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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rural areas face challenges for development

    Rural areas, such as Levy County, are presented with certain challenges for economic development, David Pieklik, executive director for the Nature Coast Business Development Council, told members and guests at the monthly meeting of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce last Friday.

    “Our challenges are not unique,” he said.

    One in 10 jobs are created in places like Chiefland and Williston, but that figure used to be one in four. Ninety percent of these businesses have 20 or less employees, he said.

  • Yankeetown mayor honored by AARP

    AARP has recognized Debra Weiss for 50+ hours of volunteer work. Community involvement is an important part of AARP's Mission. AARP Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AARP that oversees providers and the products offered to its members, recognizes Weiss for 50+ volunteer hours through the ACES community service program. 

  • Auditions for' Lion in Winter' start Saturday

    Auditions for “The Lion in Winter” a production of the Suwannee Valley Players at The Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland, are on Saturday June 25, and Saturday, July 9, at 6 p.m.

    Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter,” by James Goldman, is a modern day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom.

  • Bronson Town Council agenda for Monday, June 20 meeting

    The Bronson Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the Dogan Cobb municipal Building on U.S. Highway 27A/Hathaway Avenue.

    Please click on the attachments to view the agenda and supporting documents.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, June 21, meeting

    The Levy County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse.

    Please click on the attachments to view the agenda and supporting documents.

  • Residents must sign up for new Levy emergency alert system

    The Levy County Department of Emergency Management has changed our Emergency Alert System to the new “Alert Levy” Emergency Notification and Alerting System.

    This new system will allow Levy County Emergency Management and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office to send out emergency alerts and notifications to residents of Levy County and all municipalities within Levy County that are registered to receive the alerts.

  • Tri-County students mark higher performance on state tests

    Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has announced that students in North Central Florida are improving their performance on state assessments in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Civics and U.S. History.

  • Blue Springs closed until further notice

    Blue Springs in Bronson has been closed by the Levy County Department of Parks and Recreation until further notice.

    This is due to the high water and blacked out conditions from recent heavy rain.

    The photo above is of Little Blue Springs but Big Blue looks just like this with high black water, according to Parks Director Matt Weldon.

    For those who want to beat the heat, the county’s other park, Henry Beck, on County Road 343 in Gulf Hammock is open.

  • On the job training, brings success

    The School Board of Levy County, along with Dr. Rosalind Hall, director of Exceptional Education and Student Services, was pleased to award certificates to five students who have successfully completed the Community Based Training program this school year.

    Community Based Training, or CBT, allows high school students to gain on-the-job training while still in school. This is the program’s second year. The local business partners are The Gathering Table Restaurant and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Thrift Store, both located in Chiefland.