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Today's News

  • Democrats meet Tuesday in Bronson

    The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
    Anyone interested in the Democratic Party, discussing the upcoming elections or just interested in getting involved in the Democratic Party is welcome to come to the meeting and join.
       The committee is seeking people that are interested in the party and interested in fairness in the political system.
       A dinner menu will be available for purchase.
    For more information, call Charley King 352-493-4797.

  • State park to host Earth Day scavenger hunt

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Fanning and Manatee Springs state parks and Nature Coast State Trail will host a Scavenger hunt throughout the park for Earth Day.
       Park Ranger Howard Meyer will read a book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings called The Secret River before the hunt begins. The reading will take place on the stage located in the park from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from there the hunt will begin. There will be prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place participants and everyone will receive a certificate of participation.  

  • Dire report on state water supply

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Because of drought and water withdrawals, the state is having trouble managing water supplies.
    That was the message presented by water district officials at Tuesday’s county commission meeting.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 22

    Friday

    Tax help
    There will be a free tax preparation and e-file with AARP Tax Aide at Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. Volunteers will be at the library between noon and 4 p.m.
    For more information or to make an appointment, call 352-493-2758.

    Friday — Saturday

    HCE, Woodmen hold yard sale
    The HCE Chiefland Club will hold a joint yard sale with the Woodmen Lodge of Trenton from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on State Road 26 in Trenton. The Woodmen Lodge will sell hotdogs and drinks.

  • 6 arrested on drug charges in Bronson

    Staff Report
    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force executed a search warrant and arrested six people on drug charges on March 19, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The arrests were the result of undercover purchases of methamphetamine in Bronson.

  • Man uses his head to wreck sheriff’s room interview room

    A man being questioned about a tool theft by Levy County Sheriff’s investigators used his head as a battering ram and tore up the interview room he was in and threatened the officers, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Jonathan Jerome Sager, 20, of Bronson, who was on probation on burglary and theft charges, now faces  violation of probation, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, criminal mischief, resisting arrest without violence and corruption by threats to law enforcement officers charges.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for March 22

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 13, Janette Aleksandrovic, 36, Hazelton, Pa., two counts possession methamphetamine, listed chemical for manufacture controlled substance, possession of drug equipment. Bond $185,000.
    n March 17, Michael Allen, 22, Fanning Springs, burglary, petit theft, altering public records. Bond $8,500.

  • County commission approves candy tobacco resolution

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday in favor of limiting the impact flavored tobacco products sold locally could have on area youth.
    The resolution, drafted by high school students from around the county, asks that the commission support urging tobacco retailers to consider “the cessation of the sale and marketing” of such products, which, according to several students at Tuesday’s meeting, are aimed at getting teens hooked on nicotine.

  • Jarret Johnson Signs with Chargers

    By RYAN BUTLER

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Chiefland High School graduate and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarrett Johnson signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 14.  

    After a 10-year stint with the Ravens, Johnson heads over to San Diego as the newest member of one of the NFL’s top defensive units. 

    Johnson, born in Cedar Key,  is one of the most successful former CHS football players. 

  • Baseball Seeing Growth Already

              The 2012 Chiefland Indians baseball team knew that overcoming the loss of seven seniors, and seven of the team’s best players, was not going to be easy. That left them this season with a team that, for the exception of one senior and a few juniors, looked on paper like a JV team. 

    Recently, it hasn’t played anything like junor varisity.