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Today's News

  • County honors Lady Indians

    The Lady Indians varsity softball team was honored for being three-time 1A State Champions on Tuesday, May 17, by Levy County officials before the start of the regular commission meeting.

    The group is pictured on the steps of the Levy County Courthouse. 

  • CMHS student finalist in FFA Star contest

    Sammy Mills a Chiefland Middle High School student is one of 26 FFA members statewide selected as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.

    He was selected in the area of State Star Discovery Degree.

    The Florida FFA Association program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in seven different categories. Nearly 300 applicants were considered during the selection process. 

  • A berry good time

    Bronson welcomed crowds to its 2nd Annual Blueberry Festival on Saturday, May 14. 

    The festivities started on Friday with a parade through the town's commercial center. 

  • Dangerous dog rule updated

    An increase in the serious threat of unprovoked dog attacks involving residents, domestic animals and livestock has prompted the Levy County Commission to update its dangerous dog ordinance and revive an animal services panel to hear appeals of dogs deemed dangerous.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, May 17

    The Levy County Commission will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m.

    The board meets in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson. 

    Among the items on the agenda is a proclamation honoring the Chiefland Lady Indians softball team which won its third-in-a-row 1A State Championship. 

  • Newberry man dies in crash on CR 345

    A Newberry man died when the 2005 Toyota Tacoma he was driving crashed on Thursday, May 12, at about noon on County Road 345, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    James Frank Hope, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Hope was driving northbound on the road when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane continuing on to the grass shoulder and colliding with a power pole and a wire fence. The vehicle rotated and overturned, hitting three threes before stopping on its left side.

  • No injuries in school bus fender bender

    No one was injured — including seven children — when a Levy County school bus was hit y a 2015 Nissan Versa on State Road 24 past County Road 32 in Bronson on Friday at about 7:50 a.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Sabrina A. Yeager, 30, who was cited for careless driving, said the sun's glare off the rear of the bus temporarily blinded her making it impossible to see the brake lights or turn signal on the bus as she tried to pass it while the bus driver, stopped then made a left-hand turn into Imagination Learning Station.

  • Iron Butts for Bucks ride Friday

    There's a reason the fundraising bike ride is titled Iron Butts for Bucks. It's no easy task to ride 1,000 miles on a motorcycle in less than 24 hours.

    Nevertheless, Brad Groom and Bruce "B.B." Bryant Jr. have completed such rides year after year, with the next one taking place this Friday, May 13. The rides aren't just for fun or to achieve the accomplishment of having completed them. Others pledge contributions and the proceeds benefit area nursing home residents.

  • Meet the Bronson Blueberry Pageant royalty

    Contestants in the 2nd Annual Bronson Blueberry Pageant put their best foot forward in the competition on Saturday morning, May 7.

    "I think it went great," one of the coordinators, Bronson Town Councilwoman Katie Parks said of the event. "We had great help and lots of support from the community. I think the kids had fun too, and that's really what the pageant is about."

    This year organizers said there were double the participants in the pageant as there were last year.

  • Judge impounds dogs seized

    Six dogs, taken from an East Bronson couple on April 28 after they sparked calls to the Levy County Sheriff's Office for roaming the neighborhood and attacking vehicles, will remain impounded at the animal shelter.

    Levy County Judge James Browning told the dogs' owners Mark Teears and Laura Traughber that an earlier case in January should have been a wake up. In that case, heard by Browning in January, three dogs were put to death for attacking a baby, a young woman and a young man in December.