Today's News

  • Fate of Cedar Key Transit in question

    When fuel costs $500 a week, an empty commuter bus just can’t pay for itself. That’s what Cedar Key Transit commuter bus owner and operator Bill Phillips said last week when he suspended the new transportation service. Most days, the bus has been entirely empty, though it occasionally has one or two riders.

    “I thought it would build from one week to the next, but it didn't,” Phillips said. “We need to regroup.”

  • Bronson town council to double its pay

    On Aug. 2, the Town of Bronson will hold the second and final reading of an ordinance amendment that increases council members’ pay by 100 percent.

    In February, the council added an extra meeting to its monthly schedule due to an increase in public business, but a decision was not made as to whether council members would be compensated for the additional time.

  • Community Calendar


    Tourist council meets

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will have their bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 29 at: 

    Levy County Visitors Bureau

    620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson

    The meeting is open to the public.


    VFW dinner

    The VFW Post No. 5625, 1104 S. Main St., Chiefland, is hosting Friday Night Dinners from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    On the menu is baked ziti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

  • Fauna with a smile

    Wildlife and whimsy collide in Santa Fe College's new exhibition of Earl and Mari Robbins' photography in "Animal Attitudes." The collection of 35 color digital photos will hang in the President's Hall Gallery, upstairs in the Administration Building at Santa Fe College through Aug. 18.

  • Community outreach events to focus on health and hunger issues

    Two community outreach events, sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Levy County Health Department and the Children’s Table, will be held on Saturday, July 31. The events, which will focus on local health and hunger issues, will be held in Levy County at the following locations and times:

    • Inglis Town Hall, 135 Highway 40 West, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

    • Otter Creek Town Hall, 555 SW 2nd Avenue, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Clean out garage with music park sale

    Garage sale lovers, it’s your time of the year to have a little garage sale fun at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak. The annual fall garage sale is set for Aug. 7 from 8 a .m. until it’s all gone.

    Gates are open to shoppers at 8 a.m. and  admission is free for shoppers until noon.

  • Education briefs

    n College of Central Florida offering computer courses

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center is offering two courses to help computer users keep their machines in top condition.

    First, the school is holding a Computer Repair and Troubleshooting course, scheduled for Aug. 6 and Aug. 13. Class time is slated to be 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to disassemble, configure and assemble the basic computer; and how to install the Windows Operating System. They also will learn about computer maintenance, upgrade and repair.

  • GED offers MORE for college

    The College of Central Florida's successful Adult Education Program, which serves about 750 students per year, wants to do more than bestow Florida High School diplomas and General Equivalency Diplomas to students.

    The program's seven educators at the Levy Center want to help graduates get something MORE — a successful entrance and graduation from college.

  • UMC Chiefland has new pastor

       The Rev. Terry Wines is the new senior pastor for the First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, moving over from Shingle Creek United Methodist Church in Kissimmee. Wines was at Shingle Creek for six years.

       Wines, and his wife, Amelia, will be taking over while Pastor Bill Knight is on sabbatical and his wife, Terry Knight, moves to serve Ellzey United Methodist Church.

  • Regarding Lubcho

    In the year since I wrote the column in the Chiefland Citizen asking our community to assist Lubcho Michevski in returning to his native Bulgaria, literally hundreds of people have offered help.

    Money, translators and people in government positions have come forward.

    The money is still being held for Lubcho’s needs. However, several personal checks were sent and they have been returned as we wait on Lubcho’s decision about his future.