Local News

  • City dump closed to out-of-towners and commercial businesses

    It's no secret that the City of Chiefland is standing on wobbly financial legs, so, in just one of many ways staff hopes to save money, the city's dump is now off limits to anyone wanting to use it for commercial purposes or for anyone who isn't a city resident.
    "We've changed our policy on it," said City Manager Kevin Gay in a phone interview Wednesday.

  • Audition for play coming up

     “The Haunting of Hill House”, written by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson will be coming to the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.

  • SVP announces opening

    The Suwannee Valley Players announces the opening of their Summer Youth Program’s Productions of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" by Joseph Robinette and "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by William Shakespeare.

  • FHP enforcing seatbelt law with tickets

    The wearing a seatbelt is the most effective way to help prevent injuries in the event of a traffic crash.

    Unfortunately, many motorists do not use this important safety feature. 

  • Elections Supervisor to honor veterans

    They fought for your right to vote, so Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones would like to remind visitors to the County Courthouse that they should honor veterans by voting in elections.

  • June not wettest month on record

    Well, it may have felt like the wettest June on record, but for Chiefland, the record stands for June 2003 when 15.06 inches of rain fell from a storm that did not reach tropical storm status, according to the National Weather Service. 

  • Stars, stripes and sparkle

     The Rev. Lewis Nelson of Prayer Temple Church of God in Christ, donned his patriotic attire to take in the 4th of July fireworks display in Bronson last Thursday.

    The city puts on the display at the James Cobb Memorial Sports Complex.


  • Chiefland business owners weigh in on city financial situation


  • City financial woes too big to ignore

    Years of tax cuts, falling property values and unexpected expenses have finally caught up to the City of Chiefland. “The city’s going broke,” Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas told commissioners and a room full of concerned citizens at the year’s first budget meeting Monday night.

    “Let’s be realistic. If this continues, the state’s going to come in” and take over. Douglas, who wasn’t the only department head or voice from the audience to express concern, wasn’t exaggerating.

  • Chiefland City Commission meets tonight

    The Chiefland City Commission meets tonight (Monday, July 8) at 6 p.m. at City Hall and is holding a budget workshop on the 2013-14 budget following the regular meeting. 

    The city commissioners have been warned on more than one occasion by auditor Robert Beauchamp that it is spending more than its revenues and it is using up the city's "rainy day" reserve funds.

    At the same time, the city commission has lowered the property tax millage rate. 

    Here are the agendas for tonight's meetings.