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Today's News

  • Test scores show improvement for Levy

    Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results are in, and overall Levy County schools showed improvement in almost all tested subjects.

    Assistant Superintendent Dr. Gina Tovine presented the district results to the School Board of Levy County during Tuesday’s meeting.

    In total, the school district had a 35 percentage point increase in students who scored three or above in reading, science and math in all grades tested.

  • Microsoft technology training vouchers offered

    Workforce Connection, Workforce Florida Inc., the Agency for Workforce Innovation and Microsoft  are working together to provide free technology training to individuals. Microsoft is donating to the state of Florida 35,000 vouchers for no-cost, online technology training and certification through the state’s 24 Regional Workforce Boards.

    Workforce will receive 964 vouchers in Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties, including 427 E-Learning vouchers, 427 Business Certification exam vouchers and 110 Information Technology Professional vouchers.

  • County briefs

    n Tourism brochure OK'd

    The Levy County Commission has approved having Tomes Rabold Advertising reprint 10,000 glossy brochures that urge tourists to "Discover Your Next Adventure" in the county.

    Carol McQueen, director of the Levy County Visitor Bureau, told the commission in its regular meeting on Tuesday, that after this batch is printed the county will own the full-color brochure produced by the company. While Tomes Rabold is the sole source for the brochure this year, once the county owns the plates it could bid out the work.

  • Levy part of national ad campaign

    A spate of ads promoting Levy County, Cedar Key and Florida’s seafood are currently receiving airtime in major markets across the country.

    Last month images of Levy County began appearing in cities around the nation as Visit Florida began airing a 40-second television ad, with an additional 10-second rotational ad from the counties that are part of the Emergency Declaration.

    The Visit Florida ad campaign is funded from the $25 million tourism grant from BP.

  • Honored with proclamation

    The Levy County Commission honored the staff of the Chiefland Probation and Parole Office by proclaiming the week of July 18-24 as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week, honoring the workers as a force for positive change in the community. Attending the meeting from the Department of Probation and Parole were, front row, from left, Shelia Smalls, 8th Circuit administrator, Teresa Wilson, Cindy Cole; back row, from left, Cassandra Shepherd, Fred Scippio, and Judy Whitten.

     

  • Church News

    n Infusion youth rally

       Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland will host "Infusion" on Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m. This will be an evening of praise and worship led by the young adult band and ministry geared toward teens and young adults.

       All middle, high school and college students are invited to come and bring their friends and youth groups. Free pizza will be served afterwards.

  • Keyhole Gallery artist of the month

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce Artist of the Month for July 2010 is Earl Hammond

  • Free voter information access now available online at elections.myflorida.com

    Voters can check their voter registration and absentee information online

  • Ladner picked to oversee CF's Levy Center

    Marilyn Ladner has been selected as the new provost at the College of Central Florida's Levy Center.

    Ladner takes over for Interim Director Dr. Susan Chappell. Currently the manager of Corporate Training at CF, Ladner is expected to begin at the Levy Center in August. She will also be the college's executive director of College Planning.

    "It is so exciting," she said by phone last Thursday. "I'm just walking on air. I was hoping this might happen and it did. I can't wait to be more of a part of this area and this project."

  • Water negotiations at standstill

    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy told the commission at Monday night’s meeting that negotiations with the Suwannee River Water Management District over the fate of acreage surrounding Chiefland’s new well head were going nowhere. “As it stands now,” he said, “we’re leaving it with them to do what they like.