Today's News

  • OUR VIEW:Let’s end crazy quilt of districts

    Florida redistricting to begin.
    Keep politics out of it.

    The Florida House and Senate redistricting committees on Monday begin hosting the first round of joint public meetings. The Florida Legislature redraws state and congressional districts every 10 years following the publication of the U.S. Census.
    Members of the public will have several opportunities to make their vision for redistricting known to committee members.

  • Am I liable for my husband?



  • Quote of the week

    “But this is Florida and we have gators everywhere, so there's no cause for alarm.”

    FWC Investigator
    Jim Smith after learning 17
    alligators escaped from a Citrus County alligator farm and that only nine were accounted for.

  • Seniors Vs. crime

    Bob McFadden, director of the Levy County Sheriff's Department's Citizen On Patrol (COPs) program, talks with about a dozen seniors at the Chiefland Multipurpose Senior Center on Tuesday. He was there as part of the "Seniors vs. Crimes" program, which teaches seniors about scams, among other things. "If anybody sends you anything or calls you with anything you're not sure about, give us a call. And never send any money."

  • District champs!!!

    Chiefland's Morgan Anderson stretches to scoop up this throw in time to put out a Lafayette runner during this past weekend's District 4 softball tourney in Gainesville. Chiefland outscored opponents 65-14 to win the district and advance to the 12-under state tournament July 6-10 in Ponte Vedra.

  • Facebook photos lead to arrest

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.

    The complaint said that a deer and alligator had been freshly killed and that the suspected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in the photos.

    The animals allegedly were killed near Bronson in Levy County on private property north of Otter Creek.

  • Road and Lane Closures for June 18 - 24, 2011

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

    Interstate 75  Daytime lane closures just south of Newberry Road (State Road 26/Exit 387) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow crews to widen the northbound exit ramp onto Newberry Road. Traffic is shifted to the west just south of the interchange because of the addition of a barrier wall on the east side of the project.

  • Editorial Cartoon June 16
  • Small counties do well in difficult budget year

    Special to the Citizen
    Although it was a tough budget year in Tallahassee for the 2011 Legislative Session, small fiscally constrained counties did see some light at the end of the tunnel. 

  • Presidential hopeful courts Levy County

    John Davis, a businessman seeking the Republican nomination for president, brought his three-foot star-spangled pipe wrench and his brand of fixer-upper conservative politics to Levy County on Tuesday.
    The pipe wrench represents the Colorado resident's campaign theme, "Let's Fix America."
    Davis, who is on his sixth bus trip around the country to raise awareness of his campaign, said Levy is the 644th of the country's 3,260 counties he has visited.