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Today's News

  • SRWMD high school grant funds now available

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting applications for its High School Grant Program. The District is seeking proposals from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course teachers, as well as from agricultural teachers across the District.

    The District Governing Board has designated $20,000 to assist STEM, agricultural, and other high school classes to fund projects. The District will accept applications from local high schools until Oct. 31.

  • Old NAPA store makes way

    Something is missing in downtown Bronson. 

    The old blue NAPA Auto Parts Store, which sat on the corner of Court Street and U.S. Highway 27A was demolished last week. 

    The First Baptist Church of Bronson purchased the property last year and will use it for a new paved parking lot.

    The new NAPA Store sits just down the road in the former Dollar General Store location. 

  • New businesses come to Bronson

    Bronson is a little busier these days as four new businesses have opened recently, bringing to Bronson a new spirit of growth and prosperity.

    Susan's Glass Art Studio, (next to Ace Hardware) offers beginner and advanced classes in stained glass. Owner Susan Stott also does custom designs in stained glass, etched glass, fused glass and repairs. Stott's been making stained glass for 18 years. The store is open Thursday evenings, from 5-8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    For more information, call 352-949-4527.

  • Salon gets makeover, name change

       There was a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Tuesday for NHairtance, formerly Ida Mae’s Beauty Salon, at 303 N. Young Blvd., in Chiefland. Owner Prentice Spann, daughter of the salon's late founder, Ida Mae Watson, and the staff ―– Annette Hudson and Rick and Eve Mills greeted members of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce for a celebration and luncheon.

  • "Of Mice and Men" at Chief Theater

    "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.

    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.

  • Community Calendar or the week of October 2

    "Of Mice and Men" at Chief Theater
    "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.
    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.

  • Limbering up on the river

    Volunteers get ready to head out onto the Suwannee River Saturday as part of the Great Suwannee River Cleanup, just one of two in the area taking place on National Public Lands Day.

    Volunteers brought their own kayak, canoe, or walking shoes to help make the Suwannee River beautiful again by picking up trash in the river. After the trash pickup, volunteers were treated to a BBQ lunch.

  • Cyclist killed on highway

    A bicyclist was killed just before midnight Saturday after he was struck by a Jeep on U.S. 41, south of Williston.

    Oscar Alfredo Jeronimo Sic, 23, of Williston was traveling south on U.S. 41 in the center of the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    The 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Robert Carl Kinsey, 53, of Morriston was behind the bicycle, traveling 50-55 mph. Behind Kinsey – at about 200 feet– were John Paul Linnell, 36, of Ocala driving a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and Samuel Antonio White, 48, of Tampa driving a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle.

  • Yes, it has rained a lot

    OK, you are probably ready for the rain to go away, but would you believe that based on rainfall for the summer months of June through August we have had our second driest summer since records started being kept in 1956.

    Really. The National Weather Service said so in a report released this week — right in the middle of one of the rainiest weeks this year.

  • CMHS, BMHS Homecoming this week

    Two Levy County schools will be marking their homecoming this week.

    Bronson Middle High School is having its parade at 5 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Oct. 2) and is expected to parade down U.S. 27 A at 5 p.m. from the Post Office to the intersection with State Road 24, the turn east (towards Gainesville) on SR 24, before heading to County Road 337 and CR 32 to the school.