Local News

  • Coming together with prayer

    The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated — with a prayer for the country and its citizens — on May 1 at noon at Chiefland City Hall around the flag pole out front.

       The Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday in May and was enacted by Congress in 1952 as a request that people "turn to God in prayer and meditation." It is celebrated by Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Jews, to name but a few faiths.

  • Tri-County resource center yard sale is May 17

    The Tri-County Community Resource Center will have a yard sale and craft show on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Fisher Building at the corner of Park Avenue and Main Street.

    Booth space is available for vendors for a suggested donation of $10. 

       For more information, call 352-493-4627.

    Proceeds go to the new Community Resource Center. 

  • Tri-County Job Fair set for May 15

    Job seekers in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties are invited to attend the inaugural Tri-County Job Fair on Thursday, May 15, at the Suwannee River Shrine Club in Fanning Springs. There is no charge to participate.

  • Iron Butts for Bucks charity motorcycle ride

     After raising more than $1,500 for needy residents in the Tri-County Area last year, the Iron Butts For Bucks Team is at it again.

  • Morriston fire sends two to hospital

    Two people were taken to the hospital in the wee hours of April 30, after a fire broke out in a Morriston mobile home, located at 18150 SE 15th St., according to the Levy County Department of Public Safety.

  • Delinquent tax list on the streets!

    The 2013 Levy County Delinquent Tax List is running in this week's Chiefland Citizen, which is already on the streets. Pick up a copy and read about what's going on in your community.

  • 2013 delinquent tax list in Citizen

    The Levy County Tax Collector's Office is publishing the annual delinquent tax list in the Chiefland Citizen this year. 

  • Levy school, college money in final state budget bill

    Startup money for a new Williston Middle/High School and Levy Campus for the College of Central Florida has been included in the state budget for 2014-2015 that was approved by the state Legislature last week and is heading to the governor's office. 

  • County, city to meet on ALS

    Once the formalities were out of the way, the Levy County Commission set about agreeing on a suitable date for a joint workshop with the City of Chiefland on allowing Chiefland Fire Rescue paramedic/firefighters to provide advanced life support non-transport services to accident victims and patients. 

  • Duke seeks more time for coal units

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Duke Energy Florida is planning on spending approximately $30 million to keep its oldest Crystal River coal burning plants in service through mid-2018.

    Last month, Duke filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to recover anticipated environmental costs from ratepayers to keep the plants running.

    The two plants, CR 1 and CR 2, have been operating since the late 1960s and have been scheduled for retirement.