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Today's News

  • Vista has open house celebrating history on the Suwannee

    Much of Levy County’s early history had its start along the banks of the Suwannee River, and that history was demonstrated recently at an open house event on donated land.

  • Suwanee River Garden Club to host discussion on bees

    By ANNE ZUBLER
    Publicity
    The next meeting of the Suwannee River Garden Club is Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m.  The club meets in the church building directly behind the Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs.
    Wayne (Chappie) McChesney, bee keeper will be the keynote speaker. McChesney raises honey bees and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with the club.

  • Water district elects new officers

    New Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board officers are, from left, Donald “Ray” Curtis III, secretary/treasurer; Donald Quincey, chairman; and Alphonas Alexander, vice-chairman.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: March 24

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, March 17 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  What a busy day we had. The nine-patch square was taken out and is now ready to be hemmed.  A Dresden Plate quilt was put in and quilting will be started next week.  A Log Cabin quilt will also be put in next week and that will give us more places for quilters to sit and help.

  • Event celebrates 150 years of local history

    Chunky Pond, Levyville, Bronson – no matter what it was called, it was always the centerpiece of Levy County.
    That was but one of the hundreds of historical snippets shared Saturday as Levy County celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Atlantic to the Gulf Railroad that connected Fernadina Beach to Cedar Key.
    The brainchild of David Levy Yulee, Florida senator and the first Jewish member of Congress, the railroad began in 1856 and after several starts-stops, at last reached Cedar Key in 1861.

  • Community Outreach Team to visit Williston, Bronson Saturday

    Special to the Citizen
    People in need of assistance with food stamp and Medicaid applications, blood pressure and diabetes screening, resources for elders, supplemental food and employment services can get help when the Levy County Community Outreach Team visits these locations on Saturday:
    • Williston Community Center-Town Hall, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston, 9-11 a.m.
     • Levy County Health Department, 66 W. Main St., Bronson, , 1-3 p.m.

  • Spring’s latest arrival

    It took the manatees several minutes to approach the dock on the spring run at Fanning Springs State Park Thursday morning. Several stout mammals, two bearing scars from the props of boats, waited until a small motorboat made its way back out to the Suwannee.

  • Chiefland 4-H member wins Suwannee Fair swine contest

    A Chiefland student and member of Farm Pals 4-H won the 2011 Grand Champion Swine trophy, pennant, blue ribbon and Montana Silversmiths belt buckle on Monday with his 275-pound pig. Check Thursday's Citizen or come back to the Citizen website for the details on the Fair.

  • Spring’s latest arrival

    It took the manatees several minutes to approach the dock on the spring run at Fanning Springs Sate Park Thursday morning. Several stout mammals, two bearing scars from the props of boats, waited until a small motorboat made its way back out to the Suwannee.

  • The adaptable and wily coyote

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wile E. Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Road Runner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.
    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the southeastern part of the country.