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Today's News

  • County's battalion trucks: ALS non transport and more

    Curious about the county's battalion (ALS non transport) trucks?

    We, here at the Citizen, were.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles and Battalion Commander Clay Drew (who drives one of two ALS vehicles) came by the paper Monday at the request of Citizen staff.

  • DAV to meet Sept.4

    The Chiefland DAV Post 63 will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4 at Beef 'O' Bradys in Chiefland.

    The meeting will start with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

    The DAV meets at Beef 'O' Bradys the first Thursday of each month.

  • Luke Corbitt Memorial Fishing Tournament in October

    The 3rd annual Luke Corbitt memorial fishing tournament benefiting the Children's Table will be held Oct. 4, at the Waccasassa Boat Ramp in Gulf Hammock.

    Registration is $25 and starts at 6 a.m. the day of the event at the boat ramp. For advanced registration, call 352-278-3379.

    There will be cash prizes for biggest red, biggest trout, biggest combo and most unique fish caught. There will also be free food and door prizes.

  • Building bridges to local Rotaries

    David Rauch, Rotary International 6940 district governor, likes to introduce himself as a member of the only Rotary Club named for a bridge. 

    And they may define his year in office as he travels to visit all 51 clubs in the 19 counties that make up the district. The Chiefland Rotary Club visit on Aug. 6 was his 19th since taking office.

    A third-generation Rotarian, Rauch is a member of the Mid-Bay Club in Niceville. His father is a member of the Destin Rotary club and holds the record for 44 years of perfect attendance.

  • Volunteer cleanups for National Public Lands Day

    1) Friday Sept. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Help clean up and restore the Nature Coast State Trail at the Suwannee River trestle. Join park staff to pick up trash and debris left from the summer’s activities. A barbecue lunch, trash bags, gloves and water will be provided, along with free admission to the park. Meet at Fanning Springs State Park, at the concessionaire building at 9:30 a.m. for registration.

    For more information, contact Kirk Marhefka at kirk.marhefka@dep.state.fl.us or 352- 535-5181

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 28

    Passenger pigeon exhibit at Florida Museum

       A Florida Museum of Natural History gallery exhibit opening Sept. 1 illustrates how human actions can lead to the extinction of a species—even those considered common just a century ago.

  • County tests firefighters

    LCDPS conducted new hire and promotional Firefighter assessments on Saturday, July 12th.

    Current LCDPS EMS members that hold a valid Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance were eligible to test for dual certified positions with LCDPS. The assessment consisted of a 50 question written test and timed circuit drill.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of August 28

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

    • Aug. 18, Daniel Lee Bennett, 25, Floral City, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 21, Shannon April Brown, 36, Old Town, petit theft. Bond $500.

    • Aug. 23, Joshua Zachary Clemons, 21, Trenton, VOP.

    • Aug. 19, Richard Cooke, 19, Tampa, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000.

    • Aug. 18, Bobby Duffy Jr., 33, Chiefland, non support of children or spouse.

  • White pickup sought in fatal hit and run

    The public is being asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol find a truck and the driver that were involved in a fatal hit and run on Saturday night.

    The FHP is seeking a white 2010 to 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 or 3500 pickup that has damage to the left front headlight/foglight and missing a mirror. Accident investigators say there will also be other damage to the left side of the hood and fender area.

  • Drive a Ford to help CMHS

    White Ford is inviting Chiefland residents to once again take a test drive in a new Ford vehicle and help raise up to $6,000 for Chiefland Middle High School as part of Ford Motor Co.'s Drive 4 UR School on Friday, Aug. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

    For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company and White Ford will donate $20 — up to $6,000.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test drive per household.