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Today's News

  • The Citizen is off the press and on the newsstands
  • Postal carrier admits not delivering 125,000 pieces of mail

    Bronson letter carrier Rose Conklin pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to failing to deliver more than 125,000 letters, newspapers and circulars over a six-year period that she worked with the U.S. Postal Service. She faces the possibility of a five year prison sentence, plus three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 monetary assessment.

    As part of her plea deal she has agreed to pay the $100 assessment before her sentencing in November.

  • Breaking News Chiefland loses pre-season game
  • Levy County jobless rate rises in July

        Levy County's unemployment rate has broken a new barrier rising to 12.1 percent in July,  a rise of 0.7 percent from June 2009. The number of individuals without jobs rose from 1,959 to 2,066 in Levy County.

        In contrast, Marion County's rate stayed the same at 12.6 percent as did Citrus County at 11.9 percent.

  • LARC visits Cedar Key

    More than 40 participants from the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Work Activity Center located in Otter Creek visited the Cedar Key Community Center last Thursday for a luncheon, informational presentations by local officials and a dance.

    “Mrs. Thelma McCain made us a fish dinner, grits, coleslaw, hush puppies and cake,” said Trainer Kathy Eschbach. McCain’s son Harold is a LARC participant. “Mrs. McCain fed everybody – anyone who walked through the front door,” Eschbach said.

  • Watson to challenge Boyd for House seat

    Republican Paul Watson announced that he has  officially launched his campaign for Florida House of  Representatives, District 11, to challenge incumbent Debbie Boyd of Newberry in the 2010 election.

    Watson is a long-time resident of Gilchrist County and the pastor of Bell Baptist Church.

  • The lights are coming, maybe next year

    This column is called Good News.

    It reports both varieties of good news: good as in feel good news and good news as in good news to use.

    Last week, it was about news your could use: Vice Mayor Theresa Barron's quest to have the city buy, rather than lease lighted Christmas decorations. Mayor Teal Pomeroy said he would like to see businesses buy and sponsor lights.

    Here's the feel good news: More people voted than usual in the Citizen online Christmas lights poll.  By Tuesday evening there were 53 votes.

    There were four options:

  • Letter: Chiefland's Good Samaritans

    My husband and I are presently deployed to Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. Our home of record is Inverness, Florida. On a recent trip home, we were traveling along Rt. 19 on our way to Tallahassee and eventually to Pensacola to visit our children and grandchildren.

  • Levy Dwain Justice

    Levy Dwain Justice, 65, of Williston, died on August 6. He was born on February 14, 1944, in Jacksonville, to Audi and Norell Justice.

    He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked as a metrologist for a nuclear power plant. He was of the Baptist faith. He moved to Williston 10 years ago from Pennsville, N.J.

    He was an amateur ham operator, call K4VSJ, from 1958 to current. He enjoyed doing amateur radio he enjoyed spelunking in high school and was known for running a 4.26 mile in 1961 at Duncan U. Fletcher High School in Neptune.

  • Fire money heats commission meeting again

    Fiery words flew at the Chiefland City Commission's Monday meeting leading Commissioner Frank Buie to ask at the end of the meeting if the discussion was “unprofessional.”

    “It didn't sound very professional tonight,” he said. “Did it sound professional Mr. Mayor?”

    Mayor Teal Pomeroy agreed it did not.

    For the third time in six weeks the commission and Fire Chief John Ward  wrangled over money he has set aside to purchase equipment.