Local News

  • The forest for the trees

    Some say it can be difficult maintaining balance in today’s world, a place where perspectives on life have become ever more polarizing and where, more and more, ways of living have come into conflict with each other.

  • The campaign season is on

    The Levy County Commission races are starting to heat up even though the primary is not until Aug. 26. And the school board races have attracted at least one incumbent candidate.

  • Meth lab shut in Chiefland

    An investigation into recent burglaries in the Northwest 57 Court area of Chiefland led Levy County Sheriff's investigators to a residence that was used to manufacture methamphetamine and the arrest of four people, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release. 

  • Atheists lose first round

    The Williston Atheists group's request to erect a granite bench monument on the Levy County Courthouse forum between the courthouse and the State Attorney-Public Defenders offices was unanimously defeated by the Levy County Commissioners due to flaws in the group's application. 

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 3


  • Legislative priorities: 'Scorched earth' for sex crimes, more perks for vets

     By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Strengthening links between education and jobs and expanding school choice are parts of the state Legislature’s agenda for increasing economic opportunity.

    There will also be a push to make Florida the most welcoming state in the nation for veterans and military and the most unwelcoming state for sexual predators.

  • State GOP’s road map: $500 million in lower tolls

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Leaders of the Florida Senate and House of Representatives are committed to following through on Gov. Rick Scott’s promise of $500 million in tax cuts. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, voiced agreement to reduce vehicle registration fees for all Florida drivers.

  • Levy drug cases not affected by FDLE probe

    A Florida Department of Law Enforcement review of cases dating back to 2006 that were handled by a chemist in the agency's Pensacola lab does not include any from Levy County.

    Possibly affected are nearly 2,600 cases for 80 law enforcement agencies spanning 35 counties and 12 judicial circuits that the chemist worked, according to an FDLE press release.

    Levy County is not on the list of affected counties.

  • 3 in Levy arrested on Medicaid billing charges

    TALLAHASSEE — Following an investigation by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, three Levy County residents were arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Chiefland Police Department.

    Laurie Meeks and Stephanie Tindall are accused of billing the Medicaid program for nearly $80,000 for services never rendered, and Barbara Gamble for billing more than $3,500 for services never rendered.

  • Agenda for School Board meeting on Tuesday Feb. 4

    AGENDA February 4, 2014

    5:20 p.m. Executive Session

      A) Expulsion Recommendations


    6:00 p.m. Regular Session