Today's News

  • Church News

    Bronson UMC holds yard sale
    The AE Circle of the Bronson United Methodist Church will sponsor a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the recreation hall. Look for signs. Proceeds will benefit the church, which is remodeling a kitchen.

    Church screening "To Save a Life"

  • Merger of three farm credit organizations proposed

    Special to the Citizen
    Farm Credit of North Florida, Farm Credit of Southwest Florida and Farm Credit of South Florida are pursuing a merger.
    The associations have signed onto a Letter of Intent to Merge — the initial step in collecting, analyzing and providing information regarding the merger’s advantages and disadvantages.  
    Farm Credit’s cooperative structure allows its’ members to have the final vote of approval through a proxy mail voting process.  

  • Bell seeks re-election to commission

    Nancy Bell, the incumbent County Commissioner for District 2, has announced her candidacy for re-election as a Democrat in the Nov. 2 general election. Bell has been chair of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners since November 2008 and was re-elected in 2009 and 2010.
    In her announcement, Bell said:
    I pride myself on my integrity and I strive to always do the right thing when representing the residents of my county. For years, I have voted to keep your taxes low by fighting for fiscal responsibility through prudent spending of your tax dollars.

  • County starts food bank

    William Brown stood up at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting, and by the time he yielded the floor he had three accomplishments to his book.
    Brown, co-founder of The Children's Table, first introduced the commission to Tyler Beauchamp, son of Mickey and Cheryl Beauchamp, of Bronson.
    Young Beauchamp is a member of the Future Farmers of America and as a project planted and harvested seven acres of peas for Children's Table to be distributed to feed families in need. Brown presented Beauchamp with a plaque honoring his gift.

  • Community Calendar


    Tourism board to meet
    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold its bi-monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.


    Chicken 'n' dumplings at Shrine Club
    The Suwannee River Shrine Club  will hold a chicken 'n' dumpling dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. or until the food runs out. Dinner is available to eat in or take out. The suggested donation is $7 for all you can eat. The public is welcome.

  • Reunion

    The Annual  Gulf Hammock Homecoming and Smallwood Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. at Henry Beck Park in Gulf Hammock.
    Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Plates, utensils, cups, tea, and ice will be furnished. Those participating are asked to please bring a covered dish and chairs. Friends, relatives, residents, and former residents of Gulf Hammock are invited.
    For more information, please call Amelia at 352-629-4438, Abby at 850-997-5153 or Donald at  225-698-9435.

  • Chiefland’s Women’s Golf Association returns

     On Sept. 8, our group was host to players from seven courses to play in our "Gator Golf" competition.  The University of Florida sent seven players. Quail Heights sent seven. Williston Golf Course sent two, and Haile Plantation sent two, Gainesville Country Club had two players, and Lake City Country Club sent four players. Chiefland Golf Association had 18 of our own ladies competing.

  • 4-H Sewing Camp keeps soldiers cool

    The 2009-2010 Levy County 4-H Sewing campers completed a community service project as part of the camps. They made necktie coolers for our soldiers. When soaked in cold water these necktie coolers expand and assist with keeping our soldiers cool.  
    And as it happens, one of the fiscal assistants at the University of Florida IFAS Family Nutrition Program is married to a soldier. He happened to be home on leave as the summer was ending and has agreed to accept the coolers and take them back to the soldiers.

  • Updated: Chiefland's Fuller verbally commits to Florida

    Chiefland High School softball standout Taylore Fuller has verbally committed to play for the University of Florida.

    Fuller said she committed to the Gators after her and her and her family met with the school Wednesday. Fuller will have a scholarship to play at UF.

    "After all the hard work that I've put in, and now it's paid off," Fuller said Friday. "This is what I was working for in softball my whole life."

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a great day.  We had a Church group over from Hawthorne to come by and visit.  Some we hadn’t seen in several years.  
    Sometimes they come to see if I’m still here and I tell them my Lord hasn’t come yet so I’m still here.