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Today's News

  • Focus on the positive with God in overcoming life’s tribulations

    "Keep your eyes on God who is greater than any problem.”
    These were the words of a mother to her beloved daughter as she wrote to encourage her to solve the problems that she was now confronted with in her young life.
    This is a lesson that we would all do well to learn. With God all things are possible and we must never waver in our trust of Him.

  • Citizen hits the streets late

    Despite the best of intentions with the resolution that the Chiefland Citizen will be on the streets and in post boxes as it has always been, we are falling short of that goal.

    Recently, our press was mothballed. Printing, inserting (where we put in all those wonderful coupons) and addressing of the Citizen was moved to Crystal River where a more modern press can print a better quality product.

  • FHP seeking motorcycle in hit 'n' run

    The Florida Highway Patrol is requesting the public to contact the FHP Communications Center in Jacksonville at 1-800-387-1290 or the the nearest Crime Stoppers Center, with any information about the driver and motorcycle involved in a hit and run at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Suwannee County on U.S. Highway 129 south of I10, according to a FHP press release.

    The motorcycle is black with raised chrome handle bars, with possible damage to the foot peg , fender, exhaust or undercarriage area. The rider of the motorcycle was lasted seen wearing dark clothing and a black helmet.

  • Road closure report through Friday, Jan, 6

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures east of Southwest 34th Street for eastbound traffic to repair concrete drainage inlets.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to resurface and modify medians between Southwest 44th and Southwest 78th Streets. No daytime lane closures expected.

  • Donald Cramer Sr.

    Donald Cramer Sr.
    Security guard for CBS
    Donald Lee Cramer Sr., 70, of Old Town died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
    He was born in Indiana, Pa. April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, five years ago. He enjoyed fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Donnie (Jennifer) Cramer of Bronson; daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town,; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pennsylvania; sister, Ester Barkley of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.

  • Donald Cramer Sr.

    Donald Cramer Sr.
    Security guard for CBS
    Donald Lee Cramer Sr., 70, of Old Town died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
    He was born in Indiana, Pa. April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, five years ago. He enjoyed fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Donnie (Jennifer) Cramer of Bronson; daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town,; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pennsylvania; sister, Ester Barkley of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.

  • Donald Cramer Sr.

    Donald Cramer Sr.
    Security guard for CBS
    Donald Lee Cramer Sr., 70, of Old Town died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home.
    He was born in Indiana, Pa. April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, five years ago. He enjoyed fishing.
    He is survived by a son, Donnie (Jennifer) Cramer of Bronson; daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town,; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pennsylvania; sister, Ester Barkley of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.

  • Man charged with equipment theft

    A Bronson man has been charged with  grand theft and dealing in stolen property, and the truck, flatbed trailer and loader used to take a logging skidder, valued at $7,500, were seized, according to a Levy Sheriff's Office press release.
    Michael Dwayne Douglas, 51, is charged with taking the Franklin logging skidder  that was parked at the Wolf Springs Hill area in Bronson.
    When deputies questioned Douglas, he claimed to have purchased the skidder from another man on Dec. 11,  but the man denied seeing Douglas for several years.

  • Sheriff's report and Most Wanted for Dec. 29

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the follow arrests:
    • Dec. 25, Thomas Joseph Carlisle, 19, Bronson, battery on officer, firefighter or EMT.
    • Dec. 22, Jeremy Lamar Clemons, 18, Trenton, disorderly intoxication in a public place causing a disturbance, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $5,500.
    • Dec. 24, Tami Lynn Cox, 38, Williston, battery.
    • Dec. 22, Michael Dwayne Douglas, 51, Bronson, grand theft, dealing in stolen property. Bond $35,000.

  • Sheriff's race off to fast start

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@chieflandcitizen.com
    Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith is not on the 2012 ballot seeking re-election, but that did not stop his rival in the 2008 election who is a candidate in the 2012 Republican primary from criticizing his performance.