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Today's News

  • Hunt to head new sheriff's unit

    Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Shawn Hunt has been named to the first Agriculture/Marine Unit in the department.
    Citizens have never had a full time ag/marine Investigator to work with farmers, timber business owners and clam farms in Cedar Key.  The duties will consist of investigating any Ag-related crimes, educating the farmers by giving crime prevention tips and community policing

  • Sheriff names Ott watch commander

    Levy County Sheriff's Sgt. Perry Ott has been promoted to lieutenant and watch commander in the Uniform Patrol Division.  His duties are to supervise the Alpha Company and assist in executive decisions within the agency.
    Ott began his career with the Levy County Sheriff's Office in 1989.  He is a native Floridian and lives in the Chiefland area.  During Ott's tenure, he has worked in the Uniform Patrol Division. 

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for March 8

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the  following arrests:
    n March 4, Stephen Michael Baker, 20, Inglis, battery. Bond $30,000.
    n March 1, Constance Bergey,  24, Boca Raton, two VOP. Bond $5,000.
    n Feb. 29, Craig Alfonzo Brown,  39, Williston, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    n March 3, Kenneth Cowart, 18, Williston, burglary and grand theft. Bond $60,000.
    n March 2, Harold Monroe Dallas, 24, Williston, possession of marijuana.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for March 8

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the  following arrests:
    n March 4, Stephen Michael Baker, 20, Inglis, battery. Bond $30,000.
    n March 1, Constance Bergey,  24, Boca Raton, two VOP. Bond $5,000.
    n Feb. 29, Craig Alfonzo Brown,  39, Williston, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    n March 3, Kenneth Cowart, 18, Williston, burglary and grand theft. Bond $60,000.
    n March 2, Harold Monroe Dallas, 24, Williston, possession of marijuana.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 8

    Today

    WWII veterans meet
    The World War II veterans will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Ivy House Restaurant in Williston.
    Feel free to bring a spouse, friend or fellow veteran.
    If you have questions, call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    Friday

    Florida native plants group meeting
    The Florida native plants group meets at 10 a.m. at the Levy County Extension Office, 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.

  • 2012 Suwannee River Fair schedule of events

    MARCH 16-21
    n Friday, March 16:
    3 – 5:30 p.m. - Steer Entry
    5 – 5:30 p.m. - Consumer Judging Registration
    5:30 p.m. - Primary & Senior Judging Event
    6 p.m. - Junior Judging Event
    6:30 – 8 p.m. - Creative Life Skills Entry (NON-FOOD ITEMS)
    n Saturday, March 17:
    7 – 10 a.m. - Swine Entry
    9 – 11 a.m. - Creative Life Skills Entry
    10:30 – 11 a.m. - Livestock Judging Registration
    11 a.m. - Livestock Judging Events

  • 100th year celebration in Chiefland next spring

    Next year, at about this time, the City of Chiefland will celebrate its 100th year of incorporation. The Chiefland Centennial Celebration has been in the works for about a year, and volunteers on the committee overseeing its arrangement have recently come up with a schedule of events for the affair.
    The event, set to happen April 5–6, 2013, will include a community fish fry and dance, a parade, historical booths, displays and demonstrations, contests and cook-offs. The event culminates on a Saturday evening with a fireworks show at Strickland Park.

  • Jeff Davis named principal at Lecanto

    By MIKE WRIGHT
    Special to the Citizen

    INVERNESS — Jeff Davis is headed back to school.
    Davis, the Citrus County School District's human resources director, will become Lecanto High School principal in July following Kelly Tyler's retirement.
    Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam" Himmel said Davis is a good fit to replace Tyler, who has served as LHS principal for 11 years.

  • CES kindergartners celebrate Arbor Day

    The Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Florida Forest Service partnered to celebrate Arbor Day with Chiefland Elementary School.  John Keyton, senior forester; Greg Marshall, Levy County forester and Dana Langford, education coordinator, Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District, helped with the event.
    The CES kindergarten students were addressed by Marshall who shared the history of the first Arbor Day celebrated on April 10, 1872, and its founder Sterling Morton.

  • Early childhood conference

    The College of Central Florida, in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County Inc., will host the 24th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference on Saturday, March 24, with keynote presenter Jack Hartmann, a nationally recognized children’s singer.
    The conference will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center of the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The fee for this workshop is $30 before March 19 or $50 at the door.