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Today's News

  • Lady Indians punch out Suwannee

    “Boon-Yah!” shouted Chiefland coach Randy Fuller as he threw what appeared to be an uppercut to punch out Suwannee after a 5-3 home win Tuesday.

    Fuller’s excitement instantly spilled over into the dugout, where a Columbia blue and black sea of glee ensued, and then onto the field after third baseman Caitlan Fuller’s rocket throw to first for the final out. Players whooped, hollered and hugged as if they’d just won a postseason game.

  • Freshman ReWard

    Youth gave a sluggish Chiefland team a boost en route to an 11-1 home win against Hawthorne.

    Although they recorded a mercy-rule victory, the Indians (14-3 overall, 13-2 in District 5-2A play) found themselves deadlocked at 1-all heading into the fifth when they exploded for 10 runs to end the game. 

  • Trio charged with stealing wiring from farm

    Three men are charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after spending the wee hours Friday morning stripping wire from an irrigation system on a Williston farm, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The problem of wiring theft to sell the copper and aluminum has reached epic proportions in the county, said Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan. The Sheriff's Office has worked nine thefts from irrigation pivots this year. Levy County farmers have incurred approximately $ 20,000 dollars of property damage.

  • Hardee Family reunion on Sunday

        The Hardee Family Reunion will be held at Manatee Springs State Park on April 10.  Some long-lost cousins from Isaac’s brother, Joseph are coming.  Lunch will be around 1:30 p.m.  Bring enough food to feed your family. If you have any questions, call Jeff Hardee at 352-949-0592.

     

  • Levy Sheriff's officer finalist for Trenton chief's job

    Lt. Scott Finnen of the Levy County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday that he is one of five finalists being interviewed April 12 for the Trenton police chief job.

    The Trenton City Commission was presented a short list of 16 candidates from which to choose five.

    Finnen, Andrew B. Johnson, and Robert R. Webb, each received five votes, while William Sampson received four, and James V. Raven received three.

  • Chiefland man arrested on drug charges

    Larry "Andy" Meeks Jr., 29, of Chiefland was arrested Thursday after dropping off his children at school by the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force on charges of selling the prescription drug Oxycodone at his home, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Meeks is suspected of being Levy County's largest prescription pill dealer and of selling narcotics from his home for a number of years, according to the release.  Agents purchased prescription pills from Meeks on several occasions. 

  • Local refuges to close if federal government shuts down

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges issued the following statement on a possible shut down of the federal government on Friday, April 8:

  • FWC Chair Barreto stepping down

    Special to the Citizen

  • Bronson council wants say in county fire department

    Several Bronson officials said Monday night they’re concerned about a plan put forth by the county’s Fire Advisory Board.
    “We want to know what’s going on,” said Council Member Jason Kennedy during the discussion at the council’s regular meeting.
    A special subcommittee of the Fire Advisory Board is recommending a 10-year plan for the consolidation of separate fire departments in the county, he explained. But Bronson officials, until recently, have had no notice about the meetings.

  • County EMS future up in air

    County Emergency Medical Services may be in need of a rescue.
    Director Trish Seibold submitted her resignation Monday morning to County Coordinator Freddie Moody, just three days after Assistant Director Royce Barber submitted his resignation and left the department.
    On Tuesday the County Commission postponed making a decision on hiring consultants to devise a method of levying EMS assessments for property owners.