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Today's News

  • Fire districts not reorganizing

    All those reports you may have heard about the county's fire districts being reorganized into three units and a new position being created for a county fire coordinator is nothing to worry about, said Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson.
    "Anything you are reading in the newspapers is not happening," he said.
    The chief reminded the City Commission as its April 21 meeting that he is vice chairman of the Fire Advisory Board.

  • Time limits set for Tarmac hearing Tuesday

    When the Levy County Commission meets to consider Tarmac's application for a special exception for the King Road Mine speakers should be prepared to get to the point quickly.
    That's because Commission Chairman Danny Stevens (R-District 5) of Williston has set time limits for speaking during the quasi-judicial hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Courtroom A at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

  • DNA leads to arrest of Chiefland man

    Chiefland police say they have linked a Chiefland man in several burglaries at Chiefland schools that happened in late December.
    Nick McCray, 24, was arrested Monday after he came down to the Chiefland Police Department on an unrelated matter, according to CPD Lt. Ray Tremblay, lead investigator on the case.
    DNA evidence, collected from the scene and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was used to connect McCray to the crimes, Tremblay said Tuesday.

  • $26.4 million awarded in sex abuse case

    Editor’s Note: It is the practice of the Chiefland Citizen to not include names or information that could potentially identify victims of sexual abuse or crimes.

    Two children who accused their uncle of sexually abusing them have taken a long and winding road to obtain justice and they are still unrequited.
    This is not a case that will put someone in prison.

  • Couple charged with drugs, child neglect

    John Pierce, 35, of Cedar Key, was charged on March 4 with five felonies after a traffic stop in Chiefland. Pierce was charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of prescription drugs, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and child neglect.
    A passenger in the vehicle, Callie Robinson Pierce, 28, of Cedar Key, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony child neglect.

  • Crime up in Levy County

    Gov. Rick Scott may be crowing about Florida having its  lowest crime rate in 30 years in 2010 with a drop of 6.6 percent, but Levy County experienced a 4.1 percent increase in crime.
    The numbers released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Monday come from crime report information submitted by local law enforcement agencies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    According to the report:
    • Population went from an estimated 40,674 residents to 41,451 in 2010
    • Murder was dwon from 1 murder in 2009, to none in 2010

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for April 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 21, Richard Demond Addison, 24, Archer, housed for Alachua County–possession of cocaine, attempted murder/robbery.
    n April 19,  Paul Edward Brady, 37, St. Pete Beach, DWLSR habitual. Bond $2,000.
    n April 18, Jerry Thomas Brissenden, 49, Crystal River, DWLSR and DUI. Bond $50,000.
    n April 18, Richard Squire Brock, 51, Trenton, domestic battery, aggravated domestic assault. Bond $260,000.

  • Dotti South and the Slackers to perform at stone crab festival

         Local band, Dotti South and the Slackers will be performing Saturday at 5 p.m. during the town of Suwannee’s Stone Crab Festival. There will be lots of activities and plenty of food and fun, along with several other musical acts including: E.T. Morris, Mainstream band, Matt Davis, Amos Neo, Shauna Clark and Section 8. So, come on down and have some fun with Dotti South and the Slackers.
    All proceeds go towards the funding of  Suwannee’s 4th of July fireworks display.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 28

    Friday-Saturday

    Friends' book sale
    A book sale by the Friends of the Dunnellon Library will be in the Dunnellon Library Meeting Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Prices: Hardcover, 50 cents; Paperbacks, 25 cents; and Saturday only, a “bag of books" for $4. The library is at 20351 Robinson Rd, Dunnellon.

    Saturday

    Wild Hog Race

  • Hoped for the saved, grief for the rest

    If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 
    1 Corinthians 15:19