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Milestones

  • Supervisor of Elections inducted

    Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections, was sworn in as the 2015‐2016 treasurer of the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections (FSASE) at the 2015 Annual Summer Conference held June 7‐10 in Kissimmee.

    Jones, second from right,  was elected to the office by her fellow supervisors from across the State of Florida.

  • Chiefland TU grad makes Dean's List

    Josue R. Martinez of Chiefland, a Class of 2015 graduate, was named to the Dean’s List at  Thomas University for the Spring Semester 2015. Dean’s List students attend TU full-time and have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99.

    Thomas University, established in 1950, is a private not-for-profit university of about 1,100 students located in Thomasville, Ga. TU awards associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees using traditional classroom  

    settings and online delivery.

  • Airman Arnold completes basic training in Texas

    Air Force Airman Jacob T. Arnold, son of Ira R. and April Arnold of Trenton, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2014 graduate of Trenton High School, Trenton.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Celebrating gold

    Marie E. and William T. Brown will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their wedding on Saturday June 20 with friends and family at the Pavillion at Manatee Springs State Park.

    The couple was married in Miami.

  • Fire chief honored

    Chiefland Fire Rescue Chief James Harris was presented with a five-year service award by Vice Mayor Betty Walker at last week's Chiefland City Commission meeting.

    Harris has said that the longevity of fire chiefs averages five years, so he has exceeded that mark. 

  • Dashers selected as outstanding partner family

    A Chiefland foster family was among those recently honored by Partnership for Strong Families.

    Every year the group hosts an event to honor what they call partner families who are an integral part of their system, Jenn Petion, MA, director of Community & Government Relations for Partnership for Strong Families said.

    “We hold them to a higher standard in this area,” Petion said, explaining that's why they call them partner families instead of just foster families.

  • Relay raffle winner

    Mary Gene Martin of Trenton was smiling from ear to ear after winning the raffle sponsored by the Relay for Life of the Tri-County.

    She won the educator basket, valued at more than $200, created by the Bell Elementary School Team.

    The Bell team also sold the tickets for the raffle. The basket included gift certificates donated by Akin’s Barbecue restaurant and Libby’s beauty salon and barber shop.  

  • Albert and Lucille Rese, are Haven Chiefland’s Volunteers of the Year

    Albert and Lucille Rese were honored as the co-recipients of the Haven Hospice Dr. Fitzpatrick Volunteer of the Year Award for the Chiefland service area during the recent volunteer appreciation luncheon and awards event.

    The husband and wife team, who are originally from New York, visit patients in a variety of settings in the Tri-Counties Area.

  • Spreadin' the Word

    The Lighthouse Word Church ministers at Lancaster Correctional Institute every Monday night.

    At the annual Volunteer Banquet they were awarded the certificate for donating the most hours of the volunteer groups.

  • Great job!

    Levy County Road Department Shop Manager Charlie Bedford, left, was honored for his service in keeping vehicles on the road for the Levy County Public Safety Department by DPS Director David Knowles at Tuesday's County Commission meeting, while Marty Wright, representing Dixie Auto Salvage, received a plaque of appreciation for the company's help in obtaining 20 vehicles for training for fire and emergency medical service employees.