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Today's News

  • Health Department changes how it does things

    It's a trickle down effect: when something happens at the state level, it will almost certainly affect what happens in your county.

    The latest of those statewide changes are affecting the Florida Department of Health in Levy County and the people they serve.

    The health department will no longer offer adult primary care services, said Administrator Barbara Locke in a letter to patients dated March 18. The changes went into effect April 22, and they will still be available for assistance with urgent needs or prescription refills until then, the letter said.

  • Students of the month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson honored the Students of the Month during the April 13 meeting. They are, from left to right, Lauren Jones, 5th grade, Chiefland Elementary School; Draymore Battles, 8th grade, Chiefland Middle School; both for the month of March, and Curtis Williams, 6th grade, Chiefland Middle School, for the month of February.

    Not pictured is Dustin Hill, 12th grade, Chiefland High School, for the month of March.

  • County asks state to help fix roads

    Levy County is asking the Florida Department of Transportation to help with fixing roads that are or will be impacted by growth in the northern end of the county and Bronson.

    In Tuesday’s meeting the County Commission voted unanimously to ask FDOT to fund the following projects:

  • Pharmacy expected to locate in Bronson

    A pharmacy is coming to Bronson and is expected to open its doors on June 1.

    Industrial Committee Chairperson Natalie Thomas of Miller Real Estate told the Bronson town council on Monday night of a “major accomplishment.”

    She said she brokered a deal to bring a pharmacy to town.

    It will be called Bronson Pharmacy and will be located on the corner of Hwy. 27 and Main Street in the building previously housed by Christian Creations, Thomas said. They’ve agreed to a two-year lease with the option to purchase, she said.

  • Solar wins fans at commission

    Solar won big at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting – the purchase of two solar-powered message signs and a resolution supporting an action plan to bring solar to county buildings, homes and businesses.

  • Agendas for Bronson Town Council meeting Monday, April 20
  • PSC ends Levy nuke plant charge

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday approved Duke Energy Florida, Inc.’s (DEF) petition to end the fixed $3.45 charge (per 1,000 residential kilowatt hours) on customer bills related to the cancelled Levy Nuclear Project (LNP), beginning in May.

    Under the utility’s 2013 Settlement Agreement with the Office of Public Counsel and other customer representatives, the fixed charge was used to recover remaining LNP project costs.

  • 70-day red snapper season opens May 23 in Gulf state waters

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida.

  • FFA Alumni rodeo returns April 24-25

    The Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo returns to Brookins Arena on the Lotoma Ranch in Chiefland on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25,  beginning at 8 p.m. both nights. 

    The FFA Alumni Chapter teams up with Flying “G” Rodeo Company and local contestants to provide an evening of barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, chute dogging, calf roping, breakaway. A calf scramble for children 10 and under and junior barrel racing. 

  • Phantom of the Op'ry at CMHS

    For a fun-filled evening, head over to Chiefland Middle High School on Friday or Saturday and take in the musical Phantom of the Op'ry.

    The restaging of Gaston Leroux’s famous “Phantom of the Opera” is more relaxed and full of laughs. And it's more suitable for Chiefland than Paris. At this flaky Op’ry House there are fiddles instead of violins and rhinestones instead of diamonds.