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Today's News

  • Bronson's Hot Chicks are flocking into town

    When you think of raising livestock, this quiet little corner in University Oaks may not be what you'd expect.

       Yet, it is where Bronson's Hot Chicks, co-owned by Misty Shaffstall and Jason Rathay, calls home. Driving up to the three-acre parcel, there is no sign of anything different in the mostly residential area, but a quick stroll around to the back of the home tells a different story. The area is teeming with life from chicks to chickens, turkeys, ducks, quail and even a good size tank of tilapia.

  • Chiefland TU grad makes Dean's List

    Josue R. Martinez of Chiefland, a Class of 2015 graduate, was named to the Dean’s List at  Thomas University for the Spring Semester 2015. Dean’s List students attend TU full-time and have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99.

    Thomas University, established in 1950, is a private not-for-profit university of about 1,100 students located in Thomasville, Ga. TU awards associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees using traditional classroom  

    settings and online delivery.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 2

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meetings

  • Can tabs for Ronald McDonald House

    College of Central Florida’s adults with disabilities class in conjunction with the Levy Campus collected a whole lot of can tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald house in Gainesville.

    It was a community service project for the class of 19 students and according to their instructor, Bessie Brack, they plan on doing it again next year.

  • Moving on

    Levy County Commissioner Lilly Rooks, left, presents Mark Johnson with a plaque of appreciation for his 17 years with the county’s emergengy management department.

    Johnson is leaving as director of Emergency Management to take a job as an emergency planner for the Department of Health in Bronson, moving just a few blocks away.

  • Rotarians learn about human trafficking

    Deanna McCall with Pascha Coonradt of Partnership for Strong Families spoke at the Suwannee Valley Rotary meeting June 18 about the realities of human trafficking even within the local and surrounding areas.

    We can stop it, McCall said, through education and awareness. The two are pictured with Rotary President Bob Mount.

  • Life on the launchpad

    Bill Helms told of his 35 year career with NASA in a presentation rich in history and full of life adventures big and small. The Chiefland Rotary was the audience for this discussion, which Helms titled Adventures of a Console Jockey, and took place at their regular meeting June 17. 

  • Children's book aims to teach power of friendship

    Inspired by real life experiences, a local woman uses her writing to teach lessons in friendship.

    Ruth Nott, author of "New Friend True Friend," a children's picture book, said her inspiration came from situations facing her children as they traveled as a military family and often had to make new friends.

    “Sometimes it's hard to make new friends and sad to leave old ones,” Nott said.

  • Supervisor of Elections inducted

    Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections, was sworn in as the 2015‐2016 treasurer of the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections (FSASE) at the 2015 Annual Summer Conference held June 7‐10 in Kissimmee.

    Jones, second from right,  was elected to the office by her fellow supervisors from across the State of Florida.

  • Carol McQueen appointed to state committee

    Carol McQueen, Director of Levy County Visitors Bureau and Levy County Tourist Development Council has been appointed to Visit Florida’s Industry Relations Committee.

    “Representing Levy County on a state level allows me the opportunity to promote our rural area and to lobby for better ways to market our region," McQueen said.