Today's News

  • Four combine for shutout vs. Bronson

    Chiefland’s pitchers appeared to be in midseason form in a 10-0 home win against Bronson in a preseason game on a chilly Tuesday night.

    Four hurlers combined for a two-hit shutout against the Eagles. Brent Slaughter allowed a hit and struck out four while pitching the first two innings. Timmy Reidy fanned three batters while working the third and fourth innings. Clayton Smith and Travis Wain  tag teamed the fifth and final inning by retiring the side in order. None of the four issued any walks.

  • FWC to withdraw deer tagging proposal?

    The second day of a two-day meeting for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will address an issue of interest to many deer hunters across the state.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Feb. 5, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, FTA trespassing after warning. $5,000 bond.
    • Feb. 6, Allyson Leo Adkins, 50, Williston, obstruction of justice.
    • Jan. 31, Santos Bautista, 20, Williston, burglary. Bond $50,000.
    • Feb. 3, Drew Joshua Bennett, 24, Perry, larceny and dealing in stolen property. Bond $15,000.
    • Jan. 26, Tonya Lynn Boyatt, 39, Morriston, VOP trafficking in stolen property, fraud and grand theft. Bond $10,000.

  • Ag engineers call for more tractor safety

  • Natural disaster aid available to area growers

     Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 34 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to frosts and freezes during this winter season and drought over the last six months. The USDA has designated an additional 28 counties in Florida as contiguous natural disaster areas.

  • A brief guide to raising chickens

    These days, people are becoming more concerned about where their food comes from and how it’s produced.  Many, with the fear of growth hormones in their food, pesticides on their fruits and vegetables or the realization that some agricultural practices can be harmful to the environment, are turning to producing as much food as they can at home.  
    “Generally speaking, home food production has increased in the last 10 to 12 years,” said Levy County UF/IFAS extension agent Anthony Drew.

  • Become a master gardener

       Master Gardener class for Nature Coast begins March 17. The classes will be on Thursdays from March 17 until April 28. The location will be  The Levy County Extension Office at 625 N. Hathaway Blvd. (Hwy. 27) in Bronson.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: Feb. 10

    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met on Feb. 3 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Our days are so busy. We had eight big bags of fabric brought in – some we can use and some we have to find another place for it to go.  We know what we cannot use and the other place can use the fabric.
    The Chiefland Homemakers use a lot and we share with them. We do have several bags of size 16 men’s clothing that we have available for the taking.

  • Outreach team to visit Inglis, Rosewood Feb. 26

    Special to the Citizen
    People in need of assistance with food stamp and Medicaid applications, blood pressure and diabetes screening, resources for elders and supplemental food will be served when the Levy County Community Outreach Team visits Inglis and Rosewood on Feb. 26.
    The locations for the aid are:
    • Inglis Town Hall, 135 Highway 40 West, 9-11a.m.
    • Rosewood Baptist Church, 6331 S.W. 98th Terrace, Rosewood, 1-3 p.m.

  • Sheriff’s office moves to silent dispatch

    Officials with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office said in a meeting last week that the agency needs to hire four new dispatchers and switch over to a communication system known as silent dispatching.
    “I really do believe our county will be better served,” Sheriff Johnny Smith told about 25 representatives from various agencies throughout the county in attendance at the meeting held at the sheriff’s office.