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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Squeaker: Rooks, Meeks win county commission seats

    UPDATE: Levy County Supervvisor of Elections Tammy Jones said the recount in the District 4 race between Ryan Bell and Lilly Rooks, who won by 5 votes, will be Frida.

    The reason for the date is that her office has 14 provisional ballots and those voters have until 5 p.m. Thursday to act tohave them counted. Of the 14 provisional votes seven are Reublican voters.  

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  • FWC wants to hear from you on deer hunting

    If you hunt in Hunting zones B or C, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission want to hear from you. 

  • Please help family find relatives

    The Williston Pioneer (our sister paper) has been contacted by a funeral home in Bradenton looking for relatives of Jason Murphy, 47, who once lived in Chiefland. If you know this man, or any of his relatives, please contact Carolyn at the Pioneer 352-528-3343. Or you can call the Citizen at 352-493-4796 and we will pass along the info.

  • Peanut Boil, community rally tonight

    This is one of the best community events. 

    Get some boiled peanuts, wash 'em down with some of the best homemade ice cream. Mingle with the football coaches and players. 

    What more could you ask for in small town life?

    Right, water. It is hot out there. 

  • 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.

  • CK oyster situation heading to Putnam

    When state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam stops in Trenton for a campaign event on Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m. it won't be just Gilchrist County agriculture on his agenda.

    Levy County Commissioner Chad Johnson, Putnam's college roommate and fraternity brother, will be talking to his old pal about the need to get money for re-seeding the oyster population in the Suwannee River Basin, which includes Cedar Key and parts of Levy and Dixie counties.