Local News

  • County budget hearing Monday, Sept. 17

    The Levy County Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, for a public hearing on the budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

    The meeting is open to the public. It will be held int he commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse on Court Street in Bronson.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 18 regular meeting



    September 18, 2012

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    9:00 a.m. - Levy County Health Department

    Barbara Locke, Administrator

  • Citizen arriving day late

    To our readers,

    Please accept our apology for the Chiefland Citizen not being in your mail or post boxes on Thursday because the paper arrived late from the printer in Crystal River.

    The delivery to the Post Office on Wednesday was too late for box delivery on Thursday. The papers were delivered to the Post Office on Thursday morning and should be in boxes on Friday.

    Please understand the Post Office is not at fault. It is the Citizen's responsibility to get the papers to the post office on time.

  • ‘Cry of the Banshee’ to open Friday night

    The group that assembled, there inside the curse-ridden 16th Century stone walls of an Irish manor, froze and stood in terror at the sudden outburst.

    “What’s that terrible cry?” one asked. “It sounds like an animal in a trap.”

    “Not an animal …” replied another. “A banshee.  And we must bait the trap.”

    A few moments later, the cry was heard again. But this time the room erupted in laughter.

  • Al Macri announces for county commission

    Al Macri (D-Morriston) will vie against Mike Joyner (R-Morriston) for the County Commission District 3 seat Nov. 6.

    In a candidacy announcement, Macri wrote:

    “Hello, my name is Al Macri and I am asking for your vote and support as I am running for Levy County Commissioner District 3, which is being vacated by Marsha Drew. 

  • Cindy Roach announces for schools superintendent

    Dear Citizens of Levy County,

    Our children are our future, and they deserve an education that will best prepare them to make an honest living and to fulfill their dreams. 

    Our children deserve knowledgeable and inspired teachers in the classroom. Our children, teachers, staff, administrators, and our communities deserve a knowledgeable leader who has a vision for the future of education in Levy County.

  • County tentatively approves budget, tax

    The Levy County Commission approved a tentative budget of $62,352,856 and a property tax millage of 8.5759 by a 4-1 vote on Sept. 6 with Chair Danny Stevens of Williston (D-District 5) dissenting.

  • County OKs fire, EMS fees

    Property owners will be billed higher assessments for fire and emergency medical services in their 2012 tax bills. 

    On Tuesday evening, before a full room, the Levy County Commission approved a $90 residential assessment for fire services by a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston (R-District 1) dissenting and $119 residential assessment for EMS by a unanimous vote.

  • Bank honored for role in community

    More than 100 people showed up at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center Tuesday night for the Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce's annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. This year's banquet honored the Chiefland branch of Capital City Bank as Business of the Year.

    "We appreciate the Chamber selecting us for the Business of the Year," said Capital City Bank Group Inc. President Cliff Bradley a few days before the event.

  • Bronson considers selling water to Otter Creek

    Some say Bronson has the best water in the state.

    And Otter Creek, just a dozen or so miles west with its own water supply tainted, would like its neighbor to share.

    Joe Mittauer of the engineering firm Mittauer and Associates Inc. addressed the Bronson council Monday night about a plan Otter Creek is proposing that involves piping up to 108,000 gallons of water per day from Bronson’s pristine water supply.