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Today's News

  • Celebrate Flag Day with a proper salute

    Flag Day is Monday, June 14 and while many of us revere this symbol of the 50 states with the stars on a field of blue (known as "the union") and the stripes that stand for the original colonies, some folks do not seem to know how to show proper respect for it.

    The proper etiquette for the United States flag is outlined in the United States Code, the laws of this nation, in Title 4, Chapter 1, section 9:

    Conduct during hoisting, lowering or passing of flag

  • County News Briefs

    Drug money coming to Levy

    The Levy County Commission approved a grant application by the Sheriff's Office that will bring in $75,725 to be used by the Drug Task Force.

    Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan said the amount of money provided under the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program continues to drop each year. Last year the DTF received $80,057 in funding.

    The DTF is a joint drug interdiction program of the Chiefland Police Department and the Sheriff's Office.

    Fire chief to get bunker gear

  • Teen driving classes begin June 18

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Community Relation Division will be offering Teen Driver classes this summer throughout the county.  All classes are free and will begin at 9 a.m. each session and the classes will be approximately 4 hours.  The students will need permission slips from their parents due to the graphic nature of a video portion of the program.  The permission slips can be picked up at the local schools or from the instructor the day of the event.  For more information can contact Lt. Sean Mullins or Sgt. Max Long at 352-486-5111, extension 278.

  • Santa Fe College health career opportunities tour Wednesday

    Prospective students can discover the  opportunities and careers available in health care from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St.  Individuals are asked to meet at 6:30 p.m. sharp  in the W Building lobby for the start of the tour.

    Join an advisor on a tour the state-of-the-art training facility and discover sophisticated diagostic medical procedures, nursing laboratories, and the surgical technology simulated operating room.

  • Women take top honors at CHS: Hard work pays for valedictorian

    For Chiefland High School’s Morgan Smith, a long road of hard work will pay off during her graduation.

    Smith was selected as the valedictorian at Chiefland, an honor given to her as the top student of her class.

    Smith said being picked as valedictorian was the result of years of studying and hard work, both inside and outside of the classroom.

    She credits both inner strength and dedication, as well as her family for guiding her to where she is now.

  • Women take top honors at CHS: Salutatorian works three jobs

    Casey Sims sure knows how to keep busy.

    She works three jobs, she’s involved with FFA and she’s also in Chiefland High School’s Cooperative Distributive Education program.

    In addition to that, the senior found time to finish in the Top 10 of her class, and was selected as Chiefland’s salutatorian for the 2009-2010 school year.

    “It was kind of shocking,” Sims said of receiving the honor.

    “I didn’t think I would get it. My biggest goal was to be in the Top 10.”

  • Bronson valedictorian follows in sister's footsteps

    Becoming Bronson High School’s valedictorian has been a long time in the making for Rebecca Kaye Warren.

    “My sister (Rachel Warren Hurley) was valedictorian seven years ago,” Rebecca said. “I’ve been working towards it since then.”

    “It was definitely a lot of hard work and determination,” she said. “I’m not the smartest person in our grade – I just worked harder than some of the others.”

  • Community Calendar

    CAAA co-ed softball

    CAAA is holding sign-ups for co-ed softball at Strickland Park. Games start June 28. For more information call Mary Ann Wetherington at 221-4984.

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    NCBDC to meet

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. will meet on Thursday, June 10, at 8:30 a.m. at 660 East Hathaway Ave., Bronson. If you have any questions please call 352-214-8937.

    Development agency to meet

  • Church News

    n Family Bible Chapel will be having a yard sale at 14 Main Street, Chiefland Thursday through Saturday, June 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., rain or shine.

    Items for sale are church organ, large oak desk, books, knick-knacks, clothes and various items to numerous to mention. An instrumental CD, “Serenity”, by Sharon Cottrell and Deborah Taylor will also be sold.

    Sales will be held in the church hall, entrance is in the rear of the church.

    All proceeds will benefit the repairing of the church roof.

  • Money for jobs that's practically free

    Would you hire a new employee if you could have 80 percent of the payroll costs reimbursed?

    The state of Florida has $200 million available to to do just that for private, government and non-profit groups under the Florida Back To Work grant program, a federal economic stimulus program.

    In fact it's easy, officials of CLM Workforce Connection said in a briefing last week to the Chiefland community and to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.