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Local News

  • Group will feed 100 families

    This Thanksgiving, 100 families from the tri-county area will share the bounty of the holiday thanks to the generosity of people from their community.

    Terrie Towers, coordinator for Feeding Local Families, has helped initiate a program that seeks out, finds and feeds families who might otherwise not have a Thanksgiving meal.

    Often it is because they may fall through the cracks. For example, grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren may have incomes that are a few dollars over what would make them eligible for food stamps.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • To beer or not to beer

    BRONSON –The Levy County Humane Society wants to bring country star Chris Cagle to Bronson early next year as part of a fund-raiser for a planned multi-purpose facility.

    While most folks at Monday night's Town Council meeting welcomed the idea with a big "yee haw," disagreement on details of the concert prevented the event to be set in stone.

    Michelle Hagan of the Humane Society unveiled plans of the concert to council members. She asked permission to hold a country fest headlined by Cagle at the Bronson Community Park on Saturday, Feb. 25.

  • Bronson's Coach Brochetti throws in towel

    Bronson High School Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach Greg Brochetti has resigned from the AD post effective Oct. 16, and as head football coach effective the end of the season.

    BHS teachers Phillip Knight and Judy Morrison have already been selected to assume the duties of co-athletic directors as of Oct. 16. The AD supplement for the co-ADs was initiated as of the same date.

  • Hard to believe it's almost over

    The end of the high school football season is almost upon us.

    Didn?t it just get started?

    My, did it ever go fast, but I guess it?s always that way when you don?t make the playoffs.

    Chiefland will play its final game of the season Friday night at Trenton.

    The Indians need a victory to finish at 5-5 ?which would be an important milestone for coach Ajay Ulmer in his first season.