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Today's News

  • Study could show how to reduce water and fertilizer use

    In the spring, state agencies will begin a study that officials hope will spark more insight into water and fertilizer use in the Suwannee Basin.
    The project, which will take place over three years on a 300-acre farm east of Live Oak, will use monitors, soil probes and meters to measure water absorption and nutrient loading rates.
    The Suwannee River Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Department of Agriculture and the University of Florida are working together on the study, which is projected to cost $588,000.

  • Officials arrest two in Inglis arson case

    By BUSTER THOMPSON
    Special to the Citizen

    Two men wer­e arrested Tuesday on accusations of burglary and arson, which resulted in the destruction of an Inglis bar the day before.
    Jordan Michael Cooper, 21, and Travis Crabb, 32, were charged with arson, grand theft, burglary and two counts of arson causing the injury to firefighters after authorities connected the two men to the suspicious fire Monday morning at Rivals Bar off of West Levy County Road 40, Inglis.

  • Chiefland SGA pie auction is a sweet dessert

    The 23rd Annual Pie Auction for Student Government was held Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Chiefland Middle High School cafeteria. This is the largest SGA fund raiser and it helps to fund projects throughout the school year.

  • Sheriff's report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Nov. 17, Douglas Aldrich, 22, Orlando, VOP.
    • Nov. 22, Amber Lynn Alexander, 26 Williston, DWLSR. ROR.
    • Nov. 18, Juanita Batten, 50. FTA. ROR.
    • Nov. 17, Bobby Joe Blatchford, 29, Morriston, VOP.
    • Nov. 20, Joseph B. Burchett, 53, Palm Bay, out of county warrant. ROR.
    • Nov. 22, Anthony Scott Burnett, 35, Old Town, two out of county warrants. Bond $30,000.
    • Nov. 23, Ira Colon Cribbs, 34, Williston, two counts VOP.

  • Chiefland intersection is a problem, officials say

    A recent accident at the intersection of N.W. 23rd Ave. and N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland has city commissioners wanting changes made.
    "I hope we can get something done with that," Vice Mayor Betty Walker said at Monday night's commission meeting after the subject was brought up by Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas. "It's needed."
    Eight people were involved in the accident, according to Douglas. All, including two children, were airlifted to the hospital.

  • City officials accused of Sunshine Law violation

    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy and City Manager Mary Ellzey have been interviewed by an investigator for State Attorney William “Bill” Cervone's office for a possible Sunshine Law violation, but Cervone's spokesman said it is just a review of a complaint.
    “We made an inquiry into the allegations that were levied,” said Darry Lloyd, deputy chief investigator and spokesman for Cervone. “We were reviewing it, so its not much more than that.”

  • Fanning Dairy Queen plans melting away

    City continues pushing for Holiday Inn Express

    By ASHLEY THORNTON
    Staff Writer
    “It’s moving forward,” Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola said of the anticipated Holiday Inn project, shortly after learning that Hudson Foods would no longer be bringing in a Dairy Queen to accompany it.

  • FWC bear workshop in Chiefland Dec. 4

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold three public workshops in December to discuss management of black bears in the Big Bend area of Florida and how people can get involved in working with the FWC on local bear issues.
    The third and final workshop will be held in Chiefland, Dec. 4, at the Tommy Usher Community Center, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The first two will be held in Homosassa and Dade City.

  • Experience living history at Clay Landing Days

    Spend a day in some of the wilder parts of Florida and it's not hard to get a sense of what life must have been like before the Sunshine State became one of the more densely populated regions of the U.S.
    In the 1800s, the state was mostly inhabited by droves of white settlers who pushed down from northern territories — hacking a living from the dense landscape —bands of displaced natives who became known as Seminoles and the soldiers who, in two separate wars, fought to displace those natives once again.

  • Cell phone use cited in SR 24 accident

    A driver's cell phone use was cited as the cause of a chain-reaction three vehicle collision at a construction zone on State Road 24 on Wednesday afternoon that left one person injured and blocked traffic for two hours, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

    The accident occurred about 1.2 miles west of the intersection of SR 24 and U.S. Highway 27A where a project to resurface 11 miles of SR 24 begins.