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Today's News

  • Bronson principal leaves position to fill need for language specialist

    Valerie Boughanem is leaving her post as principal at Bronson High School to become the School Board of Levy County's District English as a Second Language Coordinator. The School Board approved the employee status change during its June 22 meeting. Boughanem is expected to start in her new position effective July 1. Boughanem has a diverse background in education. She has spent a total of 32 years working in education, 22 of which were in Levy County.

  • Santa Fe College Zoo visits nursing home

    The Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo stopped by Tri County Nursing Home for a  special visit to show and tell our residents about a  variety  of animals and reptiles that they care for each day during their training at the college.

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  • County backhoe stolen in daylight near Williston

    The Levy County Road Department is looking for information on the person or persons who took a county-owned 2000 Catepillar 416 backhoe that was parked in the 4600 block of Northeast 155th Street — County Road 111 — between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, June 22. The backhoe was parked at the site at 4 p.m. Monday. When the crew came to work on Wednesday it was missing, Construction Superintendent Kellie Jerrells said.  Jerrells said a witness said the backhoe was there at 9.a.m but was gone at noon.

  • Players hold auditions for fall comedy

    The Suwannee Valley Players community theater will hold auditions for their fall show "The Night We Knocked the Critic Dead". This is a comedy by L. Don Swartz, produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company. Mikey Chigger, a nasty newspaper critic, turns up dead at the Chestnut Hollow Little Theater's final rehearsal of "The Curse of Infant Isle".  The players, desperate for a box office success, will go to any lengths to avoid a scandal.

  • Sparky needs a rescue

     The Dixie County Humane Society is looking for a home for Sparky, a rescued Labrador Retriever. He is an 11 - month old neutered male, tan Lab. Sparky is full of love and play, a very sweet boy, and gets along with all other dogs and kids.  Come visit the Society's indoor/outdoor yard sale on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,  from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Adoptions are also done at the Humane Society on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Society is located across from the bike trial in Old Town  off U.S. Highway 19 on County Road 349 North.

  • County to help Bronson in FEMA water fight

    The Town of Bronson gained an ally in its fight to keep two Depression-era public works drainage ditches off a proposed  FEMA hundred-year flood plain map, thus saving residents on the town's west side from having to buy flood insurance. Town Council member Berlon Weeks and Town Clerk Kelli Brettle outlined the town's plight at the Tuesday meeting of the Levy County Commission asking for help to clear and repair the ditches that carries stormwater runoff into Chunky Pond rather than leaving it standing to support mosquito colonies. FEMA wants to designate t

  • Chiefland Huddle House best, again

     The Chiefland Huddle House received the Best of the Best award for the second year in a row from its corporate headquarters this week for being the top restaurant in the South Region. The award is part of an incentive program designed to promote excellence in every area, such as service, quality, cleanliness, and overall customer experience. The regional award comes with a $5,000 check that will be shared among the employees. The national Huddle House winner will be announced July 19.

  • Chiefland City Briefs

    City needs new chlorine system City Manager Grady Hartzog told city commissioners at Monday night’s meeting the city will have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade or replace the gas chlorination system, which treats city water. The system was recently evaluated by the state and needs to be brought into compliance, he said. The city can either upgrade the system, or get a new system which uses liquid. Hartzog recommended converting to the liquid system.

  • Workforce Connection recruiting oil spill workers in Levy

    Workforce Connection is partnering with a BP subcontractor to recruit 80 qualified community responders in Levy and Citrus counties to be trained by BP contractors as standby responders to help with beach clean-up efforts of the oil spill along the coast.

        This opportunity is for beach cleanup only and will not involve shoreline cleanup, wildlife rescue, volunteer positions and the vessels of opportunity program.  This is the first phase of preparedness and other contractor positions and workforce opportunities may be posted at a later date.