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  • Inglis officers bust meth lab at residence

    Two people were arrested and a meth lab inside a home on State Highway 40 West in Inglis was shut down on Wednesday, Nov. 7 by officers from the Inglis Police Department, the Levy County Drug Task Force and the Citrus County Tactical Impact Unit, according to an Inglis Police Department press release.
    The discovery inside the home came after an investigation into suspected narcotics and dangerous drugs which involved undercover operations and surveillance of the home.
    Officers seized a large amount of methamphetamine manufacturing equipment, paraphernalia, and methamphetamine.

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  • White Ford rejuvenating

    While White Ford is hosting the 2013 Fusion event this evening, the folks at the dealership would like to say they are doing a little re-investment in the business and residents can keep an eye out for good things.
    Don Barrett, general manager, said the dealership that has been in business for 58 years, is also getting an upgrade from the founders, the White family, and has plans to move ahead.
    The entire auto industry took a severe hit with the economic downturn in 2008. And while General Motors and Chrysler took the federal auto bailout money, Ford Motor Co. did not.

  • Dental clinic open house today

    The Levy County Health Department is opening a new dental clinic and the public is invited to an open house today, Nov. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. The health department is located at 66 W. Main St., Bronson.
    Equipment for the clinic was donated by a local dentist and the clinic was remodeled by the Levy County Construction and Maintenance Department.
    For more information, call 352-486-5300.

  • Thanksgiving food drive at CHS

    Students at Chiefland High School will wrap up their food drive of non-perishable food items, including canned goods, rice, pastas, cereals, etc. on Friday, Nov. 16.
    Students have been collecting the donations since Nov. 8 in their fourth-period classes.
    The BETA Club and Student Government Association are awarding community service hours for contributions (2 hours for 10 non-perishable items). 
    The class that brings in the most food will win a pizza party.  Any local citizens that wish to contribute may drop donations by the front office at CHS.

  • One dead, one hurt in one-car crash

    A Kentucky man died and his passenger was injured when the 2003 Subaru Outback they were riding in on U.S. Highway 27A veered off the road by Northesast 151st Terrace at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
    Dead is David G. House, 81, of Avaton, Ky., the driver, and injured was Betty G. House, 80, also of Avaton, Ky. She was airlifted to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and was reported in critical condition.

  • No Toys For Tots this year

    Christmas could be bleak for many children this year because the county's largest distributor of toys to families in need is no longer in business — in Levy or Gilchrist counties.
    Most folks, when contacted to ask about some organization taking up the slack admit they had no idea Toys for Tots was no longer serving Levy County.
    And there is little likelihood anyone one or any group can make up the time to pull off a successful Christmas toy distribution this year.

  • Opinion Poll: Should public officials take drug tests like public workers?

    This week's Chiefland Citizen online poll asks whether elected officials should take drug tests like those required for public workers.

    Just scroll down on the Citizen website home page to cast your vote. 

  • Go further with White Ford and help Haven Hospice

     

    White Ford Company, Inc., is sponsoring “Go Further with Ford Night” today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the dealership on U.S. Highway 19 with proceeds benefitting Haven Hospice of North Central Florida.

    For each person who attends the event, White Ford will donate $10, up to a total of $500, to Haven Hospice. The event is the closing act in the Random Acts of Fusion adventure hosted by celebrity Ryan Seacrest.

  • LARC cleans house

    The Levy ARC Thrift Store is having its annual Clean Sweep sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lots of bargains. 

       The store will also be selling fish dinners for $6 each. The meal includes fried mullet, baked beans, cole slaw and hush puppies.