Today's News

  • Early voting under way

    Early voting in the presidential election has started and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Levy County Supervisor of Elections office on Court Street in Bronson.

    Interest is high in this year's election, Connie Asbell, supervisor of elections, said.

    The county has registered about 500 new voters since February. There are 25,983 registered voters with 14,056 registered Democrats, 7,919 registered Republicans, 1,163 with no party affiliation and 2,755 with other party affiliations.

  • School board member charged with lewdness

    School Board of Levy County member Billy Morrison was a no-show Tuesday morning for the regular meeting of the Levy County School Board, 10 days after his arrest in Gainesville.

    Morrison, 47, of Bronson, was charged at the Santa Fe College Northwest Campus in Gainesville Oct. 11 with lewdness and exposure of sexual organs, both misdemeanors, after a police patrol and undercover investigation of a rest room at the school.

  • Chubb still awaiting trial

    Nola Chubb, 61, who is charged with aggravated negligent manslaughter and abuse against and elderly or disabled person in the March 31, 2006, death of her mother Angelina Mattioda is still awaiting trial.

    Chubb, a licensed practical nurse, was charged in June 2006, but the trial has been delayed while she recovered from an automobile accident that occurred in October 2006. As a result of her injuries she had undergone physical rehabilitation and was taking prescription medication that rendered her unable to withstand a trial.

  • Father Lopez takes down Eagles in OT

    Bronson slid to .500 while playing their best football yet. Now 3-3, the Eagles dueled Daytona's Father Lopez to a standstill before falling 27-21 in overtime. This, against a team that clobbered them 56-12 last year.

    "We grew up a little today," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey. "With so much losing behind us, we have to build a culture where we expect to win."

  • Indians clawed by Panthers

    Chiefland football had a good week of practice following last week's letdown loss against Mayo. The defense played with outstanding aggression Friday against number four-ranked Newberry. But with multiple miscues on offense against one of the best teams in the state, the inevitable happened - the Indians fell, 22-7, to the Panthers.

    "We just couldn't get our rhythm established on offense," said Chiefland head coach Ajay Ulmer. "We'd start to put a drive together and then make some mistake, a penalty or turnover, that would really disrupt our progress."

  • Senterfitt named to Hall of Fame

    Jim Senterfitt, former district conservationist, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Conservation District Southeast regional area at the conference held in Biloxi, Miss. Aug 9-12.

    Senterfitt was inducted along with people from seven other southeastern states and was sponsored by the Suwannee Conservation District and the Association of Florida Conservation Districts to represent Florida as the 2008 recipient of the Hall of Fame Award.

  • City wants to buy wellhead

    The Chiefland City Commission wants to protect the city's water supply from any encroachment by purchasing a 155-acre wellhead site it currently leases from Suwannee River Water Management District.

    The commission, which has been grappling with how it will share the water with neighboring cities and counties, approved spending $132,000 in savings to purchase a 33-acre wellhead site to secure exclusive use of the water for Chiefland. The approval came at Monday's regular commission meeting.

  • Sex ordinance modeled after Gainesville's

    A proposed ordinance allowing nudity at adult businesses brought one Chiefland City Commissioner to tears because it conflicts with her Christian beliefs.

    Vice Mayor Teresa Barron suddenly burst into tears for a couple of moments during the discussion at Monday's regular commission meeting that was attended by about 20 citizens, including students.

  • Sheriff's Report

    BRONSON -The Levy County Sheriff's Office arrested the following persons. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is gathered from Sheriff's Office press releases, arrest reports and court appearance orders.

  • Teachers drowning in paperwork

    Levy County School teachers are buried in paperwork, said Cindy Roach, President of the Levy County Education Association, at last week's School Board meeting.

    "The will and spirit of teachers across the district are being broken by the burden of paperwork required on a daily basis," Roach said.

    "Paperwork has gotten way out of hand," she said. "It has become an epidemic."