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Education

  • FFA members step up

        Chiefland FFA students traveled to Daytona earlier this month to strengthen leadership skills.

  • Beast Feast in October

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its  4th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Etheridge Cracker House, located at N.E. 140th Ave., Williston.   

  • CHS votes for class officers

     Above and left, Chiefland High School seniors vote for class officers Friday, Sept. 13.

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones and her staff provided the students with electronic voting machines and registered the students. 

  • Florida ranks high for fire science schools

     Of the top 80 institutions in the U.S. providing the best return on investment to emergency medical technician (EMT) graduates, 20 institutions belong to the Florida College System (FCS). Fire Science Online identified the top programs to help students and families make informed decisions.

  • Annual 4-H Roundup Sept. 28

    The Levy County 4-H invites everyone to the annual 4-H County Round-Up on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office on U.S. 27A in Bronson. 

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum speaks at Williston Elementary School to students, educators and community members about the importance of remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The school marked the 12th anniversary of the takeover of American passenger planes and crashing them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania and the more than 3,000 deaths at the hands of terrorists.

  • UF study: Majority of teens see prescription stimulants as problem with peers

    GAINESVILLE —Two-thirds of young people surveyed said the use of prescription stimulants is a moderate-to-large problem among youth, according to a new University of Florida study. Nearly 15 percent said they had used a prescription stimulant, the study shows, and almost 12 percent reported diverting medications by giving their stimulants to a peer or taking someone else’s pills.

  • Music school opens in Bronson

    Private music lessons for adults and children will be offered in Bronson by Robbie Blake, professional musician and music instructor. 

  • Registration open for 2014 Florida Student Astronaut Challenge

     Tallahassee – Student team registration for the third-annual Florida Student Astronaut Challenge is now open to high school students (grades 9 through 12). This three-day event, focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, provides an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge through a series of team-oriented experiments and challenges.

  • State challenges students to learn economic history

    TALLAHASSEE – In honor of this year’s Viva Florida 500 commemoration, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the start of Florida's Financial History Challenge, a contest designed to engage students of all ages to learn more about the state’s economic history. The challenge, which is part of CFO Atwater’s Your Money Matters initiative, encourages students to learn about people, places and events in Florida history and use the information they learn to contemplate financial decisions.