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  • UPDATED Court calls off hip hop concert

    Organizers of a “Labor Day Hip Hop Extravaganza” near Williston on Saturday that was to draw performers from Tampa, South Florida and Texas, and more than 1,000 concertgoers has been halted by a temporary court injunction issued late Friday afternoon.

    The injunction, issued Friday afternoon by 8th Circuit Judge William Davis, covers the entire county, so the event cannot be moved from its planned location on 2.4 acres at an RV park at 21151 N.E. U.S. Highway 27. 

  • Yoho wants Obama to seek approval on Syria

    U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3), whose district includes Levy County, said Thurday that President Barack Obama will need Congress's approval to take U.S. military action in Syria, where that country's government is being accused of using chemical weapons on its citizens in its battle with rebels. 

  • County Commission budget hearing Thursday, Sept. 5

    The Levy County Commission has scheduled the following public hearings on the 2013-2014 budhget and the special assessments:

    • The hearing to adopt the tentative 2013-2014 budget is Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m.

    • The hearing ont he special assessments for roas, solid waste, the Levy Cpunty Emergency Medical Service and the county fire services is Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. 

    • The hearing on the final 2013-2014 budget will be Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

  • Arrest reports and Most Wanted, week of 8-29-2013

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Aug. 19, David Charles Albritton, 38, Morriston, VOP battery.
    • Aug. 23, Cody James Blair, 22, Bronson, FTA, battery. Bond $31,000.
    • Aug. 25, Brian Lee Bowmer, 25, Old Town, disorderly intoxication. Bond $500.
    • Aug. 20, Joseph Jay Brocato, 49, Tampa, non support of children or spouse.
    • Aug. 21, Ryan Bullard, 25, West Palm Beach, battery.
    • Aug. 22, Gary Colon, 55, Williston, burglary, obstruction W/OV, theft. Bond $60,000.

  • Candidates weigh in at Bronson forum

    Five candidates, a handful of local officials and a room full of citizens turned out Monday night to hear what Bronson candidates had to say about themselves and the direction the town should be going in.

  • CORRECTION: Deadline looms for Chiefland hospital

    CORRECTION:

    In the story published in the Aug. 29 issue of the Chiefland Citizen and posted on the Citizen website, a quote concerning money spent for the hospital was incorrectly attributed to Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay.

    Kevin Gay did not make the statement. It came from an email sent in by an anonymous Citizen reader.    

    Lou Elliott Jones

    Editor

     

     

    If the fate of a proposed hospital in Chiefland is known, then it’s not being shared, and deadlines are fast approaching.

  • City manager off fire issue

    Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay is no longer part of the discussions with Levy County on fire department issues, and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron and Fire Chief James Harris will meet with county officials on Sept. 3.

  • One dead, one wounded in dispute

    A man who was served with a restraining order last week is dead after returning to the home he once shared with a woman and another man and getting into a shootout that left the other man wounded, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.

  • Kennedy pulls out of Bronson race

    The pool of candidates for Bronson Town Council has dropped by one with Monday’s announcement by Council Member Jason Kennedy that he has dropped out of the race.
    Kennedy, who for the last four years served on Seat 5, said in an interview Monday evening after a candidates’ forum he attended but did not participate in, that he was tired of dealing with the conflicts among council members.
    “I can’t bring that home to my family,” Kennedy said, adding that serving on the council was taking away from his responsibilities to God, family and to his business.

  • Kennedy pulls out of Bronson race

    The pool of candidates for Bronson Town Council has dropped by one with Monday’s announcement by Council Member Jason Kennedy that he has dropped out of the race.
    Kennedy, who for the last four years served on Seat 5, said in an interview Monday evening after a candidates’ forum he attended but did not participate in, that he was tired of dealing with the conflicts among council members.
    “I can’t bring that home to my family,” Kennedy said, adding that serving on the council was taking away from his responsibilities to God, family and to his business.