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Today's News

  • Columbus Day protested

    A group that is organizing a petition drive to abolish the Columbus Day holiday set up a protest at the Levy County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 13 — the federal holiday observed as Columbus Day.

    Dianne Clark helped organize the protest and decorated the float that the three protestors representing a Spanish missionary, Columbus and his crew occupied.

    The float had signs outlining their objections to a holiday that honors a man who brought suffering to Native Americans and other indigenous people in the New World.

  • Community Calendar

    All Month

    Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club sale

    The Second to None Thrift Shoppe, on 56th Street in Yankeetown, is having an October sale.  

    We have a large variety of "new for us" clothes for all in the family. 

    For the entire month, there is 50 percent off all men's  and women's shorts and short sleeve shirts.

    Second to None Shoppe is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday nights 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, call 352-447-2057

  • Car fire training

    A live car fire scenario was staged Tuesday, Oct. 7, by the Levy County Department of Public Safety where members reviewed scene size up, water supply and firefighter safety.

    LCDPS does this type of training six times a month to enhance training and teamwork.

  • Task force paying off

       Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum, left, presented the City of Chiefland with a check for more than $19,000 monday night.

       The money was from drug forfeitures from four cases handled by the Levy County Joint Drug Task Force.

       McCallum, standing next to Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, said he was pleased to bring the money to the city and thanked Chiefland for partcipating in the task force.

  • Otter Creek crash injures two

    Two people were sent to Gainesville for medical treatment after two vehicles collided shortly after noon Saturday, Oct. 11, near Hershel's Store I - Otter Creek, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and State Road 24, according to official reports.

    Donna Jones Ruffner, 64, and Theodore A. Fosgreen 65, both of Tallahassee sustained minor injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle Mathew Ryan Reams and Rebecca B. Garrison, both of Ocala, were not injured.

  • Vehicle rollover

    No one was injured when a truck towing a trailer with another vehicle on it rolled over at the intersection of County Road 326 and U.S. Highway 27 at 3:54 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. Responding to the crash were the Levy County Department of Public Safety Station 11 in Morriston and Rescue 10 in Williston, the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol. The full-size pickup truck was in the westbound ditch.

  • Crash on SR121 sends one to Shands

    One person was transported to Gainesville for medical treatment following a two-car crash on State Road 121 north of County Road 331A at 2:43 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, according to a Levy County Department of Safety press release.

    The drivers involved in the accident sustained minor injuries, but one, Ha Young Hahn, 21, of Gainesville, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville by the LCDPS.

  • Sheriff's Report for October 16

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 13, Tamara Brown, 52, Old Town, VOP, petit theft, two counts dealing in stolen property.

    • Oct. 11, Kimberly Delores Downing, 25, Cross City, VOP.

    • Oct. 7, John Hennessey, 23, Newberry, producing marijuana, arson, aggravated battery, two counts selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.

    • Oct. 11, Eric Len Henry, 24, Williston, out of county warrant.

    • Oct. 10, Matthew Carl Huston, 26, Chiefland, DWLS.

  • Tigers claw Indians

    Last Friday night, the Trenton Tigers came to town to face off against the Chiefland Indians and this game proved to be a tale of two halves. The Indians won the second half 8-0, but the only problem was the Tigers scored 35 unanswered points in the first half going on to win by a score of 35-8.

  • When park kids become park rangers

    By Ranger Andrew Moody

    Special to the Citizen

    It was sometime back around 1995 or '96 when a young, local girl eagerly waited with anticipation for the Manatee Springs state park treasure hunt to begin.

    "Little Jo" had come to the park to join in the search for the lost pirate treasure and to witness the excitement of the parents and crowds, who would be cheering on their children from the nearby waterfront walkways and the park's shoreline kiddie beach area.