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Today's News

  • Fathers remembered with balloon release


       Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services held a memorial "Hope Rising Father's Day Balloon Release" at the Chiefland location on Sunday, June 19. More than 30 people gathered for the memorial service and released balloons to the heavens afterward.
       The company purchased biodegradable balloons and environmentally friendly ribbon for the release.

  • Camp Safe Haven for teens July 8

    Special to the Citizen
    There are many feelings people experience when dealing with a loss. Grief, sadness, anger and confusion are just a few. However, children, teens and adults all grieve differently, so a different counseling approach is needed.

  • Paddlers, friends clean up Yankeetown bridge

       Eight members and friends of the Florida Paddling Trails Association did a coastal clean-up around Bird Creek Bridge on County Road 40 in Yankeetown on June 18.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 23

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the follow arrests:
    n June 17, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, DWLSR knowingly.
    n June 18, James Devon Baker, 45, Morriston, domestic battery.
    n June 19, Stephen Michael Baker, 19, Inglis, assault with a deadly missile.
    n June 14, James Terah Barker, 27, Bronson, domestic battery and felony battery by strangulation. Bond $25,000.
    n June 19, Roger Leo Bergeron, 46, Inglis, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.

  • Copper thief sentenced to 5 years

    James Blundy Jr., 42, of Williston was sentenced to five years in prison on June 15 in connection with the theft of copper from a rotation sprayer at Stevens Farms.
    Blundy was one of three men arrested in connection with the theft on April 8. Blundy was charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft. He is also responsible, along with two other men, to pay $30,000 restitution.

  • Facebook photos result in arrest

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.
    The complaint said that a deer and alligator had been freshly killed and that the suspected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in the photos.
    The animals allegedly were killed near Bronson in Levy County on private property north of Otter Creek.

  • Court Dispositions

       The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records. VOP means violation of probation.

  • Community Calendar for June 23

    Today

    Tourism grant meeting
    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Agricultural Center, 625 N. Hathaway Ave. in Bronson. The meeting is for the 2011-2012 advertising grant application review and recommendations. The meeting is open to the public.

    Tourism task force to meet
    The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will take place June 23, at 10 a.m. at the Best Western Inn Plus of Wakulla in Crawfordville.

  • CK Pirates in Paradise announce JennieFest

  • LifeSouth Community Blood Drive

    LifeSouth and the Chiefland community invite you to be a part
    of saving lives when they team up to host a blood drive at Walmart on Friday and Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
    Or, you can choose to donate at the LifeSouth Donor Center on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The donor center is located across the U.S. Highway 19 from Walmart in the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, 2201 N. Young Boulevard.