Today's News

  • Cannon-Janney Reunion

    The Cannon-Janney Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. at Manatee Springs State Park.
    You and your family are invited. Participants are asked to bring family pictures, and a favorite dish or dessert. Attendees will also need to bring beverages and lawn chairs for their comfort.
    R.S.V.P. to Barbara Cannon Scott at 386-935-3702, or Janice Cannon Beckham at 352-481-5510, or Rose (Donnie) Parkinson at 352-339-5619.

  • Marriage

    Megan Marlene Weatherford and Scott Christopher Snyder have announced their engagement. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct., 2, 2010, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Trenton. A reception will follow.

  • Nosey says...

    As a matter of fact, yes, they do.
    It all starts with 25 professionals who volunteer their time and talent to develop national policy for the AARP board of directors who then adopt it as the association's public policy. This also guides the activities of all the volunteers and staff for the coming year.
    The group develops policies that focus on the issues that affect seniors' health and long term care, consumer protection, utilities and independent living.

  • Retired teachers begin meeting for school year

    Association Reporter
    Members of the Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association have been quite busy already this year, beginning with the executive board meeting at the Trenton Library in August.  At this time they mapped out activities for the 2010 school year.

  • Elder Affairs to help seniors enroll for benefits

    Special to the Citizen
    More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders — some of whom live in Levy County — who haven’t been able to apply online for food stamps will now be able to get personal help at an office location or via the Elder Helpline.
    A pilot project funded by a $500,000 grant will help the Florida Department of Elder Affairs reach its goal of enrolling 5 percent of the eligible seniors, a total of 10,180 seniors who are eligible for food stamps but do not receive them.

  • 97 years young

     What a great party AARP had celebrating Lillian Bemis's 97th birthday.  She was presented with a certificate for her years of loyalty to the local chapter along with a Lifetime Membership.

  • State advocacy director visits AARP

     Nancy Stanton, State Director of Advocacy for AARP, was the first guest speaker when the local AARP chapter met on Sept. 21 at the Lodge of Otter Springs.
    She brought us much information on Social Security and some of the changes that Washington is looking to make.  She circulated a petition for us to sign telling Washington that we do not want them to touch our Social Security to help close the deficit.

  • Sheriff's Report for Sept. 30

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Arthur Paul Carrozza, 29, Bronson, arrested Sept. 27, DUI. Bond $5,000.
    n Kelly Michelle Colson, 26, Trenton, arrested Sept. 21, housing for Gilchrist County.
    n Jerry Austin Cox, 55, Cross City, arrested Sept. 20, Violation of Probation (VOP)–possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. No bond.
    n Jamie Dianne Craig, 49, of Gainesville, arrested Sept. 20, burglary of a structure conveyance unarmed without person inside and petit  larceny. Bond $15,000.

  • Two men charged with sex offense

    The Levy County Sheriff's Department has arrested and charged Willie T. Davis, 23,  and Johnnie Randal Williams, 18, with having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, according to a press release.
    The contacts between the victim and Davis occurred in July on several different occasions, and the contacts with Williams occurred in May and June.
    Davis and Williams were arrested for lewd and lascivious battery on a child.
    The press release says both admitted to having a relationship with the girl.

  • Clerk arrested for organized fraud

    Randi Lynn Fumea, 22, of Chiefland was arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property and organized fraud on Sept. 22, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.
    Fumea was a clerk at the Tackle Box in Fanning Springs and the manager reported discrepancies with her cash drawer. 
    Investigator Roger Bell investigated and found within a 12-day period $ 2,033 in lottery tickets and cigarettes went missing. According to the release Fumea was stealing $1 to $ 20 lottery tickets and cashing the winning tickets at the store.