Local News

  • Duke won’t build Levy plant

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen 

     After five years and an estimated $1 billion, Duke Energy is canceling the proposed Levy County nuclear plant.

    The two-reactor plant was expected to cost between $18 billion and $24 billion with estimated in-service dates of 2024 and 2025.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 1


  • New deputy hired

     Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum administers the oath to new Sheriff's Patrol Deputy Keagon Weatherford.

    The ceremony was held July 22 at the Levy County Sheriff's Office training room. 

  • Bronson home fire kills pets

      Firefighters battle a fire that broke out Friday in a Bronson Home. Four fire departments, as well as Levy County Animal Control and the sheriff’s department were on scene.

    Smoke alarms, according to a Levy County Department of Public Safety press release, alerted the the two residents inside. Nobody was injured in the blaze, though two pet dogs died.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for August 1

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

  • Chiefland joins middle, high schools

    When the school year begins Aug. 19, there will no longer be a Chiefland High School and a separate Chiefland Middle School. 

  • It's election day in Chiefland

    Several candidates for Chiefland City Commission, including one incumbent who was re-elected without any opposition, turned out for a lively discussion at a meet 'n' greet and forum on Thursday. 

  • Stone named vice chair of judiciary committee

    State Rep. Charlie Stone of Ocala (R-District 22), who represents Levy County is the new vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

    Stone, who was holding office hours in Chiefland on Wednesday morning and in Cedar Key in the afternoon, said Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford had just informed him of the appointment. 

    The appointment is good news for the freshman legislator who also serves on the Innovation Committee, Civil Justice Subcommittee, Education Appropriations Subcommittee and the Local & Federal Affairs Committee.

  • County goes with rollback millage, for now

    The Levy County Commission has set the tentative property tax millage rate at 8.3307 for the coming year, but it could back off that number by Sept. 30 when the final budget is adopted.

    The unanimous decision came in a Tuesday morning meeting where the commission also received three proposals from engineering firms interested in doing work under the RESTORE Act fnding. 

  • Inglis, Levy Sheriff’s Office ink contract

    By A.B. Sidibe

    Special to the Citizen

    INGLIS — The town commission has cemented what was set into motion in Marchwhen citizens in this southern Levy County hamlet voted to scrap their police and fire services and hand the work to the county.

    In a special meeting on Thursday, the Inglis Town Commission voted 3-2 to award the sheriff’s office a law enforcement contract that runs through 2017.