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Today's News

  • Turkey cupcakes

    Kids young and old are invited to come make their own "turkey" at the library. The kids will be given everything they need to create a sugary turkey cupcake creation and then gobble it down. All ages are invited to this Free family event. Large groups are welcome, but please let the library know in advance. For more information, contact Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator 352-486-5552, or your local librarian.

    Bronson Public Library

    Monday, Nov. 9

    4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    WillistonPublic Library

    Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • Column: Change does not mean an end to the free stuff

    You have probably noticed the changes at the Chiefland Citizen.

    First, two new guys moved in. We went from having a newsroom dominated by women to a boys’ club.

    There has been tinkering with the design  and content to make it more interesting and useful. One noticeable change is the teasers at the top of Page 1.

    Then there’s the electronic changes at the website, www.chieflandcitizen.com; the Twitter feed, News4Levy; the Facebook page, Chiefland Citizen; and the email blast for those who register at our website.

  • Letter: Thank you from CAAA

    Once again the community of Chiefland has stepped up to provide a service for our children. Through the efforts of Chiefland Area Athletic Association’ volunteers and the businesses of Chiefland, our annual Halloween Carnival was a huge success. CAAA started the Halloween Carnival 11 years ago to offer parents and the community an alternative to door-to-door Trick or Treating. Chief Douglas ensures that our carnival is a safe place by assigning city policemen to monitor the area.

  • Letter: Legion deserves thank you

    The Town of Bronson would like to thank the men and women of American Legion Post 236 of Levy County for their help in honoring our veterans by placing flags on grave sites in all the towns cemeteries, and on display outside of Old Town Hall, to honor those still serving.

    Thank you to: Post Commander Dwight Fields, Auxiliary President Judy Fields, Diana Folks, Historian Edward Gonczarow, Dan Hartley, Alexis Gaddy, Steve Gaddy, Christine H. Haney and Leo E. Sapp. Jr.

    Kelli Brettel

    Town Clerk, Bronson

  • Letter: Not buying Nelson’s response

    I recently wrote our Senator Bill Nelson urging him to be bold and brave and stand up for the American people and reject the current government plan for the takeover of the health care industry.  I was really surprised to get an answer, but not really surprised to find out how little notice is paid to his constituents.  I guess that his minion picked the wrong letter out of his junk mail answers. Anyway, since he said not to reply to his response, I thought I would share my reply with you.

  • Viewing today, burial Monday for shooting victim

    Less than two weeks ago Felicia Ann "Red" Fine, 22, married Charles Edwin Duke, 23.

    Wednesday night they argued at their home near Southwest 95th Avenue.

    It ended when he shot her several times, dumped her body at a hunting camp, and took their roommate hostage for more than six hours in a standoff with deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Fire chief ignites city commission

    Fire Chief John Ward was fired Monday night after a heated two-hour exchange between him and the city commission over his job performance over the last year.

    Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of the motion made by Vice Mayor Teresa Barron.  Commissioner Rollin Hudson voted against the motion.

    “I think the fire chief has lost his effectiveness and lost his ability to work with the commission,” Mayor Teal Pomeroy said.

  • Man charged in wife's death, kidnapping

    In October, Felicia Ann "Red" Fine, 22, and Charles Edwin Duke, 23, picked up a marriage license.  They had been in an off and on relationship for several years.

    They returned from their honeymoon on Nov. 3 and Fine, who worked as a front desk clerk at Island House in Cedar Key, went to work the next day. Duke did not go to work..

    When she came home,  the couple argued about money, alcohol and an unpaid credit card bill at their home near Southwest 95th Avenue.

  • Love wears fur

    Ninety-year-old Olga, a long-term resident at Tri-County Nursing Home, in Trenton, looked a little confused when a small group of people entered her room asking questions about expecting visitors Thursday.

    But her confusion melted when she saw that two of the group’s members were short, hairy and of the canine variety.

    “I love animals,” she said as she caressed one of the dogs sitting on her bed, “ and they are so adorable.”

  • Handgun class has its sights on helping family in need

    About $2,500 was collected Saturday from 46 participants in a concealed weapons permit class at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff's Lt. Scott Finnen said the proceeds from the event would go to the Cates Children Family Fund — set up for the five children who lost their mother, Carrie L. Cates, 39, in a traffic accident about a month ago.