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Today's News

  • Messy park users to pay

    The Town of Bronson has been a little concerned over the condition of the public park after private parties are held there. As a result, town officials have approved a resolution to charge a deposit of $50 for use of the park and pavilion area. The deposit will be returned to those using the space if the park is left clean when they are finished.

    "It's not a charge, just a deposit, completely recoverable," Mayor Bruce Greenlee said.

  • City park plans shaping up

    It has long been a part of the city's Vision Plan, but somehow a city park on property the city owns across from the Trailhead/Old Depot Park has been a No. 1 goal.

    Until now.

    In a series of meetings held last year as part of the Competitive Partnership with the state Department of Economic Opportunity, city residents said they still wanted a park, a place where they could hold festivals, have a farmers market, and a stage for concerts and other activities. And they said they would like a place for children to enjoy the park.

  • One-vehicle accident on 121 injures 3

    A one-vehicle rollover accident on State Road 121 at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, left a Dunnellon man with serious injuries, while another from Yankeetown and Lecanto sustained minor injuries, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Andre Fairley, 39, of Dunnellon, a passenger in a 1998 International box truck was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville with serious injuries. The driver, Shane Orshal, 38, of Yankeetown and a pedestrian, Laquon Knoght, 29, of Lecanto, were also transported to Shands for treatment of their injuries.

  • Local timber operation on 'Undercover Boss'

    The logging operation of local timberman Dennis Andrews and his son, Miles, will be featured on an episode of “Undercover Boss” that airs on CBS on Friday, May 20, at 9 p.m.

    Andrews' timberlands are managed by Columbia Timber Co. which manages land in the Tri-County Area.

  • 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

  • Fanning Springs hires new city attorney

    Fanning Springs has signed a contract with a new attorney.

    The city has contracted with Dell Graham out of Gainesville with David Delaney and Jamie White representing the company.

    At a previous city council meeting, attorneys interested in the job were invited to speak to the council and the council tentatively decided to go with Dell Graham giving Chairman Paul Chase the authority to negotiate the fees. The outcome was presented to the council at the May 10 meeting for a final decision.

  • 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.