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Today's News

  • Back to school tips

    CMS Supply List

    Chiefland Middle School asks that parents/guardians help students be prepared for the first day of school by purchasing the following for their students:

    Loose leaf notebook paper, several folders with pickets and paper fasteners, pencils and erasers, pens, colored markers or pencils and a backpack, which is not mandatory but usually necessary.

    Students are expected to buy a PE uniform at school. The cost will be between $15-$20.

    Meet the Teacher Day will be held Friday, Aug. 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Chiefland Police Reports

    Police are seeking a black male, about 18-19 years old, about 6 feet, 180 lbs, medium build, with shoulder length hair in the robbery of a 14-year-old boy on July 8.The boy said he was riding his bicycle on Northwest 11th Avenue when the man confronted him and asked for the bicycle, the report said. When he refused and tried to leave, the man grabbed the bicycle and hit him , the report said. The man took the bike, described as a gray and black 10-speed, according to the police report.

    Arrested were:

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

  • Sample ballots in the mail

    Levy County's more than 25,092 registered voters are receiving their sample ballots this week and are facing a tough choice: Do they request an absentee ballot to save fuel, vote early at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Bronson, or vote the day of the election?

    Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell says her office has new equipment this year that makes handling absentee and early voting for the Aug. 26 primary easier and saves money on labor costs.

  • What do you think of power plants?

    The public gets its one opportunity to tell the Levy County Commission what they think of Progress Energy's plans to build a two-unit nuclear plant near Inglis in a public informational meeting.

    The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

    A legal notice for the meeting says its purpose is to inform the public about the power plant and transmission lines proposed in the county, to obtain public comments and to assist the commissioners in making their recommendation to the state on the project.

  • Chiefland permit fees increase

    New building permit fees have gone into effect for all commercial construction in Chiefland.

    The higher fees were approved by the City Commission at the request of Bill Hammond., city building and zoning director. The resolution approving the higher fees were approved at the July 29 commission meeting and call for them to go into effect immediately.

    Hammond said building permit fees on residential construction fees were adjusted in 2005 but commercial construction fees had not been increased since 2002,

  • 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).