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Today's News

  • FHP seeking information

    The Florida Highway Patrol is still searching for the driver of a vehicle that caused an accident early on March 18 when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign on C.R. 339 and S.R 500 in Levy County.
    The driver, according to an FHP report, drove out onto the road causing a tractor-trailer to swerve, hit a guard rail and flip onto its side. There was about $30,000 worth of damage to the tractor-trailer, according to the report. The driver who caused the accident fled the scene, and FHP has no other details.

  • Court dispositions

    The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records.
    n  Mirl Edward Hobbs, domestic battery, nolle pros.
    n  Michael Raymond Keller, dealing in stolen property, 180 days with credit for 105 days served. Must pay civil judgement.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 31

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 22, James Bascum Allen, 39, Old Town, readmit from court DWLSR.
    n March 26, Griagal Connell Barr, 34, Williston, burglary of a dwelling. Bond $40,000.
    n March 21, Bobby Lee Bean, 23, Bronson, readmit from court DWLSR.
    n March 27, Dennis James Berry, 58, Chiefland, hold for the state of Ohio, three counts: trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools.

  • Tarmac Mine hearing back in Courtroom A

    By MIKE WRIGHT
    Special to the Citizen
    Every day thousands of vehicles crawl through downtown Crystal River as they head north or south.
    City officials are cringing at the thought of adding heavy rock trucks to that mix.
    A company's proposal for a limestone mine just north of Inglis includes promises of up to 250 trucks per day heading south on U.S. Highway 19 through Crystal River — and the same amount returning empty to the quarry.

  • County budget more than $700K in hole

    It went almost unnoticed at last week’s Levy County Commission meeting when Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said the county budget is running a $732,358 deficit in the first three months of the year.
    Sullivan made the comment while announcing Sheriff Johnny Smith will not charge county and city agencies for dispatch services starting this fall as had been previously announced.
    “We know there’s an issue,” Sullivan said, referring to the money crunch.

  • Religious event to come to skate park

    The message of Christ will be coming to Delma Locke Skate Park in a couple of months.
    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to allow North Chiefland Church of God to stage a Christian-based event there May 21.
    John Kyle, a representative from the church, told the commission the event will feature urban art, sculpture, skateboarding, music and street dancing. Kyle said the event will be all day.
    Skaters in the event will be members of a Christian skateboarding team that travels around ministering to the youth.

  • LARC lobbies for funding

    Betty Walker was the last to step on the bus leaving for Tallahassee. The faces of the passengers, clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, lit up when they saw her short frame come in to view.
    “Does anybody know why we’re going to Tallahassee?” Walker asked.
    “Yeah, for support!” replied a voice from the back. “We don’t want our services cut at all. We want funding.”

  • Out-standing in their field

    The entire student body of Chiefland High School lined up for an aerial photo a few weeks ago in celebration of the school’s achievement of an ‘A’ grade — up two notches from last year’s ‘C.’

  • Floridians 50+ unprepared for rising utility costs

    By DOUG HEINLEN
    AARP Florida President
     A recent survey conducted by AARP confirms that Floridians 50+ are concerned about their finances, thinking about having to delay retirement and struggling with day-to-day costs of living as big spikes in fuel costs ripple through the economy.
    According to media reports, some advisors to Gov. Rick Scott have even discussed raising your electric bills – and those of existing Florida businesses – to raise money to lure new and expanding businesses to Florida.

  • Making your home senior-friendly

    State Point News