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Today's News

  • Levy County objects to sludge dumping

    BRONSON - After hearing from a man who will live next door to a proposed 1,440-acre sludge farm at the Levy-Alachua County line, the Levy County Commission agreed Nov. 6 to let Alachua County commissioners know of its displeasure.

  • County landfill fees go up

    Williston City Council member Debra F. Jones said Nov. 6 that the city may stop having garbage service as a result of an increase in fees by Levy County.

    The County Commission approved the increase 4-1, with Commissioner Nancy Bell casting the dissenting vote. This is the first time in 18 years that dumping fees increased at the landfill. The new rates take effect Nov. 30.

  • County approves junkyard definition

    BRONSON - The first of two public hearings for the approval of amendments to land development codes went smoothly Nov. 6, although one businessman from Williston objected to one revision.

    The next hearing is set for Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Levy County Commission meeting room. Amended sections include definitions for junkyards, gas stations, service stations, automobile service and repair, and automobile paint and body.

  • Wood-chipping operation seeks approval for 24-hour business

    BRONSON -- Despite impassioned pleas from neighbors to a pine-shaving mill in the Williston area, the Levy County Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Nov. 5 in favor of recommending the County Commission grant another special exception to let it operate 24-hours-day, seven-days-a-week.

    The County Commission granted a special exception in January to allow the lumber mill to operate 12-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week.

  • Sexual predator will live in Bronson

    On Nov. 2 Bobby J. Waters, 24, a convicted sexual predator from Putnam County, registered with the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Waters was convicted on March 19, 2004 in Putnam County for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child less than 12 years of age.

    Waters was sentenced to five years in prison in 2004 and he was released on Nov. 1.

    Waters registered with the Levy County Sheriff?s Office on Nov. 2, indicating that he will be residing at 11831 NE 85th Terrace, Bronson.

    He is on probation until March 12, 2111.

  • Thank you to our real heroes

    On Nov. 11, America will celebrate the greatest heroes of our time-this nation's veterans. These men and women sacrificed of themselves, dedicating their efforts to the cause we call Freedom.

    Freedom always comes with a price and for many of these servicemen and women, the price was often supreme.

    From the Argonne Forest to the sands of Iwo Jima; from Pork Chop Hill in Korea to Hamburger Hill in Vietnam; and back across the waters to the Persian Gulf and now in Iraq, lives were lost, dreams were shattered and still they willingly gave.

  • Cannon Birth

    Amber Hassell and Phillip Cannon announce the birth of their baby girl Ashlyn LaShay Cannon, born June 23, 2007.

    The baby weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are William and Missy Hassell of Fanning Springs. Paternal grandparents are Shirley Cannon and the late Robert Cannon both of Chiefland.

    Maternal great-grandparents include Bill and Pat Beddow of Chiefland and Luther and Judy Hughes of Trenton.

  • Doty birth

    Baylie Doty announces the birth of her brother, Jolan, born Oct.22, 2007 at 6:13 p.m. and weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces.

    The two are the children of Gabe and Angel Doty of Cedar Key. Grandparents are Angie Doty, Joyce Goss, Neil Doty and Dan Goss. Great-grandmother is Edith Goss.

  • Miller birth

    T.J. and Lynn Miller of Chiefland announce the birth of a daughter Olivia Lynn, born at 4:16 p.m. Oct. 11, 2007 at North Florida Hospital in Gainesville.

    The baby weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Chris and Jennifer Williams of Old Town and Anthony Miller of Trenton.

    Paternal great-grandparents are Sharon Asbell of Old Town and Virginia Chauncey of Trenton.

    Maternal grandparents are David and Kay Kidd of Chiefland.

    Maternal great-grandmother is Lena Kidd of Chiefland.

  • Plans for Winter Festival gears up

    A call for completed registration forms is going out to any person or group interested in participating in the 2007 Christmas & Winter Festival, which is set for Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Parade floats, marching bands and other parading participants, and entertainers at Trailhead Park must submit their registration forms to Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Janet Minor by Nov. 27.

    This year's theme is "A Season for Giving."