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Today's News

  • $15,000 reward for info on arsonist

      The Florida Forest Service and Florida’s Forestry Arson Alert Association in conjunction with a $10,000 contribution from a private landowner are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28, approximately 20 new fire starts were discovered by Florida Forest Service between County Road 345 and State Road 24 in Rosewood.

  • County puts off comment on Lukens tract

    The Levy County Commission delayed commenting on a proposal by a Cedar Key couple to swap or buy land from the Suwannee River Water Management District after the couple said they were tendering a new deal for public access.

  • The Santa Tracker is here!

    For all those folks who want to track Santa's every move, NORAD hs passed along this Santa Tracker to the Chiefland Citizen. 

    Enjoy! And make sure you get the cookies and milk out early so you can get to bed early. 

    Remember, Santa, only visits the sleeping children. 

     

    http://www.noradsanta.org/embed.html

  • CF breaks ground on new campus

    After 10 years in the making, those working towards the goal of having a new college campus in Levy County are seeing the fruits of their labor.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the College of Central Florida held a ground breaking ceremony for their new Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus.

    "As we celebrate this milestone, we are one step closer to making the Levy Campus a reality," CF President Dr. James Henningsen said, opening up the ceremony.

  • Christmas wishes

    Ariel Lima has a conversation with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Chiefland Christmas Festival on Saturday evening.

    The festival kicked off with the 5K Rudolph Fun Run first thing in the morning and continued throughout the day with 68 food, fun and handmade craft vendors along with a visit by Santa Claus at the Trailhead Park next to the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce.

  • One obstacle cleared for RV resort

    It was a minor quibble, but when attorneys, engineers, developers and city commissioners are involved, a small thing can grow to the point where it can hold up construction of an RV resort.

    The Chiefland City Commission, meeting as the City Planning Board, heard a request by Lois Livingston to vacate an easement between her two properties that are planned to become a 456-slot RV resort.

  • Fanning Springs awards contract

    Fanning Springs city council voted to approve two steps forward in the sewer expansion project.

    The first was to sign an engineering services agreement for phase three with Mittauer and Associates, a company who has done work with Fanning Springs since 1998, and the next was to award the construction contract of phase two to Community Industrial Corp (CIC) of Reddick. The $353,400 contract with Mittauer for phase three work will be covered by project funding.

  • Woman fends off attacking dogs to save baby

    When she goes to sleep Kaula Most says she dreams dogs are attacking and she cannot seem to save the toddler she is holding from the jaws of the Italian bull mastiffs that have snatched her from Most's arms.

    “Then I wake up and I'm about falling out of the bed,” Most said. “Every time I wake up I think about the little girl.”

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Dec. 17

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

    •Dec. 1, Robert Mathew Andrews, 27, Trenton, three counts VOP.

    •Dec. 3, Joshua Baldenegro, 26, Chiefland, burglary, petit theft. Bond $50,000.

    •Dec. 3, Darin Bell, 43, Ocala, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    •Dec. 3, Noah Keith Bevins, 34, Inglis, burglary, petit theft, two counts FTA. Bond $37,000.

    •Dec. 3, Marissa Ella Bowers, 28, Chiefland, battery. Bond $5,000.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 10

    Today, Dec. 10

    Local Mitigation Strategy group to meet

    The Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center at 7911 N.E. 90th St, Bronson. This meeting is open to the public.