Local News

  • Cake auction raises $6,100 for FFA


    The Chiefland FFA Alumni raised $6,100 at its annual chili cook-off and cake auction on Friday, Feb. 14. 

    There were at least 100 cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, snacks and other sweets donated to the event along with a big field of more than a dozen chilis for judges to consider. 

    For more details, pick up a Chiefland Citizen on Wednesday evening on newsracks.



  • Public safety participates in competition

    Levy County Department of Public Safety members volunteered their own time to compete in the 2nd Annual Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Competition at the 2014 Fire Rescue East Conference in Daytona Beach Jan. 23. Each team consisted of a four-person group with one additional officer for “command and control.” In the scenario, a two-person team is responsible for searching, assessing and packaging the downed firefighter. 

  • CPD gets $10K computer grant

    Chiefland police will soon get a reboot to their department in the form a $10,000 grant to pay for new portable laptops.

  • Harris to see another year as fire chief

    Chiefland’s fire chief is set for another year of saving lives and battling blazes.

  • City holds off on monument decision

    Chiefland commissioners are keeping their hands out of the fire – for now, informally dropping the issue Monday night of creating an application for monument placement at City Hall.

  • UPDATE: Lady Indians going to State Finals


    The Lady Indians defeated the Wildwood Wildcats 42-33 in an intensely competitive game on Friday night. 

    They will head to FHSAA semifinals in Lakeland playing Paxton on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lakeland Center. Tickets are$10 each and are on sale at FHSAA.org. 

    The game will also be webcast on Bright House Sports Network. 


  • That call from CFEC likely a scam

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC), is urging all CFEC customers to be aware of a scam operation.

  • Cedar Key, Beacon fishing columnist featured on TV

    Cedar Key Beacon fishing columnist Capt'n. Danny Allen and his hometown are the starts in a nationally televised show on the Pursuit Channel and NBC Sports Network on Feb. 12 and 26.

    "Tidal Adventures" is a 25-minute show, sponsored by the Levy County Visitors Bureau, that showcases the world-class fishing in and around the Cedar Keys.

  • Gala sets new record

    Hollywood was the theme at the annual STARS Gala for The Levy County Schools Foundation and the stars were shining on Levy County. 

  • CMHS' Diamond Club BBQ

    The club’s fundraiser will be held Friday, Feb 28. Purchase BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert for $8. Delivery to your place of business or pick-up available at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland's fellowship hall.  Proceeds go toward helping support CMHS baseball teams. See Lori Barker at the middle school or Cari Wasson at the high school for tickets.