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Today's News

  • Bronson falls in semifinal

    After an outstanding start in the 2A District 5 tournament, in which they defeated Hawthorne 4-2 to get to the semifinal, Bronson baseball fell hard against top-seeded Mayo in a 10-0 five-inning loss.

    The Eagles had split the regular season with the Hornets, beating them 4-3 two weeks ago for the last district game of the year.

    “We beat a very good team on an off night, and today they showed why they were the number one seed,” said Bronson head coach Mike Pogue.

  • Raiders beat Lake City for league championship

    Levy County Raiders downed the Lake City Lions 25-6 in a game whose venue was unknown until virtually the last minute.

    Due to an organizational issue at National Independent Football League headquarters, the erstwhile host Lions traveled to WYAA field in Williston to play the league-leading Raiders. League prognosticators had picked Lake City over the Raiders by a projected score of 16-14, but the new hosts treated their guests rudely.

  • Gay finishes top 10 in state meet

    Bronson senior Elizabeth Gay didn't win, didn't PR, but she did fulfill a major goal she set for herself.

    “She wanted to go to the state meet this year and compete, and she did it,” said Bronson track and field head coach Greg Hamilton.

  • Missing man found alive, dehydrated in Goethe Forest

    Douglas Gregory, 51, a disabled man was found alive but dehydrated after a six-day search in the Goethe Forest around 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    The Sheriff’s Office, Florida Wildlife Commission and the Department of Agriculture started searching for Gregory after his abandoned automobile was found on Middle Road in the state forest.

  • LARC to operate super thrift in downtown

    Dr. Bill Martin, the orothodontistt who has already invested in an attractive office park on Chiefland’s downtown Main Street, is joining forces with the Levy County Association of Retarded Citizens to put in another attraction: a 15,000 square-foot thrift superstore.

    Plans for the store, which will provide training and employment for money-strapped LARC’s clients, won the blessing of the Chiefland City Commission at its regular Monday meeting.

  • Class dismissed for more Levy teachers

    More Levy County teachers have received non-renewal notices in the mail this week and more are on the way.

    “I can’t give you a total amount right now because not all of them have been told,” said Director of Personnel Candy Dean.

    Every school in the district will be affected, she said.

    Dean would not confirm the number of teachers involved. “I can’t tell you how many,” Dean said when asked if the number of non-renewed teachers was closer to 12 or 100.

  • Expect fireworks at first planning board meeting in months

    An application for a permit for a major limerock mining operation close to the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and County Road 322 in Williston is expected to provide controversy at the May meeting of the Levy County Planning Board.

    It is the planning board’s first meeting in several months as applications for permits and special exceptions plummeted with the national economy. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Levy County Courthouse on Court Street in Bronson.

  • No decision yet on doling out space in courthouse

    There is some dissatisfaction with the architectural firm that is planning and designing a new Levy County Courthouse, but the Courthouse Space Committee refused to recommend ending the arrangement in its April 24 meeting.

    Levy Tax Collector Linda Fugate, who pulled no punches in her assessment of Clemons/Rutherford and Associates’ job performance, as she made the motion to terminate the second phase, $10,000 preliminary design contract. But the motion failed because no one on the committee would second it.

  • Inmates are back in the cemeteries

    The city’s cemeteries will look spiffy once again as prison inmates will be allowed to maintain them.

    Acting Chiefland City Manager Mary Ellzey informed the city commission at Monday’s regular meeting that the city, along with others in the tri-county area who use the inmates to maintain cemeteries, filed letters explaining that the only private property in the cemeteries are the actual burial plots and the cities own and operate the cemeteries.

  • Chiefland Middle School Honor Roll

    Chiefland Middle School Honor Roll-Third Nine Weeks

    January 6-March 26

    Sixth Grade All A’s – Joli Birchfield, Madison Deer, Darian Everett, Wyatt Plemmons, Rebecca Thomas, and Jacob Wade.