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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 7

    Today, July 7

    Thursdays

    Homemakers meet

    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

  • Commission not happy with I-75 plans

    The Levy County Commission is not happy with the state's plans to relieve pressure on I-75, which runs through Alachua County to the east by possibly putting a high-speed, toll road that would go up the east side of Levy County and they are putting their distress in writing.

    On Tuesday, the commissioners noted their unhappiness with a proposal to upgrade U.S. Highway 41 to handle traffic on a new Tampa to Jacksonville route. Their action came after a public meeting was held in Williston on June 24 by the task force studying ways to relieve the traffic stress on I-75.

  • County begins budget workshops

    The Levy County Commission will officially begin its annual series of budget workshops with the first one on Wednesday, July 13, beginning at 9 a.m.

    The agenda calls for elected constitutional officers to make their presentations in the morning session, a break for lunch and then at 2 p.m. the commission will reconvene to hear requests from the municipal fire departments. The county contracts with the cities for coverage in the unincorporated areas.

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson.

  • County assessments remain same

    Levy County property owners can expect that the non-ad valorem assessments for ambulance, fire, the landfill and road services will remain the same in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

    That’s because the Levy County Commission, on Tuesday, tentatively gave unanimously approval to keeping the assessments at the same level as last year. The final vote will be done following a public hearing scheduled for Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse in Bronson.

  • Man charged with attempted murder

    Michael Lee Hannigan, 33, of Chiefland is sitting in the Levy County Jail under a $1 million bond after being arrested on Sunday, July 3 at about 10:30 p.m. by the Chiefland Police Department and Levy County Sheriff’s Office following a report of a man being attacked with a knife in the area of Northeast 11th Terrace.

    The victim said he found a man sleeping in his camper located in the back yard of his residence. The victim said when he tried to call police, the man followed him and attacked him with a knife before fleeing on foot.

  • Celebrating freedom in Bronson

    The "Veterans Walk"  started just as dusk fell. with the entire park in absolute silence while patrons stood and saluted our great flag while the National Anthem played in the Bronson 4th of July celebration.

  • County wants action on SR 24 due to accidents

    Levy County Commissioners have had enough with the accidents along a stretch of State Road 24 by the Bronson Speedway and University Oaks subdivision and they want the Florida Department of Transportation to do something about it.

  • Second person dies from SR 24 accident

    UPDATE: A Chiefland woman is the second fatality in a July 2 accident that ccurred on State Road 24 near Bronsn Speedway.

    Susan R. Hill, 50, died at Shands Hospital on Sunday, July 10. She had been hospitalized since the accident.

    EARLIER STORY:

    A Gainesville woman and Starke man were killed in a pair of traffic accidents in Levy County on State Road 24 over the Fourth of July weekend.

  • Band shell in talks for Fanning Springs

    Talks of a band shell for Fanning Springs park Fort Fanning have met with positive responses from city council members.

    At the June 21 council meeting, Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce President Michael Michaelis and Chamber Member Scott DeBerry presented a short video to the council that featured details and images of similar projects along with interviews with chamber members and others on why they felt the project would benefit the city.

    The structure could be used for movie nights, concerts, plays and more.

  • FedEx Ground hiring 550 local workers

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running  when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.

    The hiring events are Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.