Today's News

  • Duo faces underage alcohol sales charge

    A citizen's tip that minors were able to buy alcoholic beverages sparked an investigation that has resulted in two arrests of convenience store clerks.

    The tip to the Levy County Sheriff's Office came from a parent who said they recently discovered their underage child was purchasing beer from a local convenience store.

    The Sheriff's Office contacted the State Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) which regulates sales of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

  • Man's bond on sex charges: $4 million

    A man accused of molesting acquaintances' daughters during visits to his home is facing four charges and a $4 million bond to get out of jail.

    James Lambert, 65, of Fanning Springs, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 21, by Levy County Sheriff's Cpl. Jay Crooms.

    The Sheriff's Office was contacted in August by a parent of the two children who reside outside the county, according to a sheriff's press release.

  • Watch the Levy County Commission meeting on Sept. 22

    The Chiefland has started live streaming of the Levy County Commission meetings on the Chiefland Citizen channel on Ustream and making the videos available on the Chiefland Citizen channel on You Tube. 

    And we are making it available on our website.

    Please take a moment and let us know what you think. One viewer told us he wanted pizza with his live stream. 

    Thank you for watching.

  • Suspected meth dealer arrested

    A man walking along Southeast 144th Place near Inglis on Thursday, Sept. 17 about 2:30 a.m. got a ride to a place with beds and food, but it was not his expected destination as sheriff's deputies arrested him and transported him to the Levy County jail on drug charges.

    Patrick A. Lookingbill, 28, appeared to be intoxicated and Levy County Drug Task Force deputies stopped to check on his welfare.  They conducted a pat-down search of Lookingbill for weapons and recovered a folding knife. 

  • Traffic stop nets drug arrest

    Deputies from the Levy County Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 model Ford dually truck for erratic driving after it had been spotted earlier at an inactive clandestine methamphetamine lab site.

    Deputies noticed the vehicle's driver Reinhard Bailey, 60, of Dunnellon had lye and two containers of Coleman camp fuel in plain view in the vehicle. Both substances are used in the process of illegally manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Pedestrian on 19 suffers critical injuries in accident

    A pedestrian walking along U.S. Highway 19 south of Chiefland suffered critical injuries when he was struck by a sedan at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Oscar Ramirez, 42, of Chiefland, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

    According to the report by FHP Trooper M.D. Geoffroy, Ramirez was walking south along US 19 near the white edge line. The portion of U.S. 19 was not lighted.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Sept. 24

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

    •Sept. 18, Alicia Ruth Anderson, 27, Beverly Hills, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    •Sept. 16, Jonah Lee Arthur, 33, Bronson, cruelty to animals. Bond $10,000.

    •Sept. 17, Reinhard Bailey, 60, Dunnellon, drug possession, possession/and or use of drug equipment. Bond $90,000.

    •Sept. 18, Kartik Kishore Bose, 58, Chiefland, give liquor to individual under 21. Bond $2,000.

  • Veterans Day Parade in Chiefland

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

    The parade will roll from Chiefland Middle High School south on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street to the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert L. Douglas, who organized the first countywide veterans parade, said the celebration is taking place one day after the official holiday because most of the units for the Chiefland parade will be participating in the Cross City Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11.

  • Brock reunion

    The annual Brock Reunion is to be held at Manatee Springs State Park on Sunday, Oct. 4. All attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

    Arrival time is tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. The festivities will continue until 5 p.m. We plan to eat at 12:30 p.m.

    If you have any questions, call 352-870-9302. 

  • Wild Hog president visits Suwannee Valley Rotary

    The president of the Wild Hog Canoe Race spoke from the heart to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club.

       "It's a blessing to share a burden I have on my heart with you today," Keith Maynard said to the group last Thursday.

       He told a little about the history of the Wild Hog Canoe Race, how it came to support the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) and then began to flourish. In 1986, the race had the most boats in its history participate with a total of 124.