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Today's News

  • Unemployment in Levy rises to 11.1 percent

    The slow month-by-month decrease in Levy County's jobless rate has reversed course with unemployment rising to 11.1 percent in June, up 0.8 percent from May's unemployment rate.
    While a reversal in five months of declining unemployment, the rate is down from 12.3 percent for the same period a year ago.
    Levy County's labor force decreased by 146 to 17,409, the number of those employed dropped by 286 to 15,468, and those without jobs also dropped by 140 to 1,941.

  • Editorial cartoon for the week of July 21
  • The ABCs of Alzheimer’s

  • Makes sense to join anti-mine lawsuit

    By MIKE WRIGHT
    Special to the Citizen

    Their causes are different, but both hope for the same outcome.
    City officials say that is why they decided to join a north Citrus County activists’ group in asking a judge to overturn the Levy County Commission vote allowing a limerock mine north of Inglis.
    The city council voted to piggyback on the lawsuit filed by Withlacoochee Area Residents, or WAR, to stop the Tarmac King Road Mine between Inglis and Lebanon Station.

  • Church news for the week of July 21

    n First UMC hosts epic summer bash
       First United Methodist Church Chiefland will host the First Epic End of Summer Bash on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.
       In addition to free food and drinks, there will be games, children's clothing tent (K-12), kids' fingerprinting and haircuts, Jumpy House and wet slide, games and more.
       For more information, call 352-493-4627.

    n Archer UMC holds block party

  • Use it, or lose it

    We've all heard the old adage, “use it or lose it.”

  • Not so in haste thy heart

    "Wait on the Lord; be of good courage.....Wait, I say, on  the Lord."  

  • CF Emergency medical services program best in state

    The Emergency Medical Services program at the College of Central Florida has been recognized as the top EMS program in Florida.
    The 2011 Excellence in EMS Award for Educator of the Year was presented by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services on July 6 in recognition of National EMS Week.

  • Progress Energy supports education

       School Board Superintendent Robert Hastings; Amy Mangan, from Progress Energy; Levy County Schools Foundation Coordinator Angela Johnson; and Denny George, lead account executive, from Progress Energy, pose at this Tuesday’s school board meeting.
       The Progress Energy Foundation donated $20,000 to the Levy County Schools Foundation to assist with funding of certain training programs, such as welding, with an emphasis on S.T.E.M  programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.)

  • Host student through exchange

    World Heritage International is now looking for American families to host high school students from Eurasia. All these students have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department sponsored Future Leaders Exchange Program Program and will spend an academic year in the United States. This historic program seeks to foster democracy and values inherent in a free market economy.