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Today's News

  • Some call him the Suwannee Cracker

    Bill Roberson knows where he comes from, a long line of Levy County crackers stretching back seven generations.  His ancestors came to these parts in the early 1800s, making a living as carpenters, cattlemen and the sowers of seeds.

  • 11 vie for vacant county seat

    Eleven people have applied to be appointed to the vacant District 1 Board of County Commissioners position according to applications released by Gov. Rick Scott's office.

  • Accident at busy intersection injures 6

    Six people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a black Ford Ranger smashed into a blue Hyundai stopped at a red light on U.S Highway 19 in front of the entrances to Winn-Dixie and Walmart. 

  • Sheriff's Office seeks third man in armed home invasion

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating the third suspect in an armed home invasion on Tuesday morning that terrorized the home health worker caring for an 81-year-old woman who was asleep in another room, according to a press release

    Stefan Lernard Lattimore, 35, of Gainesville is being sought on a warrant for armed home invasion robbery.  Lattimore may be in the Gainesville area and he should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the press release.

  • Sheriff's new bloodhound finds missing child

    One of newest members of the Levy County Sheriff's Office is already earning its dinner.

    Daisy, a 3-year-old bloodhound, the K-9 partner of Deputy Scott Stancil found a missing 4-year-old child on Northeast 51st Street in Williston on Wednesday in a cluster of bushes behind the boy's home saving a dozen deputies a lot of time searching.

  • Cappy's Corner: A Carnival of Commentary

    Readers will come to expect, and hopefully enjoy from time to time, a carnival of commentary in this space each week. 

    We’ll hit a variety of topics, and it almost always will be local. Some weeks, it’s tougher to zero in on one topic as there are several ideas running through my mind I believe are worth noting.

  • Braves tower over all opponents

    The boys basketball team at Chiefland Middle School cruised to a 33-17 home win against Bronson last week to complete a perfect regular season. If things go as planned this week, the 15-0 Braves will be playing for the SMAC championship today.

    The program’s first undefeated regular season came with relative ease. The closest margin of victory was a two-point win against Lake Butler. Other than that, the next closest was an 11-point victory against Branford.

  • Sports, community drive Schultz family

    If anyone putting on a sporting or church event needs a volunteer, they seek out the Schultz family.

    Boy scout leaders, cub scout leaders, youth coaches, referees, stat keepers and concession stand workers are just a few of the volunteer titles members of the Schultz’ family have worn around Chiefland.

  • Elementary students are invited to write and illustrate for the Florida State Fair

     Special to the Citizen

  • Rosewood researcher, descendant, speaks at Cedar Key

    About 50 people attended an event hosted by the Cedar Key Historical Society to hear Lizzie Jenkins, executive president of the Real Rosewood Foundation, talk about Rosewood, a town she’s spent much of the last 18 years researching. The talk was held at the Cedar Key Community Center last week.