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Today's News

  • CF campuses closed for Christmas, winter break

    All College of Central Florida campuses and centers will be closed for winter break through Friday, Jan.1, 2016.

    The CF Bookstore, CF Foundation, CF Printing Services and CF Postal Services will be open during limited hours, which are available at www.CF.edu.

    The college will resume normal operating hours Monday, Jan. 4. Spring 2016 classes begin Jan.6.

    For more information, call the Ocala Campus at 352-873-5800, Citrus Campus at 352-746-6721, or Levy Center at 352-493-9533.

  • Bronson honors students

    The Bronson Town Council honored the students of the month at their Monday, Dec. 21 meeting. Council member Katie Parks, left, presented Brooke Lewis, center, of Bronson Elementary School, and Codi-Jo Racca, a 9th grade student at Bronson Middle High School, with certificates noting their achievement.

    Not pictured is Rochelle Stancil, a 6th grade student at BMHS, who was honored for the intermediate grades.  

  • Foran chosen DPS Employee of Year

         Congratulations to Paramedic Jim Foran, Levy County Department of Public Safety’s (LCDPS) 2015 Employee of the Year. At the annual LCDPS Christmas Dinner on Saturday, Dec.12, Foran was presented the award on behalf of his fellow employees who chose him in a vote.

    During the nomination process, Jim was described by his coworkers as: Going above and beyond, Able to remain calm even in the face of adversity, Always willing to help, Hard-worker, There when you need him, Gets the job done, Easy to talk to, Professional, Quick to respond and Helpful.

  • County DPS celebrates Christmas with dinner

    With assistance from the staff members of Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS), Director David Knowles sponsored the Fifth Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Ceremony for the Department employees on Saturday, December 12. This is Director Knowleses way to honor the employees who serve the community. Members of the department joined together at Black Prong Equestrian Center where the LCDPS 2015 Employee of the Year was revealed and members enjoyed a steak dinner provided by the director followed by an employee gift exchange.

  • Pet adoption event Dec. 26

    Critter Crusaders of North Florida, a local pet rescue and rehoming group, is holding a Pet Adotion event on Saturday, Dec. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland. We have really great dogs who are in need of homes, says Lucille Reas, one of the founders of the group. There will also be kitten available.

    All of our dogs have received their vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and wait for you to  meet them and fall in love. Help us, help them.  Let their New Year be a happy beginning!

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 24

    Today, Dec. 24

    Christmas Eve

    Santa’s on his way

    By the time you read this Santa has already started his trip around the world bringing gifts to children. To follow his trip via NORAD’s Santa Tracker, visit www.noradsanta.org

    And get the milk and cookies out early and get into bed early so Santa can stop by.

    For those who no longer believe in Santa, just keep it to yourself.

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

  • Bronson coordinating MLKing Jr. event

         A local woman has won the approval and assistance of the Town of Bronson in hosting an event.

         Katherine Manuel presented the Bronson council with her plan to host an event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    She said she wants to “invite the whole community in to help fellowship and have a good time,”

    Manuel mentioned the possibility of having vendors come out at no charge. People can bring chairs and listen to music, she said, and also suggested possibly asking the blood bank to come out.

  • Williston's City Hall moves to temporary location

         For the second time this year, Williston's employees are finding themselves displaced while work is done on their office spaces.

         Earlier this year, both the police and fire department staffs found themselves housed in trailers across from the department while repairs were made to the building. Those repairs were necessary due to a sinkhole beneath the building.

  • No child goes hungry

    Chiefland Rotary Club President Skipper Henderson presents Chiefland Elementary School Guidance Counselor Michelle Barron with a check for $1,500 to cover the children on the schools waiting list in the Food4Kids backpack program.

    The gift means every child who needed to take home food for the Christmas break and the rest of the school year will do so. Earlier the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club contributed $850 and food to the program. 

  • Fund set up for dog attack victim

       Kaula Most, the woman who rescued a one-year-old child ripped from her arms by a dog and was attacked by four dogs while trying to protect the baby, is facing the possibiliy of needing more medical care.

    Her family says their budget has been stretched to the point that they used rent money to travel to the hospital in Gainesville and for other expenses from the attack and now they face possible eviction.

    The family has set up a GoFundMe account and an account at Drummond Community Bank to receive donations to help with expenses.