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Education

  • CF News

    CF ranked 13 in

    nation for affordability

    The College of Central Florida is ranked No. 13 in affordability in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Education. CF tuition and fees for 2012-2013 were 66 percent below the national average of $7,407 for public four-year or above institutions.

  • Williston JROTC in need of funding

    They’re everywhere: parades, ballgames, community events and holiday celebrations.

    “They” are the members of the Williston High School JROTC honor guard and their fellow cadets, who for the first time in a long time, are finding themselves short on funding.

    Capt. Frank Clegg, the group’s commanding officer, recently appeared before Williston City Council to ask council members to remember the JROTC when fundraising efforts come about.

  • Officials break ground on new Williston school

    If the walls could talk, they would tell stories of romance, tales of adventure, fears of the unknown, unspeakable sorrows and dreams of the future.

    For more than 80 years, the walls of Williston High School have heard just about everything–most things repeated many times over.

     Since June they’ve heard a new story–one that’s not been told before and causes smiles, laughter and sometimes even giddiness. It is a story that will be repeated over and over for the next two years.

  • Scholarship Showdown benefits Gilchrist schools

    The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County is hosting a Scholarship Showdown on Friday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Arena on U.S. Highway 19 in Fanning Springs.

    All proceeds go toward scholarships. Tickets are $100 each and only 300 tickets will be sold. They are on sale at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, Ameris Bank in Gilchrist County, Capital City Bank in Trenton and Bell, and Drummond Community Bank.

  • Stuff the Bus for Levy schools Aug. 2

     Several years ago the Levy County Schools Foundation began the program, “Stuff the Bus” to benefit our county’s public schools, teachers, staff and students by collecting a variety of school supplies to be distributed to each school.    

  • Epic End of Summer Bash on Saturday, Aug. 9

    The 4th Annual Epic End of Summer Bash, a free event to help the community get ready for the coming school year, will be on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Booth space is available and those wishing to pass out information or school supplies, to volunteer or to donate prizes, call 352-493-4627 or email office@fumcchiefland.com.

    The event also offers family fun with exhibits from public safety agencies and activities for children including a dunk booth and water slide. There will be free food, activities, back packs, school supplies, prizes, fun and information plus much more.

  • School Board agenda for Tuesday, July 22

    AGENDA

    July 22, 2014

    9:00 a.m.

    REGULAR SESSION

    A) Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance — Board Chairman

     

    B) Welcome Visitors — Board Chairman

     

    C) Employee Care Center Update — Brian Branham & Christin Mayhew, CareHere

    Don Crook & Audrey Haines, Combined Benefits Group

    D) 2014 TRIM Ads for Local Newspapers — Bob Clemons

  • Rotary scholar

    Sarah Edison, standing, attended the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on June 25 with her father, club member Jeff Edison, and thanked the members for awarding her the Jim Easley Scholarship.

    Miss Edison is studying agriculture communications at the University of Florida.

  • Chiefland HOSA attends state convention

    Chiefland Middle High School's HOSA Academy attended the 2014 State Convention in Orlando. Attendees included Zena Patel, Trina Tolentino, Annie Tolentino, Joli Birchfield, Kaitlyn Kantor, David Hallman, William Reiff, Natalia Prince, Ryan Martin, Krista Biehl and Dylan Jones. 

  • School board looking to boost test scores

    By PAT FAHERTY