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Today's News

  • OUR VIEW: Buy the lights

    It was August 2009 when the city closed the door on the idea of purchasing Christmas lights.
    Vice Mayor Teresa Barron had suggested the city consider buying lights rather than renting. She did a little research and found the manufacturer that supplied the rental company would sell the fixtures that adorn poles along U.S. Highways 27A and 19 for $14,000 with a three-year warranty.
    Barron dreamed big, suggesting the city could buy fixtures for 100 light poles for $23,000.
    The city fathers fretted.

  • Commission riles residents with closing of road

    Residents of Ocala Highlands West who packed the Levy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning were outraged by the board's 2-1 decision to close the only Levy County road they have used to go in and out of their neighborhood.
    Southwest 216 Terrace, between County Road 464 and Southeast 59th Lane, is six-tenths of a mile long and it is owned, not by Levy County, but by descendants of Emory Priest, who requested its closure.

  • Roadside Revelations
  • Life on the edge, a man’s domain

    By GARY MILLER

    Outdoor Truths

  • Peace, love and a sound haircut

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

    But Anyway ...

  • Bronson Chamber elects new officers

  • Haven welcomes new COO

       Haven Hospice has named Paul E. Ver Hoeve II the new senior vice president and chief operating officer.
       Prior to joining Haven, Ver Hoeve served in a number of executive leadership roles in operations and business development for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at national home health and senior living organizations.

  • Bronson councilman's BBQ business detoured by wreck

    Bronson Town Councilman Berlon Weeks' plans for opening a barbecue business in a food trailer to be parked at State Road  24 and U.S. Highway 27 has taken a detour following a wreck on SR 24 near Cedar Key.
    Weeks was driving a pickup truck pulling a trailer to Cedar Key for a dinner event when he pulled over to the right shoulder.
    While passenger Jerry Hammond, 62, of Bronson, stayed in the truck. Weeks, 38, and Matthew R. Davis, of Bronson, went to the back to re-tie the load of food.

  • Levy's jobless rate at 2009 level

    Levy County's unemployment rate dropped in April to 10.3 percent, a level not seen in the county since March 2009.
    In April, figures released by CLM Workforce Connection, the contractor for the state's employment agency, show the number of residents in the work force was 17,237 with 15,458 employed and 1,779 unemployed.
    That's an improvement on the March figures of 10.8 percent unemployment, with 17,415 residents in the civilian labor force of which 15,536 were employed and 1,879 were unemployed.

  • Players to perform ‘Crimes of the Heart’

    Special to the Citizen

    Suwannee Valley Players announces its upcoming production of "Crimes of the Heart," a comedy/drama by Beth Henley and directed by Andy Kidd.
    Show dates are May 27-29 and June 3-5. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. Shows are at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.