Local News

  • Drive safe this holdiday season

    Aggressive driving is dangerous driving. This is especially true when drivers of cars and large trucks engage in aggressive driving behavior around each other. To help combat the hazard this presents to motorists on the road, the Florida Highway Patrol began a two-week enforcement campaign aimed at preventing aggressive driving behavior on Friday. The Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign runs through December 5 and is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of being too aggressive on roadways, especially when a large truck is involved. 

  • Holiday fire safety

    Chiefland Fire Rescue wishes everyone a safe holiday season.

  • City gets behind the Second Amendment

    The ideals behind the right to bear arms are alive in well in Chiefland. Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a resolution of support for the Second Amendment at Monday night's meeting.

  • CPD's Douglas signs on for another year

    Chiefland's head of police will be moving into his ninth year with the city. Commissioners voted unanimously 4-0 Monday night to renew CPD Chief Robert Douglas' contract, noting only a 35-cent increase to his cell phone allowance as the only change from last year. Mayor Teal Pomeroy was absent from the public evaluation.

  • Driver in DUI death given 13 years

    A former corrections officer who drove on the wrong side of U.S. Highway 19, colliding with another vehicle and killing the manager of Chiefland Golf & Country Club on Jan, 31, 2012, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison followed by two years of drug offender community custody.

  • Warnings issued on handyman scams

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner wants homeowners and business owners to be alert to repair and construction scams by fly-by-night work crews that could leave them worse off than they started. 

  • Duke slates open house to discuss nuke plant shutdown

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    CRYSTAL RIVER — To increase awareness and understanding of the Crystal River nuclear plant decommissioning plan, Duke Energy has scheduled a public open house.

    It will be from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Magnolia Room at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.

  • Plant shutdown price tag: $1.18 billion

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Duke Energy has submitted its decommissioning plan for the Crystal River nuclear plant to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    The selected option is expected to be completed in 2074, capping more than a century of activity on the site.

    About 275 employees remain at the plant — members of the facility’s decommissioning transition organization — in addition to security personnel. Additional contract workers will be brought in as needed.

  • Chiefland sewer project under way

    Recent construction activity along Chiefland streets is slated to continue for several months.
    The city is in the process of installing sewer lines for residences along 4th, 6th and 8th streets, which are currently using septic tanks. Existing clay pipes in the Hardeetown area are also being retrofitted and stabilized with a vinyl liner, and new manholes are scheduled to soon be upgraded in areas along 1st and 3rd streets behind City Hall.
    City Financial Coordinator Laurie Copeland said Wednesday the projects should wrap up some time in February or March.

  • Child sponsors needed for holidays

    The Guardian Foundation, Inc., on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem Program, is looking for angels to sponsor a child for the holidays and beyond. There are many children in the court system in this circuit who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. There are countless others in our community who are at risk.  Many of these children will not receive gifts without help from community businesses, churches, organizations and individuals who are willing to sponsor them.