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Today's News

  • Six Bronson residents injured in accident

     A one-vehicle crash on Thursday  evening on County Road 326 east of the intersection of Southeast 160 Avenue has left six members of a Bronson family hospitalized.

  • County wants 5% slice on budget

    No one asked Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith about the 3 percent pay raise he gave deputies in May when he spoke at the Levy Board of County Commissioners' budget workshop on Monday.

    When Smith mentioned it, he was told how he spends money budgeted by the commissioners is up to him. He was also told to cut his request down by 5 percent from this year's funding.

    That pay raise was on the minds of many as a parade of county department and agency heads pitched their budget request, then said while workers were glad to have jobs, they would like to get a 3 percent raise.

  • Budget meeting reveals money woes

    City residents will end up paying less property tax this year if the city commission holds to last year’s tax rate.

    “I don’t want to get shot over increasing taxes,” Commissioner Rollin Hudson told the other commissioners at Monday night’s first budget meeting of the year.

     The other commissioners agreed that the rate should once again be set at 4.75 mills. A mill is a tax rate of $1 per every $1,000 of assessed property value.

  • Ham radios keeping Levy County in touch

    Technology has come a long way in terms of communications, especially in emergency management.

    Satellites, the Internet and other forms of technology have contributed greatly to keep people in touch when disaster strikes. But a form of communication that is almost a century old is still the most reliable way to stay in contact.

    Ham radios are still in use today, and they play a key part in emergency plans. The devices are a central component of Levy County's communications tools.

  • CCF Levy Center gets new provost

    Marilyn Ladner has been selected as the new provost at the College of Central Florida's Levy Center.

    Ladner takes over for Interim Director Dr. Susan Chappell. Currently the manager of Corporate Training at CF, Ladner is expected to begin at the Levy Center in mid-August. She will also be the college's executive director of College Planning.

    "It is so exciting," she said by phone last Thursday. "I'm just walking on air. I was hoping this might happen and it did. I can't wait to be more of a part of this area and this project."

  • Mobile Dental Unit coming to Chiefland

    The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be coming to First Baptist Church of Chiefland Aug. 2 through 5.

    Pre-screening for dental services—extractions and simple fillings only—is  required and will take place Saturday, July 24, at the church beginning at 9 a.m.

    Applicants coming to the pre-screening must bring valid identification, and the clinic will not provide services to anyone under the age of 6.

  • Suwannee Valley Players announce opening of summer youth production

    The Suwannee Valley Players announce the upcoming opening of the Summer Youth Production "Hammin' It Up", an evening of comedy entertainment featuring the youth of the Tri-County Area. "Hammin' It Up" is a full evening of one act plays. The first, "Twelve Angry Pigs" written by Wade Bradford is a spoof of the classic "Twelve Angry Men".

    Twelve pigs are gathered as the jury for the Big Bad Wolf who is on trial for destruction of property for blowing down the little pigs' houses; but is he guilty? Only the evidence can tell the truth.

  • Levy Humane Society meeting

       The Humane Society of Levy County, Inc. would like to invite all members and interested parties to its meeting on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building (former Bronson Town Hall), 660 E Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

        The Society's mission is to provide foster care, adoptions and/or the placement of rescued animals that are received from the local shelters. Donated funds will be used to facilitate the needed care, spay and neuter of rescued pets, and the future health and well being of these animals.

  • Tater needs a family

    Hello, I am Tater, a rescued Lab.

     Tatar is a 10 - month old spayed female, Black mixed Labrador Retriever.

      Come meet Tater. she is full of love and play, very sweet girl, gets along with all other dogs and kids.

  • Tarmac challenges tax claim

    Yankeetown Town Council member Jack Schofield,  critic of the proposed Tarmac King Road limerock mine, has raised questions about whether the company owes tangible property taxes on a drag line.

    The drag line, sitting in pieces at the site of the company’s test pit, which Schofield and other Yankeetown residents want closed, is not subject to tax, said Tarmac officials because state law does not levy a tax on items not producing revenue.