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Today's News

  • Ambulance, vehicle lose side mirrors

    Two vehicles crossed paths on a bridge on State Road 40 on Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. and each came away with a damaged side mirror, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    No one was injured and no one was ticketed in the accident because fault could not be determined.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 23

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • April 14, Jarrod Allen Beckham, 35, Archer, non support of children or spouse. Bond $500.

    • April 16, Ronald Robert Buschoff, 42, Fanning Springs, capital sexual battery.

    • April 16, Dean William Blubaugh, 63, Bronson, aggravated assault. Bond $10,000.

    • April 16, Ehren Michael Brown, 36, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $4,160.

    • April 14, Daryl Terrell Dallas, 23, Williston VOP. Bond $250.

  • Bronson councilmen have many questions

    Council member Bruce Greenlee said he's been to a lot of city commission meetings and what Bronson has been doing is not normal in a lot of places.

    They're making a lot of decisions to expend funds without it being an agenda item, he said.

    It helps a person be prepared to make sound decisions and not come into the meeting and spend $10,000 more than they intended, he said, adding it's out of fairness to the public, reporters present and the council to know what they're going to discuss.

  • Bronson Council will start its budget talks June 4

    Budget time is coming up quickly for the Bronson town council and Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said she’d really like to see council members “put forth some time on budget workshops going into this new year.” They have to turn the budget into the USDA prior to moving on it in September, she said.

    Scheduling conflicts prevented them from scheduling workshops during the month of May, so they’ve been set for June 4, 11 and 18 from 6-8 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 23

    Today, April 23

    Fridays

    Tri-County Cruisers

       The Tri-County Cruisers meet to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

    Post family night

    (4th Friday of the month)

  • Philpot Way to cross schools

    Longtime Williston High School teacher and former Levy County School Board member Robert Philpot is being memorialized with the renaming of County Road 316 between U.S. Highway 41 and Southeast 8th Street as “Robert Philpot Way.”

    The name change for the late educator and member of the FFA Hall of Fame was unanimously approved by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday. County Coordinator Fred Moody said the action will not change anyone’s current address along the road.

  • Yoho votes to repeal the death tax

    Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-District 3) announced that he voted on Thursday, April 16, in favor of permanently repealing the death tax. The bipartisan bill – H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act – will help a wide range of Americans, especially family farms, ranches and small businesses.

    The bill moves to the Senate, and if passed, will be sent to the White House. President Barack Obama is expected to veto the measure.

    The tax affects only two out of every 1,000 people according to Tax Policy Center estimates.

  • Levy County's not healthy

    If you have not been feeling spiffy, consider this: You are not alone. Levy County is not a healthy place. 

    The county ranks 51 out of the state’s 67 counties in health outcomes according to the latest report from the University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The two team up annually to provide a county-by-county snapshot of health in the United States. 

    While we are living longer, we are

    • More likely to be obese – 32 percent had a body mass index of 30 or more,

  • 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.