Local News

  • City comp plan and fire budget put on back burner

    The city commission just scratched the surface of Monday night's agenda, ending the meeting in about 20 minutes.

    The first item was a first reading of revisions made to the city's new comprehensive plan, which recently came back from the Florida Department of Community Affairs with several objections.  The plan was submitted to FDCA last year.

  • Help wanted: 2010 Census

    Certain areas of Levy County are still short of applicants to work as Census Workers next month. 

    This means that folks seeking work still have an opportunity to apply for the well-paid temporary positions.  With no time clock to punch and choosing when you want to work, these jobs offer flexibility.

    Since there is no office to report to, both mileage reimbursement at 50 cents per mile and the hourly wage of $11.25 is paid from your driveway back to your driveway. 

  • Bronson pursues federal stimulus funds

    The Town of Bronson gave the green light to Mittauer and Associates to prepare a Preliminary Engineering Report and environmental study on the wastewater treatment plant – necessary actions if the town wants to apply for federal stimulus dollars through the USDA’s Rural Development Agency.

  • Sentencing delayed for Parker

    The sentencing of convicted Levy County Commissioner Tony Parker of Bronson has been delayed from April 5 to 10 a.m. April 14 to give his attorney more time to prepare for the sentencing hearing.

    Parker was convicted on Dec. 5, 2009, along with Commission Chair Sammy Yearty of Gulf Hammock of soliciting and accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent posing as a developer.

  • Breaking NewsParker's sentencing delayed

    Convicted Levy County commissioner Tony Parker's sentencing has been delayed from 1 p.m. today until April 14. Parker was convicted in December, along with Commissioner Sammy Yearty, of soliciting and accepting a bribe from an undercover agent. More details in Thursday's Chiefland Citizen.

  • Gilchrist contestants triumph at fair’s steer show

    Gilchrist County ruled Tuesday during the Market Steer Show at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale in Fanning Springs.

    Alyssa Hodge, of Bell Senior FFA, won the grand champion award with 1,345-pound, Class 7 steer. Josh Matthews-Leverette, of Trenton Senior FFA, was selected as the grand reserve champion with a 1,290-pound Class 6 steer.

  • No foolin', returning Census form earns cash

    Staff Report

    It's deadline time for getting those Census forms back in the mail and it's worth a lot of money to every person in Levy County.

    For each warm body that is counted, it's estimated that Levy County will receive about $3,600 annually from the federal government for the next 10 years. That's because Census numbers determine how $400 billion in federal money is distributed.

    The 2010 Sunshine Census, the state's effort in getting an accurate count,  has launched the “My Community Counts: Do Your Part.” 

  • Here’s a little pie in your eye

    Standing in for his sister, Cheyanne, Rhett Walker, Chiefland Elementary School, throws a chocalate cream pie in the face of Principal Patrice McCully as a reward for raising $7,000 for the March of Dimes. Rhett and Cheyanne worked as a team.

  • Three named to water board

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed, subject to state Senate confirmation, three individuals to the Governing Board of Suwannee River Water Management District.

    The are:

    Alphonas Alexander, 60, of Madison, independent contractor for The Forestry Company, succeeding Oliver Lake,  for a term ending March 1, 2014.

    Donald “Ray” Curtis III, 28, of Perry, self-employed attorney, succeeding Donald Curtis Jr.,  for a term ending March 1, 2011.

  • Let’s all go to the Levy County Fair

    The new Springtime Levy County Fair is approaching fast.  This year’s fair will be April 8 to 11, at the Williston Airport Industrial Park—just across the road from the Williston Horseman’s Park off Hwy 41 South.

     Admission is $10 per adult, and $5 for senior citizens.  Children under 2 get in free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at all Levy County Capital City Banks, Klover Leaf in Williston, Bronson Ace Hardware and Western Wishes in Chiefland.