Today's News

  • The lay of the land

    Dozens of students from schools in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties took part in the Tri-County Land Judging contest put on by the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District at the Trenton FFA Arena Feb. 25.
    Participants, trying to determine the soil’s suitabilty for agriculture and home construction, evaluated the soil in four pits spread out across a field. They also tried to determine the slope of the land between the pits.

  • County commission has record meeting

    The Levy County Commission set a record for getting business done on Tuesday: 37 minutes from start to finish.
    And along the way, it set the record straight on the question of whether the county has an official "newspaper of record."
    The answer: No, it does not have a designated "newspaper of record."
    Only four items on the commission agenda required votes:

  • Springhouse Quilters

    Special to the Citizen

    Springhouse Quilters got the new year off to a big quilting start for 2011 by holding several training workshops for members in January and February. 

  • Helping Hands

    Never miss a word
    with free amplified phone
    If you are a Florida resident with a hearing loss, there may be a way to make conversations easier. Amplified telephones are offered free through the nonprofit Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc program.
    Myrtle Hoffman from the Center for Independent Living will be at Palm Garden Medical Group in Trenton, on Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, March 4, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  What a great day we had with so much going on.  We had fabric and books that had been brought in which was shared with everyone.
    B. J. was back with her two granddaughters.  She is busy teaching them how to use fabric.   They are willing to learn.  She is a good teacher.

  • One-man committee drums up new volunteers for Haven Hospice

    Arnold Dittenber is a Haven Hospice ambassador, recruiter and one-man welcoming committee. Whether he’s out in the community drumming up new volunteers for Haven or greeting veterans at a Veterans Day breakfast, he makes everyone around him feel appreciated.
     A retired hardware store owner who moved to Florida from Michigan, this longtime Haven volunteer lost his wife Shirley Lanier after a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer.  She was his partner in life and in volunteering at Haven. She died the night before their 11th anniversary last year.

  • Hospital to sell bonds for construction

    The executive heading up the Tri-County Hospital in Chiefland said he is working with a brokerage firm to sell bonds to finance construction of the $70 million facility.
    Frank Schupp, project development executive with Ameris Health Systems Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., said his firm is working with Raymond James brokerage on issuance of bonds for the 60-bed hospital. "I just talked with them (Raymond James) and I'm updating data for a feasibility study that we did," he said.

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  • Driveway paving scams on upswing

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office says there is a rise in driveway paving scams in Levy County, according to a press release.

    These scams have been focusing on the elderly and people on a limited or fixed income. The persons come in and inform the victim that “we have a deal for you.” They tell the homeowner that they have “just enough asphalt left over from another job.”

  • Affordable Care Act good for small businesses