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Today's News

  • Smoke clears around fire job

    After four months of being without a permanent fire chief, city commissioners voted unanimously 4-0 at Monday’s special meeting to hire James L. Harris, of Chiefland, for the position.

    Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, at the beginning of the meeting, expressed interest in only two candidates, Harris and David R. Dobrzykowski, of Minneola.

    And despite Harris being one of the three final applicants Barron expressed doubt about at last month’s special meeting, she said, “I really do think that either of these two guys is great.”

  • Bronson education aide praised for her efforts

    Donna Leggett, an exceptional student education aide at Bronson Middle/High School, was selected as the 2009-2010 School-Related Employee of the Year.

    In her fourth year at Bronson, Leggett has devoted her time to tutoring and assisting some the school's neediest students. She also helps teachers with students that require special accommodations.

    Her patience and understanding does not only apply to academics, either. She also helps students with their emotional well being, providing students with the encouragement they need to perform at their best.

  • Florida counties named natural disaster areas due to Jan. freeze

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued an official declaration designating 60 Florida counties, including Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties, as primary natural disaster areas, due to losses caused by record cold weather, frost, and freezes that occurred from Jan. 2 through Jan. 14.

  • Levy County Fair planned for April

    The Springtime Levy County Fair will take place between April 8 and 11 this year at the Williston Airport Industrial Park, located across from the Williston Horseman’s Park.

    Upcoming country music star Kenyon Lockry, presented by Mel Tillis Enterprises, will be performing on the main stage Friday, April 9.  McKinley and Beggs Band will be performing on the main stage the following night.  A battle-of-the-bands contest will take place throughout the dates of the fair, as well as the featuring of Miss Levy County Fair and Little Miss Levy County Fair.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    Vet museum

    All World War II veterans are welcome to join the celebration at 11:30 a.m. at the U. S. Victory Museum in Archer. O’s So Sweet of Williston will cater the event.

    The museum is located within the historic 1890 Archer City Hall, dedicated to the sailors, soldiers and airmen who served and defended our great country.

    If you have any questions or need directions, please call Billie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen 352-542-7697.

    Through Saturday

  • Paddling Trail workshop

    “The Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail: Make it work for you” workshop will be held at the Steinhatchee Community Center on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Join Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Office of Recreation Services to explore how your business can be attractive to visitors seeking adventure on the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail and exploring the beauty of the area’s natural features.

    Lunch will be provided – please call Pam Wessels at (352) 498-7770 and reserve your place today.

     

  • Beauchamp named Levy 2010 Teacher of the Year

    Years of dedication to students have paid off for Sherry Beauchamp, a fourth grade teacher at Chiefland Elementary School.

    Beauchamp was was honored by school and district officials on Feb. 5 as she was selected as the Levy County Teacher of the Year.

    She was surprised in Principal Patrice McCully’s office by Levy County Superintendent Robert Hastings, School Board Member Paige Brookins of Chiefland, and selection committee members.

  • No vote on Levy County Judge; ditto on one circuit judgeship

    Levy County voters will not get to vote this year on two of Gov. Charlie Crist's judicial appointments.

    That is because Article V, Section 11 (b) of the Florida State Constitution says appointees to vacancies will not have to stand for election for at least one year after their appointment.

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  • Over and out

    Another meeting, another beating.

    Bell outlasted Chiefland yet again last Monday night, surging in the fourth quarter to a 55-45 victory in the first round of the District 2A-5 boys basketball tournament.

    They won despite Chiefland’s Eugene Carter dropping 34 points, including all 12 of the Indians’ points in the first quarter.

    It was the third time this season the Bulldogs toppled the Indians. The past two meetings went into overtime, with Bell finding a way to come out on top. This time, however, the loss ousted Chiefland from the tournament.