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Today's News

  • Calling all kid chefs

    Student chef cook-off begins

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is searching for the inaugural class of Student Chef Ambassadors

    The department is seeking students in 4th through 12th grades who like to cook to compete in a contest to become ambassadors to promote “Fresh From Florida” recipes and products.

    Entry requirements include:

    • You must be a Florida student going into 4th-12th grade.

    • You must create an original recipe and submit with a photo.

  • Local bank contributes to education foundation

    Capital City Bank recently made a significant contribution to the Levy County Schools Foundation. Andy Lott, Vice President, Chiefland office, presented funds in the amount of $6,000 to Levy County Schools Foundation Coordinator Angela Johnson.

    The donation was made through the Capital City Bank Group Foundation, which has a mission to invest money and volunteer employee time into initiatives that are believed to contribute to building a strong community.

  • County's battalion trucks: ALS non transport and more

    Curious about the county's battalion (ALS non transport) trucks?

    We, here at the Citizen, were.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles and Battalion Commander Clay Drew (who drives one of two ALS vehicles) came by the paper Monday at the request of Citizen staff.

  • DAV to meet Sept.4

    The Chiefland DAV Post 63 will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4 at Beef 'O' Bradys in Chiefland.

    The meeting will start with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

    The DAV meets at Beef 'O' Bradys the first Thursday of each month.

  • Luke Corbitt Memorial Fishing Tournament in October

    The 3rd annual Luke Corbitt memorial fishing tournament benefiting the Children's Table will be held Oct. 4, at the Waccasassa Boat Ramp in Gulf Hammock.

    Registration is $25 and starts at 6 a.m. the day of the event at the boat ramp. For advanced registration, call 352-278-3379.

    There will be cash prizes for biggest red, biggest trout, biggest combo and most unique fish caught. There will also be free food and door prizes.

  • Building bridges to local Rotaries

    David Rauch, Rotary International 6940 district governor, likes to introduce himself as a member of the only Rotary Club named for a bridge. 

    And they may define his year in office as he travels to visit all 51 clubs in the 19 counties that make up the district. The Chiefland Rotary Club visit on Aug. 6 was his 19th since taking office.

    A third-generation Rotarian, Rauch is a member of the Mid-Bay Club in Niceville. His father is a member of the Destin Rotary club and holds the record for 44 years of perfect attendance.

  • Volunteer cleanups for National Public Lands Day

    1) Friday Sept. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Help clean up and restore the Nature Coast State Trail at the Suwannee River trestle. Join park staff to pick up trash and debris left from the summer’s activities. A barbecue lunch, trash bags, gloves and water will be provided, along with free admission to the park. Meet at Fanning Springs State Park, at the concessionaire building at 9:30 a.m. for registration.

    For more information, contact Kirk Marhefka at kirk.marhefka@dep.state.fl.us or 352- 535-5181

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 28

    Passenger pigeon exhibit at Florida Museum

       A Florida Museum of Natural History gallery exhibit opening Sept. 1 illustrates how human actions can lead to the extinction of a species—even those considered common just a century ago.

  • County tests firefighters

    LCDPS conducted new hire and promotional Firefighter assessments on Saturday, July 12th.

    Current LCDPS EMS members that hold a valid Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance were eligible to test for dual certified positions with LCDPS. The assessment consisted of a 50 question written test and timed circuit drill.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of August 28

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

    • Aug. 18, Daniel Lee Bennett, 25, Floral City, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 21, Shannon April Brown, 36, Old Town, petit theft. Bond $500.

    • Aug. 23, Joshua Zachary Clemons, 21, Trenton, VOP.

    • Aug. 19, Richard Cooke, 19, Tampa, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $1,000.

    • Aug. 18, Bobby Duffy Jr., 33, Chiefland, non support of children or spouse.