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Today's News

  • Calling all artists

    Haven Hospice is inviting artists to connect with patients and families while supporting Haven by displaying their art work through the ArtsCare Program.

       Artists' applications will be accepted throughout the year. To be considered, the artists must complete an exhibiting application and return it with a minimum of 10 photos representative of their work. The application can be found at www.havenhospice.org/ArtsCare.

  • Bull riding rodeo benefits Chad Smith

    Bull rider Chad Smith, who was injured during a ride in Kissemmee on Feb. 22, will be the beneficiary of the Chad Smith Benefit Bull Riding event on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Carter's Arena south of Chiefland. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the action begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The event is organized by Renegade Rodeo, a sanctioned organization. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 5 years old admitted free.

  • Slain deputy road naming OK'd

    Levy County Deputy Atticus Haygood Ellzey is the only county sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty and the Levy County Commission made the first move on Tuesday to honor his sacrifice by renaming a highway.

    The United States Officer Down Memorial states: "Deputy Ellzey was shot and killed after being lured into some bushes by a man who wanted to show him something. When he entered the bushes he was shot by the man's accomplice. Both men were convicted of the murder and hanged."

  • Public Safety holds monthly in-service training

       The Levy County Department of Public Safety hosts monthly in-service training. The invitation is extended out to all departments with first responders that serve the county.

    This month the training consisted of pediatric airway management. On June 17, 18 and 19, all on-duty LCDPS members were required to attend the training. Members from Chiefland Fire Rescue also participated.

    This regular multi-agency training promotes teamwork among the emergency response departments serving the citizens and visitors of Levy County. 

  • Bronson moving forward with nature trail development

    The state has approved preliminary designs for a nature trail in the Town of Bronson that would allow officials to move forward with several projects the town has had on the table.

    In April, Town Clerk Kelli Brettel told the council that Bronson would have to honor a 2005 agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to turn some of its property into a recreational area in order to qualify for future land grants from the agency.

  • CK oyster situation heading to Putnam

    When state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam stops in Trenton for a campaign event on Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m. it won't be just Gilchrist County agriculture on his agenda.

    Levy County Commissioner Chad Johnson, Putnam's college roommate and fraternity brother, will be talking to his old pal about the need to get money for re-seeding the oyster population in the Suwannee River Basin, which includes Cedar Key and parts of Levy and Dixie counties.

  • FWC wants to hear from you on deer hunting

    If you hunt in Hunting zones B or C, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission want to hear from you. 

  • Please help family find relatives

    The Williston Pioneer (our sister paper) has been contacted by a funeral home in Bradenton looking for relatives of Jason Murphy, 47, who once lived in Chiefland. If you know this man, or any of his relatives, please contact Carolyn at the Pioneer 352-528-3343. Or you can call the Citizen at 352-493-4796 and we will pass along the info.

  • Peanut Boil, community rally tonight

    This is one of the best community events. 

    Get some boiled peanuts, wash 'em down with some of the best homemade ice cream. Mingle with the football coaches and players. 

    What more could you ask for in small town life?

    Right, water. It is hot out there. 

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 21

    Exhibit on Panama Canal

    at Florida Museum

    The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th birthday with a new gallery exhibition and family-friendly event.