Local News

  • World War II veterans meet

     The North Central Florida WWII Veterans club held their 20th anniversary meeting as the guests of the Suwannee River Moose Family Center No. 325 in Fanning Springs on Nov. 10.

  • This kettle of fish pays the medical bills

     Levy County employees held a benefit fish fry for Courtney Holcomb on Nov. 17 with two county commissioners turning out to prep the meals. Newly appointed District 1 Commissioner Mike Joyner fried the hushpuppies, while Commission Chair Danny Stevens helped with frying and shipping out the mullet, in between sipping on a colossal “Bubba Mug” of soda.

  • Volunteers take steps to battle local hunger

    Special to the Citizen

  • Helping Hands for Nov. 24

    St. John the Evangelist

  • Chiefland Christmas Festival Dec. 3

    Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade
    The 2011 Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade will be Saturday Dec. 3, in downtown Chiefland at the historic train depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on U.S. Highway 19 South.
    The Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with arts and crafts, music and song and activities for children.
    The lighted parade theme “Winter Wonderland” starts at 6 p.m. followed by the evening celebration
    that includes the lighting ceremony, caroling and visits with Santa.

  • Levy jobless rate dips to 10.3

    Staff Report
       The news on Levy County's job front is good for the month of October as the unemployment rate dipped from 11 percent to 10.3 percent and the county ranked 29th among the state's 67 counties in unemployment. It was in 25th place in September.

  • Yard bandits strike retirement village

    Residents of Oak Grove Village Retirement Park, between Chiefland and Trenton, say retirees in the area would be wise to hide their prized pink flamingoes and garden gnomes.
    Yard ornaments in the neighborhood have been mysteriously disappearing for about a month, according to resident Charlotte Maupin. "Three homes have been hit," she said. "One of them twice."
    Area resident Donald Smith said he woke up Nov. 15 to find that his lighted palm tree had been swiped off his front porch.

  • Bronson Council, School Board won't see eye to eye

    Bronson Town Council members protested Monday night a letter sent to them from Levy County Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings regarding federal money allocated for shared sewer projects between the school board and the Town of Bronson.
    "They already signed that money and gave it to us," Council Member Berlon Weeks said. "They don't want to give the $29,000, and they want the $33,000 back."

  • Sen. Nelson staffer to hold office hours in Bronson on Wednesday

    Visit with a representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Bronson Public Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson.

    For more information, call 850-942-8415,

  • Road closings for holiday week

    Most work will be suspended Wednesday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. FDOT offices will also be closed Thursday and Friday.