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  • Low enrollment to cost school district

    School Board of Levy County Superintendent Bob Hastings said on Tuesday that the school district’s full-time enrollment decreased from last year by an estimated 96 students, raising concerns about a major source of revenue for the district.

    Speaking at the school board’s meeting, Hastings said that the loss of students would directly impact the amount of funds received from the state. The district also lost about 150 students from the previous school year.

    The estimated revenue loss is expected to be $1.75 million.

  • CFCC Levy director moving to main campus

    Dr. Rayanne Giddis, director of  Central Florida Community College's Levy Center since 1998, is leaving to take a higher position within the college in Ocala.

    She will become dean of Academic Foundations — a newly created position — at the Ocala Campus.

  • Homecoming Activities

    • Tonight, 7 p.m., Chiefland High School Auditorium Pow Wow, skits scripted and performed by each club and class in the school tied to the homecoming theme, introduction of the Queen Court, Attendants, and Club Sweethearts.  It will culminate with the crowning of the 2009 Homecoming King and Prince. Doors open at 6:15 a.m.  Tickets are $5 per person.    • Friday, 3:30 p.m., Homecoming parade, route: Chiefland High School, south on U.S.

  • This week: Chiefland Elementary students to get flu mist vaccinations

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  • Family on U.S. bike tour camps at Manatee

    Many people fantasize about taking a few years off to hit the road and experience “ the real” America.

    For some of those people, it’s a journey they spend most of their adult lives waiting for.

    And when they do it—if they do it—it’s usually from the comfort of a large, expensive motor home.

    And it’s almost certainly never on a yellow five-seated custom-designed bicycle.

    But that’s exactly the way the Harrison family of Mt. Vernon, Ky., set out on their journey across the U.S.

  • Commission tackles city’s future

    A recent letter by City of Chiefland to Levy County officials expressing interest in forming a countywide water authority has found its way to the proverbial trash bin, according to city commissioners.

    “They did not respond to my letter,” said Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy.

    “Levy County having its own GUA (government utility authority) is not going to work.”

  • First reading of city’s new EAR plan a go

    The Chiefland City Commission voted unanimously 4-0 at Monday night’s meeting to approve the city’s new comprehensive plan.

    The plan, which was last updated in 2000 and addresses ordinances relating to land use, transportation, housing, infrastructure, economic development and intergovernmental coordination, to name a few, must still undergo a final reading.

     But in the meantime, it will be sent to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for approval.

  • Students get mist to deter flu

    First-grader Sarah Sharp, 6, gets the seasonal flu mist vaccination from nurse Kelly Morgan Monday at Bronson Elementary School. The Levy County Health Department is offering the free seasonal flu immunization to elementary students whose parents sign up for it. On Wednesday, students at Whispering Wind Charter School were vaccinated, and students at Chiefland Elementary School will receive the mist on Monday, Oct. 19. For more information, call the health department at (352) 486-5300.For more information, call the health department at (352) 486-5300.

  • Ex-attorney convicted in federal court

    Former Chiefland City Attorney Joey Lander has been convicted in federal court on money laundering and mail fraud charges and is awaiting sentencing in January.

    Lander, who at one time was the Dixie County Commission attorney, was convicted in a scheme in connection with a vitamin company and two land developments.

  • Two dead in Three accidents in five days in Levy

    A spate of accidents in Levy County in the past week has left two women dead, nine injured and one man in jail on a charge of driving under the influence, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

    The first fatal accident occurred on Friday, Oct. 9, at about 7 a.m. when Carrie L. Cates, 39, of Bronson was struck by the passenger side mirror on a 2008 Ford pickup truck driven by Edward C. Hodge, 18, of Williston as she jogged on the paved shoulder of U.S. 27A/State Road 500 near Bronson town limits.