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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of September 11

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

    • Sept. 1, Ranie Ronald Baker, 55, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

    • Sept. 1, Tammy Lyn Baker, 41, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

    • Sept. 6, Brittany Eyvonne Blacketer, 20, Chiefland, battery.

    • Sept. 4, Jeffery Alan Cowart, 42, Williston, DWLS-habitual. Bond $10,000.

    • Sept. 3, Eva Marie Crooms, 48, battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Indians outlast Saints

    In the second half Friday night, the Chiefland Indians’ offense and defense faced something they hadn’t seen all year to this point in the season.

    What the Indians faced on their way to a 21-12 victory over Cedar Creek Christian wasn’t in the form of a particular player or scheme; what they faced comes with a better name, adversity.

    The Saints had just taken the opening kickoff of the second half 80 yards for a touchdown and the Indians led 7-6 after they blocked the Saints’ extra point attempt.

  • Sheriff gives update on LCSO at rotary meeting

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has made a few improvements, according to Sheriff Robert McCallum, who was special guest speaker Thursday at Chiefland's Suwannee Valley Rotary.
    McCallum, who hasn't been in office quite two years, said one of the first things he implemented at the sheriff's office was the creation of a special investigations unit.

  • $5,000 reward offered in high-dollar theft

    A $5,000 reward has been offered in the theft of a tractor, trail bike, a Honda 500 Foreman 4-wheeler, arigging for a carriage horse, appliances, linens and utensils from a Morriston Home.

    Levy County Sheriff's Office and the resident at 11331 S.E. 21st Place in Morriston are asking for the public's help.

    The homeowner’s caretaker found the house and barn had been virtually emptied of all possessions and reported it on Aug. 22.

    Taken were:

  • Levy prosecutor resigns in wake of complaint

    The division chief for the Levy County State Attorney's Office resigned on Tuesday in the wake of an accusation he took photos of a woman at a Newberry tanning salon.

    Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney William Cervone's office announced the resignation of William R. Ezzell, Levy County Division chief.

    According to one television news report the woman said she was undressing in a booth when she looked up and noticed a phone with a light above her that was being held by someone in the next booth.  

  • Lady Indian on Junior Nationals list

    Special to the Citizen

    Takiya London, a freshman forward on the Chiefland Lady Indians varsity basketball team, has been named a Junior Nationals All Star following her participation in the U.S. Junior Nationals Summer Finals in Augusta, Ga., on Aug. 28-29.

    This event was a showcase for college coaches from Division 1 colleges, including Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville, Michigan State, University of North Florida, University of South Florida and St. Francis College.

  • Property tax hearing tonight at courthouse

    Folks who want to be heard on this year's property tax and assessments bills will have their opportunity at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday) when the Levy County Commission holds a public hearing at 6 p.m. in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse. 

    The purpose of tonight's hearing is to determine the final assessments for emergency medical service, fire, solid waste and roads. At the end of the hearing the commission will vote on the final assessments. 

  • Farmers market back Saturday

    The Chiefland Farmers Market returns to the Old Depot Park/ Trailhead Park in south Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19/98 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Local farmers and vendors will be on hand with everything from pet pigeons to ducks, goats, eggs, soap, jams, jellies, meats and produce — including new Wacky Dos for those who need a new look.

    The market, sponsored by the City of Chiefland and organized by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the park.

    For more information, call 352-493-1849.

  • Gay continues with his war

    Heeeeeee's back!

    Former City Manager Kevin Gay, who had been keeping a low profile since settling for $25,000 with the Chiefland City Commission for terminating his $64,500-a-year contract on May 27 is back with a promised vengeance.

    Gay, who claimed Chiefland Commission's 3-2 vote to terminate the contract was a matter of city leaders giving in to the demands of Levy County officials who had issues with him, vowed to get even with county officials, saying, “I'm gonna' burn their ass now.”

  • Commissioners question fire department motives

    Some say it started more than a year ago: another heated drama fanned to life at the very home of heated dramas, Chiefland Fire Rescue.

    “These comments are offensive and should not be used by anyone, especially an elected official,” was what they wrote in the letter that, according to some, sat smoldering in a desk since May of last year.