Today's News

  • County approves budget

    The Levy County Commission did a little housekeeping on the proposed 2010-2011 budget in a special meeting on Monday  and then approved the $58,531,978 spending plan.
    Property owners will not have their millage — 7.4212 mills — raised, nor will county employees be receiving a raise in pay. But the commission will be absorbing the cost of an 11.8 percent increase in the employees' health insurance for the workers and their families.

  • County Briefs

    Drug grant approved
    A request to accept $75,725 in federal grant money to pay the salaries of officers in the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 19 was approved by the Levy County Board of Commissioners at its meeting on Tuesday.
    Levy County Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan said the money distributed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will not cover all the salaries but he said it helped county taxpayers to get the money from Washington, D.C.

    Inmate medical in the red

  • Are you ready to grumble?

    Normally (depending on which definition of normal you are using), I am not given to much grumbling. I do admit to every now and then exercising my right to complain a little, but it is not anything to write home about.
    If you would inquire with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage she might have a different opinion altogether. It seems that the only thing we really agree on is that we do not agree on too much. Our biggest disagreement would be in this area of grumbling.

  • EncountErfEst ’10 a success

    Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to “normal” after the tremendous time we had during EncountErfEst ’10.
    I wanted to say a great big “Thank you” from all of the staff at North Chiefland Church of God for your support, thoughts and prayers.

  • Free Youth Hunt permits available

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge hosts a free Youth Hunt Dec. 11 and 12 this year.  Youth hunters 15 and younger can have their parent or a hunting mentor call the Lower Suwannee NWR to reserve one of the 100 permits.

  • 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.