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Today's News

  • Chamber hosts casino night

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first Casino Night from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, with a prize auction to follow. This event will be at BubbaQues, in the conference room.
       Tickets are on sale now for $25. Each ticket will receive $1,000 in play money. There will be Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps and Luck of the Draw.    There will be many great auction items to spend your “winnings” on.

  • General Fund not keeping up with Levy County spending

    Revenues for the Levy County General Fund, are lagging behind estimates for the first six months of the fiscal year putting the county $1,345,342 in the red.
    County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp presented the bad news to the three commissioners in attendance at Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting in Bronson. Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3) was absent from the meeting.

  • Springs protection plan delayed

    A decision to create two springs protection zones in Gilchrist County was unanimously tabled Monday night by County Commissioners out of concern that the policy might not sit well with local farmers.
    "I want their input," Gilchirst Commissioner Sharon Langford said, referring to the county's agricultural committee. "I don't want to do anything that will hurt the farmers."

  • Yankeetown votes to sue over Tarmac decision

    The Yankeetown Town Council has decided to file a civil action asking the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Levy County to review the Levy County Commission's approval of a conditional special exception permit to Tarmac King Road mine near Inglis.
    The decision was anticipated by the County Commission which on Tuesday approved spending $10,000 to hire a firm specializing in such cases at the request of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown.

  • State budget cut big hit to Levy schools

    Falling tax revenues have forced the Legislature to cut state funding including a $4.7 million  cut to  Levy County schools that could affect as many as 50 employees.
    School Board Superintendent Robert Hastings said there are “no sacred positions” and “nothing will be left unturned” as he looks for every way to save money and jobs.

  • Nothing goes unnoticed in the eyes of God

    By GARY MILLER

    Outdoor Truths

  • High inflation reaches a new low

    BY JAMES SNYDER

  • Bronson council says cemetery needs to be held accountable

    Sarah Denson's voice quaked as she told the Bronson Town Council Monday night about the state of the Rosemary Hill Cemetery, the place where her husband, brother and friends are buried.
    "They were good, upstanding citizens, business people and taxpayers," Denson said. But the cemetery is not being taken care of, she said. The area needs to be mowed and debris needs to be picked up. She said the last time she visited the cemetery there were cut branches resting on top of a grave.

  • Our View: Worthy cause

    Kudos Chiefland City Commissioners.
    Bet they never imagined they'd see that in this space, but it's certainly warranted after commissioners went to bat for one of the best programs in the city.
    Commissioners voted unanimously to waive a $180 rental fee normally charged for use of the Tommy Usher Pineland Center for the College of Central Florida Levy Center to have its GED graduation.
    We think that was a brilliant move and hope the commissioners will waive the fee every time there's a GED graduation until the CF Levy Center builds its campus.

  • Ask a Lawyer

    J.F. of Williston asks:
    “I bought a new car five years ago. I made every payment on time except for twice, when I was unable to pay.  Once was the month after I lost a job and the other time was when I was sick and unable to work for several weeks and didn’t get paid. On both occasions, I was told I could “defer” those payments until the end of the loan for a small fee.