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Today's News

  • D-day remembrance

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  • School Board suspends two

    At the May 19 meeting of Levy County School Board, Superintendent Robert Hastings asked the board to suspend without pay Chiefland Elementary School Head Custodian Danny Clark for dishonesty, insubordination and non-performance of job duties until the next meeting, when he would recommend Clark's termination. At that time, Chiefland member Paige Brookins asked that the action be tabled until Tuesday's meeting to allow for review; her motion passed.

  • School budget discussed

    The school district budget and the security of teacher positions was again top in everyone's mind at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board. In a non-agenda item early in the meeting, Levy County Education Association President Cindy Roach asked the board why, if the coming year's budget was only 1.09 percent less than last year's, the district had not moved to rehire some of the 21 veteran teachers who recently lost their jobs due to budget cuts.

  • Graduation held at Bronson

    Graduation seems so long in coming, but when it comes, it comes like a fast train. Bronson High School Salutatorian Christine Schroeder alluded to the slow suddenness of it all when she admitted, laughing, that she had just finished writing her speech that morning.

  • 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.