Today's News

  • Webinar helps with starting a business

    Special to the Citizen
    Anyone who owns or is thinking about starting a small business can utilize the services of the Small Business Development Center, but many people live too far from a full service office.  Webinars are available to help business owners in rural areas get the information and assistance they need to start, grow and succeed.
    On April 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the SBDC at the University of North Florida will offer "Steps to Starting A Business." 

  • Badcock raises more than $4,500 for Haven Hospice

    Badcock Home Furniture & More of Chiefland raised more than $4,500 during its 5th Annual Benefit for Haven Hospice —a drawing for a large-screen, high-definition TV— bringing its combined contributions to more than $18,000.
    Eve Robinson of Robinson’s Seafood in Cedar Key won the TV. Badcock owner Carol Tew presented a check to Haven Hospice Vice President of Organizational Advancement Michael Morse and Haven supporter Harry Coleman at the Haven Hospice Attic donation drop-off site in Chiefland.

  • Bell's Daniels repeats as feeder champ

    Bell Middle FFA's Lowgan Daniels repeated as Grand Champion of the Feeder Steer Show while Hunter Anderson of Old Town won Grand Champion in the Fat Steer Show.
    "It feels kinda like it did last year, but this year is better because it's two times in a row," said Daniels, an eighth grader who named his winning steer "Teddy," because its face looks like a "big ol' teddy bear."

  • Swine judge commends children and parents

    The judge for the swine competition at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale made a judgement call on more than the porcine participants during Monday's event.
    "This is the nicest group of kids I ever had to work with," said Paul Wigley, a Cooperative Extension Agent in Calhoun County, Ga. Wigley should know as he is considered one of the Southeast's outstanding swine judges and does about 50 shows each year.

  • Livestock Judging

    Dozens of students in FFA and 4-H from three counties participated in the Suwannee River Fair's Livestock Judging contest Saturday.
    The participants, clad in dark blue or green jackets, sat in the stands around the fair's arena with scorecards evaluating four classes of market steers and hogs.
    Justin Crosswhite, an agricultural representative from the University of Florida who gave the official ranking of the animals, explained after each round what the participants should have been looking for.

  • Public Library Activities

    Levy County Public
    Library Activities
    n Pre-school Storytime
    These programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages.  The programs last 30 minutes.
    • Luther Callaway Public Library, Chiefland —  Monday, March 28, 11 a.m. - Funny Stories and Silly Songs Theme.

    n Afterschool All-Ages Craft Programs
    Duct Tape Crafts

  • 'Drowsy Chaparone' adds weekend performance

     The Suwannee Valley Players production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical within a comedy, has added a Sunday matinee performance in its final weekend at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Avenue.         

  • Chili cook-off this weekend

    AMVETS Auxiliary No. 88 is hosting the 2nd Annual Chili-Cookoff on Saturday, March 26 at noon. The public is invited to participate.  Registration is $10 at the door. Pre-registration can be done at the Post, 10050 N.E. State Road 24, Bronson.
    Entries — the prepared chili — must be at the AMVETS Post 88 by noon.  Each contestant is responsible for cleaning up the area at the end of the day. True chili is defined as any kind of meat or combination of meats cooked with chili peppers, various other spices and other ingredients.The judging is at 3 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for March 24

    Sunday, March 27

    County Fair Karaoke Contest
     The Levy County Fair's Karaoke Contest continues on at Coconuts in Cedar Key at 1 p.m. and at the Masonic Lodge in Williston at 1 p.m.

    Friday - Saturday

    Yard sale
    Chiefland HCE will be having its 3rd Annual Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 816 Park Ave. in Chiefland. If you have any donations, call Helen at 352-493-2943 or Jenny at 352-493-1798.


  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 24

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 20, Jesse Carlton Bennett, 24, Round Rock, Texas, aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Bond $50,000.
    n March 18, Frank Peter Bernatos, 54, Cross City,  RWOV and trespass after warning. Bond $4,000.
    n March 14, Alisha Marie Braswell, 27, Chiefland, fraud insufficient funds, bond surrender violation of condition. Bond $20,000.
    n March 16, Michael Christopher Caliguire, 32, Dunnellon, FTA two counts, trespassing and RWOV. Bond $29,026.