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  • Inglis police force may be axed

    By Mike Wright

  • Chiefland Chamber meets Friday

     The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce meeting is Friday, Feb. 24, at noon the Haven Hospice Care Center conference room, located at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.
     Lunch ordered in and sponsored by Haven Hospice.
     Members are asked to RSVP as soon as possible bu calling the chamber office at 493-1849 or emailing chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net.
    Each month the lunches will be sponsored by a different local Chamber member business throughout the year.

  • Chiefland students end long walk in style

    More than 200 Chiefland Elementary School students will have the opportunity on Saturday to complete 26.2 miles of walking and running that started at the beginning of the school year at the 5 Points of Life Kids Marathon in Gainesville.
    The 1.2-mile final "race" will cap off over a semester's worth of extracurricular achievement by the elementary schoolers.
    "I'm excited for the kids that go to the race," said Brandy Horne, one of the facilitators of the CES miles program. "They have a goal and they are very proud of it."

  • Pushing each other to the top

    Chiefland High School officials pulled Shelby Beauchamp out of class at about 8:30 a.m. Friday to deliver the bad news: She was in trouble for something that had gone down in the school’s parking lot.
    But Beauchamp didn’t buy it.
    “He (Principal Bill Tovine) was telling a story I didn’t believe. He was like (in an authoritative voice), ‘Did you get a sticker for your parking permit?’ ” Beauchamp said, laughing.

  • Chiefland recycling uncertain

    The recent loss of inmate crews from the closed Levy Forestry Camp has Chiefland City Commissioners worried about the fate of the city's relatively new recycling program.
    The issue was brought up at Monday night's meeting in preparation for the upcoming budget process. City staff wanted to know how the commission felt about making the current recycling program mandatory.

  • School board honors teacher, staff of year

    The Levy County School Board announced the Teachers and Educational Staff Professionals of the Year for all 14 county schools at its Feb. 7 meeting where a large crowd of county educators packed the school board conference room.
    Early Buddy Wyckoff of Williston High School was named Teacher of the Year. Williston Elementary School's Demeris "Dee" Arrington was selected as ESP of the year.

  • Suwannee River Water District executive to resign

    LIVE OAK –Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director David Still announced yesterday he is leaving the agency after 18 years of service. He will submit an official letter of resignation to the governing board this week.
                “It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the Suwannee district for the past four years,” said Still, who was appointed to the post in February 2008.

  • FHP Smoke alert for Morriston

    A couple of small brush fires in Levy county are causing smoke problems. The fire location is CR-337 1 mile north of SR-121 near Morriston. The Department of the Forestry is on scene and is maintaining control of the fire at this time.

  • CNA refresher course at CF Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will begin a Refresher Course for Certified Nursing Assistants on Monday, March 19. This 16-hour program is intended for nonpracticing Certified Nursing Assistants who would like to re-enter the field and CNAs who have allowed their license to lapse and need to retake the state licensure exam.
                The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 19-28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The course fee is $149 and no textbook is required.

  • Benefit planned for family displaced by fire

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