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Today's News

  • Bronson Parks and Rec cheer camp

    Bronson Parks and Recreation is hosting cheer camp June 13 to June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon for girls ages four to 12 years old. Girls four and five years old are required to have an adult stay with them.

    Girls will learn a basic stunt, three cheers and a halftime routine, which they will perform on the last day.

    The camp will be held at the James Cobb Park in Bronson.

    The cost is $60 per child.

    All registration forms can be picked up at Bronson Town Hall. The forms and fees must be turned in there by Tuesday, May 31.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 19

    Thursdays

    Homemakers

    meeting

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • County honors Lady Indians

    The Lady Indians varsity softball team was honored for being three-time 1A State Champions on Tuesday, May 17, by Levy County officials before the start of the regular commission meeting.

    The group is pictured on the steps of the Levy County Courthouse. 

  • CMHS student finalist in FFA Star contest

    Sammy Mills a Chiefland Middle High School student is one of 26 FFA members statewide selected as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.

    He was selected in the area of State Star Discovery Degree.

    The Florida FFA Association program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in seven different categories. Nearly 300 applicants were considered during the selection process. 

  • A berry good time

    Bronson welcomed crowds to its 2nd Annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday, May 14. 

    The festivities started on Friday with a parade through the town's commercial center. 

  • Dangerous dog rule updated

    An increase in the serious threat of unprovoked dog attacks involving residents, domestic animals and livestock has prompted the Levy County Commission to update its dangerous dog ordinance and revive an animal services panel to hear appeals of dogs deemed dangerous.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, May 17

    The Levy County Commission will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m.

    The board meets in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson. 

    Among the items on the agenda is a proclamation honoring the Chiefland Lady Indians softball team which won its third-in-a-row 1A State Championship. 

  • Newberry man dies in crash on CR 345

    A Newberry man died when the 2005 Toyota Tacoma he was driving crashed on Thursday, May 12, at about noon on County Road 345, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    James Frank Hope, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Hope was driving northbound on the road when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane continuing on to the grass shoulder and colliding with a power pole and a wire fence. The vehicle rotated and overturned, hitting three threes before stopping on its left side.

  • No injuries in school bus fender bender

    No one was injured — including seven children — when a Levy County school bus was hit y a 2015 Nissan Versa on State Road 24 past County Road 32 in Bronson on Friday at about 7:50 a.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Sabrina A. Yeager, 30, who was cited for careless driving, said the sun's glare off the rear of the bus temporarily blinded her making it impossible to see the brake lights or turn signal on the bus as she tried to pass it while the bus driver, stopped then made a left-hand turn into Imagination Learning Station.

  • Iron Butts for Bucks ride Friday

    There's a reason the fundraising bike ride is titled Iron Butts for Bucks. It's no easy task to ride 1,000 miles on a motorcycle in less than 24 hours.

    Nevertheless, Brad Groom and Bruce "B.B." Bryant Jr. have completed such rides year after year, with the next one taking place this Friday, May 13. The rides aren't just for fun or to achieve the accomplishment of having completed them. Others pledge contributions and the proceeds benefit area nursing home residents.