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Today's News

  • Who’s training who?

    People used to come from miles around to watch me train my black lab Leroy. Not because he was so smart, it’s just nobody had ever seen a dog swim the back-stroke.
     Like all labs, Leroy loved to fetch. He just happened to be deathly afraid of water! It was sure something to see when those two driving forces collided. If I’d of had any business sense I’d have charged people admission to watch him go. I’d have gotten richer than whoever owns that talking Gecko.

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses sharpening focus on God’s kingdom at Gainesville convention

    Special to the Citizen
    Many people around the world recite a prayer asking for God’s kingdom to come, yet they have little idea of what they are asking for. In sharp contrast to the often conflicting, confusing and complicated explanations of that kingdom, Jehovah’s Witnesses promise a clear and refreshing approach to the topic at their 2011 “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention. The convention begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Arena, Gainesville.

  • CF partners with Chamber, police for National Night Out

       National Night Out on Tuesday will be hosted by the College of Central Florida Levy Center, Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce and Chiefland Police Department. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. at the chamber office, U.S. Highway 19 South at the Trailhead Depot in Chiefland.
       Children and youths will have the opportunity to visit safety displays and activities; they will receive a stamp at each station acknowledging participation. The completed card can be exchanged for a free package of giveaways and refreshments.

  • Invasive plant workshops

       There will be an invasive plants workshop from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Bronson.
       The workshop will help identify and define invasive plants and why they are important. Significant invasive plants in Levy County that will be covered are Congongrass, Tropical Soda Apple, Japanese Climbing Fern, Chinese Tallow, Air Potato, Camphor, Chinaberry and Japanese Honeysuckle.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of July 28

    Through August 12

    4-H Summer Camps
    The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. 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.
    Bugs & Outdoor Adventures (Aug. 1-5) and Wildlife Adventures (Aug. 8-12). For more information, call 352-486-5131.

    Through July

  • Hardware store winner

    Roland Senecal, of Cedar Key, no longer has a reason to leave his tools sitting around the garage or house, thanks to a Father's Day giveaway by Chiefland Ace Hardware.Eric Brinkman, store manager, presents Senecal with the prize: a Craftsman tool chest.

  • Unemployment in Levy rises to 11.1%

    The slow month-by-month decrease in Levy County's jobless rate has reversed course with unemployment rising to 11.1 percent in June, up 0.8 percent from May's unemployment rate.
    While a reversal in five months of declining unemployment, the rate is down from 12.3 percent for the same period a year ago.
    Levy County's labor force decreased by 146 to 17,409, the number of those employed dropped by 286 to 15,468, and those without jobs also dropped by 140 to 1,941.

  • Court dispositions

    n Reginald Vintrell Adams, possession of synthetic narcotic with intent to sell changed to sale of synthetic narcotic, and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of church or school, changed to possession of cocaine, 36 months with credit for 100 days on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.

  • National Guard helps in pot bust

    Members of the Levy County Drug Task Force hitched a ride on an Army National Guard helicopter in an effort to locate illegal marijuana grows.
    On Friday, the task force made its first arrest as a result of the aerial inspection of Levy County.
    Capt. Danny Riffle, who has been spotting marijuana plants since 1983 and seized millions of dollars in the illicit weed, helped in the arrest of Mark O'Leary, 59, of Morriston.
    A raid in the area of Southeast 25th Street off of State Road 121 led to the confiscation of 247 marijuana plants.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for July 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n July 20, Terry Lee Arnold, 38, Inglis, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n July 28, Debbie Lynn Barfield, 57, Williston, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n July 22, Rebecca Ann Blackerby, 24, Bronson, DWLSR. Bond $500.
    n July 23, Carl Thomas Butler, 38, Old Town, driving on permanently revoked driver’s license, out of county warrant. Bond $3,350.
    n July 18, Julio Callazo, 31, Inglis, domestic battery by strangulation. Bond $50,000.