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Today's News

  • Morriston Baptist Church Quilters holding sale

    Morriston Baptist Church Quilters are providing an opportunity for area church visitors to bid on and purchase quilted gifts and sewn treasures. Membership in the church is not required to participate in the sale.

    The silent auction will be held at the church, 3141 S.E. Highway 41, Morriston, beginning Sunday, Nov. 29 during morning services, and continuing with bidding until Sunday, Dec. 6, immediately after the evening service.

    Quilts and treasures can be paid for and taken at that time, or picked up during the week in the office.

  • It's the sweetest time of year

    Everyone knows the holidays are upon us and that means it's time for cake, pie and dessert auction, cookie walks and baked goods sales. 

    The sweetest season starts tonight (Thursday, Nov. 19) with the 24th Annual Pie Auction sponsored by the Chiefland Middle High School Student Government Association.

    Viewing of the luscious baked goods starts at 5:30 p.m. (Please bring your own hankie to catch the excess saliva.) Bidding starts at 6 p.m. 

    The event will be in the school cafeteria behind the main building on U.S. Highway 19. 

  • Settlement to cost hospice $3.2 million

    Hospice of Citrus County has agreed to pay approximately $3.2 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

    The hospice has also entered into a detailed five-year corporate integrity agreement (CIA) with the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Leaving County

    Bruce Greenlee, administrative superintendent for the Levy County Road Department, will work his last day on Nov. 27.

    Greenlee, who started at the lowest rank in the department and rose through the ranks to one of the two top jobs is taking over transportation at the Levy County School Board. He has been with Levy County for 29 ½ years.

    Greenlee is also mayor of Bronson and an assistant coach for the Williston Red Devils football team. 

  • CES spelling bee winners

    The student audience applauded and sighed at the triumphs and challenges brought by a spelling bee held at Chiefland Elementary School last Friday morning.

    The winners are first place fourth grader Karsen Baker, son of Avery and Kimberly Baker; first runner-up fifth grader Rachael Hutson, daughter of Ken and Shannon Hutson and second runner-up fourth grader Ella Gore, daughter of Adam and Kelly Gore. 

    The Levy County School District Spelling Bee is in December. 

  • Bronson to still pay medical for Council

    The Bronson Town Council did not second a motion made by one its members.

    On Monday night, Katie Parks moved that the town continue to give the option of health insurance to its council members, but suggested it should not be offered to them for free as it has been.

    "The town pays for council members, but not for families," Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts said.

  • Commission splits on buying EMS truck

    The Levy County Commission, which had put off considering the purchase of a truck and light rescue module to be used by an emergency medical services supervisor, finally approved the purchase on Tuesday but the vote was split.

  • Church News for the week of Nov. 12

    Yard sale at Turning Point

    Turning Point Ministry will have a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information, call 352-463-1882.

    Turning Point Ministry is at 16750 N.W. County Road 341, about 4.5 miles north of Walmart.

    Harvest Hoe Down at Lighthouse

    Lighthouse Word Church invites the community to our Harvest Hoe Down on Sunday, Nov. 15, following our 10:30 a.m. service.

  • Local volunteers to collect gifts for children in need

    This month, six locations in the Tri-County Area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many tri-county area residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with items like a doll or soccer ball, other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

  • Bronson firefighters volunteer for AMVETS chili contest

    The Bronson Volunteer Fire Company loaned their taste buds to the AMVET’s Ladies Auxiliary Post 88 to judge a chili cook off.

    Proceeds of the competition benefit the Fisher House, a residence for families of veterans being treated at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville.

    The competition was spicy and everyone enjoyed the chili dinners after the judging. In the end the winners were: 1st place, Sharon Sheldon the Ladies Auxiliary president; 2nd place, Lara McKay, and 3rd place Jenna Clifton.