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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for March 22

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 13, Janette Aleksandrovic, 36, Hazelton, Pa., two counts possession methamphetamine, listed chemical for manufacture controlled substance, possession of drug equipment. Bond $185,000.
    n March 17, Michael Allen, 22, Fanning Springs, burglary, petit theft, altering public records. Bond $8,500.

  • County commission approves candy tobacco resolution

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday in favor of limiting the impact flavored tobacco products sold locally could have on area youth.
    The resolution, drafted by high school students from around the county, asks that the commission support urging tobacco retailers to consider “the cessation of the sale and marketing” of such products, which, according to several students at Tuesday’s meeting, are aimed at getting teens hooked on nicotine.

  • Jarret Johnson Signs with Chargers

    By RYAN BUTLER

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Chiefland High School graduate and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarrett Johnson signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 14.  

    After a 10-year stint with the Ravens, Johnson heads over to San Diego as the newest member of one of the NFL’s top defensive units. 

    Johnson, born in Cedar Key,  is one of the most successful former CHS football players. 

  • Baseball Seeing Growth Already

              The 2012 Chiefland Indians baseball team knew that overcoming the loss of seven seniors, and seven of the team’s best players, was not going to be easy. That left them this season with a team that, for the exception of one senior and a few juniors, looked on paper like a JV team. 

    Recently, it hasn’t played anything like junor varisity. 

  • Fanning Manatee in recovery

    A boat-wounded manatee rescued Feb. 21 from Fanning Springs is in relatively good health and is scheduled to be a candidate for release into the wild in a few weeks, according to representatives from Sea World Orlando.
    About a dozen volunteers and team members from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued the mammal after it was noticed that the manatee had a gash on its back and was having trouble breathing. Rescuers took the animal by truck to Sea World for rehabilitation.

  • CHS Hangs Tough in Loss

    By Daniel Elsesser

    Contributing Writer

     

    The Chiefland Indians baseball team fell to former division rival P.K. Yonge 4-0 Tuesday, remaining winless on the road this season and moving its overall record to 2-6.   

    P.K. Yonge (10-3), which this season moved up to Division 3A, coupled staunch pitching with two-run innings in the second and fourth to edge out Chiefland and increase its winning streak to eight games.  

  • County commission approves candy tobacco resolution

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday in favor of limiting the impact flavored tobacco products sold locally could have on area youth.
    The resolution, drafted by high school students from around the county, asks that the commission support urging tobacco retailers to consider “the cessation of the sale and marketing” of such products, which, according to several students at Tuesday’s meeting, are aimed at getting teens hooked on nicotine.

  • Dire report on state water supply

    Because of drought and water withdrawals, the state is having trouble managing water supplies.
    That was the message presented by water district officials at Tuesday’s county commission meeting.
    Three representatives from the Suwannee River Water Management District showed up to tell the commission about a relatively new partnership between SRWMD, the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection aimed at finding solutions to the state’s approaching water crisis.

  • Fanning manatee recovering

    A boat-wounded manatee rescued Feb. 21 from Fanning Springs is in relatively good health and is scheduled to be a candidate for release into the wild in a few weeks, according to representatives from Sea World Orlando.
    About a dozen volunteers and team members from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued the mammal after it was noticed that the manatee had a gash on its back and was having trouble breathing. Rescuers took the animal by truck to Sea World for rehabilitation.

  • Boy, 10, gives fair money to teen battling cancer

    Contestants for the Suwannee River Fair are told not to get too close to their animals, make them pets or name them. It makes parting with them after the sale emotionally hard.
    Chandler Beach, 10, of Buckaroo 4-H in Trenton did something different with his 255-pound pig.
    "I told him he was going for a good cause," Beach said, after No. 132 on the sales list went for $59 a pound at  the youth livestock sale on March 21. And the bids are still coming in.