• Military: Aiken

    Seaman Ross Aiken, nephew of Grady and Lou Jones, of Williston, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., on June 22.
    During the eight-week program, Aiken completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Student of the Month

    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy presents Taylor Lewellyn, an eighth grade student at Chiefland Middle School, with a "Student of the Month for May 2012" certificate at Monday's commission meeting. Lewellyn was described by the school's teachers as "personality plus." The teachers said she is motivated and responsible, has high standards and high expectations for herself. 

  • Log Cabin Quilters for June 28


     The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 21, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  Everyone was busy working on various projects – they were quilting on the Watermelon quilt, opening up some of the items that were boxed earlier, washing and drying the items and then putting them out for display.  We did have time for visiting and thinking of the ones who were out with sickness or vacation.

  • FWGP donates $5K

    The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Inc. donated $5,000 to the Town of Yankeetown to help with the reconstruction of the Ellie Schiller Education Center’s elevator at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve. The Center has been under renovation for several years as funds become available through the Town’s budget and community donations. The final element for a certificate of occupancy is bringing the elevator in compliance with State codes. The estimated cost is $17,000.

  • Sea Cadets

    Almost 70 years to the day, more than 800 military veterans, active duty servicemen, Navy League supporters, and interested members of the public gathered to commemorate the Battle of Midway last weekend in St. Augustine. This is the largest event of its kind to observe the anniversary of this important conflict during World War II.
    As part of the festivities, US Naval Sea Cadets and Junior ROTC groups throughout North Central Florida and southern Georgia were invited to participate in an essay contest about the battle with prizes to be awarded at the dinner.

  • Scholarship

    The Suwannee River Loyal Order of Moose presented recent high school graduate Nicole Outler, left,of Gainesville, with a college scholarship. Outler plans to double major in oboe performance and early childhood development.

  • Charity gets $5,000 gift

    Verna Brown, co-founder of the Children's Table, in Bronson, received $5,000 from Midnight Velvet to donate to a charity.

  • Fanning Springs firefighter awards

    Left to right, Fanning Springs Deputy Chief Elania Spain, Councilman Paul Chase, firefighter Mike MacKenzie,  Councilman Bob Kerr and Fire Chief Ron McQueen celebrate MacKenzie being named  Firefighter of the Year for the Fanning Springs Fire Department.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for June 21

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a work day, rearranging the tables, sorting notions and showing off new aprons. We got a lot done and enjoyed being able to visit with each other. Ann and Joyce  brought in new aprons. We made patterns of some of the aprons and loved the rick rack that Joyce had put on her apron.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for June 14

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 6, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. The Quilters had a great time going thru the fabric that had been donated. Most of the material would be ideal for dress up days or projects around the house.  Some of the pieces are so gorgeous that you wish you could think of something to make just to be able to use the fabric.