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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 21

    Exhibit on Panama Canal

    at Florida Museum

    The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th birthday with a new gallery exhibition and family-friendly event.

  • Chiefland man arrested in Dixie burglary

       Law enforcement officers arrested 42-year-old Wesley B. Goold, of Chiefland, Aug. 14 in connection with a May burglary and theft.

       In May, deputies responded to a burglary at a part-time residence on S.E. Highway 19 where they learned that the suspect(s) stole several tools, antique boat motors and an old homemade boat that the victim’s deceased father had made.

    Months later, while investigating another complaint at an abandoned residence, sheriff’s investigators noticed some of these stolen items hidden behind the residence.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of August 21

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

    • Aug. 11, Justin Beau Barrs, 32, Old Town, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • Aug. 12, Brian Anthony Brown, 41, Bronson, battery. Bond $25,000.

    • Aug. 11, David Glen Carter Cooper, 29, Archer, FTA. Bond $10,000.

    • Aug. 13, Chris Allen Cox, 23, Bronson, possession of marijuana, DWLSR. Bond $2, 000.

    • Aug. 17, Antre Demetris Davis, 22, Chiefland, aggravated battery.

  • Commissioner Chad Johnson's statement on press reports

    The Journal asked for a copy of my statement today, felt it was only fair to share with the Citizen. It is below in its entirety.

  • In our opinion: The public understands opinion driven by self-interest

    True journalists — those who go into the profession with no agendas or selfish motives — hold one thing dear to their hearts–the sanctity of news.

    That means 1) reporting accurately on events that transpired; and 2) presenting both sides of an issue in an effort to better inform the readership.

    The most important aspect of these two points is keeping personal feelings and opinions out of the news. Opinions only belong in one place – the editorial page, under a header that reads, “Opinion.”

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, August 19

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    August 19, 2014

     

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

     

    Issues related to Agenda items

    • Complete public comment form and submit to clerk -State your full name and address -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

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    Levy County Sheriff's Office — Sheriff Robert McCallum

  • Free breakfast, lunch for Levy students

    From the desk of Becky Tyson, Levy County schools food services director:

    We are pleased to inform you that once again, the School Board of Levy County will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for schools who participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  A healthy breakfast and lunch will be provided each day at no charge for ALL students!

  • Jobless rate hits expected summer peak

    There's a bigger pool of people in the labor force in Citrus, Marion and Levy counties and there are more people employed, but that could not prevent the unemployment rate from peaking in July according to figure released by the region's career agency.

    CareerSource reported Friday that the three-county regional jobless rate was 7.8 percent in July, up 0.5 percent from June. That rate is down 1.0 percent over the year and 2.6 percentage points lower than two years ago.

    There were 15,845 people unemployed out of a labor force that has grown to 202,968.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Myrtice Scabarozi

    Publicity

         The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. Alice Mae and Janie each brought in items for us to see.

    Janie brought in the Drunkard’s Path that she had been working on for some time. Alice Mae brought in the square dance dress that she made in the 1970s. We were all in agreement that it was the dress that had shrunk over the years making it too small for her to wear now.

  • MILITARY: Arnold

    Airman Sarabi D. Arnold graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The Air Force airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.