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Today's News

  • Eagles slay Dragons

    With a 49-14 win over Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, Bronson Eagles are 3-1, a fantastic start. Eagles' head coach Al Cooksey said the team had a good night, but still plenty of improvement ahead.

    "We've equaled our win total from last year already," he said. "But we had a lot of penalties and turnovers - too many - and we still need a lot of improvement."

  • Indians scalp Bulldogs

    As the district season looms, Chiefland Indians are playing authoritative football, looking to build momentum with Friday's decisive 35-6 win over Taylor County (Perry).

    "We executed real well tonight," Indians' head coach Ajay Ulmer said afterward. "We played more physical on defense. Like last week, we didn't allow them to get into a rhythm on offense because our defense played so good."

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON - The following persons were arrested in Levy County. All are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All information in this report is taken from arrest reports provided by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Chiefland Police Reports

    The following persons were arrested by the Chiefland Police Department according to incident reports. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    A ruse by a woman claiming to be her twin failed, according to the incident report. Shannon Renee Riley, 25, Southeast 195th Street, Old Town, was stopped in the Winn Dixie parking lot on Highway 19 after changing lanes to make a left turn without first signaling and crossing a solid lane line.

  • Chiefland millage set at 4.75

    The Chiefland City Commission unanimously gave final approval to a $4,607,492.48 budget and a 4.75 mills property tax for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

    The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Rollin Hudson absent from the Sept. 23 meeting.

    The commission approved a $3,019,366.18 general fund budget. $1,553,797.64 utility service fund, $26,328.66 Industrial Park Fund, and $8,000 Law Enforcement Trust Fund.

    One of the largest items in the budget is the Police Department at $917,644.85 in expenses from the general fund.

  • Bronson passes budget

    In the final budget hearing held Tuesday night, the town of Bronson's council unanimously adopted the 2008-2009 budget of $1,319,917.

    Given the decrease in county-certified taxable property, the approved budget is 0.58 percent less than last year, according to town records.

    The millage rate of 3.2 will remain the same as last year. Bronson's rate is nearly 6 percent less than the state allowable rate of 3.4036 mills, according to Resolution 08-02.

    The purpose of Tuesday's hearing was to adopt the final budget figure.

  • There are ways to eliminate roadside trash

    Whether you live in wide open spaces like most of Levy County, or even in the big cities, litter is an unwelcome sight.

    For some reason, a lot of people in motor vehicles seem to have a big problem holding onto their trash and disposing of it in its proper place.

    Hence, we see all kinds of refuse littering our roadways. Cans and bottles, fast food containers, candy wrappers and cigarette butts are a few of the more common forms of trash making the view unsightly.

    With more and more people moving to Levy, there's more and more litter alongside the roads.

  • I am a Manatee

    More photos can be found on page 3 in our print edition

  • Sheriff promotes six

    Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith has made several changes in the operation of his department, including hiring the former Cedar Key police chief and promoting six people in his office.

    Charles W. "Bubba" Castell, former Cedar Key police chief, has been hired as a civil deputy to work in the Levy County Courthouse.

    Castell replaces a deputy who has moved to the patrol division.

    Chief Deputy Mike Johnson, a major in the office, has been promoted to the newly ceated position of colonel.

    Capt. Mike Sheffield, jail administrator, is promoted to major.

  • Register to vote by Monday

    If you are planning to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election and are not registered, you have until 4:30 p.m. Monday to register at the Levy County Supervisor of Elections Office in Bronson.

    Supervisor Connie Asbell said if you plan on mailing in your registration, it must be postmarked no later than Oct. 6 to be valid.