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Today's News

  • FCAT results in

    FCAT results are in and they're a mixed bag, to say the least. Levy County School Board saw a report by Director of Secondary Education Patrick Wnek on the schools' grade-by-grade results in each subject, plus comparisons to state numbers, and a lead-in to the county's Deep FRI training for enhanced reading instruction.

  • Chiefland Elementary student honored

    Chiefland Elementary student Cheyenne Walker was recognized at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board for her outstanding fund-raising effort on behalf of March of Dimes March for Babies. Walker personally raised $1,251 of the $6,690 total raised by CES students in this year's Walkmania. Carol Jones, the district's School-to-Work coordinator, introduced the award in light of her own dedication to March of Dimes.

  • CHS graduation held

    Friday evening delivered perfect weather for an outdoor graduation.

    It was sunny, warm and a sky the color of Chiefland High School’s blue.

    As the sun smiled on C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Memorial Stadium on Friday a trickle, then a stream of blue gowned teens walked past the goal post around the stadium to the cheers of the village of Chiefland that packed the parents’ seating, the dignitaries’ seating and overflowed the home team’s bleachers.

  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, June 6

    Class of 1984 sets reunion

    The class of 1984 will be holding a Reunion at the river at Beauchamp River House at Fowlers Bluff, Saturday, June 6, noon to 5 p.m.

    Bring your family and a side dish. Meat, drinks and paper goods will be supplied.

    If you have any questions call Linda Jones at 352-493-6000 or Cathy Richburg at 352-221-5064.

     

    Deaf, hearing impaired picnic

    All Deaf/Hearing Impaired and family members are invited to a picnic on Saturday, June 6, at the Bronson First Baptist Church.

  • Butterflies are free

    Double Sink 4-H gets around! Leaders Melissa Mills, Trish Depew, and Mary Carr want to expose 4-H kids to a wide variety of what Florida has to offer.

    The theme for this outing was butterflies, so their destination was the butterfly garden planted by the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge at the Refuge Headquarters.

  • Home, land donated to Hospice

    Good things come in all sizes. Fanning Springs residents Gene and Rita Wealing have graciously donated their home and an acre of land to Haven Hospice.

    Tim Bowen, president of Haven Hospice, Michael Morse, vice president of organizational development, and Kathleen Bogolea, associate director of development, were on hand for the deed transaction, which took place on Thursday at Levy Abstract and Title.

  • Teen driving program funded

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a no cost, Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their Learners Permit.

    In 2005, Levy County ranked second in the state in the number of teen involved crashes for counties having a population of 0-50,000. This is an appalling statistic!

  • Chiefland stuffs Ft. White in spring mudfest

    After a brief grappling period to size up the visitors, Chiefland football seized the upper hand in Friday's spring matchup against Ft. White. The visiting Indians were limited both in ground and air corps; the host Indians were not, and the 12-0 Chiefland final showed it. The first score came in the second quarter with a four-yard run to the goal line by Jamantye Thompson, set up first by a 25-yard run and then a 30-yard run on the keeper by starting QB Eugene Carter.

  • Eagles host Hawthorne in spring game Friday

    Bronson football hosts Hawthorne Friday night in the Spring Jamboree. The Eagles are looking to bring a new attitude toward playing and winning into the new year, and Head Coach Al Cooksey has been tougher than ever this spring season.

    “We're getting stronger, but we've still got so far to go,” Cooksey said during a recent practice.

    “We're gonna get there, but we can't let up. We've got to get stronger.”

  • Levy jobless rate down slightly in April

    Unemployment in Levy County fell to 10.2 percent in April from 10.5 percent in March, according to a report released Friday by the state Agency for Workforce Innovation.

                      That means 1,770 people out of a total labor force of 17,338 were out of work.