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Today's News

  • Bronson passes budget, has money to give pay raises

    Bronson property owners will see an increase in property tax millage on their tax bills, but with falling property values, it may even out in the end.  The Town Council approved 3.44 mills per $1,000 of property value, an increase from 3.20 mills last year during a Monday evening budget meeting. Property in the city is valued at $36,469,680, down from $38 million one year ago. The council also approved a $1,126,006 budget for the fiscal year that starts today.

  • Skate park keeps kids off the streets

    Eighteen-year-old Joseph Moherek, clad in only sneakers, a baseball cap and a pair of faded jeans, held his skateboard loosely by the nose and stared hard at the obstacle in front of him. He took a deep breath, mounted his battered board and took off down the court of Delma Locke Skate Park like a ball bearing slung from a slingshot. He was a blur of teenage bravado perched upon four tiny wheels and a deck made of laminated plywood.

  • 4-H shows how it can teach kids and parents

    The Levy County 4-H clubs kicked off the official beginning of their year with an Annual Roundup this past Saturday at the IFAS Extension office in Bronson.  The clubs showed potential members the benefits of joining 4-H, which is celebrating its 100th year in Florida, by holding shooting and archery exhibitions, as well as a barbecue chicken cook-off for kids. Albert Fuller, extension director for 4-H in Levy County, said the Annual roundup was a big recruitment tool for the local clubs, averaging about 100 to 150 enrollments every year. &ldquo

  • River clean-up a success despite low turnout

    Eight people working from canoes and kayaks showed up to clean up trash from the banks of the Suwannee River Saturday. The event, which was hosted by Manatee Springs State Park, was part of National Public Lands Day.  Volunteers removed several bags of debris from a 3-mile stretch of riverbank from Clay Landing to Manatee Springs. “We hope for a larger turnout next year,” said Vicki Tiseth, a park ranger in charge of organizing the event.

  • Peanut festival Saturday in Williston

    In a nutshell, you are guaranteed a day of fun this Saturday when Heritage Park is lined with vendors, entertainment and thousands of visitors at the 21st Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival. Originally a project of the Williston Woman’s Club to salute the local peanut industry, the Festival is now sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce as its signature event.  For nearly a year, Chamber members have planned how to make this year’s celebration bigger and better. The day kicks off at 9 a.m.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday Old Town Methodist yard sale, lunch Old Town United Methodist Women will hold their fall Yard & Bake Sale on Friday October 2nd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday October 3rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Methodist Men will again serve hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings for the hungry shoppers. Come and find your treasure and bring home some fresh baked goods.. The church is on U.S.

  • 40th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Featival at the park

    Hungry for seafood? Want to enjoy live music in a beautiful Gulf Coast setting? Looking for fun and shopping the whole family can enjoy. Then mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Buie Park to get pavilion

    Staff Report The City of Chiefland will be getting a pavilion that will be installed in Buie Park, according to Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog. Hartzog said, in Monday night’s commission meeting, that Levy County Commissioner Nancy Bell arranged for $1,750 to be donated on behalf on the county toward purchase of the structure. Hartzog said the pavilion would be about 24 feet long and 20 feet wide.

  • Chamber News

    Bronson The Bronson Chamber of Commerce is having a huge Yard Sale on Saturday Oct. 17. The location will be Main Avenue at the Grass Triangle across from Affordable Solutions. The Chamber is looking for donations  and is offering 10-by-10-foot spaces to individual sellers for the day. The Chamber in partnership with the Town of Bronson will sponsor the First Bronson Pumpkin Festival on Saturday Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bronson Youth League Park.

  • Church News

    First Christian Church Yard Sale First Christian Church of Chiefland will hold a yard sale to benefit their Christmas Stocking Fund on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at 6591 N. W. 140th St. (CR346).  Each year our church delivers over 200 hand-made Christmas stockings filled with toys, games and other goodies to Partnership for Stronger Families for foster children in our area.  All funds from the yard sale will be for this purpose.