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Today's News

  • EMS fees going up

    A June 16 public hearing on a mining application by the Levy County Commission has been put on hold until all the Ts are crossed and the Is are dotted.

    The commission decided to delay the hearing on the recommendation after Development Director Rob Corbitt asked to hold them back because all the landowners have not signed off on the special exception permit application.

  • Dark cars and credit cards

    Catching up on some news items you might have missed:

    Dark cars the culprit? California is considering a ban on the sale of cars painted black and other dark colors. The theory is that dark cars need more air conditioning to stay cool and that results in the emission of more dangerous gases than white cars.

    I have to wonder what would happened to hearses at the funeral homes.

    And what about black and white police cars? Remember "1 Adam 12, 1 Adam 12, See the man..."? Will Reed and Malloy's buddies have to take to white cars only?

  • In defense of the animals

    Editor:

    My family and I have been volunteering at the Billiar/Davis Sanctuary for several months. We have known Dr. Billiar in a professional capacity for two years. We have also had the honor and privilege of providing foster care for an endangered ape. As you know after one year of age, they can no longer be kept in a private residence. Lucky little ape, he now lives the life of Riley at Sue and Brian’s house.

  • D-day remembrance

    Editor:

  • School Board suspends two

    At the May 19 meeting of Levy County School Board, Superintendent Robert Hastings asked the board to suspend without pay Chiefland Elementary School Head Custodian Danny Clark for dishonesty, insubordination and non-performance of job duties until the next meeting, when he would recommend Clark's termination. At that time, Chiefland member Paige Brookins asked that the action be tabled until Tuesday's meeting to allow for review; her motion passed.

  • School budget discussed

    The school district budget and the security of teacher positions was again top in everyone's mind at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board. In a non-agenda item early in the meeting, Levy County Education Association President Cindy Roach asked the board why, if the coming year's budget was only 1.09 percent less than last year's, the district had not moved to rehire some of the 21 veteran teachers who recently lost their jobs due to budget cuts.

  • Graduation held at Bronson

    Graduation seems so long in coming, but when it comes, it comes like a fast train. Bronson High School Salutatorian Christine Schroeder alluded to the slow suddenness of it all when she admitted, laughing, that she had just finished writing her speech that morning.

  • FCAT results in

    FCAT results are in and they're a mixed bag, to say the least. Levy County School Board saw a report by Director of Secondary Education Patrick Wnek on the schools' grade-by-grade results in each subject, plus comparisons to state numbers, and a lead-in to the county's Deep FRI training for enhanced reading instruction.

  • Chiefland Elementary student honored

    Chiefland Elementary student Cheyenne Walker was recognized at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board for her outstanding fund-raising effort on behalf of March of Dimes March for Babies. Walker personally raised $1,251 of the $6,690 total raised by CES students in this year's Walkmania. Carol Jones, the district's School-to-Work coordinator, introduced the award in light of her own dedication to March of Dimes.

  • CHS graduation held

    Friday evening delivered perfect weather for an outdoor graduation.

    It was sunny, warm and a sky the color of Chiefland High School’s blue.

    As the sun smiled on C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Memorial Stadium on Friday a trickle, then a stream of blue gowned teens walked past the goal post around the stadium to the cheers of the village of Chiefland that packed the parents’ seating, the dignitaries’ seating and overflowed the home team’s bleachers.