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Today's News

  • Williston grad teacher of the year in Duval County

    By LISA STATHAM POSTERARO
    Sadie Tillis Elementary School is in Duval County. Williston High School graduate (Class of 1987) Pamela White Penny has taught there for 10 years. Now she has been named Teacher of the Year for 2011-12 by her peers. Penny is the daughter of Sammie and Ruthena (Edwards) White, long-time employees of the School Board of Levy County and now retired. She is married to Larry Penny of Raleigh. They and their two sons, Jalen and Jared, attend Potter’s House Church in Jacksonville.

  • Navy Sea Cadet of the Year

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.   Everyone enjoyed reading the  quilt books that were brought in,.   More fabric was also brought in.  Joyce has made lots of tote bags for the children at Camp Curuth.   More quilts were brought in for pictures to be taken.

  • Levy soldiers remembered

    Two Levy County soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan just weeks apart may be honored with stretches of state highways named for them.
    Army Sgt. Karl A Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, who only had a short time left in Afghanistan before returning home on holiday leave to see his son, Carl, 4, his wife and step-children, who were at Fort Campbell, Ky., would be memorialized with a stretch of U.S. 19 from 4th street to Park Avenue in Chiefland.

  • Hastings and union already sparring over 2011 contract

    In a quick decision Tuesday, the School Board of Levy County passed an addition to the contract between the district and the teachers union that made salary steps for teachers a negotiated item effective July 1, 2011.
    Previously, the step increases in pay were automatic. Now they must be negotiated annually. During a Sept. 14 impasse hearing, the board voted unanimously to make the steps negotiable. The decision was officially added to the current contract Tuesday.

  • Chiefland Women’s Golf Association - Oct. 21

     

  • Flashes topple Eagles

    Quintell Coleman came up with some big plays last Friday night for Bronson Middle/High School, but St. Augustine St. Joseph overwhelmed the Eagles in a 51-12 rout.

    Coleman took the opening kickoff of the game 90 yards for a touchdown and a quick 6-0 Bronson lead.

    From there, the Flashes took control, scoring 22 unanswered points. Bronson closed the gap at halftime with a 43-yard touchdown pass from Ben Landon to Coleman

  • Richburg carries CHS

    By COREY DAVIS

    Suwannee Democrat

    JASPER—Given time, Chiefland coach Jim O’Neal will have the Indians football program back in the mix for a playoff spot — just not this year. 

    They say Rome wasn’t built in a day and the Chiefland community has to realize that and build on next season. 

  • $51.935 million in bonds allocated for TriCounty Hospital

    The proposed Tri-County Hospital for Chiefland has won almost $52 million of the $70 million in economic stimulus bond money it requested from the state's pool of federal Economic Recovery Zone Bonds approved by Congress in 2009.

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners was notified Thursday by the state Division of Bond Finance that it will receive $51.935 million of the bond money. And as more money comes into the bond pool — returned by municiaplities and county governments that cannot or are unable to use the money — more will flow to the hospital.

  • County looks into selling water systems

    An Atlanta-based water company has inquired about buying the county-operated Manatee Water System, which serves 64 households in the Chiefland area, and University Oaks water system, which serves 125 households in the Bronson area.
    Assistant County Coordinator Dick Tummond mentioned the inquiry from Amnisos of Atlanta at Tuesday's regular Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting, sparking a discussion of whether the county should sell and questions about how to handle a sale.