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Today's News

  • It's back to school time

    It's time to "Stuff the Bus," fill the backpack, trim those locks and celebrate a summer well spent before starting school on Aug. 22.
    Sorry. Summer and school should not be mentioned in the same sentence. But it's true.
    This weekend parents can hit the stores to take advantage of a sales-tax-free weekend of shopping for clothing and school supplies.
    And the whole family can take advantage of two events to help them get ready for school.

  • New school policies in place

    Ignorance won't be bliss for parents and legal guardians with claims of not being aware of new policies for the 2011-12 school year. That was brought up by School Board of Levy County chairman Rick Turner of Yankeetown during a recent board meeting discussion about one of the new policies where three tardies in a nine-week grading period count as an absence.
    "What happens when a parent comes in saying they didn't know about the policy?" Turner asked director of administration Jeff Edison.

  • Yankeetown must wait for answer on Tarmac

    The Town of Yankeetown argued its challenge to the Levy County Commission's conditional approval of a special exception permit for the Tarmac King Road limerock mine and now it is left to wait for a court ruling.
    Judge Robert E. Rountree Jr. said after hearing two hours of arguments from both sides on Monday he would issue a ruling but would not say when.

  • Heat stroke hospitalizes Bronson public works director

    Bronson Public Works Director James Dunford is hospitalized at Shands Hospital in Gainesville after suffering a stroke on the job on Friday.

    He had finished working at the site of the new Dollar General Store and was discovered unconscious in his truck, according to a city official.

    Although temperatures were in the high 90s, the National Weather Service has said the heat index, a measure of the effect of high temperatures and high humidity, was over 100. 

  • Chiefland to bid farewell to Alice Faye Henderson

    Alice Faye Henderson, 70, put off this earthly house on Aug. 2, 2011 and now lives in a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens  (11 Corinthians 5:1). Cancer ravaged her body but it could not conquer her spirit. 

  • N.D. Couple raised four children with disabilities

    By DANIEL J. VANCE

    Disabilities

  • Copy editor managing bipolar disorder

    By DANIEL J. VANCE

    Disabilities

  • Palliative massage therapy offers gentle comfort to patients

    By JENNI WILLIAMS
    Special to the Citizen
    Palliative massage has become one of the fastest growing trends in therapy for hospice patients. Used as a method for relaxation to alleviate stress, anxiety and pain with a light hands-on approach, as well as providing an alternative to those who can’t take medication or prefer not to, palliative massage therapy has become essential in hospice care.

  • Deadline near for Business of the Year

       The deadline tfor nominating a local business that merits the Greater Chiefland Ara Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award is Aug. 10.
       Each year the Chamber honors outstanding businesses during the state’s annual observance of Industry Appreciation Week. This year's industry celebration begins Sept. 12 and the local Chamber will host a banquet Sept. 13 honoring two local, notable businesses.

  • Editorial cartoon for August 4