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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 16

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

    •July 10, Inshan Allie, 34, Ocala, aggravated assault with deadly weapon W/O intent to kill. No bond.

    •July 12, Tanja Alston, 39, Chiefland, battery.

    •July 11, Matthew John Bennett, 32, Chiefland, Larceny – grand theft 300 less than $5,000, DWLSR and burglary. Bond $45,000.

  • Church News for the week of July 16

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    First Assembly of God

    First Assembly of God in Chiefland will host God Encounter Weekend Friday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9. at 10:30 a.m.

    Phill Proudy from Springhill will be the guest speaker.

  • 'Exploring Our World' exhibit features Florida museum, UF research

    By Reba Liddy

    Special to the Citizen

    Visitors can learn about the importance of research and collections in a new exhibit now on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

    “Exploring Our World” features information about ongoing University of Florida and museum research, and spotlights current UF initiatives in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The UF research section includes videos produced by students highlighting projects across campus.

  • Meeks passes advanced training

    The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Levy County Commissioner John M. Meeks with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following his completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association.

    In addition he has won two posts in the county association. Meeks was also unanimously elected to represent District 5 – which includes all or part of Baker, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Suwannee and Union counties – on the FAC Board of Directors.

  • Seahorse Key re-opens for visitors on Saturday

    After taking a four-month hiatus to allow for the bird nesting season on Seahorse Key, the island and its lighthouse will be open to visitors on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Access to the island and its beaches has been restricted since March 1 of this year, as it is annually, to protect against any interruption to the breeding and nesting activities of the rookery.

    Visitors will have to use private boats, kayaks or canoes or tour boats from Cedar Key to reach the island that is a refuge for wildlife.

  • Tri-County Community Resource Center July activities

    15 N. Main St., Chiefland

    352-507-4000

    Today, July 16

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Clothing Closet is open, providing emergency infant and children’s clothing. Patrons may access the children’s closet once every six months.

    Tuesday, July 21

    10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cooking Matters: Healthy Snacks; Demonstration by University of Florida IFAS Extension Office; Learn and try new recipes - and be entered to win a grocery gift card just for participating (one card given out each week)!

    Wednesday, July 22

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 16

    Today, July 16

    Tourism group meets

    A meeting of the Visit Natural North Florida (the Original Florida Tourism Task Force) Strategic Planning Committee is on Thursday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m. at Putnam Lodge, 15487 N.W. Highway 19, Cross City.

    For more information contact Steven Dopp at 352-955-2200 ext. 109 or visit dopp@ncfrpc.org.

    Library Friends meetings

  • Free Medicare seminar coming up

    Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, presents “All About Medicare” on Monday, July 27 at 2 p.m. in Crystal River.

    If you aren’t familiar with Medicare or other available resources, or if you just want to brush up on what you already know, SHINE from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs can help.

  • Smoking, oxygen burn Chiefland home

    An elderly Chiefland man is healing from injuries and homeless after he started a fire by smoking while on oxygen.

    Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris told the Chiefland City Commission on Monday that it is the second fire his department has handled where an elderly person was smoking while being administered oxygen. In the first incident, the man died.

    “I don't know how to prevent this,” Harris said telling the commission the man told the firefighters he was smoking while on oxygen when the fire started.

  • Crumpton will vie for Miss Jr. Teen

    Kierstan Crumpton of Trenton was recently selected as a finalist in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, July 26. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s pageant coordinator.