Today's News

  • Fanning Springs Council changes meeting

    The Fanning Springs City Council is changing its regular meeting, which falls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, to Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

    This is due to City Hall being used for the general election and balloting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

  • Alligator Warrior Festival

    A festival and re-enactment celebrating the history of Alligator Warrior, who lead Seminole warriors in the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842) and of the settlement of Alligator which was renamed Lake City in 1859 will be held Oct. 29-31. The festival is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. Oleno Park Road, High Springs.

  • Community Calendar, October 28


    Southern Rock’s Finest booked for Cooter Festival


  • Bride's murder means life sentence for groom

     A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine of Cedar Key was murdered by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke.

    The decision on Friday came one week short of the first anniversary of Fine's death on Nov. 4, 2009, at the Rosewood home she shared with Duke and his friend Justin White.

    Duke was also convicted of the false imprisonment of White for forcing the roommate to accompany him to a popular mud bogging site near Bronson where he negotiated White's release to law enforcement officers.

  • Flag presentation

    U.S. Army Captain Angelique Ledesma presented Acting Commander Richard Bater of AmVets Post 422 in Chiefland with a flag last Wednesday during a ceremony at the post. The flag was flown over Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sept. 1. Capt. Ledesma presented the flag to thank Post 422 for sending toiletries and other needed goods to the troops. The post's Ladies Auxiliary organized the gifts. "Post 422 really appreciates what she's done for this country," Bater said before the ceremony.

  • County selling limestone dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline up for sale, preferring to use another piece of equipment to mine and load limestone from the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.
    The Board of commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale at the request of Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee, who said the dragline is no longer needed for the county's limerock mining operation. "We can only mine to 30 feet and we need to get rid of this," he said. "There is a lot of demand for this equipment."

  • Education Briefs

    Other topics addressed during Tuesday's School Board of Levy County meeting:
    n The board held a closed meeting before Tuesday's public meeting to discuss the ongoing case between the district and former employee Linda Yon.
    Yon was terminated from her position for allegedly using disparaging remarks to a student this past school year.

  • Learn how bats can battle mosquitoes

    Remember this summer's mosquito infestation?  How about the hatching after the heavy rains and flooding in September?
    Learn how to battle the blodsucking invasion at two presentations on creating havens for bats.
       Ranger Pam Darty of the U.S. Fish Service at Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge will give a  presentation on Florida Bats and Bat Houses at the Ellie Schiller Education Center in the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP) at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown, Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m..  Admission is free.

  • 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.