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Today's News

  • Ellzey praised in city manager evaluation

    Chiefland's newest city manager received high marks at her first three-month evaluation Monday night.

    "I've been very pleased working with Mrs. Ellzey," Mayor Teal Pomeroy said, adding that her transition into the position has been "seamless."

    Mary Ellzey, who has worked with the city in various positions during the last 31 years, was unanimously hired by commissioners as city manager at the end of July.

    Her last position was that of deputy clerk.

  • Ride to Provide 2014

       With the temperatures in the mid 40s, motorcyclists gathered in the Bronson Middle High School parking lot Saturday morning to kick off the 10th Annual Ride to Provide, which benefits Levy ARC, through 60 miles of rural Levy County.

    The event is one of two main fundraisers for LARC. This year's event raised $9,000, putting the event's total contributions to the ARC of Levy over $100,000. 

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups Saturday in Levy

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.

    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.

    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • Fanning candidates harmonize at forum

    Money — and how to help homeowners keep more of it — was on the minds of candidates for Fanning Springs mayor and council seat No. 4 at a forum where they discussed how the city will pay for its sewer system, bring a proposed Holiday Inn and Dairy Queen to the area and help residents find jobs.

  • Interest high in election

    With two county commission races on the ballot, a hotly contested governor's race, a constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana and a local referendum to allow the Levy County Commission to grant tax breaks to new and expanding businesses, voters are casting ballots in high numbers. 

  • Weeks resigns from Bronson Council

    Bronson Town Council Member Berlon Weeks resigned his seat on the council Tuesday through a letter sent to town officials.

  • Weeks resigns from Bronson Council

    Bronson Town Council member Berlon Weeks tendered his resignation from that panel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in a letter. 

    Weeks, a bail bondsman, has been looking into a business opportunity. 

    Here is his letter:

  • County commission moves meeting

    The Lev County Commission has moved the location of its Nov. 4 meeting to offices behind Hilltop School (the old Bronson High School) due to remodeling of the commission meeting room in the courthouse.

    The 9 a.m. meeting will be in the former offices of the Levy County Schools Foundation, 320 Mongo St., Bronson.

  • Early voting this week 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones is keeping her office open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week to allow early voting for the Nov. 4 general election. 

    As of Monday at 1 p.m. 988 voters had taken advantage of early voting to cast their ballot. Another 3,384 had returned their absentee ballots to the office. Levy County has 25,923 registered voters. There were 5,547 votes cast in the Aug. 25 party primaries. 

  • Gigantic rummage sale through Tri-County Area on Nov. 8

    Imagine it, one long continuous rummage sale on roads from Cedar Key to Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and Bell.

    That's a lot of shopping for new and used goods.

    Three Chambers of Commerce in the Tri-County Area are teaming up to hold the 1st annual River Rummage Sale, a continuous rummage sale that runs along the roadways from Cedar Key through Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and ending at the EMS station in Bell on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.