Today's News

  • County selling limestone dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline up for sale, preferring to use another piece of equipment to mine and load limestone from the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.
    The Board of commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale at the request of Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee, who said the dragline is no longer needed for the county's limerock mining operation. "We can only mine to 30 feet and we need to get rid of this," he said. "There is a lot of demand for this equipment."

  • Education Briefs

    Other topics addressed during Tuesday's School Board of Levy County meeting:
    n The board held a closed meeting before Tuesday's public meeting to discuss the ongoing case between the district and former employee Linda Yon.
    Yon was terminated from her position for allegedly using disparaging remarks to a student this past school year.

  • Learn how bats can battle mosquitoes

    Remember this summer's mosquito infestation?  How about the hatching after the heavy rains and flooding in September?
    Learn how to battle the blodsucking invasion at two presentations on creating havens for bats.
       Ranger Pam Darty of the U.S. Fish Service at Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge will give a  presentation on Florida Bats and Bat Houses at the Ellie Schiller Education Center in the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP) at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown, Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m..  Admission is free.

  • CMS gets new flowerbeds

    Chiefland Middle School was lucky to start the school year with new landscaping.  Just one week before school started, the northeast corner of CMS’s main building was bleak and barren. 

  • LARC and Levy school district join forces

    Special to the Citizen
    It is no surprise that Levy ARC has faced some critical financial challenges lately.  However, Executive Director, Betty Walker is determined to find ways to match up available resources to create a win-win situation for all involved.  Her latest challenge coupled LARC with the Plum Creek Foundation and the Exceptional Student Educational Program of the Levy County School District.

  • Levy Center update

    The College of Central Florida is offering several new classes in the coming weeks.    Interested participants may enroll in person at the Levy Center, located at 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland, by telephone at 352-493-9533; or online at CFItraining.cf.edu (for select Levy noncredit classes).

    Computer Fundamentals for Seniors

  • Etheridge takes a school break after 20 years

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday's meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.
    Tuesday's meeting was Etheridge's final day meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston on the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.

  • Four arrested for drugs in Cedar Key

       Four people were arrested Tuesday for dealing drugs out of their Cedar Key homes, according to the Levy County Sherif's Office.  The arrests were the result of a three-month investigation, which was aided by information from a confidential source.
       The sheriff's department says Richard Cantlebarry and Geneva Harris were selling morphine pills out of their home, located at 517 2nd Street.  

  • Man dies while cast fishing

       A Newberry man casting for fish in the Suwannee died after becoming entangled in the cast net he was using off a dock.
       The Dixie County Sheriff's Office said the family of Chad Eric Holder, 36, reported finding his body in a canal behind their residence on Saturday, Oct. 14.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted forOct. 21

    The following information was taken fromLevy County Sheriff’s reports:
    n  Two West Central Florida men were arrested on misdemeanor drug charges after their vehicle was stopped for a broken headlight in Fanning Springs.