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  • Local teen’s business is blooming

    By CARRIE A. MIZELL
    Special to the Citizen
    He may not have a driver’s license, but Matthew George does have a blossoming daylily business.
    The 15-year-old Trenton High School student is actively involved in FFA, sports and running his own business.
    “Matthew is learning about the real world at a young age,” said Steve Broker, Trenton FFA advisor. “He’s a very serious young man, who works hard and will do anything you ask him to.”

  • County briefs from May 22 meeting

    These items came out of the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 22.

    Crime Stoppers
    win endorsement

    Paula Sprague, president of Crime Stoppers of Levy County, asked the Levy County Commission for a letter of endorsement for its state grant application and the board was happy to comply.

  • The Tri-County has 10 new graduate nurses

    Graduates of the Gateway College RN — registered nurse — program are, from left to right,  Elaine Lagasse, Shani King, Pamela Ford, Stephanie Beasley, Karen York, Krissie Philman, Christina Nobs, Jesse Stubblefield, Casey Osteen and Chelsea Woodard.

  • CF STARS summer program for high school students

    The College of Central Florida will offer STARS Summer Program for high school students in Levy County. The Science and Technology Academy for Researchers is free and will be held Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 7651 N.W. 151st Lane, Fanning Springs. The program is supported by a grant from Progress Energy.

  • Crowd turns out for Memorial Day despite rain

       A crowd of about 40 people, most huddled under canopies or umbrellas, turned out on Memorial Day at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson to pay their respects to those who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America.
       As Tropical Depression Beryl sent winds and a steady drizzle, Ivan Chubb, Florida state veterans representative, shepherded the crowd and offered prayers.

  • Chiefland Chamber welcomes new members

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce met on Friday, May 25, at noon in the Community Room of the Have Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center at 311 N.E. 9th St, Chiefland.
       New members of the organization inculde: Gentiva Home Health of Trenton, HardisonInk.com, Nature Coast Insurance, Inc., Uniques Furniture & Collectables and Mya’s Noodle House.

  • Complete Sleep ribbon cutting

    Jason Kennedy, center with scissors, cuts the ribbon at Complete Sleep & Furnishings as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce  welcomes the business's investment in the Chiefland community. In addition to bedding and furniture, the store also sells locally crafted swings, rocking chairs and tables suitable for spending lazy afternoons on the porch. Kennedy also has a store in Williston.

  • Workforce Connection's mobile unit schedule for June

    • Monday June 4, 11, 18 and 25 (every Monday of each month) from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St.,Bronson
    • Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 (every Tuesday of each month) from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Williston Library, 10 S.E. First St.,Williston
    • Wednesday, June 6 (first Wednesday of each month) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Annie Johnson Senior and Family Services Center, 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon

  • Suburban Propane acquires Tru Gas parent Inergy, L.P.

    WHIPPANY, N.J. — Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. announced April 26 that it has reached a definitive agreement with Inergy, L.P. Inergy GP, LLC and Inergy Sales & Service, Inc.,which operates Tru Gas in Levy County,  to acquire the sole membership interest in Inergy Propane, LLC, now owned by Inergy.

  • Learn about Medicare from SHINE volunteers

    Learn everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask, such as:
    • How does Medicare work?
    • What Part D Plan saves me the most $$$?
    • Where do I find supplemental insurance rates?
    • How does my employer’s insurance work with Medicare?
    • Are there any programs to help pay for my Part B premium?