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Today's News

  • Vehicle rollover

    No one was injured when a truck towing a trailer with another vehicle on it rolled over at the intersection of County Road 326 and U.S. Highway 27 at 3:54 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. Responding to the crash were the Levy County Department of Public Safety Station 11 in Morriston and Rescue 10 in Williston, the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. The full-size pickup truck was in the westbound ditch.

  • Crash on SR121 sends one to Shands

    One person was transported to Gainesville for medical treatment following a two-car crash on State Road 121 north of County Road 331A at 2:43 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, according to a Levy County Department of Safety press release.

    The drivers involved in the accident sustained minor injuries, but one, Ha Young Hahn, 21, of Gainesville, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville by the LCDPS.

  • Sheriff's Report for October 16

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 13, Tamara Brown, 52, Old Town, VOP, petit theft, two counts dealing in stolen property.

    • Oct. 11, Kimberly Delores Downing, 25, Cross City, VOP.

    • Oct. 7, John Hennessey, 23, Newberry, producing marijuana, arson, aggravated battery, two counts selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.

    • Oct. 11, Eric Len Henry, 24, Williston, out of county warrant.

    • Oct. 10, Matthew Carl Huston, 26, Chiefland, DWLS.

  • Tigers claw Indians

    Last Friday night, the Trenton Tigers came to town to face off against the Chiefland Indians and this game proved to be a tale of two halves. The Indians won the second half 8-0, but the only problem was the Tigers scored 35 unanswered points in the first half going on to win by a score of 35-8.

  • When park kids become park rangers

    By Ranger Andrew Moody

    Special to the Citizen

    It was sometime back around 1995 or '96 when a young, local girl eagerly waited with anticipation for the Manatee Springs state park treasure hunt to begin.

    "Little Jo" had come to the park to join in the search for the lost pirate treasure and to witness the excitement of the parents and crowds, who would be cheering on their children from the nearby waterfront walkways and the park's shoreline kiddie beach area.

  • County budget has “Easter eggs”

    In the computer world they are called “Easter eggs,” little surprises included in software that are unlocked by the curious user. 

    It is just the same for the Levy County budget which holds some good surprises for county workers and residents.

    Chief among them:

    • a newly created position of grants coordinator to hunt out more money for the county,

    • a veterinarian for the county Animal Control Department and

    • a 3 percent pay increase for county workers.

  • Rite of Passage

    It's called a “rite of passage” for Chiefland Elementary School third grade students by their Principal Angel Thomas.

    The “rite” is the distribution of dictionaries in English and Spanish to every third grade student at CES, Whispering Winds Charter and Cedar Key Elementary School by the Chiefland Rotary Club.

    The Chiefland and Williston Rotary Clubs join together annually to provide every third grade student in the county with a dictionary to help increase their vocabulary and literacy skills.

  • Chiefland agrees to fund ALS study

    Chiefland officials have taken the next step toward the city acquiring advanced life support non transport (ALS) service.

    Commissioners voted unanimously Monday during the city's regularly scheduled meeting to pay up to $11,000 for a study by outside consultants to determine how, and if, funds could be spent to help pay for the service.

    Chiefland Vice Mayor Betty Walker, who is over the city's fire department, said committing to the funds is the next move.

  • A Man Remembered

    Patrick Smith's "A Land Remembered" is, arguably, a novel all Floridians should have read at some time in their lives.
    The book chronicles the lives of the MacIveys, a pioneering Florida family, just before the Civil War.
    Smith died earlier in the year, but his son, Rick, continues to lecture on the importance of the writings and life of his father.

  • Severe, hazardous weather warnings for Levy

    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 547 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EDT

    FOR THE FOLLOWING FLORIDA COUNTIES:

     

    ALACHUA BAKER BRADFORD CITRUS COLUMBIA DIXIE GILCHRIST HAMILTON JEFFERSON LAFAYETTE LEVY MADISON MARION SUWANNEE TAYLOR UNION

    Hazardous Weather Outlook

    HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL