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Today's News

  • Inmate medical costs reduced

    BRONSON - About $40,000 worth of medical bills paid by Levy County to North Florida Medical Center and Shands at the University of Florida were negotiated down from the original charges of about $60,500 incurred by Levy County Jail inmates, according to records.

    Levy County Attorney Anne Brown received approval for settlement of inmate medical expenses for former LCJ inmates Roy L. Britt, 23, of Chiefland and James R. Pendlebury, 51, of Chiefland.

  • County to seeks easements for entry to Adamsville Cemetery

    BRONSON - It will not be until after some dust settles that a road to allow access to the Adamsville Cemetery is built, according to information released at the Levy County Board of County Commissioners' Dec. 18 meeting.

    J. Rollin Hudson Jr. tried to give the county a 15-foot easement off of U.S. Alt. 27, but County Road Administrator Bruce Greenlee said there are too many problems with the project to accept any easements yet.

  • GED graduates largest class ever at CFCC

    The Central Florida Community College Adult Education Program?s GED graduation was held last week at the Levy Center. It was the largest graduating class in the program's history. Graduates included:

  • Lady Eagles excellent on the court and in the classroom

    BRONSON -- The Bronson High girls varsity hoops team is off to a great start this season, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out why.

    Coach Greg Hamilton is blessed with talent plus girls who play smart ball.

    Backing up the smart part are five players who are straight A honor students, making life a joy for Hamilton.

    Juniors Christine Schroeder, Sarah Parkin, Samantha Cabrera and Kamize Johnson and her younger sister Rasheedah Johnson, a sophomore, have been a joy to coach.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, Dec. 20

    Legion Christmas Dinner

    The American Legion Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, Trenton, will have its yearly Christmas Dinner Dec. 20 at the post home located next to the FFA arena on Walker curve on Route 129 north between Trenton and Bell.

    The dinner will be from 5:30-7 p.m. with the regularly scheduled meeting to begin at 7 p.m.

    The Post will provide the main course but members are asked to bring a covered dish and dessert.

    Saturday, Dec. 22

    Musical Christmas Program

  • Schools to face more $$$ cuts?

    This past summer, the Florida Department of Education warned school districts across the state that a general revenue shortfall could lead to a 4 percent cut in funding.

    Deterioration of the housing market was fingered as the main culprit.

    Lo and behold, they were right, as each district had their take shaved by 4 percent. In Levy County, that added up to slightly more than $634,000.

    Now just three months later, more storm clouds are on the horizon.

  • Company offers help with grants

    BRONSON - A company known as Synergy Solutions for Florida wants to add Levy County to its list of communities involved in the Florida Community Trust (FCT) program.

    Richard Rubin and John Canada of Synergy Solutions said their work would cost the county nothing as they applied for the $66 million available from the state in the next two years to add land to the state's green space inventory.

  • $1.4 million bid accepted for CR 345 paving

    BRONSON - A bid of $1.4 million to pave 12.6 miles of Levy County Road 345 from CR 332 to State Road 24 was accepted Dec. 18 by the County Commission.

    Lee Mills of Mills Engineering presented the bid tabulations. Mills Engineering is the county engineering company.

    Anderson Columbia of Lake City won the bid award, subject to approval from the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), which is paying for the work through the Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP).

  • WHS runs past Indians

    WILLISTON –Trailing by two points at the end of the first quarter, Williston High School's unbeaten boys turned on the jets and smothered Chiefland, 72-37, in a district basketball game Tuesday night, Dec. 11.

    The Indians scored the first two points of the second quarter on free throws to take a 14-10 lead, but added only three more foul shots the rest of the first half. In fact, Chiefland went nearly 14 straight minutes without a field goal as the Devils' pressure defense forced numerous turnovers.

  • Indians hit rough spot

    The Chiefland High boys varsity basketball team got off to a decent start under energetic new coach Mark Lundy, but the Indians have hit a rough spot, losing their four most recent outings.

    A tough schedule –in particular a deep district–seems to have caught up with the Indians.

    Overall, Chiefland is 4-6. In Class 3A District 5, they are 1-4. Three of those have come to very good teams ? P.K. Yonge, Williston and Newberry.