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Today's News

  • Chiefland only city in county not collecting EMS impact fees

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy says he's upset that the county is asking the city to collect an impact fee on future construction that would help fund Levy County's Emergency Medical Services.
    At Monday night's regular meeting, commissioners discussed a letter sent to them and City Manager Grady Hartzog from County Coordinator Freddy Moody stating the fee, required by county ordinance, was necessary to fund growth of EMS.

  • 2-year-old dead in shooting accident

    A two-year-old Bronson child has died in a tragic shooting accident while playing with his 11-year-old brother at home at about 5 p.m. Wedneday, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Brantley Tucker Owens, 2, andhis 11-year-old brother were playing hide-and-seek when the older boy, picked up their father's shotgun, and it discharged, a sheriff's spokesman said.

    The children's mother, Fawn Owens, had just left the home, and the father, Michael Owens Jr., was attending classes at Taylor College

  • Levy legislative delegation hearing Monday

     The Levy County Legislative Delegation hearing is 3-5p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, in the County Commission Chambers.

     If any member of the public would like to address the delegation,  contact Teresa Watson in state Rep. Leonard Bembry’s office at 352-493-6848 or teresa.watson@myfloridahouse.gov, to be placed on the agenda.  Appearance cards will also be available at the hearing for anyone who wishes to be heard. 

  • Levy County delegates at Presidency5 straw poll

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's delegates participated in the GOP's state meeting, presidential debate and Saturday straw poll in Orlando.

    Check out the photos as Levy County GOP Executive Committee Chair Michelle Finnen met with presidential contender, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and cast the delegation's votes in the straw poll. 

    Herman Cain and Santorum won the votes of the Levy delegates.

  • Road and Lane Closures for September 24-30

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:

     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.
     

  • September is National Sea Cadet Month


    Once a sea cadet goes through two weeks of recruit training and completes their Basic Military Requirements course work they are eligible for a variety of advanced trainings.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for September 22

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept, 15, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We had a lot of yarn brought in.  There are lots of colors and sizes and we’re selling it for $1.00 or less.  We have crochet needles also.  The yarn will help make great Christmas presents without spending a lot of money.
    So many people are sick this week.  Our prayers are with Marge Prevatt. Goldie was out Tuesday and is doing just great.

  • Birth

       Cody and Magen Carter, of Chiefland, would like to announce the birth of their new baby girl, Dixie Lee Carter. She was born July 30, 2011, and weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
       Dixie was welcomed home by her big brother, Ty, many grandparents, aunts and uncles.

  • Organizational meeting for 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade in Bronson

    The Town of Bronson is hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade. There will be an organizational meeting at 4 p.m. on Sept. 29. Please attend if you would like to participate or want further information.

  • County news briefs

    Following directions wins road bid
    V.E. Whitehurst & Sons roadbuilders of Williston was the second lowest — and winning — bidder on a contract to pave about 1.5 miles of County Road 318 because the firm read the bid requirements and followed them.
    The road is being resurfaced from U.S. Highway 27A east to Northeast 220th Avenue at the Levy-Marion county line using Florida Department of Transportation funds.