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  • Judge rejects challenge to Sabal Trail permit

    A Florida administrative law judge has rejected a challenge by an environmental group to the Department of Environmental Protection’s intent to issue a permit for the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.

    The purpose of the pipeline is to provide natural gas for generating electricity in Florida.

    The state’s part of the project includes about 233 miles of 36-inch pipe for the mainline and 21.5 miles of 24-inch pipe for the Citrus County connection.

  • AG warns parents about cyber security during school break

    As Florida students enjoy a break from school this holiday season, Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking parents to talk to their children about cyber safety. According to recent reports, nearly nine out of every 10 teens in Florida have access to the Internet

  • Social Security office moves in Gainesville

    The Gainesville Florida Social Security office will be moving to a new location. The new location is 4562 N.W. 13th St., Gainesville. The location offers new and improved interviewing stations and an improved reception area that includes self-help computers.

    Persons with questions about Social Security can visit the Gainesville Office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and noon or contact the National Toll-Free service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

  • Watch County Commission live live

    The Chiefland Citizen has started streaming Levy County Commission meetings live on the Internet.

    Go to www.ustream.tv/channel/chiefland-citizen and click on "Follow" to get email alerts of live broadcasts.

    The videos stay on Ustream for 30 days and are available on You Tube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6goMkKQPNE to watch videos.

  • Foran chosen DPS Employee of Year

         Congratulations to Paramedic Jim Foran, Levy County Department of Public Safety’s (LCDPS) 2015 Employee of the Year. At the annual LCDPS Christmas Dinner on Saturday, Dec.12, Foran was presented the award on behalf of his fellow employees who chose him in a vote.

    During the nomination process, Jim was described by his coworkers as: Going above and beyond, Able to remain calm even in the face of adversity, Always willing to help, Hard-worker, There when you need him, Gets the job done, Easy to talk to, Professional, Quick to respond and Helpful.

  • County DPS celebrates Christmas with dinner

    With assistance from the staff members of Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS), Director David Knowles sponsored the Fifth Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Ceremony for the Department employees on Saturday, December 12. This is Director Knowleses way to honor the employees who serve the community. Members of the department joined together at Black Prong Equestrian Center where the LCDPS 2015 Employee of the Year was revealed and members enjoyed a steak dinner provided by the director followed by an employee gift exchange.

  • Pet adoption event Dec. 26

    Critter Crusaders of North Florida, a local pet rescue and rehoming group, is holding a Pet Adotion event on Saturday, Dec. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland. We have really great dogs who are in need of homes, says Lucille Reas, one of the founders of the group. There will also be kitten available.

    All of our dogs have received their vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered and wait for you to  meet them and fall in love. Help us, help them.  Let their New Year be a happy beginning!

  • Bronson coordinating MLKing Jr. event

         A local woman has won the approval and assistance of the Town of Bronson in hosting an event.

         Katherine Manuel presented the Bronson council with her plan to host an event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    She said she wants to “invite the whole community in to help fellowship and have a good time,”

    Manuel mentioned the possibility of having vendors come out at no charge. People can bring chairs and listen to music, she said, and also suggested possibly asking the blood bank to come out.

  • Williston's City Hall moves to temporary location

         For the second time this year, Williston's employees are finding themselves displaced while work is done on their office spaces.

         Earlier this year, both the police and fire department staffs found themselves housed in trailers across from the department while repairs were made to the building. Those repairs were necessary due to a sinkhole beneath the building.

  • Fund set up for dog attack victim

       Kaula Most, the woman who rescued a one-year-old child ripped from her arms by a dog and was attacked by four dogs while trying to protect the baby, is facing the possibiliy of needing more medical care.

    Her family says their budget has been stretched to the point that they used rent money to travel to the hospital in Gainesville and for other expenses from the attack and now they face possible eviction.

    The family has set up a GoFundMe account and an account at Drummond Community Bank to receive donations to help with expenses.