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Today's News

  • School board, union agree they don't agree

    Officials remain undecided about issues affecting teachers’ salaries and benefits.

    On Thursday, Sept. 3, members from the School Board of Levy County met with members of the Levy County Education Association to discuss five previously submitted proposals by the school board dealing with teacher supplements, pay raises and credits for teacher experience.

    The association rejected all five of the board’s proposals.

  • Constitution Rallies on Saturday

    A second round of tea parties are planned for Saturday in celebration of the Constitution Day, hosted by the groups that held similar parties on April 15.

    The Tea Party Rally on the Levy County Courthouse steps will  be from noon to 1 p.m.  Participants are asked to sit under the trees to the left of the steps so speakers don’t have to yell to be heard.

    Two issues will be the focus: healthcare and education, according to  Juanita Melchoir, an organizer of the Levy rally. After the discussion, there will be time for participants to be heard.

  • Suwannee River water district updates lands and rules

    Visitors to Suwannee River Water Management recreational sites will discover a host of new upgrades meant to make their visit more enjoyable.

    Bob Heeke, senior land resource manager for SRWMD, said the changes are designed to “help you find where you’re looking for instead of getting lost and having a bad day.”

    Heeke said SRWMD’s recreational sites are getting more parking lots, signs that mark trails and hours of operation, signs that show which activities are allowed in specific areas, and informational kiosks.

  • Mobile dental unit making appointments

    First Baptist Church of Chiefland will be screening patients and scheduling appointments for the Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit on Friday starting at 9 a.m.

    The service, which provides free dental care to needy patients throughout Florida, will be available from Sept. 14 to Sept. 18 at First Baptist, 511 N. Young Blvd.

    The Mobile Dental Unit, funded by the Florida Baptist Convention, provides basic dental services to patients, such as fillings and tooth extractions. If more extensive work is needed, local dentists may volunteer to treat patients in their offices.

  • Treat time like a treasure

    It was the last day of the month.  Taking my desk calendar and reviewing the appointments filled, the projects accomplished, and the obligations met, I tore it from the pad, rolled it up into a wad and threw it into the wastebasket. 

  • Church News

    Mercy Mountain Boys Perform

    The Mercy Mountain Boys will perform at New Hope Family Church on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The church is located 1 mile West of Gilchrist Building Supply in Bell on County Road 236. There will be food and fellowship afterward. Contact Mitchell at (352) 463-7080.

    St. John's Missionary Baptist Men’s Day

    Robert "Bob" Williams will the speaker that the Annual Men's Day Program at St. John Missionary Baptist Church were Donnell Sanders is the pastor.

  • Letter: Tax Collector Office staff did great job under lot of stress

    I would like to thank the dedicated employees at the Levy County Tax and Tag Offices for their wonderful handling of the mob of residents who appeared at their offices on Friday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Aug. 31. With notices on TV and in the paper of doubling the cost for licenses and tags as of Sept. 1, it appeared that all of Levy County residents showed up to renew their tags and/or licenses before the deadline.

  • Fire Chief: Why you see the fire truck everywhere you go

    The City of Chiefland and Chiefland Fire and Rescue are in the process of preparing to finalize our budget for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. In doing so I presented a budget to the commissioners that had no increases to the city portion of our budget.

    This budget will be used to run approximately 1,500 calls located both inside outside of the Chiefland City limits. Our figures for 2009/2010 are as follows:

    City of Chiefland $188,261 currently this figure is $188,632.29 for 2008/2009.

  • This president needs our prayers to find the right path

    Dear Mr. President Obama,

    You have attained an honor very few men of all time even dreamed of and for that reason, you deserve a tremendous amount of credit. As president, your responsibilities must be overwhelming--what an awesome role for any leader.

  • Ride to Provide is Saturday