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  • National Night Out at Trailhead Depot Park Tuesday

    The National Night Out celebration for Chiefland will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6 to  8 p.m. at Trailhead Train Depot Park.

    National Night Out brings neighbors together and shows criminals that the community is organized, educated and is taking a stand against crime.
    This event is aim at children under the age of 16.
    The event, which includes activities for all ages, fingerprinting, and more is opento the public.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 30 – August 5, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 26)  Daytime lane closures just east of Southwest 37th Boulevard to modify the driveway into the former Wendy’s.
     
    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line which is a moving operation.
     

  • Florida First Lady to read to children at Fanning Springs

    Florida First Lady Ann Scott will read to children at Fanning Springs State Park at noon Tuesday in the closing event of her tour to encourage reading during the summer school break.

    This will be the last stop in her statewide tour of state parks. Scott is encouraging reading and enjoying the state's parks. She is also encouraging children to sign pledges to read a certain number of books suring the summer break.

    The First Lady will read from “Those Magical Manatees” by Jan Lee Wicker on the stage at the park.

  • Bembry updates Chamber

    Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Bennit Patterson, right, thanks state Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-District 10) for updating the chamber membership on legislation that passed — and failed — during the spring legislative session.

  • Salaries the highest percentage of school board budget

    A Levy County School Board member  voiced concerns in a board meeting last week about a disproportionately high percentage of funds going toward teachers' salaries.
    Robert Philpot, a retired Williston  High School teacher and the newest member to the board, said that almost 70 percent of the busget for salaries seemed high to him, and he asked for an explanation of that line item in the 2011/2012 proposed budget.

  • City votes to loan itself money for Christmas lights

    There will be snowflakes in the air at Christmas, more than 60 of them.
    But they won't be falling from the sky. They will be purchased from a light manufacturer up north, suspended from the light poles along city streets at Christmas time.

  • CF partners with Chamber, police for National Night Out

       National Night Out on Tuesday will be hosted by the College of Central Florida Levy Center, Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce and Chiefland Police Department. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. at the chamber office, U.S. Highway 19 South at the Trailhead Depot in Chiefland.
       Children and youths will have the opportunity to visit safety displays and activities; they will receive a stamp at each station acknowledging participation. The completed card can be exchanged for a free package of giveaways and refreshments.

  • Invasive plant workshops

       There will be an invasive plants workshop from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Bronson.
       The workshop will help identify and define invasive plants and why they are important. Significant invasive plants in Levy County that will be covered are Congongrass, Tropical Soda Apple, Japanese Climbing Fern, Chinese Tallow, Air Potato, Camphor, Chinaberry and Japanese Honeysuckle.

  • Unemployment in Levy rises to 11.1%

    The slow month-by-month decrease in Levy County's jobless rate has reversed course with unemployment rising to 11.1 percent in June, up 0.8 percent from May's unemployment rate.
    While a reversal in five months of declining unemployment, the rate is down from 12.3 percent for the same period a year ago.
    Levy County's labor force decreased by 146 to 17,409, the number of those employed dropped by 286 to 15,468, and those without jobs also dropped by 140 to 1,941.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: July 28

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, quilt museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 21, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We had a great time as Mr. Hardman, of Cross City, brought in three big boxes of craft books. Thank you. Everyone had a great time getting ideas for future projects.
    It was great to have B.J. Johnson back with us. She is so much help with anything we have to do. Pat should be back in the near future. We have missed both of them.