulations and the Levy County Commission wants to put a choke chain on any attempts to loosen the rules.

    Between 2008 and 2010 there were a series of situations where county officials learned they were not notified in advance that permits were issued to keep captive wildlife classified as dangerous by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Filling a man's shoes

    It’s taken a few years, but a Chiefland woman who once trained men now has the job she trained others for.