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Today's News

  • Three Bronson Town Council seats open

    Three Bronson Town Council seats are up for election Sept. 12. Up for reelection are Aaron Edmundson, seat one; Beatrice Roberts, seat 3; and Mayor Bruce Greenlee, seat five.

    An email was sent to all three candidates. Mayor Greenlee, a lifelong resident of Bronson, wrote in his response that he has served four years on the council though he has worked in government for over 30 years in the Road and Bridge Department for 29 years. He was the administrative superintendent for 11 years.

  • City Manager earns high scores, raise

    John Tyler Nilsen, Citizen Correspondent

    Chiefland City Manager Mary Ellzey received high marks in her annual performance evaluation held before the July 24 city commission meeting.

    Ellzey received an overall 3.67 composite score on a 5.0 scale. This composite score averages out the grades given by each of the five city commissioners.

    “Great job! Mary thank you so much for working so hard to make the city better,” Mayor Betty Walker said of the honor.

  • To DEET or not to DEET

    How many people remember the mosquito spraying trucks of their youth? Were you one of the kids that, when hearing the distinctive sound made from the propulsion of fog emitted from the truck, ran out into the haze, running directly behind the truck to be engulfed in the white fog?

    It’s a memory many older Floridians share. Thankfully parents today are more aware of the chemicals in the environment and educate children to be aware of chemicals that may harm them.

  • Chiefland Chamber gets new leadership

    Jenna Clifton has joined the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce as executive director.

    Clifton has more than 15 years of administrative office experience, including many years working with nonprofit organizations within the state. She is a longtime Levy County resident and currently resides in the town of Bronson with her husband and four children.

    Chamber President Ryan Watson said, “We are confident Jenna will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the Chamber,”

  • Higher learning

    The new College of Central Florida Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus isn’t quite ready for its closeup, to flip the words of Gloria Swanson’s character in the film noir classic Sunset Boulevard.

    But after 14 years of development, fundraising and construction, it’s getting close.

  • Williston man arrested for sexual battery on a minor

    The Levy County Sheriff's received a report of sexual abuse to a minor July 8, 2003. The then 9-year-old victim told Investigators that over a period of several weeks a person who she trusted the most did sexual things to her that were hard for her to talk about because they were "gross." 

  • Man arrested for breaking into Frogs

    The owner of Frogs BBQ Pad on U.S. Highway Alternate 27  just outside of Williston discovered someone had broken into his business on Monday, July 3. The owner reported the thief took a laptop computer and cash.

  • Marital disagreement leads to arson arrest

     An Inglis woman was jailed Sunday on an arson charge for trying to burn down her home after getting into a disagreement with her husband.

  • Man, mad at his mother, sets fire to Villas laundry room

     Investigators responded to Inglis Villas at 33 Tronu Drive in Inglis July 6 after the maintenance worker found evidence someone intentionally set a fire in the laundry room. The laundry room is connected to the administrative offices and could have been occupied at the time. A law enforcement officer employed by the LCSO who lives in the Villas directed investigators to a potential suspect, Seth Lee Myers (7-17-98).

  • Bronson pedestrian killed when struck by car; Chiefland man dies in single-car crash

    Leisa A. Thomas, 46, of Bronson, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report filed by crash investigator Trooper K. Spence

    “A Chrysler SUV was traveling east in the right lane of US 27 in Bronson. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the road. The pedestrian ran into the path of the SUV. The pedestrian was struck by the SUV and pronounced deceased at the scene,” the report stated.

    This is at least the second traffic death in Levy County in July.