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Today's News

  • Levy part of national ad campaign

    A spate of ads promoting Levy County, Cedar Key and Florida’s seafood are currently receiving airtime in major markets across the country.

    Last month images of Levy County began appearing in cities around the nation as Visit Florida began airing a 40-second television ad, with an additional 10-second rotational ad from the counties that are part of the Emergency Declaration.

    The Visit Florida ad campaign is funded from the $25 million tourism grant from BP.

  • Honored with proclamation

    The Levy County Commission honored the staff of the Chiefland Probation and Parole Office by proclaiming the week of July 18-24 as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week, honoring the workers as a force for positive change in the community. Attending the meeting from the Department of Probation and Parole were, front row, from left, Shelia Smalls, 8th Circuit administrator, Teresa Wilson, Cindy Cole; back row, from left, Cassandra Shepherd, Fred Scippio, and Judy Whitten.

     

  • Church News

    n Infusion youth rally

       Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland will host "Infusion" on Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m. This will be an evening of praise and worship led by the young adult band and ministry geared toward teens and young adults.

       All middle, high school and college students are invited to come and bring their friends and youth groups. Free pizza will be served afterwards.

  • Keyhole Gallery artist of the month

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce Artist of the Month for July 2010 is Earl Hammond

  • Free voter information access now available online at elections.myflorida.com

    Voters can check their voter registration and absentee information online

  • Ladner picked to oversee CF's Levy Center

    Marilyn Ladner has been selected as the new provost at the College of Central Florida's Levy Center.

    Ladner takes over for Interim Director Dr. Susan Chappell. Currently the manager of Corporate Training at CF, Ladner is expected to begin at the Levy Center in August. She will also be the college's executive director of College Planning.

    "It is so exciting," she said by phone last Thursday. "I'm just walking on air. I was hoping this might happen and it did. I can't wait to be more of a part of this area and this project."

  • Water negotiations at standstill

    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy told the commission at Monday night’s meeting that negotiations with the Suwannee River Water Management District over the fate of acreage surrounding Chiefland’s new well head were going nowhere. “As it stands now,” he said, “we’re leaving it with them to do what they like.

  • Fire department puts out fires in its house

    The city of Chiefland lost four of its firefighters recently after two resigned, one was fired and another came under investigation after $5,000 worth of equipment turned up missing from both the Chiefland Fire Department and Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department. “There are some good people up here that are very dedicated and do a good job, and they were hurt by this,” CFD Chief James Harris said Tuesday morning. Harris said the loss to the department's staff came after he discovered a small bag of marijuana in the Chiefland fire station a few wee

  • Bronson principal leaves position to fill need for language specialist

    Valerie Boughanem is leaving her post as principal at Bronson High School to become the School Board of Levy County's District English as a Second Language Coordinator. The School Board approved the employee status change during its June 22 meeting. Boughanem is expected to start in her new position effective July 1. Boughanem has a diverse background in education. She has spent a total of 32 years working in education, 22 of which were in Levy County.

  • Santa Fe College Zoo visits nursing home

    The Santa Fe Community College Teaching Zoo stopped by Tri County Nursing Home for a  special visit to show and tell our residents about a  variety  of animals and reptiles that they care for each day during their training at the college.