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Today's News

  • County awarded for improved employee safety

    The Board of County Commissioners Tuesday approved a set of inter-local agreements between the Towns of Yankeetown and Inglis and the School Board of Levy County to collect impact fees on behalf of the local governments and the SBLC.

    County Coordinator Wilbur Dean’s requests were met with unanimous approval, enabling the County to collect EMS and Fire Rescue impact fees for Inglis and Yankeetown, as well as Educational System impact fees.

  • CES, two more Levy schools recognized for volunteerism

    Three Levy County elementary schools have been recognized for their excellence in volunteerism.

    At the School Board of Levy County meeting last Tuesday, Chiefland Elementary School Principal Lacy Redd, Yankeetown School principal Denee Hurst and Joyce Bullock Elementary School assistant principal Hillary Cribbs accepted Florida Golden School Award certificates on behalf of their schools for their high levels of volunteer contributions and volunteer training.

    It was the first year any Levy schools received the award.

  • Webber returns to CMHS

    Monday was Dennis Webber’s first day in the office in his new job as principal of Chiefland Middle High School, but it wasn’t exactly a new setting for the longtime Chiefland educator.

    Webber is coming from his position as principal of the Levy Learning Academy, the county’s alternative school center in Bronson, but previously spent time as a teacher, coach, dean of students and eventually assistant principal at Chiefland Middle and Chiefland High School.

    He’s been in education for nearly 30 years.

  • Bronson, Williston schedule fireworks

    The Town of Bronson and Williston will celebrate the Independence Day on July 1 and July 3, respectfully.

    Bronson will celebrate July 1, beginning at 5 p.m. Vendors selling treats will be on hand while waiting for the sky to darken when Bronson Fire and Rescue Station 70 will light up the sky with fireworks.

    Bring chairs, blankets and a canned item to James H. Cobb Park, 275 Picnic St., in Bronson.

    Two days later, Williston will “Let Freedom Ring” July 3 when the city of Williston hosts the annual Pre-Fourth Extravaganza.

  • Tiner part of senior class looking to lead Chiefland football

    The season is still more than two months away, but Dalton Tiner can sense something different in the air surrounding Chiefland football.

    With a strong core of returning seniors, a bigger roster under first-year Indians head coach Adam Gore, encouraging results from the off-season weight program, and a playoffs-or-bust attitude, Tiner hopes this year will be his most special after more than a decade of playing football.

  • Florida studies future growth

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an occasional series in which we hope to learn more about Levy County and how prepared it is to meet the future.

    About 30 people attended the community meeting May 26 to participate in the Florida 2030 Project at Haven Hospice. The event was hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Levy EMT recognized for life-saving act

    A first-responder’s job really never ends, whether or not he or she is on duty.

    Levy County Public Safety firefighter-EMT Hunter Kline recently proved that when he saved a life at a local establishment while off duty.

    The Levy Board of County Commissioners recognized Kline for his life-saving efforts at its meeting June 6 in presenting him with a certificate of appreciation.

    Kline, who has been with LCPS since 2009, has also been nominated for a Valor Award.

  • Animal Services touts success of low-cost program

    Levy County’s new low cost spay and neuter program, sponsored by the For Our Friends the Animals group, is only a month old, and County veterinarian Darlene Essler has seen a consensus of early approval for it from the public and county veterinarians.

    Essler reported the program had taken 19 applicants through its first three weeks, including eight dog spays, six dog neuters, a couple of cat spays and a cat neuter. A cat neuter and spay were pending at the time of the County Commission meeting last Tuesday.

  • Lady Indians’ hoops rebuilding in off-season under new leadership

    Buddy Vickers used to joke with Chiefland Lady Indians basketball coach Brian Gore that he wanted his job when the latter moved on.

    The pair’s families had been friends for years, as Vickers, a young 71-years-old, was a grade younger than Gore’s father.

    Vickers, whose been an assistant girls’ hoops coach at Trenton the last three years under Bryant Frye, witnessing a state finals appearance and another regional finals appearance for the Lady Tigers the last two seasons, liked the prospective talent Chiefland offered.

  • Levy students can dual enroll in UF courses

    The School Board of Levy County has made the County the first rural county to partner with the University of Florida for its dual enrollment program.

    Dual enrollment courses allow high school juniors and seniors to take free college courses that offer credits toward a college degree while also satisfying high school credit requirements in the course subject area.

    The applicants for the UF dual enrollment courses must maintain a 3.5 unweighted GPA. They must also provide a test score – SAT, PSAT or ACT – that meets requirements.