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Local News

  • Iron Butts for Bucks charity motorcycle ride

     After raising more than $1,500 for needy residents in the Tri-County Area last year, the Iron Butts For Bucks Team is at it again.

  • Morriston fire sends two to hospital

    Two people were taken to the hospital in the wee hours of April 30, after a fire broke out in a Morriston mobile home, located at 18150 SE 15th St., according to the Levy County Department of Public Safety.

  • Delinquent tax list on the streets!

    The 2013 Levy County Delinquent Tax List is running in this week's Chiefland Citizen, which is already on the streets. Pick up a copy and read about what's going on in your community.

  • 2013 delinquent tax list in Citizen

    The Levy County Tax Collector's Office is publishing the annual delinquent tax list in the Chiefland Citizen this year. 

  • Levy school, college money in final state budget bill

    Startup money for a new Williston Middle/High School and Levy Campus for the College of Central Florida has been included in the state budget for 2014-2015 that was approved by the state Legislature last week and is heading to the governor's office. 

  • County, city to meet on ALS

    Once the formalities were out of the way, the Levy County Commission set about agreeing on a suitable date for a joint workshop with the City of Chiefland on allowing Chiefland Fire Rescue paramedic/firefighters to provide advanced life support non-transport services to accident victims and patients. 

  • Duke seeks more time for coal units

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Duke Energy Florida is planning on spending approximately $30 million to keep its oldest Crystal River coal burning plants in service through mid-2018.

    Last month, Duke filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to recover anticipated environmental costs from ratepayers to keep the plants running.

    The two plants, CR 1 and CR 2, have been operating since the late 1960s and have been scheduled for retirement.

  • Duke CEO supports using solar energy

    By Pat Faherty

    Environmental concerns dominated shareholder discussion Thursday at Duke Energy’s annual meeting.

    Duke’s recent coal ash spill disaster, climate change, emissions and pollution from burning fossil fuels and its position on renewable energy were among concerns raised by stockholders in North Carolina.

  • Coming together with prayer

    The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated — with a prayer for the country and its citizens — today at noon at Chiefland City Hall around the flag pole out front.
    The Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday in May and was enacted by congress in 1952 as a request that people "turn to God in prayer and meditation." It is celebrated by Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Jews, to name but a few.

  • Breaking Barriers and Building Lives starts Friday

    Breaking Barriers and Building Lives, with Mike Hagen's Strength Team, will take place May 2,3 and 4 at the Suwannee River Fairgrounds from 6 to 8 p.m.