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  • CMS students whet appetite for reading at book tasting

    Two of life’s greatest pleasures were combined for a unique setting at Chiefland Middle School last week.

    To celebrate Florida’s Literacy Week, students at the school were treated to a “tasting” of books to encourage an “appetite for reading.”

    A real three-course meal – appetizers, entrees and desserts – was also included.

  • Central Florida campus shaping up for summer completion

    The concrete has been poured and most of the structural steel is in place.

    Now the bricks are being laid.

    It’s been a long time coming, but construction on the new College of Central Florida site in Chiefland is on pace to wrap up in July.

    The Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, located just north of town along Highway 19, will open in the summer, with teachers reporting Aug. 17.

    The campus is moving from its current modest housing at the corner of corner of North Young Blvd. and North Young Blvd.

  • Bronson mayor hopes to get youth more involved in future MLK events

    Bronson mayor Bruce Greenlee has a goal to expand on the town’s march and festivities for the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, with a focus on getting more students involved.

    “I promise you,” he told the Town Council last Tuesday, “a lot of kids in that school right up there have no idea about the legacy of Dr. King and what it stood for and how important it was in shaping all of us. (The holiday event) is really the best place to get that kind of education, to actually see people representing somebody who meant so much to so many.”

  • Bronson approves pair of grant projects

    The third phase of a grant project that will bring a beach volleyball court and playground at James H. Cobb Park was approved by the Bronson Town Council in January.

    The project is part of a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program, handled through the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

    In addition to the volleyball court and playground, the project includes a new picnic facility and renovations to the baseball field and restrooms.

  • Drummond, Nature Coast Bank merger is complete

    By Michael D. Bates

    Bank mergers these days are occurring more frequently due to a volatile economy and shifting of consumer trends.

    And many times, those mergers can be messy.

    That is most definitely not the case with the recently completed merger between Drummond Community Bank and Nature Coast Bank. As of Jan. 1, Drummond acquired the two Citrus County Nature Coast branches, located at 1160 U.S. 19 N. in Crystal River and 2455 N. Citrus Hills Blvd., Hernando.

  • Chiefland Middle High holds Arbor Day tree planting

    By Dottie Hydue

  • Yankeetown School set to announce new principal

    Yankeetown School’s search for a new principal officially concluded this week, and the Levy School district is set to announce the successor to Jeannine Mills, who resigned from the position in December.

    Former Williston Elementary School principal Marla Hiers served as interim principal for the past month while a search ensured for a permanent candidate.

  • Bronson students get lesson in computer coding

    Computer coding touches all of our lives, from the most complex technological tasks to the games that distract us on our phones.

    Naturally, that means it’s becoming a critical part of the current and future landscape of education.

    Fifth graders at Bronson Elementary School are a part of that cutting edge, and proving it’s never too early to acquire an appreciation of computer science.

  • Bronson raises sewage rate

    Bronson, last Tuesday, unanimously authorized a water and wastewater study’s recommendation to raise sewage charges for Town customers.

    The rate study was undertaken by the Florida Rural Water Association, which found a raise in rates is critical for preserving the Town’s facilities and for paying its bills.

    The adjustment in rates will take place over three years, as recommended by the study.

  • Bronson opts to delay marijuana dispensaries

    Bronson passed a motion to adopt a proposal for an ordinance that would place a six-month moratorium on the operation of marijuana treatment centers and licensed dispensing organizations within the Town of Bronson.

    The final approval of the ordinance will be decided at the next Council meeting on Feb. 6.