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Today's News

  • Bronson Town Hall moving to Jackson House

    BRONSON - Barring an 11th-hour red light, the Bronson Town Hall offices will soon be making a short move from its present location on U.S. 27 back to the historic Jackson House, which has recently been renovated.

    Operating out of the Jackson House would be Town Clerk Donna Conquest, Mayor Franklin Schuler and Council members Beatrice Mongo, Aaron Edmondson, Melody LaFlam and Berlon Weeks. Water and sewer bills would be paid at the new location.

  • Sheriff comes clean on pending audit

    Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith felt compelled to let the public know about some minor bookkeeping issues at his office when he called a press conference April 8 to explain why an upcoming audit report will show areas where some improvements are needed.

    "The taxpayers look to us to be good stewards with their money," Smith said.

  • County continues with paging improvements

    BRONSON - Chiefland Fire Chief John Ward, speaking on behalf of the Levy County Fire Advisory Board, convinced the County Commission on March 25 to continue improving the paging system through Williams Communication as planned.

    This project was not among the budgeted the capital improvements projects for this fiscal year, County Coordinator Freddie Moody said.

  • Two raids lead to eight suspects' arrests in Fanning Springs and Chiefland

    BRONSON - A search warrant served at a Fanning Springs residence on recently netted eight people suspected of drug crimes on April 2.

    A subsequent raid in Chiefland on April 3 resulted in the arrest of another suspect, more cocaine, more cash and an assault rifle, according to Lt. Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Many county workers drive home in county vehicles

    BRONSON - Many Levy County workers enjoy a form of compensation, which cushions the impact of rising fuel prices. They drive county vehicles to and from home, and the gasoline or diesel is included.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Deputies with the Levy County Sheriff's Office and other officers recently arrested the following people. Suspects are presumed innocent until they are proved guilty in a court of law.

    * Richard Z. Horne, 63, of Chiefland was arrested March 27 for aggravated assault and resisting arrest without violence. Bond 32,000.

    * Ronald W. Knea, 51, of Williston was arrested March 28 on Duval County warrants for two counts of grand theft, and theft from a person older than 65 years old. No bond.

  • 21 convicted of felonies in Levy County

    BRONSON - There were 21 people convicted of felonies in Levy County from March 1 through March 31, according to records.

    Following are the people and the crimes for which they were convicted:

    * Alfredo Aragon, 21, of Newberry, grand theft of a vehicle.

    * Richard Blackshear, 24, of Newton, Ga., aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    * Keith A. Colson, 46, of Chiefland, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

    * Dennis Malone Daniels, 23, of Dunnellon, possession of cocaine.

  • Youthful ranchers score at fair market

    Youthful ranchers score at fair market

    BY JEFF M. HARDISON

    Staff Writer

    FANNING SPRINGS - Bidding was hot from morning into the evening on April 2 at the 56th Annual Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale.

    There were almost 460 animals sold by children from Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties. The total gross sales equaled $723,070.

    The tradition of buyers paying children more than market value for cattle and swine held fast this year as it has in the past.

    The top dollar went for the Reserve Champion Market Hog, which sold at $18 a pound.

  • Notice to all political candidates

    Even though qualifying for county and district political offices doesn't begin until June, already many candidates are out stumping for votes.

    The Chiefland Citizen wants to ensure that all candidates are treated equally during the months ahead.

    Following are a few notes worth mentioning as we launch into what promises to be a full depiction of the American electoral process.

  • Sew what?

    I am ashamed. Eight girls, eight young girls who are three, four, even five times younger than I am have shown me just how incompetent I am in an area where women are, by tradition, supposed to excel.

    Of course it's sewing and when it comes to the fine art of stitchery, I am all thumbs. The gals of the Suwannee River Fair have accomplished more in their short lives than I have in four decades.

    My grandmothers were seamstresses, but of course, back in the day they had to be out of sheer necessity.

    I grew up with feedsack dresses trimmed in rickrack.