Local News

  • Meth making ingredients found in backpack

    The Levy County Drug Task Force arrested a local repeat offender on methamphetamine related charges on Monday, Aug. 10. Task force investigators went to Northwest 125th Street, Chiefland, in order to execute an arrest warrant. There, investigators located and arrested 35-year-old Nevina Tease on an outstanding violation of probation warrant.

  • City borrowing to buy vehicles

    The donuts brought to the Chiefland City Commission meeting by Police Chief Robert Douglas may not have had anything to do with it, but the board did look favorably upon his request to replace four vehicles with brand new SUVs. 

    Douglas said he has had his fill with buying used cars that are in constant need of repair and driving around in 10-year-old cruisers that also suffer from problems. Even the chief's vehicle is a used Dodge Durango.

  • City frets about fire funding

    Chiefland city officials are in a dither about an announcement by Levy County officials that they are looking at changing its method of paying for fire services provided by the six municipal fire departments in the county.

  • Back to school savings tips

     Getting ready to send kids back to school can cost families some money.

       The average Florida family with children K-12 plans to spend $755.33 on electronics, apparel, shoes and other school needs, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey. 

  • AG fires up price gouging hotline

    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi today activated Florida's price gouging hotline for consumers in five Florida counties affected by severe weather and flooding. The opening of the hotline comes as Gov. Rick Scott declares a state of emergency for Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Taylor Counties.

    Florida's price gouging law only applies within the areas of the declared state of emergency.

  • Man dies in Thursday accident

    A Thursday afternoon accident at the intersection of County Roads 326 and 337 has left one person dead. And a second one injured, according to a Florida Highway Patrol release.

    The name of the dead person was not released pending the notification of the next of kin.

    Maximo Aguirre Jr., 17 of Bronson was driving a 2010 Ford F250 pickup that collided with a 2010 Honda driven by a 70-year-old man.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for August 8-14


    Hull Road (UF Campus) Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

    Interstate 75 Up to two lanes closed at night beginning Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday through Thursday nights beginning at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following day south of County Road 236 (Exit 404) to resurface. No work is allowed from Friday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 9 p.m.

  • Chiefland Elementary School supply list


    Backpack (Should be able to accommodate towel or blanket)

    Mat (If staying all day)


    Clorox wipes

    Pack of Glue sticks

    Bottle of Glue

    Washable markers

    3x3 sticky notes

    Hand sanitizer

    Zip lock bags (gal, qt, snack size)

    Change of clothes w/socks

    T-shirt to cover clothes (painting, etc.)



    Backpack (Full size & NO wheels)

    Elmer’s glue-2 bottles

  • Citizen, Bulletin, Beacon move . . . temporarily

    The Chiefland Citizen, Cedar Key Beacon and Tri-County Bulletin have moved out of our offices due to renovations.

    The rains this year have been hard on the old flat roof at 624 W. Park Ave. and some patching needs to be done before we can return to the building. Some work is also being done to the interior.

  • Teen driving courses continue

    Teen drivers who have procrastinated and not enrolled in the summer Teen Driver Improvement Program better get on the move as there are only a few classes remaining.

    The class, offered by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Relations Division, is open to all Levy County students who have a current operators license, learners permit or who are about to get their learners permit and it is free. It just takes four hours.