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Today's News

  • K-9 siezes 8 pounds of marijuana

    Chiefland Police hit the mother lode May 6 while running stationary radar north of town.

    A grey Kia was clocked at 73 mph in a 65 mph zone.

    The car, driven by Randy David Applegate, 33, of Madeira Beach  was pulled over and other officers came to assist. It was then they smelled marijuana.

    The K-9 Robiek did an open air drug sniff and alerted at the trunk of the car. Officers searched the car and found marijuana shake (loose leaves, stems and seeds at the bottom of the bag) in the passenger seat.

  • Tax roll growth slows

    Publication of Levy County's delinquent tax list starts today in the Chiefland Citizen and while the size — 40 pages — may look daunting, County Tax Collector Linda Fugate says it is not that bad.

    "This year, there are only about 226 more (names) than we advertised last year, but considering the economy it's pretty good," Fugate said on Tuesday. She said there are 6,796 listings for real property compared to last year's list of  6,570.

    "That's not too big a difference," Fugate said.

  • Oil spill can’t stop Rotary fishing contest on despite oil spill still on

    The annual Chiefland Rotary Fishing Tournament at Cedar Key, where $7,500 in cash and prizes is on the line, is still on for Saturday.

    While most folks do not want to mention the four million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and the fishing tournament in the same sentence, Bob Wolk, chairman of the club's biggest fund-raising event, said on Tuesday the tournament is still on for Saturday at 7 a.m.

  • CFCC to celebrate name change at Levy Center May 26

       Central Florida Community College will officially become the College of Central Florida on Tuesday, May 25, and a celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. at the CFCC Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland.

       The name change follows a year-long process that included a survey of the community, approval by the CFCC District Board of Trustees and the State Board of Education. During the five-week survey, 580 distinct names were sorted from 1,480 submissions.

  • Chiefland graduate recognized at Santa Fe

    Chiefland High School graduate Roger Sliney was selected as a Santa Fe College Ambassador for the next school year.

    Sliney was recognized as one of the top students at Santa Fe and passed an intense interview process to be picked as one of the top representatives of the school.

    Sliney joins 15 other students from throughout the state to be part of the Student Ambassador Program.

    In the three-round interview process, candidates went through group interviews, individual presentations and interviews and teamwork activites.

  • Chiefland High School Honor Roll ee" 3rd Nine Weeks ee" 2009-10

    A Honor Roll

    9th Grade

    Toni Arrington

    Hailey Bason

    Joshua Brabham

    Danielle Drummond

    Matthew Horne

    Sarah Ivey

    Hunter Pelt

    Ansley Pentz

    Timothy Reidy

    Logan Smith

    Summer Toler

    Kathryn Warren

    A/B Honor Roll

    9th Grade

    Haley Andrews

    Krista Bell

    Amanda Broomhall

    Shanen Bryan

    Shelbi Crews

    Cheyenne Daly

    Mychayla Franklin

    Kyatia Grimes

    Halie Hammond

    Yancey Hudson

  • Couple arrested in robbery of child, 7

    Seth Leon Foster, 22, and Amy Lynn Combs, 28, both of Fanning Springs, were arrested on robbery, burglary and other felony charges after it was reported they took $11 from a 7-year-old girl trying to save her parents, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Foster and Combs went to a residence on Northwest 168th Lane in Fanning Springs where Foster demanded money from two adults and threatened to kill them.

  • National Police Week time to give thanks

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know National Police Week started Sunday and ends Saturday.

    The special week set aside for recognizing the job law enforcement officers do and for those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, was ecreated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

    Today, in United States some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. That protection comes at a price.

  • Drug arrests made in Williston

    Three Williston residents were arrested May 4 and charged with various drug-related offenses.

    On April 18, the victims reported to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office the theft of a Glock .40 caliber pistol and a North American Arms .22 magnum revolver.

    On May 4, Detective Tom Martin obtained a search warrant at 17091 NE 40 St.,Williston, which led to the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Task Force arresting Marvin E. Cooper, 22, Leslie Reese Thompson, 20, and Ronald Glenn, 37.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday

    St. John's hold monthly fish fry

    St John the Evangelist Catholic Church 4050 U.S. Highway 27A, Chiefland, is holding its monthly Southern fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    The menu includes, fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, beans, grits,  deserts and beverages.

    Prices are $ 7for adults, and $ 4 for children under 7 .

    Fish fry for Masons