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Today's News

  • Trio charged with stealing wiring from farm

    Three men are charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after spending the wee hours Friday morning stripping wire from an irrigation system on a Williston farm, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The problem of wiring theft to sell the copper and aluminum has reached epic proportions in the county, said Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan. The Sheriff's Office has worked nine thefts from irrigation pivots this year. Levy County farmers have incurred approximately $ 20,000 dollars of property damage.

  • Hardee Family reunion on Sunday

        The Hardee Family Reunion will be held at Manatee Springs State Park on April 10.  Some long-lost cousins from Isaac’s brother, Joseph are coming.  Lunch will be around 1:30 p.m.  Bring enough food to feed your family. If you have any questions, call Jeff Hardee at 352-949-0592.

     

  • Levy Sheriff's officer finalist for Trenton chief's job

    Lt. Scott Finnen of the Levy County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday that he is one of five finalists being interviewed April 12 for the Trenton police chief job.

    The Trenton City Commission was presented a short list of 16 candidates from which to choose five.

    Finnen, Andrew B. Johnson, and Robert R. Webb, each received five votes, while William Sampson received four, and James V. Raven received three.

  • Chiefland man arrested on drug charges

    Larry "Andy" Meeks Jr., 29, of Chiefland was arrested Thursday after dropping off his children at school by the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force on charges of selling the prescription drug Oxycodone at his home, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Meeks is suspected of being Levy County's largest prescription pill dealer and of selling narcotics from his home for a number of years, according to the release.  Agents purchased prescription pills from Meeks on several occasions. 

  • Local refuges to close if federal government shuts down

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges issued the following statement on a possible shut down of the federal government on Friday, April 8:

  • FWC Chair Barreto stepping down

    Special to the Citizen

  • Levy Soil and Water Conservation speaking contest

    The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual speaking contest on Feb. 1 in Bronson.  There were two contestants — Yancey Hudson and Matthew Brown speaking on  “What is the Economic Impact of Florida Forest?”  Hudson placed first winning $125, while Brown took second place and $75. Both received trophies. Hudson will continue on to the District level competition on May 2 in Live Oak.

  • CF President Dassance announces retirement

    Dr. Charles R. Dassance, president of the College of Central Florida since November 1996, has informed the District Board of Trustees he will retire this summer. Dassance, who will be 66 in April, indicated that this was the most difficult decision of his 44 years as a community college educator.
    “The college is doing well and after nearly 15 years as president, I decided this was the right time for the college to transition to new leadership,” he said.

  • Two attend FFA Leadership Summit

    Hailey Bason (left), of Chiefland Senior FFA, and Kaley Wilder, of Williston Senior FFA, recently attended the State Leadership Summit at the Florida Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  
    While there, they were both selected to be on a state committee. They were invited to attend because they serve as chair and co-chair of Sub-District 2, which serves Levy County FFA.

  • In appreciation

    Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland held an appreciation pizza party for members of the Chiefland Police Department and the Chiefland Fire Department.  
    Dr. Bob Trask (top center), Worshipful Master of Brown Lodge, presents certificates of appreciation to Police Chief Robert Douglas (top right), and Maj. Al Graves (top left), Fire Chief James Harris (bottom photo left) and Fire Captain David James (middle photo left).