• If never being without a hammer is the sign of a good craftsman, then Ken Carpenter lives up to his last name.

  • About 300 people showed up to the first ever Levy County African American Festival Saturday in Bronson.


  • TraveLynx bus No. 5605 pulled into the Winn-Dixie parking lot in Williston at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. It had already picked up more than half of its 45 passengers in Chiefland. A line of people formed in front of the door while the driver, a man named Rusty Sparks, and Levy County Quilt Museum Director Winnelle Horne stood out front checking off the names of people that had signed up to go the Florida State Fair in Tampa.

  •    Master Gardener class for Nature Coast begins March 17. The classes will be on Thursdays from March 17 until April 28. The location will be  The Levy County Extension Office at 625 N. Hathaway Blvd. (Hwy. 27) in Bronson.

    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met on Feb. 3 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Our days are so busy. We had eight big bags of fabric brought in – some we can use and some we have to find another place for it to go.  We know what we cannot use and the other place can use the fabric.
    The Chiefland Homemakers use a lot and we share with them. We do have several bags of size 16 men’s clothing that we have available for the taking.

  • Special to the Citizen
    People in need of assistance with food stamp and Medicaid applications, blood pressure and diabetes screening, resources for elders and supplemental food will be served when the Levy County Community Outreach Team visits Inglis and Rosewood on Feb. 26.
    The locations for the aid are:
    • Inglis Town Hall, 135 Highway 40 West, 9-11a.m.
    • Rosewood Baptist Church, 6331 S.W. 98th Terrace, Rosewood, 1-3 p.m.

  • Bill Allen sat behind a table loaded with arrowheads, spear points and the remnants of a large gray pot reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle. A steady line of people passed by, some carrying artifacts of their own, asking questions of Allen about what his objects were and where they had been found.
    “I think I done covered just about all of Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties over the years,” he said about his past forays into the woods and along freshly plowed fields in search of ancient pottery and stone tools.


     If you heard a rumbling noise when Stephen Scott of Jena pulled into BBQ Bill's last Thursday it wasn't car trouble. The noise came from the remains of a large fish hooked on a neon pink line that dragged behind the auto. Scott, a crewman working on cell towers in the Cedar Key area, said it was a prank played by his boss and that was all he had to say on the matter. 


  •  Mr. and Miss CHS for the Class 2011 are seniors Jacob Reidy and Lyndsie Stalvey. They were chosen by a popular vote among the Senior Class at Chiefland High School.

  • Bill Roberson knows where he comes from, a long line of Levy County crackers stretching back seven generations.  His ancestors came to these parts in the early 1800s, making a living as carpenters, cattlemen and the sowers of seeds.


  •     The winner of the annual Chiefland Senior Center Chili Cook-off held Jan. 12 during the annual senior health fair at Tommy Usher Community Center is Ayers Health Center in Trenton.

  •  It was cold enough the night of Jan. 13-- about 32 degrees-- that photographer Barbara Moore, Old Town, made a bowl of ice by freezing water in a plastic bucket. When Moore emptied out the water that did not freeze she had a bowl made of ice with interesting designs. If you look closely, it almost resembles a manatee. "I thought that was terribly unique. I'm going to try it again," Moore said.  

  •   By LOIS SCOTT and


  • The conversation started in the dark where four women had gathered, seated on the floor of a small room at the back of the Chief Theater.  The only light came from the glowing red letters of an exit sign over a backstage door and a grouping of small lights clustered around the lens of an infrared camera precariously positioned on a tripod.