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Today's News

  • Helping Hands for Nov. 24

    St. John the Evangelist

  • Bazaar and Cookie Walk

    Gerry Jesk, right, fills a box with cookies at the First United Methodist Church’s Bazaar and Cookie Walk Saturday in Chiefland. The event aimed at raising money for church activities.

  • Cadets meet Congresswoman

     U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Petty Officer First Class Ariana Pusey and Seaman Kimberly Vickers, of Manatee Division, attended Academy Day at MacDill Air Force Base. Congresswoman Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative from the 11th District of Florida, provided an opportunity for interested high school students to learn about various military academies and ROTC programs. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Nov. 15, Joshua Barnes, 34, Chiefland, burglary, two counts grand theft. Bond $47,500.
    n Nov. 18, Billy James Bryant, 38, Bronson, out of county warrant, controlled substance w/o prescription.
    n Nov. 16, Daryl Glen Everett, 53, Tallahassee, VOP.
    n Nov. 14, Melinda Helen Foster, 57, Inglis, written promise to appear, VOP. Bond $10,000.
    n Nov. 16, Pedro Galindo, 34, operating motor vehicle w/o license. Bond $1,000.

  • Thanksgiving ... with the Log Cabin Quilters

    By TONI COLLINS
    Special to the Citizen

    Levy County Quilt Museum Executive Director, Winnelle Horne, welcomes Elsie Odom of Chiefland and Wilda Pawlak of Fanning Springs to the 28th Annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Quilt Museum.  The members of the Log Cabin Quilters prepared turkeys and guests brought a banquet of sumptuous covered dishes and desserts to share with the 52 guests who came in fellowship and to give thanks.  Some of the luncheon guests had traveled from Wisconsin, Maine, and Virginia.

  • Chiefland Christmas Festival Dec. 3

    Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade
    The 2011 Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade will be Saturday Dec. 3, in downtown Chiefland at the historic train depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on U.S. Highway 19 South.
    The Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with arts and crafts, music and song and activities for children.
    The lighted parade theme “Winter Wonderland” starts at 6 p.m. followed by the evening celebration
    that includes the lighting ceremony, caroling and visits with Santa.

  • Levy jobless rate dips to 10.3

    Staff Report
       The news on Levy County's job front is good for the month of October as the unemployment rate dipped from 11 percent to 10.3 percent and the county ranked 29th among the state's 67 counties in unemployment. It was in 25th place in September.

  • Yard bandits strike retirement village

    Residents of Oak Grove Village Retirement Park, between Chiefland and Trenton, say retirees in the area would be wise to hide their prized pink flamingoes and garden gnomes.
    Yard ornaments in the neighborhood have been mysteriously disappearing for about a month, according to resident Charlotte Maupin. "Three homes have been hit," she said. "One of them twice."
    Area resident Donald Smith said he woke up Nov. 15 to find that his lighted palm tree had been swiped off his front porch.

  • Bronson Council, School Board won't see eye to eye

    Bronson Town Council members protested Monday night a letter sent to them from Levy County Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings regarding federal money allocated for shared sewer projects between the school board and the Town of Bronson.
    "They already signed that money and gave it to us," Council Member Berlon Weeks said. "They don't want to give the $29,000, and they want the $33,000 back."

  • Sen. Nelson staffer to hold office hours in Bronson on Wednesday

    Visit with a representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Bronson Public Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson.

    For more information, call 850-942-8415,