Today's News

  • ALS issue smoulders; county wants budget request by May 29

    Chiefland has decided to hold off on asking Levy County to include money for Advanced Life Support non-transport services in its budget request for fire services money this year.

    In Monday's City Commission meeting Chiefland Fire Rescue Chief James Harris said county Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles had asked that the proposed budget be submitted by May 29 for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

  • South Levy fire chief scorched

    South Levy Volunteer Fire Chief Roger Crossman sat patiently through Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting before asking if he could address the panel. He said the department is broke and could the commission help with $8,610 in bills. 

    “We took a pretty heavy hit on our budget for the year,” he said, noting it had been reduced. 

    He said the department must pay $5,906 for insurance by May 10or the vehicles cannot answer calls. The rest of the money is needed for repairs and maintenance on the department's vehicles. 

  • Pet adoption event in Bronson May 16

    The Bronson Ace Hardware, whose manager is Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks, is hosting the next pet adoption event for Levy County Animal Services and adoption fees will be discounted.

    The discount was approved during Tuesday's commission meeting at the request of Animal Services Director David Weatherford.

  • Walk for Angels Community Dog Walk

     Amvets Ladies Auxiliary 88 is hosting a four mile dog walk along the Nature Coast State Trail beginning at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and entry is $15 per person (dogs are free). All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Lunch (and dog treats), t-shirts and bandanas will be available to show your support.

       For more information, contact Anna Elkins at 352-222-9453.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 7

    Friday, May 8

    Movie Night at Fort Fanning

       Fanning Springs is hosting a movie night on Friday, May 8, at Fort Fanning Historical Park. Free fingerprinting will be available for kids beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the movie, “Big Hero Six,” will begin at sunset, around 8 p.m.

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Concessions will be available or moviegoers may bring a picnic dinner. No glass containers, alcohol or tobacco products are permitted.

    Plant Sale

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of May 7

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

    • April 29, Diana Lynn Abshier, 41, Summerfield, fraud, insufficient funds check. Bond $1,000.

    • May 1, Jason Eric Adams, 20, Inglis, probation violation. No bond.

    • May 1, Markita Louise Bowers, 27, Bronson, six out of county warrants. No bond.

    • April 28, Samuel Scott Deloach, 44, Chiefland, felony DUI. No bond.

    • April 30, Daniel Lee Dinkins, 31, Glen St. Mary, two out of county warrants. Bond $35,000.

  • Bronson FOL want to keep beautification efforts in place

    Bronson Friends of the Library President Carol Ann Pratt appealed to the Bronson town council to keep lattice work set up around the patio of the Bronson library.

    At the town council meeting Monday night, Pratt said she heard in a roundabout way that it would be torn down by public works within a week and a half because it's a potential safety hazard.

    “I would like the chance to be able to argue with someone to keep it,” Pratt said.

  • Take control of your cancer risks

    Get the latest and greatest information on how to control your cancer risks through a new online UF/IFAS Extension program.

    Linda Bobroff, professor of nutrition and health in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, developed the program, called “Take Control to Reduce Your Cancer Risk,” which went live in April.

  • Seven months later, Bronson backhoe situation is resolved

    Bronson town council members skirted controversy regarding an old backhoe belonging to the town at previous meetings, but finally came to a resolution of the issue on Monday night.

  • Plans begin for End of Summer Bash

    By Diana Child

    Special to the Citizen