Today's News

  • Small business economic backbone of rural Florida

    Center for Rural Affairs

     In order for Florida’s rural cities and small towns to contribute fully to the nation’s economic recovery, we must enable small, mainstreet businesses to build a better future for themselves, their community, state and nation.

  • District launches water-friendly fertilizing campaign

    Improperly applied fertilizers
    are harmful to our water bodies

    The Southwest Florida Water Management District recently kicked off a new multi-media public service advertising campaign to educate residents on how to fertilize their lawns appropriately.
    Many people don’t know when to fertilize, how much to buy, how to read a fertilizer label and select the right fertilizer for their soil type, how much to apply or how much water is needed to water-in the fertilizer.

  • Distinguished service
  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted March 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • March 1, Ronnie Mac Brooks, 62, Williston, DUI and DWLSR. Bond $25,000.
    • March 6, James Brian Brunelle, 24, Bronson, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts worthless checks and RWOV. Bond $14,000.
    • March 5, Walter Alexander Burns, 39, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, RWOV, assault on a law enforcement officer. Bond $45,000.
    • March 2, Michael Allan Craig, 49, Archer, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.

  • The lay of the land

    Dozens of students from schools in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties took part in the Tri-County Land Judging contest put on by the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District at the Trenton FFA Arena Feb. 25.
    Participants, trying to determine the soil’s suitabilty for agriculture and home construction, evaluated the soil in four pits spread out across a field. They also tried to determine the slope of the land between the pits.

  • County commission has record meeting

    The Levy County Commission set a record for getting business done on Tuesday: 37 minutes from start to finish.
    And along the way, it set the record straight on the question of whether the county has an official "newspaper of record."
    The answer: No, it does not have a designated "newspaper of record."
    Only four items on the commission agenda required votes:

  • Springhouse Quilters

    Special to the Citizen

    Springhouse Quilters got the new year off to a big quilting start for 2011 by holding several training workshops for members in January and February. 

  • Helping Hands

    Never miss a word
    with free amplified phone
    If you are a Florida resident with a hearing loss, there may be a way to make conversations easier. Amplified telephones are offered free through the nonprofit Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc program.
    Myrtle Hoffman from the Center for Independent Living will be at Palm Garden Medical Group in Trenton, on Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, March 4, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  What a great day we had with so much going on.  We had fabric and books that had been brought in which was shared with everyone.
    B. J. was back with her two granddaughters.  She is busy teaching them how to use fabric.   They are willing to learn.  She is a good teacher.

  • One-man committee drums up new volunteers for Haven Hospice

    Arnold Dittenber is a Haven Hospice ambassador, recruiter and one-man welcoming committee. Whether he’s out in the community drumming up new volunteers for Haven or greeting veterans at a Veterans Day breakfast, he makes everyone around him feel appreciated.
     A retired hardware store owner who moved to Florida from Michigan, this longtime Haven volunteer lost his wife Shirley Lanier after a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer.  She was his partner in life and in volunteering at Haven. She died the night before their 11th anniversary last year.