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Local News

  • Bronson council adopts higher tax rate

    Bronson residents will see an increase in taxes next fiscal year, but only enough to cover the difference in what the town would have lost thanks to falling property values.

  • More oyster harvest arrests made

    A special detail of wildlife officers has been working the Nature Coast from Cedar Key to Shired Island handing out citations and arresting fishermen cited more than once in an effort to curb the harvesting of oysters in closed areas. Officers have filed 16 cases thus far. 

  • PSC OKs Duke’s spending plan

    By Pat Faherty 

    Special to the Citizen

    The Florida Public Service Commission has agreed with Duke Energy on how the utility will spend its decommissioning trust funds for the Crystal River area nuclear plant, known as CR3.

    The money, an estimated $600 million, was collected from customers in the past. The fund was required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cover the decommissioning process.

  • Killer who dumped girl in Levy gets life

    By A.B. Sidibe

    Special to the Citizen 

    INVERNESS — The Homosassa man convicted of the Christmas-day murder of a Brooksville teenager has been sentenced to life in prison.

    Judge Ric Howard sentenced Bryon Lee Boutin, 42, to the life term Thursday. Florida does not have parole.

  • Workshop on intensive oyster farming Friday

    State agencies and organizations are partnering to bring to the public an intensive oyster cultivation workshop in Cedar Key Friday.

  • District 8 medical Examiner reappointed

    Tallahassee – Gov. Rick Scott has announced nine reappointments of District Medical Examiners, including Dr. William Hamilton, 68, of Alachua County, as the chief medical examiner for District Eight. 

       The district serves Levy County. Hamilton is reappointed for a term beginning Sept. 20, 2013, and ending July 1, 2016.

  • Combat vets bike rally Saturday

    AMVETS Post 42, of Chiefland, plans to stage the first-ever Combat Veterans Motorcycle Florida Fall Rally, Saturday, Sept. 28, with the first bike out at 10:30 a.m

  • A little bit of this and that

    By Becky Tyson

  • Florida colleges designated "military friendly"

    Fifteen Florida College System (FCS) institutions were designated as military-friendly schools, including College of Central Florida which serves Levy County with a campus in Chiefland, according to a new list by Victory Media. The list recognizes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to recruit and retain military students and their families.

  • CF awarded $3 Million for career training

    The College of Central Florida has been awarded $3,173,583 from the Department of Labor to support information technology careers, especially for persons from rural areas. The award is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, which expands programs for unemployed workers, chiefly those impacted by foreign trade.