Local News

  • Today in Levy County

    The speed limit may be 55 mph along U.S. Highway 27A/State Road 500 and he may be operating a mower that bills itself as the fastest in its field, but but Bruce Greenlee, administrative superintendant of the Levy County Roads Department, was going a tad slower. Greenlee was mowing the grass in front on the department's yard on Wednesday a midday. He said the job gives him a break from the office routine and time to think.

  • 2012 Watermelon Queen crowned

    Anna Patterson, left, of Steinhatchee was crowned the 2012 Chiefland Watermelon Queen on Saturday by outgoing 2011 Queen Rachel Kee of Chiefland. Patterson, daughter of Libbi and Daniel Patterson, was chosen from among four contestants. She was sponsored by Sandy Oglesby of Mithch's Gold & Diamonds of Chiefland. 

  • Wild party on Suwannee sandbar ends in gunfire, arrests

    An  Memorial Day concert and party on a sandbar on the Suwannee River  that is popular with boaters got out of hand with fights and gunfire and the arrests of three people on Sunday by state Fish and Wildlife officers.
    A concert that drew about 1,500 people and 400 boats and watercraft was going on at the sandbar near Hart Springs in Gilchrist County, according to an FWC spokeswoman.  The agency had seven officers in three boats on the river at the time.

  • Local teen’s business is blooming

    Special to the Citizen
    He may not have a driver’s license, but Matthew George does have a blossoming daylily business.
    The 15-year-old Trenton High School student is actively involved in FFA, sports and running his own business.
    “Matthew is learning about the real world at a young age,” said Steve Broker, Trenton FFA advisor. “He’s a very serious young man, who works hard and will do anything you ask him to.”

  • County briefs from May 22 meeting

    These items came out of the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 22.

    Crime Stoppers
    win endorsement

    Paula Sprague, president of Crime Stoppers of Levy County, asked the Levy County Commission for a letter of endorsement for its state grant application and the board was happy to comply.

  • The Tri-County has 10 new graduate nurses

    Graduates of the Gateway College RN — registered nurse — program are, from left to right,  Elaine Lagasse, Shani King, Pamela Ford, Stephanie Beasley, Karen York, Krissie Philman, Christina Nobs, Jesse Stubblefield, Casey Osteen and Chelsea Woodard.

  • CF STARS summer program for high school students

    The College of Central Florida will offer STARS Summer Program for high school students in Levy County. The Science and Technology Academy for Researchers is free and will be held Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 7651 N.W. 151st Lane, Fanning Springs. The program is supported by a grant from Progress Energy.

  • Crowd turns out for Memorial Day despite rain

       A crowd of about 40 people, most huddled under canopies or umbrellas, turned out on Memorial Day at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson to pay their respects to those who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America.
       As Tropical Depression Beryl sent winds and a steady drizzle, Ivan Chubb, Florida state veterans representative, shepherded the crowd and offered prayers.

  • Chiefland Chamber welcomes new members

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce met on Friday, May 25, at noon in the Community Room of the Have Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center at 311 N.E. 9th St, Chiefland.
       New members of the organization inculde: Gentiva Home Health of Trenton, HardisonInk.com, Nature Coast Insurance, Inc., Uniques Furniture & Collectables and Mya’s Noodle House.

  • Complete Sleep ribbon cutting

    Jason Kennedy, center with scissors, cuts the ribbon at Complete Sleep & Furnishings as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce  welcomes the business's investment in the Chiefland community. In addition to bedding and furniture, the store also sells locally crafted swings, rocking chairs and tables suitable for spending lazy afternoons on the porch. Kennedy also has a store in Williston.