Today's News

  • The American Hero

    By Andrew Caplan

    Special to the Citizen

    Much of Walter “Buzz” Scott Terhune’s Thursday was spent catching up with friends and family and preparing for a vacation to Cocoa Beach with his companion.

    He never made it.

  • Bronson concert wins county blessing

    The Country Music Fest & Mud Bog Races being held at Bronson Speedway on Oct. 16 and 17 got the green flag from the Levy County Commissioners after businessman Robert J. Nichols satisfactorily answered questions about overnight camping, alcohol sales and security.

  • Ribbon cutting held for new EMS station in Fanning Springs

       The opening of a new EMS station in Fanning Springs means a good deal to one Fanning Springs resident.

       "I love it. I think it's very important and I'm very grateful," Nancy Hauk said of the new ambulance station. 

       Hauk's husband, Conrad Hauk – a retired firefighter who started in the career when he was 16, went into cardiac arrest earlier in the year and died. She called for help and said her heart sank when she heard the ambulance would be coming from Chiefland. 

  • Chiefland wins grant for road

    Chiefland city officials have been notified that their request for a state transportation grant has been approved to fund construction of a connector for Northwest 11th Drive from the Days Inn motel to Northwest 19th Avenue.

    It is just the first of several projects that will change traffic patterns in the area of the Winn Dixie, Walmart, new hospital, Murphy's/Taco Bell intersections.

  • The American Hero (Part 2)

    By Drinda Merritt

    Mayor of Inglis

    Walter “Buzz” Terhune, born in New Jersey to a military family on June 4, 1947, died a hero protecting the children of Inglis and Yankeetown on Oct. 1, 2015.

    Buzz, as he was fondly known, was a wounded Vietnam veteran, serving our country proudly enduring three tours of duty, and leaving the Army with several Purple Hearts as a 2nd lieutenant.  He was a fiercely patriotic man with a rich family history of service dating back to the American Revolution and forward. 

  • Fourth person dies in Inglis shooting

    The small town of Inglis is picking itself up and applying bandages — physical and mental — where needed this week after a man unhappy over the end of his 32-year marriage on Thursday killed his ex-wife, himself and a man who tried to intervene out of concern that children playing across the street were in harm's way. He also shot a fourth man who was still fighting for his life at a Gainesville hospital.

  • Sheriff finds funds for inmate insurance

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum said he has paid the premium for inmate health insurance that skyrocketed from $51,000 a year to $152,000 and he hopes he will not need more money in his budget from the County Commission.

    The sheriff said he has had a number of vacancies in his operation, including being short dispatchers, deputies and detention officers, and those unpaid salaries in last year’s budget helped pay this year’s premium.

  • Fanning's budget: no raises, millage same

     It did not take much tweaking for the Fanning Springs City Council to approve budgets and property tax millage when they met on Monday, Oct. 5

    They had pretty much fine tuned it in prior meetings.

    By a 3-0 vote Council members Jane Nogaki, Ron Queen and Barbara Locke approved a budget with $3,443,092 in appropriations and $182,617.94 in reserve for the fiscal year that started on Thursday, Oct. 1. The budget includes $2,680,070. in grant funds.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 10-16


    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits to work on the shoulders.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

  • Ride to Provide Oct. 24

    The 11th Annual Ride to Provide, a law enforcement escorted motorcycle run through Levy County, will be on Saturday, Oct. 24. There is no fee to enter but donations will be accepted on behalf of ARC of Levy County, a center for challenged adults.

    The event begins with registration, coffee and morning snacks at Bronson Middle High School. Southern Sisters Hospitality will be providing the early morning goodies.