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Today's News

  • Bronson to give BYL help

    BRONSON - At Bronson Town Council's July meeting, Berlon Weeks made a motion to free up close to $6,000 in the budget for the installation of a new irrigation system for the soccer fields at the newly named Bo Diddley Park.

    The next morning, Weeks went out to the fields to have a look-see.

    He realized that the Bronson Youth League, which uses the park year-round, has more pressing needs.

    "The baseball fields need a sprinkler system," he said. "Fencing needs to be repaired. The tennis courts need work. They need an ice machine."

  • Big headliner coming to Bark-N-Purr

    BRONSON - This past February, the Humane Society of Levy County held an outdoor concert at the Youth League Park, touting country star Chris Cagle.

    It was so successful and everybody had so much fun, they decided to do it again.

    The second annual HSLC Bark-N-Purr Concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Bo Diddley Park (formerly BYL Park).

    Bronson approved the date at the Monday night monthly meeting.

  • Assessment hearing is Sept. 2

    The Levy County Commission approved four fees landowners pay and is holding a public hearing on the fees - which remain the same as last year- at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2.

    The fees approved are:

    _ $75 preliminary Emergency Medical Services Tax Assessment Rat

    _ $25 assessment Solid Waste Assessment

    _ A variable Roadway Maintenance Service Assessment, and

    _ $31 Fire Protection Services fee.

    Even though the rates will not be increased, they must be approved annually and a public hearing must be held, County Coordinator Fred Moody said.

  • Ride to Provide is Sept. 6

    Imagine traveling down the open road, warm sunshine on your skin, crisp blue autumn skies ahead, and scenic nature views all around. Come early autumn, there's no better place to be than Levy County, Florida's famed Natural Paradise. Bikers from all over Florida and the Southeastern U.S. are invited to take in the views and ride amongst friends-your day of fun will help the Levy County Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC).

  • Shelton Irwin makes music on the Island

    Shelton Irwin has played with and written songs for some big names in the music world.

    Alabama, Johnny Nash, Bertie Higgins, Dennis Yost, Starbuck, Artimus Pyle and Bo Diddley are just a few of a diverse group of stars that Irwin has worked with in his long and storied career.

    Seeing the music industry eat up a lot of his friends, Irwin chose to take the low road some 20 years ago, moving to rural Levy County to chill out, spend time with the family, collect some royalty money and play a little music.

    It's worked out well in some respects.

  • Babe Ruth All Stars thank sponsors

    The Chiefland 13-15 year old Babe Ruth All Stars would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to help them out on their trip to the State Tournament in Tallahassee.

    The team also thanks family and friends who treaveled to Tallahassee to support them.

    Thanks to:

  • Thanks for saving us money

    Banks are failing. Homeowners are being foreclosed upon. People are sacrificing simply to fill their gas tanks. In short, things are tough all over.

    With dollars in demand and expenses on the rise, government agencies across the land have been asked to cut their budgets, trim the fat and work with what they have.

    In Chiefland, two of those government offshoots have found cost-reducing ways to save the city, and ultimately the taxpayer, money.

  • Chiefland BRL All Stars in uncharted waters

    The Chiefland 13-15 year-old All Stars are in uncharted waters.

    An appearance in the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional in Leesburg will pit the local heroes not only against other top teams from Florida, but the entire South.

    We're talking Alabama, the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee.

    The tournament begins Thursday and will end next Monday or Tuesday.

    Chiefland's opening game is at 10 a.m. Friday against the winner of Thursday's Sarasota-West North Carolina game.

  • Lundy spells out his boys basketball program

    In Mark Lundy, the Chiefland High boys basketball program not only has a coach who cares about building a winning attitude, but also shaping the character of boys as they turn into young men.

    Lundy explained some of his philosophies and needs to the Chiefland Rotary Club members at their July 23 meeting at Bell's Restaurant.

    Lundy is beginning his second year as head coach of CHS basketball.

    There were growing pains for the players and coach in Lundy's first season. There were ups and downs as the Indians posted a record of 9-18.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    _ Dawn M. Bremer, 39, Northeast 61st Lane, Bronson, was charged with DUI after the sheriff's office received a call about a possible intoxicated person, according to the deputy's report.