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Today's News

  • 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

  • Levy Soil and Water Conservation speaking contest

    The Levy Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual speaking contest on Feb. 1 in Bronson.  There were two contestants — Yancey Hudson and Matthew Brown speaking on  “What is the Economic Impact of Florida Forest?”  Hudson placed first winning $125, while Brown took second place and $75. Both received trophies. Hudson will continue on to the District level competition on May 2 in Live Oak.

  • CF President Dassance announces retirement

    Dr. Charles R. Dassance, president of the College of Central Florida since November 1996, has informed the District Board of Trustees he will retire this summer. Dassance, who will be 66 in April, indicated that this was the most difficult decision of his 44 years as a community college educator.
    “The college is doing well and after nearly 15 years as president, I decided this was the right time for the college to transition to new leadership,” he said.

  • Two attend FFA Leadership Summit

    Hailey Bason (left), of Chiefland Senior FFA, and Kaley Wilder, of Williston Senior FFA, recently attended the State Leadership Summit at the Florida Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  
    While there, they were both selected to be on a state committee. They were invited to attend because they serve as chair and co-chair of Sub-District 2, which serves Levy County FFA.

  • In appreciation

    Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland held an appreciation pizza party for members of the Chiefland Police Department and the Chiefland Fire Department.  
    Dr. Bob Trask (top center), Worshipful Master of Brown Lodge, presents certificates of appreciation to Police Chief Robert Douglas (top right), and Maj. Al Graves (top left), Fire Chief James Harris (bottom photo left) and Fire Captain David James (middle photo left).

  • Fanning to host Springs and Blooms Garden Festival

    Celebrate the colors, textures and shapes
     of north Florida landscapes

       Fanning Springs State Park will host its annual spring garden festival Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of native plants will be for sale, and techniques for environmentally friendly watering, fertilizing and controlling pest will be demonstrated.

  • Egg hunts, story times at libraries

       The Levy Public Library System will be having Easter egg hunts at the library branches. Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will have its hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 14. Bronson Public Library will have its hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 18. A.F. Knotts Public Library will have its hunt at 3 p.m. on April 19 and the Williston Public Library's hunt will be at 4:30 p.m. on April 21. Kids of all ages are welcome and will be able to take their eggs and buckets home with them. Large groups are welcome, but please let your librarian know in advance.