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Today's News

  • Shots for school available at health department

    The Florida Department of Health in Levy County reminds parents to check the vaccination status of their children as a new school year approaches. Vaccinations are offered at the local health department on a daily basis by appointment. Walk in slots are also available. 

    There is no charge for immunizations for children, birth – 18 years of age provided they are still enrolled in elementary, middle or high school.

  • Veterans take note of meeting

    The VFW Post 5625 in Chiefland will hold a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in at the post to discuss the future plans for the VFW's new property, financing and building options.

    Members and veterans need to attend and offer their input. This meeting is part of the regular monthly meeting. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 30

    The names in bold type were arrested as part of Operation Melting Pot, see story Page 1A

    •July 25, Jason Eric Adams, 20, Inglis, failure to appear, VOP. Bond $5,000.

    •July 21, Michael Bradley Ainsworth, 23, Morriston, traffic opium or derivative. Bond 100,000.

    •July 23, Russell Paul Anderson, 47, Sardinia, Ohio, driver’s license expired. Bond $1,000.

    •July 20, Jonathan Lee Austin, 30, Archer, DUI. Bond $1,000.

  • Church News for the week of July 30

    Gospelfest

    WE SOAR will present the 14th Annual Williston Gospelfest Saturday, Aug. 1 at Unity Temple International Church, 2351 NE 200 Ave., Williston beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-361-6528.

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    First Assembly of God

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 30

    Today, July 30

    Blood drive in Bronson

    LifeSouth, the area's blood donation and supplier is experiencing an extreme shortage this summer and is asking the public to step up and donate.

    There will be a Bronson Community Blood Drive on Thursday, July 30, between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., in Bronson.

  • EMT earns state license

    Chris Anderson was recognized for completing his EMT training and getting his state license at the Fanning Springs City Council Meeting on July 7.

    The meeting also happened to mark his five year anniversary with the Fanning Springs Fire Department.

  • Paramedics represent Levy

    Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Paramedics Stephen Ferguson, Humberto Jimenez and Joe Brooks volunteered to represent Levy County in the Bill Shearer International Advanced Life Support (ALS) Competition at CLINCON 2015 in Orlando on July 9-10.

    This event is a challenge for critical thinking and problem solving in advanced life support skills used in the field. The LCDPS Team represented the North Florida Region well placing 15th overall out of 36 teams.  

  • Bronson man wants to organize Summer Fest for his town

     A young man named Jeremiah Johnson came before the Bronson Town Council on Monday night seeking approval for the use of the park for a free family friendly event he plans to call Summer Fest.

    His goal: to unite the community and have a gathering he hopes will become an annual event.

     “I’d like to see the community get together and have a good time,” Johnson said.

    He said he had a vision of a bounce house and basketball and softball tournaments with family friendly music.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 23

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

    •July 18, Keny Alfredo Cano, 24, Cross City, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license. Bond $2,500.

    •July 15, Sarah Lynn Copeland, 21, Chiefland, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license. ROR.

    •July 14, Geoffery Edward Farnsworth, 35, Dunnellon, out of county warrant. Bond $2,660.

    •July 17, Terrence Boyd Felder, 44, Williston, grand theft 300 less than $5,000. ROR.

  • Community Based Training offers life skills to students

    By Pam Thompson

    Special to the Citizen

    Great things are happening in Levy County.

    A Community Based Training Program (CBT) has long been a top priority for Dr. Rosalind Hall, Director of ESE and Student Services for Levy County.

    Early in the school year, Bronson Middle High School teacher Kyle Quincey spoke to several local businesses, shared the district’s goal and inquired about having students work there one day each week. This experience would help them learn valuable job skills.