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Today's News

  • Griner wraps up 2016 on high note

    Ken Griner is one busy man.

    He rises before the sun, saddles up a horse, heads out to take care of cattle that is part of a new venture, Florida Cattle Ranches, LLC. A little later he will clean up and head to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meeting with his wife, Lynetta Usher Griner, a recent winner of the state Agriculture Woman of the Year.

    Or maybe he will have a meeting with a marketing consultant on a new website for the family company, Usher Land & Timber.

  • 911 service restored at sheriff's office

    UPDATE:

    The 911 service has been restored to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.  

     

     

    The 911 function for LEVY COUNTY has been disrupted. Citizens needing immediate help need to call the Levy County Sheriff's Office at 352-486-5111 or 1-800-538-9767.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Jan. 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Dec. 31, Alan William Brewster, 55, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $10,000.

    • Dec. 31, Brian Scott Clapper, 39, Port St. Lucie, possession not more than 20 grams. ROR.

    • Dec. 30, Gary Mason Clark, 37, Chiefland, failure to register motor vehicle, DWLS, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, drug paraphernalia. Bond $19,000.

  • Two Grinches fail to get away

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a couple of possible Christmas Grinches on charges similar to those Dr. Seuss’ famous character would have faced if he had not repented stealing a town’s gifts.

  • County delays decision on legal ads

    The Chiefland Citizen and an online blogger must wait another two weeks to find out if the Levy County Commission will be awarding either the county’s legal advertising and delinquent tax roll publication.

    The commissioners decided to table the matter for further study after Interim County Coordinator Wilbur Dean said only two bids were received.

    The one for the blogger offers to add a page to his website and keep it available all year for $5,000.

  • Historical society has three talks on Civil War

    On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Levy County Historical Society will present the first of three presentations which tell about the invasion of the Civil War into Florida. Everyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Florida is invited to join us at this free event to learn more about this time in our history.

  • Local Sierra Club presents program on solar

    Tri-county Working Group of Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club will present Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State at the Homosassa Library, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21. “Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State” explains that just as we switched from horses to cars, telegrams to telephones, typewriters to computers, and postal mail to email, we must now commit to switch from dirty fuels to clean energy.

  • Home heating help available for elderly

    Elder Options, an agency the helps seniors, wants to get the word out that the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is available for residents age 60 and older who are having problems keeping their home warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

    The program can provide:

    • Electricity bill payment

    • Purchase energy related supplies such as fuel, fans, space heaters, wood, air conditioners, and

    • Repair heating and cooling systems.

  • Farmers Market Returns to Train Depot Park Saturday

    The Community Farmers Market returns to the Train Depot Park in Chiefland starting in January, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The hours are

  • WANTED: Citizen of the Year Nominations for 2016

    Do you know someone in the Chiefland area who made outstanding contributions to their community in 2016? If so, please nominate them for Chiefland’s Citizen of the Year! Here are some of the things we look for when seeking a candidate for this award:

    * Significant contribution to the well-being of the community through personal service

    * Personal effort that has made a lasting, noteworthy, and positive difference * Perception as a role model for good citizenship and volunteerism