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Today's News

  • Springs bike path to open soon

    A new bicycle/pedestrian path running from Chiefland to Manatee Springs State Park is about to be completed. “It’s pretty close.  I think they should be done next week or so,” Gina Busscher, public information director for District 2 of the Florida Department of Transportation, said in a phone interview last week.  That’s about a month earlier than its planned final construction deadline of July 1, according to Busscher. Busscher said the project, which started construction on Jan.

  • Happy Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 30    1 p.m., Orange Hill Cemetery, Williston, American Legion Post 236 and VFW Post 5511 1 p.m. Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Tri County Detachment of the Marine Corps Color League Monday, May 31    1 p.m. Rosemary Hill Cemetery, Bronson, Amvets Post 88 and Post 444

    1:30 p.m., American Legion Post 383, Old Town, followed by lunch 

  • Basketball coach out of the game

    Michael Beck will not return as Chiefland High School's varsity boys basketball coach next season. Chiefland Principal Bill Tovine said Tuesday that the move comes with changes to the school's In-School Suspension program.  Beck served as the school's ISS teacher, and future changes to the program no longer required Beck's services, Tovine said. "We just decided to go in a different direction in that unit," Tovine said.

  • Letter fuels decision on fire services

    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to re-offer a contract for fire services — accompanied by letter acting as a 120-day notice — to the Board of the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department. The issue, though not listed on the agenda, was brought up by Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron in response to a recently published “letter to the editor” from the Fowlers Bluff fire board members. The letter was in response to statements Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris made in a prior commission meeting about the difficulty of getting a timely

  • Jobless rate drops for second month

    April was a good month for Levy County resident to find work as the jobless figure dropped to 12.6 percent — almost a 1 percent drop from March when it was 13.5.  The news was doubly good for the county as it is the second month in a row that the number of jobless residents has dropped. In April the county had a civilian labor force of 16,673 persons, of which 14,577 were employed and 2,096 were not, according to figures from the Florida Research and Economic Database. In March there were 2.254  out of 16,682 county residents without work.

  • Community Calendar

    Today   Tourism board meets The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have their bi-monthly meeting  at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.   Field trip on geology of springshed The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group will take a driving tour from 8 a.m.

  • Workforce Connection to offer Microsoft technology training vouchers

    Special to the Citizen Workforce Connection, Workforce Florida Inc., the Agency for Workforce Innovation and Microsoft  are working together to provide free technology training to individuals.

  • Photo course offered at CFCC

    The College of Central Florida (formerly Central Florida Community College) Levy Center will offer a four-week Intermediate Digital Photography and Editing class on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. beginning June 1. The class builds on the Basic Digital Photography and Editing course and is also open to students who have a working knowledge of their digital camera and basic photo editing software. The class will explore more advanced camera settings and delves into Photoshop Elements as a digital editing tool.

  • Levy County crime rate drops 5.4 percent

    One thing is certain, crime is down in Florida, Levy County and all but one of its municipalities overall and that is good news considering the state of the economy. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Uniform Crime Report for 2009 was released several weeks ago and buried in the stack of figures is good news.

  • Name change official: College of Central Florida

    Central Florida College President Dr. Charles Dassance, center, speaks to students, faculty and guests Wednesday  at the unveiling of a new sign at the school's Levy Center in Chiefland. Previously known as Central Florida Community College,  the school's new name reflects expanding educational opportunities for students throughout the area, he said.