Local News

  • CPD asking for help in funding safety program

    The Chiefland Police Department needs help from the community to help fund a program aimed at child safety and drug education.

  • Levy DPS trains with flight crew

    Firefighters are dispatched to Landing Zones whenever an air ambulance is requested. With the addition of the air ambulance and flight crew stationed at the Levy Count Department of Public Safety Complex (LCDPS) 24/7, the Firefighter I class had the opportunity to meet with the crew and gain knowledge on the needs for providing a safe and secure landing zone.

    LCDPS Class 1 firefighters were provided information on the minimum requirements needed for a landing zone, how to approach the aircraft, and how to assist in loading patients. 

  • Suspects sought in school break-in

    Suspects took advantage of the Thanksgiving break last week to break into Bronson Middle High School and try picking up some spare cash, according to a spokesman for the Levy County Sheriff's Office. 

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of December 5

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

  • Manatee Springs State Park hosts Clay Landing Days
  • Saturday packed with events

    In Chiefland:

    • Rudolph's Run
    9 a.m., Check in and pick up your packet at the Chiefland High School football field between 7-9 a.m. The first 50 entrants get a T-shirt and jingle bells. The cost is $20 pre-registration (send to the Chiefland Chamber) or $25 the day of the run. Contact Prentice Spann 352-463-6440 for more details.

    • Friends Book Sale

  • Yankeetown leery of proposed development

    Special to the Citizen

    Residents were not impressed by the latest development proposal from the Izaak Walton Investors.
    Bitterness over court battles from the Investors’ last attempt to develop in Yankeetown was obvious at Monday’s council workshop.
    Nonetheless, representatives gave an upbeat presentation on a new development concept for two riverfront sites owned by the Investor’s.

  • Citrus pipeline to run through Levy

    Special to the Citizen

    A natural gas pipeline planned for Citrus County would connect to the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline.
    County officials and county landowners who could be affected have already been contacted regarding surveying for possible right of way.
    This month, residents will have opportunities to get more information on the proposed 24-inch diameter Citrus County pipeline and the Sabal Trail project, which will affect about a dozen Florida counties.

  • Gruesome home invasion sends Chiefland man to hospital

    Not even Taser darts were enough to control the crazed fury of 41-year-old Michael Jonathan Beree after a home invasion that sent a Chiefland man to the hospital, police say.
    Beree, of Chiefland, was spotted running through the city by police after they responded to a 911 call from a Chiefland couple a little after 10 p.m., Nov 24.
    Beree, according to witness statements in a CPD report, had broken into the the home and started attacking the husband, who had been sitting in a chair.

  • Williston gets two new neighbors

    The City of Williston has good news on the business front: The Levy County Tax Collector has purchased an office building in the city and a tourist destination, Blue Grotto, won approval of a land use change that may revitalize it.
    Both items came up at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting.  Just six months ago County Tax Collector Linda Fugate and Commission Chair Ryan Bell were at odds over her plans to build an office. But on Tuesday both couldn't be happier about this new development. The commission gave her its blessing to proceed with the purchase.