Today's News

  • Public Safety visits youth ranch

     The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, Caruth Camp located just north of Inglis, expects its camping facility to be full of young campers throughout the summer. The Caruth Summer Camp provides a wholesome atmosphere and positive camping experience for boys and girls ages 10-15.

    In an effort to prepare for emergency issues that may arise over the summer, several members of the Levy County Department of Public Safety visited the Ranch. 

  • Sheriff's Report for April 3

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

  • CHS’ top 10 grads

    The Top 10 graduates for the Chiefland Middle High School Class of 2014 are:

    front row, from left: Kelsi Alexander, Danielle Lourcey, Savannah Mills, Sarah Edison, Caitlyn Fuller; 

    back row, from left: Dale Buchanan, Erin "Liza" Renaud, Emily Smith, Dustin Crews and Grayson Gerhard.

  • Safety director gives update at Rotary

    Emergency service operations are gradually being streamlined in Levy County, according to some officials.

  • Safety Expo in Chiefland on Saturday

    The Third Annual Levy County Department of Public Safety Expo takes place Saturday, from 10a.m. to 3p.m., on the east side of Hwy 19, one mile north of Chiefland.

    This event is free to the public, and visitors can get an up-close look at helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances and other equipment used by emergency responders from throughout Levy County and the Tri-County Area.

    Sparky the fire dog will make a guest appearance, and there will be a bounce house for children.

    There will also be several demonstrations by the local public safety agencies.

  • Stronach ups ante in Levy

    The Austrian-Canadian auto parts and horse racing magnate who bought up large parcels of land in Levy County in 2010 and 2011 has just made another big buy: 2,342 acres from tree farmer and publisher A.D. “Andy” Andrews for $9,539,600.

  • CF hosts Preview Night April 3

    The College of Central Florida invites students, parents and community members to 2014 Preview Night April 3. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.
    The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers with exhibits and workshops on dual enrollment, admissions and financial aid, workforce and certificate programs, teacher education opportunities and advanced degrees, including CF’s baccalaureate programs. Visit one or several information sessions.

  • Man fears natural gas pipeline will disturb cemetery

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Frank Atkins wants a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across Citrus County to take another route.

    The 85-year-old Holder resident was not alone in questioning the project at a Wednesday night public meeting in Rainbow Springs. 

  • Attention hunters

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be holding a public hearing at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland, on Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. on proposed deer hunting rules for the north Florida region.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) seeks input and invites the public to a series of meetings on deer management in hunting zones B and C in north and central Florida.

  • Drugs: Death or Delivery — seminar Saturday, March 29

    A seminar on the abuse and treatment of illegal and prescription drugs will be held at Westside Church of Christ — 816 S.W. 5th St., Chiefland — at 5 p.m., March 29.
    The event is open to the community and will feature speakers Ray Tremblay, of the Chiefland Police Department, Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Pastor Joseph Wilcox and Biblical counselor Icer Roberts.
    The organizers of the seminar hope it will help bring about positive changes in the community. The seminar will be followed by refreshments and prizes.