Local News

  • Ribbon cutting held for new EMS station in Fanning Springs

       The opening of a new EMS station in Fanning Springs means a good deal to one Fanning Springs resident.

       "I love it. I think it's very important and I'm very grateful," Nancy Hauk said of the new ambulance station. 

       Hauk's husband, Conrad Hauk – a retired firefighter who started in the career when he was 16, went into cardiac arrest earlier in the year and died. She called for help and said her heart sank when she heard the ambulance would be coming from Chiefland. 

  • We're back! Come see the remodeled Citizen office

    We are just minutes away from unlocking the door on our office renovation at the headquarters of the Levy Newspaper Group — Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer, Cedar Key Beacon, Tri-County Bulletin and FYI magazine. 

    Please stop by and say hello. We have missed having you visit. Let us know what you think of the remodeled digs. 

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Melissa Waters, Gina McKenzie, Donna Stacy, Tom Oaks, Fred Wilson, Ashley McDougal, Lou Elliott Jones and Carolyn Ten Broeck.

  • Lane closures starting Monday at Walmart/Winn Dixie traffic light

    Motorists who travel among U.S. 19 in Chiefland where it crosses the entrances to the shopping plaza where Winn Dixie is located and the entrance to the Walmart need to be alert for work being done on the traffic lights at that busy intersection starting Monday. 

    The Florida Department of Transportation will have daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection to install a new traffic signal system.

    Drivers need to be aware of traffic changing lanes and workers at the site. 

  • Fourth person dies in Inglis shooting

    The small town of Inglis is picking itself up and applying bandages — physical and mental — where needed this week after a man unhappy over the end of his 32-year marriage on Thursday killed his ex-wife, himself and a man who tried to intervene out of concern that children playing across the street were in harm's way. He also shot a fourth man who was still fighting for his life at a Gainesville hospital.

  • Fanning raises denied in tentative budget hearing

    Fanning Springs city council members voted to approve the tentative budget with changes, which included removing proposed raises for city employees.

       The budget hearing was moved to Monday after a previous meeting was recessed, when a council member had to leave and the quorum was lost.

  • New Fanning EMS station holds ribbon cutting Tuesday

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety is holding a ribbon-cutting for the new Emergency Medical Services station at the Fanning Springs municipal complex on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

    The new EMS station, which will be staffed with an advanced life support ambulance, is at 17651 N.W. 90th Court.

  • Chiefland wins grant for road

    Chiefland city officials have been notified that their request for a state transportation grant has been approved to fund construction of a connector for Northwest 11th Drive from the Days Inn motel to Northwest 19th Avenue.

    It is just the first of several projects that will change traffic patterns in the area of the Winn Dixie, Walmart, new hospital, Murphy's/Taco Bell intersections.

  • CFEC membership meeting Saturday

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative’s 76th Annual Member Meeting will have Early Bird Drawings, free door prizes and soft drinks. Entertainment by the “Mended Heart Quartet” will highlight the event.

    The meeting will be held at the Cooperative’s Operation Center located at 11497 N.W. 50th Ave, in Chiefland. Please follow the signs.

  • Greenlee new Bronson mayor

    Along with the swearing in of recent council members, Bronson has elected a new mayor.

    At a special meeting on Monday evening, Katie Parks Bogart and Jason Hunt were sworn in by Senior Circuit Judge Joe Smith. Following the swearing in, Council Member Bruce Greenlee was nominated and elected as mayor for the Town of Bronson.

  • Inmate health insurance cost triples

    Imagine Levy Sheriff Bobby McCallum's surprise last week when he opened the bill for inmate health insurance and saw the premium went from $51,000 last year to $152,000.

    And that payment is due with the start of the new budget year today.