Local News

  • Atheist bench appeal officially rejected by commission

    For the fourth time, the Levy County Commission unanimously voted against allowing Williston Atheists, an affiliate of American Atheists, to place a monument on the county courthouse forum. 

  • Tip leads deputies to Bronson meth lab

    A tip from a concerned citizen to the Levy County Sheriff's Office led to the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab on Northeast 85th Street in Bronson on Monday night, as well as the arrests of three men and a search for a fourth person.

  • Rubio staff visits Chiefland Thursday

    If any Levy County residents are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency a member of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s staff will be available to meet on Thursday inChiefland.

    Please plan to attend and find out the services Rubio’s office offers. The office will be on Thursday, May 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Haven Hospice care facility, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

    For more information, call the Jacksonville Regional Office at 904-398-8586. 

  • Citizen closes early for softball champs parade at 4

    A parade to honor the Chiefland Lady Indian softball team, the 2014 Florida High School Softball Championship team will be Friday, May 23, at 4 p.m. and the Chiefland Citizen offices will close early to allow our staff to cheer the young women. 

    Chiefland Middle High School Principal Matt McLelland said the parade will start in the school parking lot and proceed south on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street to the Trailhead/Depot Park.

  • It's McTeacher’s Night tonight

    Ever dream of having your principal or teacher from Chiefland Elementary School prepare dinner for you and your schoolmates? Now’s your chance to assign the homework and help out CES.

    The principal and faculty will be serving dinar at the McDonald's in Chiefland tonight (Monday, May 19, between 6 and 8 p.m.

    Head to McDonald’s at 1415 N. Young Blvd. Have a meal, have some fun and help contribute to a good cause. McD's will donate 20 percent of all sales during this time will be donated to the school.

  • Sheriff's arrests and Most wanted (week of 5-15-2014)

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • County gets new voting machine

    Levy County’s new voting machines are to be used in Chiefland’s upcoming city election in August. They are designed to be user friendly and assist with polling accuracy.

  • Smithsonian to focus on Cedar Key

    In a few months, Cedar Key will be one of six cities in the state to host a traveling exhibit from the nation's premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution.

    "The Way We Worked," part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, will be in Cedar Key from September through October.

    "It's just fabulous," said Cedar Key Historical Society President Ken Young, adding that the historical society, in conjunction with other groups, has been trying to get the exhibit in the area for a couple of years.

  • Coach claims CAAA working against his team

    A bit of a disruption ended with Chiefland officials playing mediator over use of Strickland Park at Monday night’s regular City Commission meeting.

  • Commission considers tax abatement as business lure

    How do you attract businesses to your city? Tease them with incentives.