Today's News

  • CMS gets new flowerbeds

    Chiefland Middle School was lucky to start the school year with new landscaping.  Just one week before school started, the northeast corner of CMS’s main building was bleak and barren. 

  • LARC and Levy school district join forces

    Special to the Citizen
    It is no surprise that Levy ARC has faced some critical financial challenges lately.  However, Executive Director, Betty Walker is determined to find ways to match up available resources to create a win-win situation for all involved.  Her latest challenge coupled LARC with the Plum Creek Foundation and the Exceptional Student Educational Program of the Levy County School District.

  • Levy Center update

    The College of Central Florida is offering several new classes in the coming weeks.    Interested participants may enroll in person at the Levy Center, located at 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland, by telephone at 352-493-9533; or online at CFItraining.cf.edu (for select Levy noncredit classes).

    Computer Fundamentals for Seniors

  • Etheridge takes a school break after 20 years

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday's meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.
    Tuesday's meeting was Etheridge's final day meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston on the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.

  • Four arrested for drugs in Cedar Key

       Four people were arrested Tuesday for dealing drugs out of their Cedar Key homes, according to the Levy County Sherif's Office.  The arrests were the result of a three-month investigation, which was aided by information from a confidential source.
       The sheriff's department says Richard Cantlebarry and Geneva Harris were selling morphine pills out of their home, located at 517 2nd Street.  

  • Man dies while cast fishing

       A Newberry man casting for fish in the Suwannee died after becoming entangled in the cast net he was using off a dock.
       The Dixie County Sheriff's Office said the family of Chad Eric Holder, 36, reported finding his body in a canal behind their residence on Saturday, Oct. 14.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted forOct. 21

    The following information was taken fromLevy County Sheriff’s reports:
    n  Two West Central Florida men were arrested on misdemeanor drug charges after their vehicle was stopped for a broken headlight in Fanning Springs.

  • Levy Farm Bureau leadership

    A large crowd of Levy County Farm Bureau members gathered at the Whitehurst Lodge outside of Willston on Sept. 30, to enjoy a barbecue dinner, fellowship and to do a little yearly business. Incoming Levy County Farm Bureau President Chad “Cracker” Johnson, State Rep. Leonard Bembry and Brad Etheridge, Florida Farm Bureau state director, were in attendance.  Members of the Levy County Farm Bureau board of directors are, from left to right, Cecil Benton, Travis Wiygul, Van Whitehurst, Brad Etheridge and Wesley Sache.

  • Toys for Tots taking applications

    Registration is open for the Toys for Tots campaign in the tri-county area at the following locations:
    n Trenton — Library, Mondays, 9 am. to 1 p.m.
    n Bronson — Library, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    n Inglis — AF Knotts Library, Wednesdays, please call  447-4212
    n Chiefland  — Library, Monday and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.        
    n Steinhatchee — Steinhatchee Elementary School,  Tuesdays,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Williston grad teacher of the year in Duval County

    Sadie Tillis Elementary School is in Duval County. Williston High School graduate (Class of 1987) Pamela White Penny has taught there for 10 years. Now she has been named Teacher of the Year for 2011-12 by her peers. Penny is the daughter of Sammie and Ruthena (Edwards) White, long-time employees of the School Board of Levy County and now retired. She is married to Larry Penny of Raleigh. They and their two sons, Jalen and Jared, attend Potter’s House Church in Jacksonville.