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Today's News

  • Walker speaks at SV Rotary

       Chiefland City Commissioner and Levy ARC Director Betty Walker, left, was last week's special guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary.

       Walker, shaking hands with Rotary President Dr. Bob Mount in the photo, spoke about LARC's continued need for funds from the community.

       She extended an invitation for anyone to come and see what LARC does and reminded Rotary members about the upcoming Ride to Provide, one of two fundraisers held each year for the organization.

  • Duke posts strong second quarter results

    By PAT FAHERTY

    Special to the Citizen

    Lynn Good, Duke Energy president and chief executive officer, downplayed her company’s interest in the Florida gubernatorial race.

    Thursday, in response to question by a financial analyst as to what happens if Charlie Crist makes a comeback, Good acknowledged it was a difficult question.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 3

    Railroads and riverboats

    are coming in September

    The Levy County Historical Society invites the young, young at heart, and all history enthusiasts to join them for a free excursion into the Golden Age of Transportation through an exhibit entitled “Railroads & Riverboats,” Sept. 26 - 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center.

  • Tractor trailer catches fire on U.S. 19

     At 7:14 a.m., Aug. 15, the Levy County 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call reporting a tractor-trailer vehicle fire near the 19000 block of South U.S. Highway 19.

    The Levy Department of Public Safety Medic 3 and Station 5 (Yankeetown) responded with the Inglis Fire Department, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol to the scene.

    Units arrived on scene to a semi trailer on fire from the brakes, which spread quickly to the tires. Crews worked together to confine the fire to the brake area of the trailer. 

  • Vicious dog's attack ends when shot by police

    Chiefland police shot and killed a 150-pound bull mastiff Aug. 19 inside the home of a mother and daughter who had been attacked and were being held hostage by the animal, according to police.

    After being dispatched to 207 N.W. 6th St. a little after 8 p.m., Chiefland Police Officer Justin Douglas discovered that family members had locked themselves into rooms to get away from the dog, which had bitten an 8-year-old girl in the stomach and mauled the arms of her mother when she tried to fend the dog off.

  • Court dispositions published September 4

    • Paul Lavell Alexander Jr., VOP on 2 counts of cocaine possession, probation reinstated and modified to have curfew from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Must pay probation and VOP costs.

    • Michael Bivins, resisting officer with violence, 12 months probation. Must pay probation, $125 restitution, $100 cost of investigation. 

    • Manuel Canela, battery, adjudication withheld, 12 months probation; kidnapping, 36 months probation, served concurrently. Must pay probation cost. 

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of September 4

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Aug. 26, Melba Paige Alexander, 23, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $500.

    • Aug. 26, Erica Sue Allen, 36, Inglis, two counts non support of children or spouse. Bond $1,160.

    • Aug. 26, Eugene Carter, 53, Cross City, non support of children or spouse. Bond $586.

    • Aug. 25, Tammie Lee Chapin, 23, Archer, abuse without great harm to child. Bond $40,000.

  • Stories from the river

    As a scientist, Dr. Ken Sulak is trained to make observations. 

    He makes his living studying the ways of the natural world, with an emphasis, in recent years, on the lives of sturgeon swimming the lengths of the Suwannee River.

    But his professional work over time has bled into his personal interests: observations on the lives of humans and their place in the world.

    "In the course of being on the river, you run into a lot of people, a lot of old timers," Sulak said from his office at the U.S. Geological Survey last week.

  • Motorcyclist critical after Chiefland wreck

    A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries when a motorist turned into his path on U.S. Highway 19 at State Road 320 in Chiefland on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10:25 a.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Traffic was affected for three hours after the accident at the busy intersection in the middle of Chiefland's commercial district.

  • INDIANS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

    Varsity

    Aug. 23 10 a.m. Williston 25-22 L

    Aug. 26 6:30 p.m. at Newberry 0-3 L

    Aug. 28 6:30 p.m. Union County 0-3 L

    Sept. 2 6:30 p.m. Dixie County

    Sept. 8 6 p.m. Trenton

    Sept. 9 6 p.m. at Bell

    Sept. 11 6:30 p.m. Newberry

    Sept. 15 6 p.m. Bronson

    Sept. 16 6 p.m. Fort White

    Sept. 18 6:30 p.m. Williston

    Sept. 23 6:30p.m. at Williston

    Sept. 29 6:30 p.m. at Dixie County

    Sept. 30 6:30 p.m. at Union County