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  • Man wanted for shooting turns himself in

    A Bronson man being sought in connection with a shooting behind the Bronson Post Office — an area the Sheriff’s Office has said is know for drug dealing — turned himself in at the Levy County Jail at lunchtime on Thursday.

    Aaron Sysvester “Doughboy” Hope, of Boundary Street, Bronson, was arrested on warrants for attempted homicide and three counts of aggravated assault. His bond is $800,000.

    Earlier in the week officers recovered the vehicle he used to flee the scene of the shooting.

  • Suspect sought in Bronson shooting

    A Bronson man is being sought in connection with a shooting behind the Bronson Post Office, an area the Sheriff’s Office has said is known for drug dealing.

    Aaron Sylvester “Doughboy” Hope, 28, of Boundary Street, Bronson, 6-feet tall, 180 to 210 pounds, stocky build, and possibly driving a tan 1988 Toyota 4-door with Florida tag M09-2DK, is being sought.

    He is wanted on one charge of attempted homicide and three counts of aggravated assault.

  • Levy budget to take $1.2 million hit

    BRONSON — Levy County’s assessed land value is expected to fall 7 percent in the coming year, meaning county government will take a $1.2 million hit in a budget that is already suffering from decreased revenues in the current year.

    County Coordinator Fred Moody told the commissioners that County Property Appraiser Oz Barker had informed his office that land values will be down by about 7 percent in the coming year.

  • Church gets compromise on new construction fees

    Representatives of the Church of God appeared at Tuesday evening’s Williston City Council meeting with a request for relief from fees necessary to begin construction of their new facility.

  • Williston airport could be site for emergency center

    Levy County is getting its act together to persuade Progress Energy to construct its new emergency operations facility in the county.

    The facility would serve as the emergency training and operation center for the proposed two-unit Levy County plant and as such must be located at least 25 miles from the plant.

  • Debra Jones renamed council president

    At a special meeting on Tuesday evening, the three re-elected members of the Williston City Council were sworn in by Judge Joe Smith.

    Before he asked them to take the oath, Smith thanked them for their continued dedication to public service.

    Benny “Steve” Holcomb, Marc Nussel and Debra French Jones took the oath of office. Holcomb and Jones have been on the council for many years and Nussel replaced Cal Byrd when he retired last November. Only Jones was challenged in the March election.

  • TEA time in Levy County

    Crowds gathered at the Levy County Courthouse Wednesday for a TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party. Here are some scenes from that event.

  • Levy 'tea party' is April 15

    On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this nation over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally. In Bronson it will be held in front of the Levy County Courthouse at noon.

  • City cracking down on parking violators

    At its Tuesday evening meeting, the City Council took the first steps toward putting some teeth into the police’s ability to write tickets for parking violations within the city limits.

    Council held lengthy discussions on the first reading of Ordinance 595, which adds language to section 38 of the municipal code, specifying fines for violations in no parking zones, fire lanes and specifically marked handicapped spaces.

  • Relay for Life held

    The annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society was held at the football stadium last weekend. Photographer Dave Colon captured the enclosed images of the dedicated people who spent the night for a good cause.