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Today's News

  • 2010-11 School year extended

    The School Board of Levy County on Tuesday approved a revised calendar for the 2010-2011 school year that lengthens the school year by several days, yet adds a few perks for students and teachers.

    The board discussed two potential calendars at Tuesday’s twice-monthly meeting, both of which contained various pros and cons.

    The approved calendar for next year puts the final day of school at June 9, as opposed to June 3, which was presented as an alternative.

  • Time for a break

    Chiefland High School’s varsity softball team entered spring break in style last Thursday evening, shutting down Newberry High 8-0.

    Pitcher Christen Trail picked up the win for the Indians, tossing a complete game shutout and striking out five.

    Chiefland’s aggressive baserunning paid off again for the most part, with the Indians picking apart the Panthers’ defense when they weren’t covering their bases. Chiefland batters would reach first, whether by fielder’s choice, walk or single, and quickly work their way to third and beyond.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    World War II Veterans to meet

     The April meeting of World War II veterans will be held at 10 a.m. at Branford High School in Branford. Veterans will visit classes and speak to the students, answer their questions. The Veterans will also be honored in a program prepared by the students.

    If you have any questions call Billie Cooper 352-493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697

    "911 Be Prepared"

  • First Cycle for Education on Saturday

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be holding it's first Cycle for Education on Saturday.

    The bicycle ride will begin at the Chiefland Regional Shopping Center at 102 North Main Street in Chiefland.      SAG stops, with food and beverage available, will be located in Fanning Springs and Old Town until noon.  The ride to Old Town and back to Chiefland is approximately 25 miles.  Riders may ride further if they choose.  

  • Looking for a home

    This little cutie is Cuddles, a rescued 2-year-old, male poodle, who is looking for a forever home.  He is full of love and play and gets along well with children and dogs. Cuddles is residing at the Dixie County Humane Society and more informatuion, including how you can adopt him, can be found at www.petfinder.com, or by calling Pam at (352) 542-1081.

  • Levy County Fair Schedule

     MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

    n Today

    4  p.m.

    Opening Ceremonies

    Color Guard

    Prayer / Pledge Allegiance

    Welcome/Introductions/Comments

    5 p.m.

    Jr. Karaoke Competition

    7 p.m.

    Trashy Art Project

    Display and Judging of Trash Art

    Auction of Barrels to follow - Cracker Johnson

    8 p.m.

    Music

    n Friday

    5 p.m.     

    Miss Levy County Fair Rehearsal

    7 p.m.

    Thicker Than Water

    2008 Battle of the Bands Winner

  • Sentencing delayed for Parker

    The sentencing of convicted Levy County Commissioner Tony Parker of Bronson has been delayed from April 5 to 10 a.m. April 14 to give his attorney more time to prepare for the sentencing hearing.

    Parker was convicted on Dec. 5, 2009, along with Commission Chair Sammy Yearty of Gulf Hammock of soliciting and accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent posing as a developer.

  • Ongoing

    Ongoing

    Guardian ad litem program

    Volunteer to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the court system.  In Levy County, there are about 80 children in the child welfare system.  Help ensure these children are heard and not forgotten. No legal background is necessary.   Call 352-463-3135 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.

    American Legion Post 383 karaoke on Saturdays

  • Community Calendar

    Today

     Love and Remembrance Memorial

    Haven Hospice’s Love and Remembrance Memorial is at 6 p.m. at Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center Garden, 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland.

    The services are open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

     

    Friday

    Ron White coming to Gainesville

  • Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers

       Be a powerful voice in a child’s life.  Advocate in the court system for children who have been taken away for neglect and abuse. 

       No special background is needed, staff and legal support provided. Next training starts April 27 in Chiefland.  Call (352) 463-3135 or go to www.guardianadlitem.org.