Local News

  • Accident victim requires extraction

    A person had to be cut from a vehicle Dec. 18 at an accident involving a car and a dump truck at State Road 121 and County Road 320.

  • LCDPS 2013 Employee of the Year

    At the annual LCDPS Christmas Dinner Dec. 19, Paramedic Mandy Willis was awarded Employee of the Year as voted by her peers.  

    In addition to her regular position as an Out of Class Captain and Paramedic, Mandy manages all of the public relations events for the department, including coordinating the Employee Christmas Dinner.

    She has been an employee of the department since 2007 and continues to show her commitment to serving others and dedication to the department every day.

  • County firefighters train on blazing car

     On Dec. 21, the Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Firefighter I class received hands-on training with a live car fire.

    Captain Jerry Horton instructed the class with the help of Captain Joe Rinaudo, Instructor Mark James, and Mentor Dennis Russell.

    The class was broken down into squads of four, and each squad went through the live scenario twice. This training provided the recruits skills to handle a live fire and scene control.

  • Christmas eve fatality in Gilchrist

    A 67-year-old woman died following a crash on Tuesday, Dec. 24, shortly after 6 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 26 and County Road 341, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

  • Jobs numbers drop in Levy

    The news on employment for Levy County residents during November is good, depending on how you look at the numbers. 

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  • Goodbye 2013

    The year 2013 started with change in the air in Levy County as the County Commission became composed entirely of Republicans. Other changes came as the result of retirements, career moves and the November elections. 

  • Mailbox gone from elections office

    A directive by the Florida Secretary of State has spelled the end of a blue metal locked drop box used for absentee ballots in front of the Levy County Supervisor of Elections office.

  • Mobile home burns in Inglis

    No one was injured and a singlewide mobile home was a total loss after it burned the morning of Monday, Dec. 30, according to a Levy County Public Safety Department press release.

    The fire on East Cypress Avenue was reported at 6:10 a.m. to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center.

    The first unit on scene found 50of the structure involved in the fire and defensive control measures were taken to protect another residential structure until more help arrived. None of the resident were home at the time of the fire.

  • Merry Christmas from the Citizen

    Merry Christmas from the Chiefland Citizen, Tri-County Bulletin and Cedar Key Beacon. 

    Our offices are closed Christmas Day so we can enjoy the holiday with family and friends. 

    We will reopen for business on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 9 a.m.

    For those wanting to get news in the Jan.2 issue of the Citizen and Beacon, please deliver it to our office at 624 W. Park Ave., or email it to editor@chieflandcitizen.com by noon, Friday, Dec. 27

    Thank you for reading the Chiefland Citizen, Tri-County Bulletin and the Cedar Key Beacon.