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Education

  • Florida colleges designated "military friendly"

    Fifteen Florida College System (FCS) institutions were designated as military-friendly schools, including College of Central Florida which serves Levy County with a campus in Chiefland, according to a new list by Victory Media. The list recognizes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to recruit and retain military students and their families.

  • CF awarded $3 Million for career training

    The College of Central Florida has been awarded $3,173,583 from the Department of Labor to support information technology careers, especially for persons from rural areas. The award is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, which expands programs for unemployed workers, chiefly those impacted by foreign trade.

  • 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.