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Today's News

  • Lady Red Devils fall in home opener

    Following a great performance in the Slam Jam Tournament and two district road games the Lady Red Devils opened their first home game of the season. The Lady Red Devils hosted the Keystone Lady Indians Sept. 6 in the newly renovated Williston Gym. 

    The Lady Red Devils entered the game at 1-1 with a district win over Dixie County and a district loss at Santa Fe. 

    Coming in to this district match the Lady Indians were 1-0. 

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Sept. 15

    Bronson FOL
    The Friends of the Bronson Library  will have their Fall Book Sale at the Bronson Library Saturday, Sept. 15  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Books will be priced as follows:  Hardbacks $1each or 6/$5 and paperbacks will be 10 cents each or 12/$1
    For more information or to bring by donations, call 486-2015.

    Levy Democratic Meeting
    The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

  • Some compromise on assessment

    Property owners will be billed higher assessments for fire and emergency medical services in their 2012 tax bills.
    On Tuesday evening, before a full room the Levy County Commission approved a $90 residential assessment for fire services by a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston (R-District 1) dissenting and $119 residential assessment for EMS by a unanimous vote.
    The fire assessment was a compromise by the commission after eight people spoke against the proposed hike from $40 to $100 in the fire fee. The EMS fee will rise from $76.

  • Bronson allows gambling for charity

    Despite an ordinance and opposition from town officials in the past, Bronson could be seeing a gambling establishment within town limits.
    Council members voted 3-2 in favor of allowing area resident Bill Brown, who runs a food pantry known as the Children’s Table, to start hosting Bingo games at the establishment in order to help cover the costs associated with providing food to the community.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Sept. 9, Erica Sue Allen, 34, Inglis, possession of drug equipment.
    Sept. 5, Jesse Carroll Baggett, 32, Bronson, petit theft, possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana. Bond $18,000.
    Sept. 4, Shellie Renee Bailey, 36, FTA. Bond $2,000.
    Sept. 4, David Donald Bezanson, 34, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.
    Sept. 4, Gerald David Browning, 31, Trenton, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond $1,500.

  • USPS picks winners and losers

    The newspaper business—both small and large papers—has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct mail company ADVO in 2006.

  • Mark Johnson skyrockets to fame

    Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson, also a musician, is the third annual recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.
    He will receive the award during a performance with Martin on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Sept. 24.  Along with the award — a sculpture by artist Eric Fischi, Johnson receives a $50,000 check from the Steve Martin Foundation.
    The Letterman show airs locally on MyGTN, Channel 4, at 11:30 p.m.

  • A new twist on an old favorite

    For all intents and purposes, I am not  a breakfast eater in the true sense of the word. I don’t eat eggs, gravy or grits and those are pretty much the foundation for breakfast–especially in the South.
    I do, however, like to eat sometime before noon and of course, my preferences tend to run on the sweet side of things. A doughnut, a Pop Tart or a bagel with strawberry cream cheese all fit the bill nicely to go with my three cups of morning coffee.

  • Cindy Roach runs for School Superintendent post

    Our children are our future, and they deserve an education that will best prepare them to make an honest living and to fulfill their dreams.
    Our children deserve knowledgeable and inspired teachers in the classroom. Our children, teachers, staff, administrators, and our communities deserve a knowledgeable leader who has a vision for the future of education in Levy County.

  • Al Macri seeks BOCC District 3 seat

    Al Macri (D-Morriston) will vie against Mike Joyner (R-Morriston) for the County Commission District 3 seat Nov. 6.
    In a candidacy announcement, Macri wrote:
    “Hello, my name is Al Macri and I am asking for your vote and support as I am running for Levy County Commissioner District 3, which is being vacated by Marsha Drew.
    “I am 57 years old and came to Levy County from Palm Beach County in 1981. I live in Morriston with my wife, Etter Brooks Macri, who was born in Montbrook.