Local News

  • August was good month to find job

    Levy County and its neighbors, Citrus and Marion counties, saw their unemployment rates drop in August from the month before and a year ago. 

  • Bronson puts bingo on hold

    A heated debate Monday night at Bronson Town Hall ended with a 4-1 vote in favor of stalling on an earlier decision to allow a bingo hall within town limits.

  • Chiefland holds line on millage

    Chiefland property owners will get a break on taxes again this year as the city commission voted unanimously on Monday to stick with the 4.75 millage it has had for three years. As a result, the city will take in less money in the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and that had some business men voicing concerns that the city is on the wrong financial path. 

  • Police station expands

    Work continues on the extension to the Chiefland Police Station on East Park Avenue and U.S. Highway 19/Main Street. The new space will be used to house records and give officers room to work in writing reports.

  • Meet 'n' Greet in school zone


  • Levy's disaster manager hit with storm of attention


  • Fight cancer with a ride

    There's a touch of fall in the air so it's a perfect time to take a ride and help families battling cancer. 

  • County property tax 8.01 mills

    The Levy County Commission — absent one member due to sickness — unanimously approved a property tax of 8.01 mills on Monday evening and a budget of $61,235,783 for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

    The final millage is the result of a compromise by the commission which voted last week to raise property assessments for fire and emergency medical services to $90 and $119, respectively, to cover the cost of operations and to end using property taxes to cover those operations.  

  • Citizen brings Opinion Poll to website Home page

    Hello! It's back!

    The Chiefland Citizen public opinion poll returns to the front page of the website. It was unhappy just being on the Opinion page, so the webmasters brought it back to the front page. Just scroll down the Citizen Home page and you will see it on the lower right. 

    All it takes is a click to voice your opinion.

    The results if this week's poll will be published in the Thursday, Sept. 27 issue.

    Express yourself!

  • Hazardous weather forecast

    Hazardous Weather Outlook

    According to the National Weather Service, weather conditions for the rest of the day include widespread, numerous showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s near the coast and in the upper 60s inland. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.