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  • Walk to Bethlehem continues through Dec. 23

    The journey is long for Mary and Joseph but each evening between 7 and 9 p.m. caravans leave Nazareth and give visitors the opportunity to join them in the interactive narrative led by Callie Fields all the way to Bethlehem where the Baby Jesus was born in a manger in a stable.

    Come join the cast and workers from sponsoring church Living Water Life Center of Morriston and volunteers from other area churches as they welcome and invite visitors to take this historic journey.

  • Ex-Ford manager investigated for grand theft

    Donald Barrett, ex-manager of White Ford in Chiefland, is being investigated for grand theft by the State Attorney’s Office in connection with $709,000 in expenditures over the past 12 years according to a Chiefland Police Department report. The sworn complaint came after an extensive two-month audit by the dealership’s attorney John Bovay and certified public accountant Jeff Crippen.

  • Eight from 'Forgotten War' honored

    The room was large, easily capable of holding a hundred people. The group gathered was small, less than a dozen people, including two reporters. Outside the commission meeting room at Chiefland City Hall a father and two children came and went after paying a utility bill.  City Hall employ

  • Locals come through for their team

    The uniforms are on their way.

    Two weeks ago, the Citizen reported on the plight of the Chiefland boys' basketball program, which had lost all its home, away and practice uniforms in a break-in. Basketballs and video recording equipment were also taken, but the uniforms were the biggest problem.

    On reading the appeal, several local readers took action. At press time, Chiefland's Basketball Uniform Replacement Fund had received about $4,900 in donations, enough for Head Coach Mark Lundy to order uniforms.

  • Bronson bank robbed; three arrested

    Dog may be man’s best friend, but Brix, a K-9 partner in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is no friend of suspected bank robbers.

    Brix was instrumental in the Tuesday arrest of John Patterson, 43, of Bronson in connection with the Dec. 12 robbery of an undisclosed amount of cash from Capital City Bank in Bronson.

  • Residents complain to commissioners about mud boggers

    The mud boggers are at it again in northern Levy County and one resident has asked the Board of County Commissioners for help because the traffic is tearing up a private road used by residents.

    Charles Wilkerson addressed commissioners in their regular Tuesday morning meeting saying that “four-wheelers and mud boggers are coming down the road” and tearing up Northeast 125th Street, a private road.

  • Planning board endorses city's ordinance

    Chiefland is inching ever closer to tightly restricting nudity in business that offer adult entertainment with the city Planning Board’s passage of a zoning ordinance regulating the location of such businesses.

    The Planning Board, in its regular meeting Nov. 13, unanimously approved banning the location of such businesses within 1,000 feet of religious sites, schools, day care centers and recreation sites.

  • Andy Andrews can vote in Chiefland

    Chiefland businessman A.D. “Andy” Andrews can vote in Chiefland city elections, but the judge who granted Andrews’ request says the ruling is exclusive to Andrews.

    Andrews said he is very pleased with the ruling.

    Andrews filed suit against Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog, in his role as the administrator of city elections; Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell and Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning seeking to be declared a legally registered voter at his business address 13 S.E. First Street in Chiefland.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON — The following information was supplied by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. The information is taken from incident and arrest reports and court documents.All persons are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

  • Former EZDA director indicted

     A federal indictment against two suspended Levy County commissioners has been amended to include a third county official: Pam Blair, the recently resigned executive director of Levy County’s Enterprise Zone Development Authority (EZDA).