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  • Langworthy named top banking graduate

     Jason Langworthy, Perkins State Bank consumer/commercial lender, has been awarded the Florida Banker’s Association Florida School of Banking Honor Graduate for the Class of 2009.  

    Each year, the FBA Florida School of Banking presents an Honor Graduate Award to a graduating senior.

    This individual is chosen from the top 10 percent of the class by the program directors and staff.  

  • Amedisys opens in Chiefland

        Amedisys Home Health Care announced the opening of its office at 108 NW 3rd Avenue in Chiefland to service Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

        The agency be headed by Susan Bitson, and will offer a complete menu of home care services.    

     

  • Team Levy considers 9 ways to grow economically

    There are nine areas of potential economic growth for Levy County.   

    John Adams, president and chief executive officer of Enterprise Florida, who was one of two key speakers at a Team Levy meeting on Aug. 13, said, “We’re trying to look over the horizon just a little bit to see where those target markets are.”   

  • SBA Disaster Loans Available in Levy

    The U. S. Small Business Administration has federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations in Florida due to a drought that occurred from March 15, 2009 to May 26, 2009.

  • Local farmer honored

    Jack Meeks of Chiefland was among 26 Suwannee and Santa Fe River Basin farmers and ranchers who were recognized for their superior natural resource stewardship during the 9th Annual CARES dinner held at the Dwight Stansel farm in Suwannee County on June 25.

    These agricultural producers have implemented verifiable state-of-the-art management strategies known as Best Management Practices (BMPs) on their properties in the basin.

  • Huddle House earns award

    Chiefland's Huddle House restaurant has been honored as the best in the South Region.

    The local store received a $5,000 check from Mike Weimer, CEO, and is eligible for the overall "Best of the Best" honor which will be presented at a convention in Orlando this weekend.

    The top award is $15,000.

    Earnest Burch has been the manager of the store for about nine months, but has been with Huddle House for 10 years "off and on." The "off" part included a stint with the U.S. Army during which time he was stationed in Germany.

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  • New barbecue place hits Bronson

    It's been a long time coming for Bronson to have its own barbecue house.

    In the brand new BubbaQue's, not only does Bronson have barbecue, but BBQ with a theme and attitude.

    The brainstorm of locals Ryan Bell and Chris DeVeau and out-of-towners Ziad Kazbour and Dave Midgett, BubbaQue's offers exquisite ribs, pulled pork, chicken, wings and other Southern goodies, but the "It's the Pits' redneck theme is refreshing, relaxed and just plain fun.

    Owning several Hungry Howie's in the area, Bell has been locked into the franchise train of thought.

  • Rotary summer camp helps disabled children

    "Service Above Self" is the Rotary Club motto, and Chiefland Rotary Club members learned on March 19 about another place where they can serve by donating funds.

    Rotary Youth Camp is set to give some special children an enjoyable six days and five nights this summer during two separate sessions, said Leslie C. Smith, the camp's executive director. The 12 days of summer fun comes at a price.

    Marking its fourteenth summer this year, Rotary Youth Camp serves a particular type of child who is aged between 7 and 16 years old, Smith said.

  • Dixie Chamber hopes to revive Red Belly Day in 2009

    Kay McCallister of the Dixie County Chamber of Commerce said that although Red Belly Day has been cancelled for 2008, the event may happen in 2009.

    The previous 12 annual Red Belly Day festivals happened during the Memorial Day holiday.

    "We hope to continue it in the future," she noted in an e-mail.