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Today's News

  • Let's Dance

    The last thing students expected at Bronson Middle High School last week was to be sung to and to dance with deaf students – but to their amazed delight, it was true.

  • Fade to black: Bronson's Pick A Flick is closing

    It was a nightmare for Crystal Rodriguez, deciding to liquidate thousands of movie titles and close the video store she and her mother Patty had run for the last six years. The store, for the two women who loved movies and loved people, was the fruition of their dreams.

  • Black mold takes over police station

    It was the sniffles that broke the case.

    Folks at the Chiefland Police Department were getting sick. Regularly.

    The folks at Zyrtec and Claritin were counting their profits from all the pills being taken to relieve the sniffles.

    After many visits to the doctors someone suspected something was foul in the air.

    It was Bill Hammond, city planning, building and zoning director, who delivered the final diagnosis: “You’re building’s stagnant.”

  • CFCC Classes

    Daybook

    The Central Florida Community College Levy Center invites you to experience a “Journey Daybook Adventure” at Fanning Springs State Park on Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    This class is for people who love to travel and want to create a visual memory of a journey that goes beyond the photograph or the video clip. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to create a visual legacy. The practice of creating Journey Daybooks can increase powers of observation and heighten the ability to be in the moment.

  • Classrooms get $39,000 in grants from Foundation

    The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) awarded over $39,000 to classrooms and teachers for the 2008-2009 school year.

    The funding for classroom grants comes from several different sources. The largest of these sources is the State Legislation Matching Fund Grant. This past year the State of Florida gave over $12,000 to the Levy County Foundation which in turn matched that contribution with corporate and private donations.

  • Ready, Set, Skate

    The sun is shining on the powder coated surfaces of Chiefland’s new skate court at Delma Locke Park. Passersby can hear the clack of little wheels as thrashers ollie up on the rails and kickflip their way off.

    The park officially opens Monday, but area skaters couldn’t wait to be the first to ride the new surface. American Ramp Company designed, built and installed the court for the city of Chiefland; the install was finished Saturday.

  • Governor fills two Levy vacancies

    Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed Marsha Drew, vice mayor of Yankeetown, to an interim term on the Levy County Board of Commissioners and Bronson insurance agency owner Cameron Asbell to a vacant seat on the Levy County School Board.

    Drew will fill the vacancy created by the suspension of commission Chair William Samuel Yearty in District 3 and will serve during his suspension. Yearty and fellow Commissioner Tony Parker were suspended from office by the governor in November after being indicted on federal charges.

  • Refuge hosts annual open house in Suwannee

    The Friends and staff of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges held an Open House last Saturday at the Suwannee Community Center in the town of Suwannee.

    Normally held at the Cedar Key NWR, this was the first time the annual event took place in Dixie County.

    “We wanted to give people over here an opportunity to get to know the Refuge,” said Refuge Manager John Kasbohm. “Based on the turnout we’ll probably rotate years – one year in Cedar Key, one here in Suwannee.”

  • Master Gardener classes come to Yankeetown

    Registration is open for a Select Master Gardener Class being held in Yankeetown from March 10 through April 28.

    The class, being held at the Yankeetown Woman ’s Club at No. 5 56th St., Yankeetown, is limited to 25 students, first come, first served. To register, call Audrey Sharp at 352-486-5131

    These classes are incorporated into the Nature Coast Master Gardener Training. The classes and their dates are:

  • Beckham's 'Canes advance

    Coach Kelly Beckham's Gainesville Hurricanes rode a big wave Tuesday en route to their 70-52 regional quarterfinal win over Jacksonville Wolfson. Leading by as much as 20 points early, the 'Canes fell prey to the Wolf Pack's half court trapping defense and gave up enough possessions to let the lead slip to seven. At halftime, with GHS up by 16, fans of the purple could see the rally coming their way and they bit their nails.