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Today's News

  • Bronson council wants say in county fire department

    Several Bronson officials said Monday night they’re concerned about a plan put forth by the county’s Fire Advisory Board.
    “We want to know what’s going on,” said Council Member Jason Kennedy during the discussion at the council’s regular meeting.
    A special subcommittee of the Fire Advisory Board is recommending a 10-year plan for the consolidation of separate fire departments in the county, he explained. But Bronson officials, until recently, have had no notice about the meetings.

  • Haven Hospice names VP of business development

  • SBA launches online “Lender Toolkit” 

    Small business lenders now have access to more in-depth information and resources on U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs through the new Lender Toolkit on the agency’s recently redesigned website.
    Elements of the streamlined Lender Toolkit include useful tools like the ability to download and submit loan packages, updates on interest rates and important lending news, all at www.sba.gov/for-lenders.
    The online Lender Toolkit features:

  • State, local training available for businesses

       The College of Central Florida CF Institute, Workforce Connection and Marion County EDC are sponsoring an informational session for businesses in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties on how to apply for or obtain Quick Response Training, Incumbent Worker Training and Employed Worker Training grants.
    The session is 8-11 a.m Thursday, April 7 at three locations:
    • Ewers Century Center, Room 107, CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road
    • CF Citrus Campus, Building C4, Room 103, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto

  • Once orphaned

    "For he has made him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, so that we might e made the righteousness of God in him"  
    2 Corinthians 5:21
     
    When God saves a man, He does more than pardon that sinner of his guilt; He also completely erases the old offenses from the "books," cleans the sinners name and gives him the perfect righteousness of the Savior. For that reason, believers may rightly be called saints, for they stand perfect in Christ.

  • Church news for the week of April 7

    Mother's Day, Father's Day extravaganza
       Turning Point Ministry is making it easy to shop for that special someone for Mother's Day and Father's Day with a sale of gift items.
       Local sales consultants from companies such as Avon, Arbonne, Blessings Unlimited, Dove Chocolate, Nature Burst, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy and Thirty One will be on hand 1-6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Turning Point, 16750 N.W. 60th Ave., Trenton.

  • Rodeo Roundup

    Lighthouse Word Church celebrated its 29th anniversary March 27, with a special Rodeo Roundup service. Everyone was encouraged to come dressed in western wear. Fun was had by all as the youth performed in drama and dance and the children raced their homemade stick horses around the sanctuary. The service was followed by barbecue dinner on the grounds. Lighthouse Word Church on U.S. Highway 27A, Chiefland.

  • County commission discusses future, past

    Levy County is moving into the 21st Century, while returning to its old ways.
    During the formal meeting Tuesday morning and free-wheeling workshop later, led by Commissioners Ryan Bell, of Chiefland (R-District 2), and Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown, (R-District 3), the commission discussed:

  • CHS softball gets by Bronson

    Taylore Fuller crushed her 15th homer to lead Chiefland to an 11-1 home win against Bronson on Friday.

    Despite the run-rule victory, Chiefland coach Ginger Fuller wasn’t pleased with her team’s readiness to play, especially early.

    “For these games, it’s hard for us to get geared up,” Ginger Fuller said. “That’s the biggest thing for us is it seems it’s hard for them to get amped up for the more familiar opponents.”

  • Cappy's Corner: Enjoy slugger while you can

    Never have I witnessed a player of Taylore Fuller’s caliber. Perhaps Barry Bonds, but the only juice Taylore takes is orange, apple or grape.

    In this week's print edition, we include a graphic called ‘Taylore’s Tally” that will update throughout the remainder of the season as she’s challenging for the national lead for home runs hit by a high school softball player, as far as those who have submitted statistics to MaxPreps.com.