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Today's News

  • Church News for the week of August 14

    "River Jordan"

    to sing

    at Full Gospel

    Everyone is invited to the Full Gospel Outreach Saturday Night Gospel Sing Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.. The featured group will be "River Jordan" from Ocala. As always, there will be no admission charge for the sing. A free-will love offering will be received. Full Gospel Outreach Church is located just 3 miles north of the Chiefland Walmart on HWY 19.

  • Drug task force makes six cases in Inglis

    Deputies from Citrus and Levy counties, working as the Citrus/Levy Drug Task Force, made several seizures of drugs and other evidence in the Inglis area including opening six new cases based on evidence they had recovered. 

    The deputies located and dismantled two clandestine methamphetamine labs that had been previously in operation.

    They also seized 14 cannabis plants that were being cultivated in three different locations.  Charges for the manufacture of cannabis are pending against one individual at this time. 

  • County's newest firefighters get bunker gear

    The Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. was awarded a FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant to help volunteer fire departments in Florida recruit and retain firefighters by awarding bunker gear to their eligible new recruits.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Director David Knowles contacted the Council to obtain new gear for the 10 new Firefighter I Recruits from local Departments who recently completed the 2013-2014 LCDPS Firefighter I program.

  • Calling all artists

    Haven Hospice is inviting artists to connect with patients and families while supporting Haven by displaying their art work through the ArtsCare Program.

       Artists' applications will be accepted throughout the year. To be considered, the artists must complete an exhibiting application and return it with a minimum of 10 photos representative of their work. The application can be found at www.havenhospice.org/ArtsCare.

  • Blood drive in Williston Aug. 22

    LifeSouth Community Blood Bank will be holding a blood drive in Williston on Friday, August 22, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 50 N.W. Main Street in Williston.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 14

    Exhibit on Panama Canal

    at Florida Museum

    The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th birthday with a new gallery exhibition and family-friendly event.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Aug. 4, William Michael Carryer, 19, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 4, Rhiannon Cribbs, 20, Morriston, grand theft. Bond $20,000.

    • Aug. 5, Chad Alexander Cumbo, 30, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 5, Jessie James Eichelberger, 44, Williston, battery on person age 65 or older. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 8, Blake Fontana, 20, Morriston, four out of county warrants. Bond $100,000.

  • Answers to 'tough' questions

    Because there was not enough time to ask all the questions submitted by the public at a recent candidates forum hosted by the VFW Post 5625 in partnership with the Chiefland Citizen, the "leftover" questions were emailed to all the county candidates to get a written response. 

    Only three chose to respond. 

     

    County Commissioner Candidate Ryan Bell

    1) What are you going to do about EMS sending money to Lewisville, S.C. ? And how much do they keep out of all EMS money?

  • Park vagrant spurs action

    A one-legged homeless man in a wheelchair camping out at a Fort Fanning Historical Park has spurred city council members to consider passing an ordinance against panhandling and no solicitation.

    According to Fire Chief Ron McQueen at last Tuesday's city council meeting, the vagrant – as Mayor Cheryl Nekola has coined him - is costing the city money.

    The man reportedly slumps down in his wheelchair and those who pass by either stop to give him money or they call 911, McQueen said. Once first responders arrive, the man assures them he is fine.

  • City leaders claim county is roadblocking

    The county has a grudge against the City of Chiefland, is what some city officials are saying about Chiefland’s pursuit of emergency services and annual funding from the county for fire protection.

    At Monday night’s city commission meeting, both the issues of ALS and fire funding were discussed during a recap of a meeting last week on ALS between area medical directors, officials from the county and the City of Chiefland.