Local News

  • A fair to remember

       The Levy County Fair kicks off at 4 p.m. today at the Airport Industrial Park in Williston
       A midway, entertainment, livestock and exhibits, including the creative arts will be available for one low admission price of $10.
       Miss Levy County Fair will also be crowned at the close of the Fair, Sunday, April 10.
        Each day is packed with fun, food and entertainment.
       On Friday, junior karaoke contestants will vie for the best of the younger set.

  • County passes on old Bronson school property

    The Levy County Commission has decided that the search for new courthouse space will not include the old Bronson High School property at its back door.
    It's a blow to Clerk of Court Danny Shipp's plan to purchase and renovate the property. He told the commissioners on Tuesday that members of the county's courthouse space committee met with representatives of the School Board to negotiate for the purchase of the 20 acres and the buildings — the old school which houses Hilltop School, the gymnasium and portable buildings.

  • County sets Tarmac hearing for May 3

    The proposed Tarmac King Road mine project won a recommendation for approval from the Levy County Planning Commission by a 4-1 vote in the wee hours Tuesday and will face a public hearing before the Levy County Commission  at 6:30 p.m. May 3.

  • County commission discusses future, past

    Levy County is moving into the 21st Century, while returning to its old ways.
    During the formal meeting Tuesday morning and free-wheeling workshop later, led by Commissioners Ryan Bell, of Chiefland (R-District 2), and Marsha Drew, of Yankeetown, (R-District 3), the commission discussed:

  • Rising tides threaten new discoveries in Cedar Key

    Archaeologists with the University of Florida say rising seas and looting are threatening archaeological sites in the Cedar Key area.
    “There are really incredible time capsules that are going to be gone if we don’t get out there soon,” said UF professor of archaeology Ken Sassaman at a presentation Saturday at the Cedar Key Public Library.

  • County budget more than $700K in hole

    It went almost unnoticed at last week’s Levy County Commission meeting when Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said the county budget is running a $732,358 deficit in the first three months of the year.
    Sullivan made the comment while announcing Sheriff Johnny Smith will not charge county and city agencies for dispatch services starting this fall as had been previously announced.
    “We know there’s an issue,” Sullivan said, referring to the money crunch.

  • Tarmac Mine hearing back in Courtroom A

    Special to the Citizen
    Every day thousands of vehicles crawl through downtown Crystal River as they head north or south.
    City officials are cringing at the thought of adding heavy rock trucks to that mix.
    A company's proposal for a limestone mine just north of Inglis includes promises of up to 250 trucks per day heading south on U.S. Highway 19 through Crystal River — and the same amount returning empty to the quarry.

  • Religious event to come to skate park

    The message of Christ will be coming to Delma Locke Skate Park in a couple of months.
    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to allow North Chiefland Church of God to stage a Christian-based event there May 21.
    John Kyle, a representative from the church, told the commission the event will feature urban art, sculpture, skateboarding, music and street dancing. Kyle said the event will be all day.
    Skaters in the event will be members of a Christian skateboarding team that travels around ministering to the youth.

  • LARC lobbies for funding

    Betty Walker was the last to step on the bus leaving for Tallahassee. The faces of the passengers, clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, lit up when they saw her short frame come in to view.
    “Does anybody know why we’re going to Tallahassee?” Walker asked.
    “Yeah, for support!” replied a voice from the back. “We don’t want our services cut at all. We want funding.”

  • Out-standing in their field

    The entire student body of Chiefland High School lined up for an aerial photo a few weeks ago in celebration of the school’s achievement of an ‘A’ grade — up two notches from last year’s ‘C.’