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Today's News

  • State parks to host literacy month events

    Manatee Springs

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a story book reading in celebration of Literacy Month  at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2009. The park will also host a story book reading of Al Burks' "Mullet Latitudes" by Ranger Matt Meyer  at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13, 2010.

  • 10 Students complete Levy Center CNA Course

    The College of Central Florida recognized 10 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the Levy Center on Monday, Aug. 30.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Tonya Akins, Tracy Allen, Whitley Butler, Stanley Demere, Rosemarie Farrow, Linda Godbolt, Crystal Hamm, Christine Maddin, Jacque Phillips and Pavielle Wiggins.

  • Register Now for October ACT Test

    Registration is now open for the Oct. 23 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 17.

    The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what students need to know to be ready for first year credit-bearing college courses based on ACT College Readiness Standards. Every student’s results can be tied directly to these consistent standards.

  • Upcoming CCF Levy Center courses

    Interested Participants may enroll in courses in person at the College of Central Florida's Levy Center at 114 Rodgers Blvd in Chiefland, by phone at 352-493-9533 or online at CFItraining.cf.edu (select Levy noncredit classes).

    Computer Fundamentals

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center is accepting enrollment for Computer Fundamentals I, which will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 18. The four-week introductory class will meet on Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The $89 fee includes the textbook.

  • School Health Advisory Council and Wellness meeting

       The first School Health Advisory Council and Wellness meeting for the 2010-2011 school year will take place at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in the School Board of Levy County board room, located at 480 Marshburn Drive in Bronson.

       The meeting is open to the public, and the School Health Advisory Council and District Wellness Team are always looking for new participants.

       The purpose of the meeting will be to review the current Wellness Plan, Safe and Drug Free Schools Programs, and Health policies.

  • Financial Peace Seminar at Lighthouse Word

    Lighthouse Word Church will be facilitating the Financial Peace University on Sunday nights, starting  Sunday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.  The 13-week program, taught by Dave Ramsey, has helped more than 1 million families across the country positively change their financial future by beating debt and building wealth.

  • Officials discuss vision of Bronson

    All eyes were on Bronson last Thursday as the town played host to a contingent of representatives from the USDA Rural Development, county and state officials who gathered to hear the town fathers’ vision for the future.

    About 40 people participated in the 2010 Visioning Day, which included a two-hour bus tour of the town and presentations by the mayor and city council to the USDA representatives.

  • Spring project aims at manatee conservation

    Fanning Springs State Park will be getting a small makeover in a couple of years that could make it easier for wildlife to use the spring, according to representatives from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    “It’s a small project, but we’re really excited about getting this done,” FWC biologist Ron Mezich said  at the quarterly meeting of the Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group at Fanning Springs City Hall on Aug. 26.

  • Facebook photos lead to arrest of illegal hunters

    Two Inverness residents were arrested when an investigation uncovered they had illegally taken a deer and then posted the photos on Facebook.

    William Andrew Buchanan and Tara Anne Carver were cited for possession of wildlife taken illegally, according to investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

  • States must work together to solve water conflict

    For two decades, Georgia, Alabama and Florida have been battling over future water allocation in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin which straddles their borders. The dispute also involves a number of federal agencies, courts, and mediators. Its outcome is one of the most important issues facing the Southeast.

    On July 17, 2009, federal judge Paul Magnuson answered a key question that has dominated this 20-year water conflict-how much of the water in Lake Lanier can be legally used for metro Atlanta's water supply? His answer was stunning: none.