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Today's News

  • County schools could miss out on funds

    The Levy County Teachers Union declined to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the federal Race to the Top Fund, leaving the school district's current chance of participation in the competitive grant program up in the air.

    The memo required signatures by Superintendent Bob Hastings, School Board of Levy County President Beth Davis and Teachers Union President Cindy Roach.

    Hastings and Davis signed the agreement, Roach did not.

  • Community Calendar

    All month

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce Artist of the Month for January 2010 is Russel Raethka.

    Russel (Russ) Raethka challenges the standards normally attributed to watercolor paintings. Whereas a watercolor is usually expected to present a soft, muted representation, Russ depicts his scenes in sharp, crisp definitions that could easily be assigned to a real-time sighting.

    Today

    Legion Post 91 to meet

  • Manatee Springs State Park hosts a month of manatee programs

    Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland will host a variety of featured guests throughout the month of January to celebrate Manatee Awareness Month. With the cooler weather, the featured guest will be the manatee, along with partners in manatee protection, awareness, education and enforcement.

    Special events on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include:

    Jan. 23- Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer Dorvan Daniels will show their T-top rescue boat and discuss injured and sick manatee rescue operations.

  • Manatee to host moonlight paddle

     The Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a moonlight paddle event on Saturday, Feb. 27.

    The moonlight paddle will be a guided canoe/kayak tour on the Suwannee River. Participants will learn about the history of the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery by moonlight. The park’s Citizen Support Organization will provide a short program following the moonlight paddle. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Chris Young, Jeff Bates to perform at Bark 'n' Purr

    The Humane Society of Levy County invites all chili cooks to participate at the 3rd Annual Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert sponsored by Bubba Que’s & Hungry Howie’s on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Bronson Youth League Park, 220 Picnic St, Bronson.

  • Dave Ramsey financial training available at First Baptist Church

    Financial Peace University (FPU), a program developed by money management expert and radio host Dave Ramsey to help families achieve financial peace, is coming to Chiefland.

    The 13-week program is designed to teach families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. 

    FPU classes will be held in Chiefland at First Baptist Church, 511 N. Young Blvd. beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. Contact Matthew McClellan at (352) 493-1481 or matthew@fbcchiefland.com for more information or to register.

  • Hastings: Levy Schools in need of more money

    Finding revenue to keep the school district growing and improving is still first and foremost on Superintendent Bob Hastings’ mind.

    Wednesday, the superintendent addressed about 20 people at the first Superintendent’s Breakfast, sponsored by the Levy School Foundation.

    Hastings is optimistic that the School District, like the nation, will rebound from the recent sour economic downturn, but he doesn’t think it will be this year, or even next.

  • Denied again

    Chiefland High School’s varsity boys basketball team stormed back from a 12-point halftime deficit last Friday night to force overtime with Bell.

    But the Bulldogs held fast in the extra period, topping the Indians in a 50-49 thriller.

    Friday’s game was the second time these two teams pushed the game in overtime. Bell triumphed 78-74 in their last meeting on Dec. 7 at Chiefland.

    It was epic. Bell was without center and inside scoring threat James Thomas, so Chiefland came into the game thinking they had an advantage over their previous meeting.

  • Despite strong start, CHS girls fall to Bell

    Despite one of their best first-half performances of the season, Chiefland’s girls basketball varsity team succumbed to Bell last Friday night, 50-33.

    But Chiefland didn’t have an answer against Bell’s Olivia Bailey, who totaled 27 points for the game.

    Chiefland’s offense was clicking early, with an early jumper from Janessa Barrios, 3-pointer from Charlene Davis and layup from Amie Biehl to give the Indians a 7-6 lead. 

  • Road Closing Today U.S. 19 to close in Dixie for deputy's funeral

    There will be a road closure in Dixie county Sunday Jan 17th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. U.S. Highway/State Road 19 will be closed both directions in Cross City. A detour will be setup, vehicles coming west into Cross City will be detoured to County Road 351A southbound to CR 351 northbound back to SR 19. Vehicles coming east into Cross City will be detoured on to CR 351 southbound to CR 351A northbound back to SR 19.