Today's News

  • Seniors Vs. crime

    Bob McFadden, director of the Levy County Sheriff's Department's Citizen On Patrol (COPs) program, talks with about a dozen seniors at the Chiefland Multipurpose Senior Center on Tuesday. He was there as part of the "Seniors vs. Crimes" program, which teaches seniors about scams, among other things. "If anybody sends you anything or calls you with anything you're not sure about, give us a call. And never send any money."

  • District champs!!!

    Chiefland's Morgan Anderson stretches to scoop up this throw in time to put out a Lafayette runner during this past weekend's District 4 softball tourney in Gainesville. Chiefland outscored opponents 65-14 to win the district and advance to the 12-under state tournament July 6-10 in Ponte Vedra.

  • Facebook photos lead to arrest

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.

    The complaint said that a deer and alligator had been freshly killed and that the suspected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in the photos.

    The animals allegedly were killed near Bronson in Levy County on private property north of Otter Creek.

  • Road and Lane Closures for June 18 - 24, 2011

    LAKE CITY:  The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    Interstate 75  Daytime lane closures just south of Newberry Road (State Road 26/Exit 387) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow crews to widen the northbound exit ramp onto Newberry Road. Traffic is shifted to the west just south of the interchange because of the addition of a barrier wall on the east side of the project.

  • Editorial Cartoon June 16
  • Mad about road

    Regarding the article from June 9, citing alleged "illegal road construction in Cedar Key Heights." I would like to correct the following information.
    1. The article stated that SRWMD said I claimed the road was grandfathered in because it was built in 2008. It should have read that the road was platted in 1928 and is considered pre-act, not subject to present-day permitting. The only laws it is subject to are those that were in existence in 1928.

  • Save our Wednesday nights (and our youth)

    Dear Tri-County Area Citizens,
    Through the years, our communities have maintained the long-time tradition of reserving Wednesday nights for purposes of faith. This has been particularly helpful with respect to our youth. Local churches of all denominations have taken this opportunity to instill values of virtue and service in the lives of our young people. These core values are the underpinnings of wholesome family lives and harmonious communities. The tradition has served us well.

  • Small counties do well in difficult budget year

    Special to the Citizen
    Although it was a tough budget year in Tallahassee for the 2011 Legislative Session, small fiscally constrained counties did see some light at the end of the tunnel. 

  • Presidential hopeful courts Levy County

    John Davis, a businessman seeking the Republican nomination for president, brought his three-foot star-spangled pipe wrench and his brand of fixer-upper conservative politics to Levy County on Tuesday.
    The pipe wrench represents the Colorado resident's campaign theme, "Let's Fix America."
    Davis, who is on his sixth bus trip around the country to raise awareness of his campaign, said Levy is the 644th of the country's 3,260 counties he has visited.

  • Church News for June 16

       Cross Brand Cowboy Church HC
    Celebrate five years at Cross Brand Cowboy Church on June 30. There will be barbecue at 6 p.m. and Red Roots will perform at 7 p.m.