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Today's News

  • Levy's jobless rate at 2009 level

    Levy County's unemployment rate dropped in April to 10.3 percent, a level not seen in the county since March 2009.
    In April, figures released by CLM Workforce Connection, the contractor for the state's employment agency, show the number of residents in the work force was 17,237 with 15,458 employed and 1,779 unemployed.
    That's an improvement on the March figures of 10.8 percent unemployment, with 17,415 residents in the civilian labor force of which 15,536 were employed and 1,879 were unemployed.

  • Players to perform ‘Crimes of the Heart’

    Special to the Citizen

    Suwannee Valley Players announces its upcoming production of "Crimes of the Heart," a comedy/drama by Beth Henley and directed by Andy Kidd.
    Show dates are May 27-29 and June 3-5. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. Shows are at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

  • Rainfall, surfacewater down in April

    From staff reports

    The Suwannee River Water Management District released its report of rainfall and surfacewater for the month of April.
    Average rainfall was 2.62 inches, which is 79 percent of the long-term average of 3.32 inches. Eighty-percent of the month’s total rainfall fell during fronts on April 5 and April 28.
    The average 12-month deficit of 1.49 inches was near the long-term average of 54.68 inches.

  • Water rationing in Williston

    Special to the Citizen

    The Southwest Florida Water Management District has declared a Water Shortage Order (SWF 2010-022) for our district that includes Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk, Sumter and parts of Lake and Levy counties.

  • SRWMD adds real-time guage, expands access

    Special to the Citizen

    The Suwannee River Water Management District has added a new gage to its real-time river level network.  
    The Suwannee River at Noble’s Ferry gage, located at the County Road 249 Bridge between Suwannee and Hamilton counties, fills a 23-mile gap between the Ellaville and Suwannee Springs gages.

  • Disabilities

    By DANIEL VANCE

  • Golfers swing for record Saturday Austin’s Warriors aim for $15K for cancer research

       In 2008, when Austin Allen was nine weeks old he was diagnosed with a rare disease, infantile acute myeloid leukemia.
       Today, Austin is a feisty, active boy who turns three years old in July thanks to five rounds of chemotherapy using a study drug researched, developed and funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  • Levy County 4-H hosts variety of summer camps

    Levy County 4-H will host several camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center from June 13-Aug. 19. Campers must be at least 8-years-old by June 1. The cost is $25 per camp, or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 26

    Today

    Library after school movie
    The Luther Callaway Public Library will have an after school program with a movie and popcorn at 5 p.m. The movie is the 2010 remake of the movie Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. The 85-minute film is rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action.
    For more information, contact Jenny Rodgers at 352-486-5552.

    Tourist council to meet

  • Trenton man arrested on drug charges

    Michael Ray "Milky" Worley Jr.,  23, of Trenton, was arrested May 17 by the Levy County Drug Task Force during a search at a Fanning Springs residence turned up a 9mm pistol, oxycodone and cannabis, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Worley was convicted in 2008 for possession of marijuana and a weapon charge.