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Today's News

  • Levy County centenarian says her life has been full

    After a quick adjustment, and then another, on the piano bench, Amelia Erwin leaned forward to pore over a sheaf of music.
    “No, I don’t think I can play that one,” she said to the visitor, casting the pages aside and rifling through another stack.

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 6

    Saturdays in October
    Wildflower walks at
    Morningside Nature Center
    The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center. On Oct. 8, the walk starts at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Native Plant Sale, please meet at the Pavilion.
    The walks are guided by a Morningside Nature Center staff member. Each week, the walks will be different in focus.
    Please meet at the Education Office and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring any guide that may be of use on the walk.

  • CORRECTION

    Due to an error by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office the Chiefland Citizen on Sept. 8 incorrectly reported the charges against Donna Murphy. She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and domestic battery.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Oct. 6

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Sept. 29, Terry Lee Arnold, 38, Inglis, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n Sept. 26, Beverly Sue Bellomy, 44, Williston, obstruction w/o violence.
    n Sept. 28, Christopher Lee Brunelle, 20, Williston, petit theft, damage to property. Bond $35,000.
    n Sept. 26, Fredrick Alvin Charles, 33, Inglis, DWLSR. Bond $500.
    n Sept. 27, Terrel Eugene Dexter, 48, Lakeland, non support of children or spouse. Bond $750.

  • Commission considers home size, generator noise

    Residents plead for some relief

    Residents asked the Levy County Commission for some relief from regulations on a minimum home size, limerock roads, and the generator noise of a neighbor without electricity.
    Their pleas came during the commission's regular Tuesday meeting and while the question of the home size was settled, the road won't be paved anytime soon, and the noise problem will take some time to resolve.

  • Evan Sullivan announces for sheriff

    Special to the Citizen
    Levy County native and Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan announced he is running for sheriff as a Republican in the 2012 election.
    The fourth generation law enforcement officer said he is running because, “I was born and raised in Levy County, and my family has served our community for decades. It would be a great honor for me to serve my fellow citizens as sheriff.”

  • Two opportunities Saturday to lend a helping hand

    Beast Feast
    The 2nd Annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Black Prong Equestrian Center  on County Road 337 in Bronson.

  • Fowlers Bluff gets $2.9 M for safe water

    Fowlers Bluff residents will have cleaner, safer drinking water in June thanks to the efforts of locals to replace an aging water treatment plant built in the 60s.
    David Woener, a member of the Fowlers Bluff Water Systems Association Inc., said the area's water board has been trying to get the system replaced for years. Many of the water lines are corroded and are in constant need of repair, he said. "And it's out of compliance with DEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection),"

  • Sheriff buys cars, lays off top staff

    For the third year in a row Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith has found some extra cash in his budget at the close of the fiscal year — close to $250,000  — and bought six cars for $173,935.

  • Drones to patrol Cedar Key skies

    Residents in Cedar Key may look up into the sky in 2012 and spot drones flying overhead — similar to the ones used last week to attack and kill the alQaeda leader in Yemen.