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  • Bronson officials: Email decisions are no big deal

    "Don’t kill the messenger,” wasn’t a saying expressed by some on the Bronson Town Council Monday night regarding a story written weeks ago by an area blogger about what some have called a secret vote.

    “You always come out with something that’s one sided,” Mayor Franklin Schuler said to blogger Jeff Hardison about the story, which centered around emails sent out to council members Sept. 30.

  • Williston veterans memorial kicks off Tuesday

    It's been talked about for a long time and finally Tuesday on Veterans Day, the Williston Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will launch its public fundraising campaign to erect a war memorial in Heritage Park.

    Dr. Kenneth Schweibert, chairman of the CRA, said last week that some money has already been committed for the memorial, but more money is needed.

    Plans call for the memorial, and its surroundings, to be constructed in the west end of the park close to Noble Avenue.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • Levy stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • New Miss Willistons

     New representatives were crowned this past weekend. From left, Little Miss Williston 2014-2015 Alexcia Dubois, niece of Michael Mulkey and Rene Slaughter and sponsored by The Kirby Farm; Miss Williston 2014-2015 Kaylee Nicholson, daughter of Emmett and Billie Jo Whitehurst and sponsored by Fugate Forestry., Jr. Miss Williston 2014-2015 Sarah Dykstra, daughter of Duane and Tina Dykstra and sponsored by her parents.

  • Need a ride to vote

    Now through Tuesday, Nov. 4, any Levy County resident who needs transportation to the polls has access to free transportation.

    Tammy Jones, supervisor of elections, has partnered with Levy County Transit to make sure anyone who wants to vote has a ride to the voting booth.

    Early voting takes place at the supervisor’s office in Bronson through Saturday, Nov. 1. On Tuesday, you must vote in your home precinct. Call Levy County Transit at 352-486-3485 to make your reservation.

  • 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.

  • The Muttman Cometh

    Sometimes training your dog to be obedient requires first training yourself.

    Stacy Moore, the Muttman, has taken a centuries’ old method of animal obedience and honed it into something that can be applied to dogs – and their masters–everywhere.

    Animal training is in Moore’s blood.

    As far back as 1932, his family has been involved in the entertainment industry with animal shows. He trained his first dog, Opie, when he was six years old and has produced shows for Disneyland, Disney World, Sea World, Six Flags and Busch Gardens.

  • Don't forget to vote

    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.

  • County votes against rebidding project

    Never let it be said that Levy County won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    D.A.B. Constructors Inc., owner Bill Bachschmidt, asked to change the way his company would repave and widen County Road 40 in a way that would take care of a problem with cracks in the road, would cost $6,000 less than his low bid of $1,232,222.22 and would mean the county would get surplus material valued at $175,000.