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  • Yoho says sequester likely to happen

     U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3) says sequestration — which sets automatic cuts in spending if Congress and the President fail to make the cuts themselves — is going to kick in tomorrow.

  • New bill could close Andrews Nursery

    Florida’s only state-owned pine tree nursery, located in Chiefland, could be a thing of the past if one state representative has his way.

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  • School caught off guard with intruders

    The security of Chiefland schools is being questioned by some after two unidentified men waltzed onto the campus of Chiefland Middle School Monday and entered the school through an unlocked door to a cafeteria full of children.

  • Webinar Tuesday on restoring Gulf after BP spill


  • It's drying time again, the rain is leavin'

    Tuesday 11 a.m. update

    It looks as if the rain has passed on for now looking at this radar shot. Time to start drying out.

    Did you have any storm damage? Let us know at news@chieflandcitizen.com.



    The National Weather Service has a tornado warning in effect until 9 a.m. in Levy County for Chiefland and Cedar Key.



  • Lost keys find suspect in theft

    A Williston man's lost key chain that was found near a Northeast 10th Street home on Feb. 8 has led to his arrest for a break-in at the home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Steven A. Crosby, 46, was arrested on Feb. 18 and charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft by Det. Sgt. Mike Narayan. His bond is $105,000.

    The homeowner reported someone had tossed a brick through a window to gain entry to the house and took approximately $425 in personal property.

  • 2 charged in Chiefland thefts

    An alert citizen's tip has led to two Chiefland men being charged with stealing more than once from a home on Northwest 80th Street in Chiefland, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Michael Q. Florence, 42, and Mikal L. Rodriguez. 19, were arrested on Feb. 19, as a result of work done by Sheriff's Det. Mike Wilkinson, Patrol Sgt. Todd Houchin and Dep. Matt King. Both are charged with burglary and grand theft and each has a $100,000 bond.

  • Pistol event benefits Relay For Life

    A basic pistol class hosted by the Levy County Sheriffs Office on March 23 will benefit the Williston Relay for Life. The class will qualify an individual for the education requirement for a Florida Concealed weapons permit.

    The class will be held in the Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom at 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    Class fee is $65 for registrations done online and $75 at the door the day of the class. Lunch will be provided and additional donations to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be accepted.

  • Two Williston men charged in theft

    Levy County Sheriff's investigators used some high-tech and old-fashioned methodology to arrest and charge two Williston men who admitted burglarizing a home on U.S. Highway 27A, according to a sheriff's office press release.

    Michael Scott Fordham, 38, is charged with burglary and petit theft, and Ronald Glenn Perry, 40, is charged with tewo counts of burglary and two counts of petit theft after being arrested by detective Sgt. Mike Narayan and Det. Jimmy Anderson.