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Today's News

  • County ups property tax to 2005 level

    The Levy County Commission has given final approval to 9 mills, but not after excoriating the County Clerk Danny Shipp who did not attend Monday’s public hearing, but instead sent an assistant to make an 11th hour request to cover pay raises for non-court employees and an expected employee insurance premium hike.

    And it did not stop with the public hearing as the commissioners turned up the heat in their regular meeting asking for responses to their requests for information on a new internet provider agreement. And mocking his absence through most of the meeting.

  • School Board millage sees slight drop

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously adopted its final 2016-2017 millage and budget, setting the combined millage rate at 6.876, and the total budget at $77,264,131.00.

    The budget was revised up from the original advertised estimate by $1,503,385, largely due to $1,259,923 in additional anticipated costs for capital projects.

  • Why FEMA is not here, yet

     

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    If you suffered damage when Hurricane Hermine swept by on Sept. 1 and are wondering why FEMA has not shown up to stroke a check it is not going to happen.

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, doers not do things that way any longer. Since 2002 there has been a federal law setting in place a process for obtaining federal aid.

  • CAAA soccer signups begin Sept. 24
  • Bronson hopes to play spoiler at Branford homecoming

    After taking on one of the area’s premier programs at John Rutledge Field last Friday, Bronson hits the road with hopes of being homecoming spoilers in Branford as it takes on another District 1A-7 squad.

    While the Buccaneers might not measure up to the team from Cross City, BMHS head coach Curtis Stacy and his Eagles know they have another gritty opponent ahead of them, after seeing Branford hold Chiefland scoreless in regulation and force their game into overtime.

  • Bronson overmatched by Dixie County in home loss

    Bronson head football coach Curtis Stacy knew last Friday’s home game against Cross City-Dixie County would provide an honest assessment of how far his young team must improve in order to compete with elite teams in the area, most notably those who’ve dominated the Eagles’ former district.

    With multiple final four appearances in recent years and a regional finals appearance in 2015, the Bears have been second only to two-time state champion Trenton in local 1A football.

  • Harmony hosts 'Night of Hope' gala

    Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center in Chiefland will host “A Night of Hope” gala fund raiser to benefit the Center and its services.

    Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Pavilion at Camp Anderson in Old Town.

    Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center is a family ministry whose focus is on saving souls, saving babies, reaching teens, and transforming lives. We serve an average of 43 clients monthly and the need for our services is great. Please help us with our mission by participating in this fun event!

  • Bird wins Lady Gator golf opener

    Dot Bird took low gross in the first flight in the Lady Gator Tournament season opener, hosted by the Chiefland Women’s Golf Association on Sept. 14. Also in the first flight, Vicki Hope finished with the lowest net, followed by Cathy Steen and Irene Foshay. The tournament included competitors from Chiefland, Lake City and Gainesville. Prizes for five flights were awarded during a lunch provided by Church’s Chicken.

  • Chiefland faces stout Newberry team for first road game

    Chiefland was given a scare in its homecoming win over Branford last Friday, but its coaches and players know it will have to play better to get by one of the better Newberry teams in recent years this Friday.

    The Panthers, led by first-year head coach Richard Vester, have rolled to a 4-0 start, taking out county rivals Alachua Santa Fe and Class 5A Gainesville Eastside, before picking up a 40-22 over 1A power Union County and beating Williston on the road 30-14 in last Friday’s district opener.

  • Indians solve stingy Branford defense in overtime

    As the overtime period started between Chiefland and Branford, it looked like we’d get more of what we saw during regulation, as the Branford offense was immediately hit with a false start on its first play.

    The overtime format allows teams to trade possessions with a fresh set of downs, starting at the opponent's’ 10-yard-line.