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Today's News

  • CHS student wins Sunshine State Scholar honors for the district

    Chiefland High School is once again proud of one of their own, now that 11th grader Hailey Gerhardt has been chosen as one of only 70 students throughout the state for her achievement in science, technology, engineering or math - also known as the STEM.
    The criteria for the honor makes up a long list and includes community service hours, SAT and ACT scores, AP/DE participation and GPA’s.  In Hailey’s case, she is a 4.0 student, is enrolled in Dual Enrollment courses, participates in community service, as well as, student government activities.

  • Comment sought on education standards for 4-year-olds

  • Building a life that counts

    .....the world passes away...but he that does the will of God abides forever.   
    1 John 2:17
     

  • Church News for April 21

     "His Extravagant Love" at Lighthouse Word
       Lighthouse Word Church invites the community to a special Easter program, “His Extravagant Love,” on Sunday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m.  This is an Easter presentation with music, dance, narration and the Easter message.  
       Refreshments will be served before the service.  
       Lighthouse Word has a Children’s Church and a nursery starting at 10:30 a.m.        

  • Keep the wind to your front

    By GARY MILLER

  • CFEC offers electrical safety reminders

    Because of the thunderstorms that recently passed through the area, Central Florida Electric Cooperative wants to remind citizens of the dangers from power lines and other electrical equipment after a storm.
    Electrical hazards can be thought of as “hidden” because the danger is not readily evident. In other words, you cannot look at a downed power line and “see” that it is energized. Therefore, you must always assume that it is energized and very dangerous.

  • Construction of US 41 left turn lanes to begin in Levy County

     Work is scheduled to begin April 25 on a project to widen U.S. 41 in eastern Levy County to allow for new left turn lanes.
    Crews will widen U.S. 41 in front of the Morriston Post Office to allow for left turn lanes onto County Road (C.R.) 323 and C.R. 326.
    Lane closures are planned Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to dusk.  The posted speed limit of 60 mph will remain during construction, but motorists should use caution when crews are working.

  • Honored for making a difference

    Bill Brown of Levy County, who was one of 20 nominees for the nation's highest civilian award, was honored with a plaque of appreciation from the Levy County Commission on Tuesday. Participating in the presentation were, from left, Commissioners Chad Johnson, Danny Stevens, Marsha Drew, Bill Brown and Commissioner Ryan Bell. The Civilian Service Before Self medal is bestowed on three recipients annually by the Medal of Honor Foundation whose members are the living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

  • Egg hunt a success

       On Saturday, April 16, the City of Fanning Springs hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for area residents at the Fort Fanning Historical Park. There was an excellent turnout and there were many happy youngsters in attendance. Sammy Green, Trinity Driggers, Livia Bennett, Elijah Langford, Allannah Sebra and Dustin Bennett were the winners of the bicycles that were prizes of the hunt.  Alex Moore and Savannah Emrich won stuffed bunnies.  Joann Hayes and Kenadee Langford won Easter baskets.  There were additional prizes awarded to other recipients.

  • Man arrested in Levy County's first homicide for 2011

    Gary "Andy" Andrew Sullivan, 35, of Trenton told Levy Sheriff's Office deputies his girlfriend hanged herself on April 8 after they had an argument, but an investigation into  Summer Lynn Keller's death has resulted in his arrest on a second-degree murder charge, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sullivan told deputies he called 911 after the two argued and Keller left the home while he was on the phone. When he went to look for her he thought she was standing by a tree near their home but found her hanging from the tree.