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Today's News

  • Bronson valedictorian follows in sister's footsteps

    Becoming Bronson High School’s valedictorian has been a long time in the making for Rebecca Kaye Warren.

    “My sister (Rachel Warren Hurley) was valedictorian seven years ago,” Rebecca said. “I’ve been working towards it since then.”

    “It was definitely a lot of hard work and determination,” she said. “I’m not the smartest person in our grade – I just worked harder than some of the others.”

  • Community Calendar

    CAAA co-ed softball

    CAAA is holding sign-ups for co-ed softball at Strickland Park. Games start June 28. For more information call Mary Ann Wetherington at 221-4984.

    Today

    NCBDC to meet

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. will meet on Thursday, June 10, at 8:30 a.m. at 660 East Hathaway Ave., Bronson. If you have any questions please call 352-214-8937.

    Development agency to meet

  • Church News

    n Family Bible Chapel will be having a yard sale at 14 Main Street, Chiefland Thursday through Saturday, June 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and June 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., rain or shine.

    Items for sale are church organ, large oak desk, books, knick-knacks, clothes and various items to numerous to mention. An instrumental CD, “Serenity”, by Sharon Cottrell and Deborah Taylor will also be sold.

    Sales will be held in the church hall, entrance is in the rear of the church.

    All proceeds will benefit the repairing of the church roof.

  • Money for jobs that's practically free

    Would you hire a new employee if you could have 80 percent of the payroll costs reimbursed?

    The state of Florida has $200 million available to to do just that for private, government and non-profit groups under the Florida Back To Work grant program, a federal economic stimulus program.

    In fact it's easy, officials of CLM Workforce Connection said in a briefing last week to the Chiefland community and to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

  • Springs bike path to open soon

    A new bicycle/pedestrian path running from Chiefland to Manatee Springs State Park is about to be completed. “It’s pretty close.  I think they should be done next week or so,” Gina Busscher, public information director for District 2 of the Florida Department of Transportation, said in a phone interview last week.  That’s about a month earlier than its planned final construction deadline of July 1, according to Busscher. Busscher said the project, which started construction on Jan.

  • Happy Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 30    1 p.m., Orange Hill Cemetery, Williston, American Legion Post 236 and VFW Post 5511 1 p.m. Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Tri County Detachment of the Marine Corps Color League Monday, May 31    1 p.m. Rosemary Hill Cemetery, Bronson, Amvets Post 88 and Post 444

    1:30 p.m., American Legion Post 383, Old Town, followed by lunch 

  • Basketball coach out of the game

    Michael Beck will not return as Chiefland High School's varsity boys basketball coach next season. Chiefland Principal Bill Tovine said Tuesday that the move comes with changes to the school's In-School Suspension program.  Beck served as the school's ISS teacher, and future changes to the program no longer required Beck's services, Tovine said. "We just decided to go in a different direction in that unit," Tovine said.

  • Letter fuels decision on fire services

    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to re-offer a contract for fire services — accompanied by letter acting as a 120-day notice — to the Board of the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department. The issue, though not listed on the agenda, was brought up by Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron in response to a recently published “letter to the editor” from the Fowlers Bluff fire board members. The letter was in response to statements Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris made in a prior commission meeting about the difficulty of getting a timely

  • Jobless rate drops for second month

    April was a good month for Levy County resident to find work as the jobless figure dropped to 12.6 percent — almost a 1 percent drop from March when it was 13.5.  The news was doubly good for the county as it is the second month in a row that the number of jobless residents has dropped. In April the county had a civilian labor force of 16,673 persons, of which 14,577 were employed and 2,096 were not, according to figures from the Florida Research and Economic Database. In March there were 2.254  out of 16,682 county residents without work.

  • Community Calendar

    Today   Tourism board meets The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have their bi-monthly meeting  at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.   Field trip on geology of springshed The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group will take a driving tour from 8 a.m.