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Today's News

  • County briefs from May 22 meeting

    These items came out of the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 22.

    Crime Stoppers
    win endorsement

    Paula Sprague, president of Crime Stoppers of Levy County, asked the Levy County Commission for a letter of endorsement for its state grant application and the board was happy to comply.

  • LWC kicks off Kids’ Zone Summer on Sunday

       The Lighthouse Word Church Children’s Ministry is hosting a Kids Celebration Summer, celebrating who we are in Christ through art, music and dance, each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., during the summer months.    

  • Vacation Bible School

    IncrediWorld Amazement Park at Joppa

       It will be "A thrill ride through God's Creation" at Joppa Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School June 10-15.
       The "IncrediWorld Amazement Park" classes are for ages 4 through adult. There will be songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas.
    For information, call 352-463-6947 or email joppabc@bellsouth.net.
    Joppa Baptist Church is at 7530 N.W. 165th St., Fanning Springs.

  • Church news for May 31

    Joppa Baptist
    Homecoming Sunday

       Joppa Baptist Church would like to invite you to join them for their homecoming celebration on Sunday. beginning at 10:30 a.m.     Joppa Baptist Church was established in 1896 and will be celebrating its 116th year. The homecoming theme this year will be “Nehemiah’s Wall.”
       There will be dinner on the grounds following the service. A special invitation is being extended to all previous pastors and their families.

  • Conformed to the image of his Son

    In 1501, a young, 25 year-old, Michelangelo began work on his 17 foot-tall sculpture of David. It was his belief that the sculptural image is found within the block of stone, much as the human soul is found within the physical body. I had read that when he was sculpting that magnificent work, Michelangelo made the statement that David was concealed within the marble all the time. The left cheek of his face was already revealed and all he, the sculptor, had to do was to chip away the stone until he exposed the rest of David’s body.  

  • The Tri-County has 10 new graduate nurses

    Graduates of the Gateway College RN — registered nurse — program are, from left to right,  Elaine Lagasse, Shani King, Pamela Ford, Stephanie Beasley, Karen York, Krissie Philman, Christina Nobs, Jesse Stubblefield, Casey Osteen and Chelsea Woodard.

  • CF STARS summer program for high school students

    The College of Central Florida will offer STARS Summer Program for high school students in Levy County. The Science and Technology Academy for Researchers is free and will be held Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 7651 N.W. 151st Lane, Fanning Springs. The program is supported by a grant from Progress Energy.

  • Crowd turns out for Memorial Day despite rain

       A crowd of about 40 people, most huddled under canopies or umbrellas, turned out on Memorial Day at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson to pay their respects to those who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America.
       As Tropical Depression Beryl sent winds and a steady drizzle, Ivan Chubb, Florida state veterans representative, shepherded the crowd and offered prayers.

  • Chiefland Chamber welcomes new members

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce met on Friday, May 25, at noon in the Community Room of the Have Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center at 311 N.E. 9th St, Chiefland.
       New members of the organization inculde: Gentiva Home Health of Trenton, HardisonInk.com, Nature Coast Insurance, Inc., Uniques Furniture & Collectables and Mya’s Noodle House.

  • Complete Sleep ribbon cutting

    Jason Kennedy, center with scissors, cuts the ribbon at Complete Sleep & Furnishings as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce  welcomes the business's investment in the Chiefland community. In addition to bedding and furniture, the store also sells locally crafted swings, rocking chairs and tables suitable for spending lazy afternoons on the porch. Kennedy also has a store in Williston.