Today's News

  • Thanksgiving ... with the Log Cabin Quilters

    Special to the Citizen

    Levy County Quilt Museum Executive Director, Winnelle Horne, welcomes Elsie Odom of Chiefland and Wilda Pawlak of Fanning Springs to the 28th Annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Quilt Museum.  The members of the Log Cabin Quilters prepared turkeys and guests brought a banquet of sumptuous covered dishes and desserts to share with the 52 guests who came in fellowship and to give thanks.  Some of the luncheon guests had traveled from Wisconsin, Maine, and Virginia.

  • Chiefland Christmas Festival Dec. 3

    Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade
    The 2011 Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade will be Saturday Dec. 3, in downtown Chiefland at the historic train depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on U.S. Highway 19 South.
    The Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with arts and crafts, music and song and activities for children.
    The lighted parade theme “Winter Wonderland” starts at 6 p.m. followed by the evening celebration
    that includes the lighting ceremony, caroling and visits with Santa.

  • Levy jobless rate dips to 10.3

    Staff Report
       The news on Levy County's job front is good for the month of October as the unemployment rate dipped from 11 percent to 10.3 percent and the county ranked 29th among the state's 67 counties in unemployment. It was in 25th place in September.

  • Yard bandits strike retirement village

    Residents of Oak Grove Village Retirement Park, between Chiefland and Trenton, say retirees in the area would be wise to hide their prized pink flamingoes and garden gnomes.
    Yard ornaments in the neighborhood have been mysteriously disappearing for about a month, according to resident Charlotte Maupin. "Three homes have been hit," she said. "One of them twice."
    Area resident Donald Smith said he woke up Nov. 15 to find that his lighted palm tree had been swiped off his front porch.

  • Bronson Council, School Board won't see eye to eye

    Bronson Town Council members protested Monday night a letter sent to them from Levy County Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings regarding federal money allocated for shared sewer projects between the school board and the Town of Bronson.
    "They already signed that money and gave it to us," Council Member Berlon Weeks said. "They don't want to give the $29,000, and they want the $33,000 back."

  • Sen. Nelson staffer to hold office hours in Bronson on Wednesday

    Visit with a representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Bronson Public Library, 600 Gilbert St., Bronson.

    For more information, call 850-942-8415,

  • Road closings for holiday week

    Most work will be suspended Wednesday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. FDOT offices will also be closed Thursday and Friday.

  • Business News

    Tri-County Orthotic Prosthetic Institute welcomes Stephanie Gilbert as their new billing specialist.  Stephanie has 12 years of experience in medical billing and is excited to be a part of the TCONP team.  Stop by and say hello.

  • Business Council has new leader, mission

    With a new director and a renewed commitment to economic growth, the Nature Coast Business Development Council is ready for a big year.
    The NCBDC has hired Dave Pieklik as the executive director of its 10-member board. He will also oversee the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency.
    Pieklik, 34, had been working the last four years for the City of Inverness, in Citrus County, as a special events and programs assistant director. He also has extensive experience in print and broadcast journalism.

  • Veterans honored at luncheon

    The annual Champions of Freedom Appreciation Luncheon at the Tommy Usher Center in Cheifland was a wonderful success.  The guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel  (US Army, Ret.) William Halker.  In his military career, Lieutenant Colonel Halker specialized in military intelligence operations and is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations.