Local News

  • Williston's City Hall moves to temporary location

         For the second time this year, Williston's employees are finding themselves displaced while work is done on their office spaces.

         Earlier this year, both the police and fire department staffs found themselves housed in trailers across from the department while repairs were made to the building. Those repairs were necessary due to a sinkhole beneath the building.

  • Fund set up for dog attack victim

       Kaula Most, the woman who rescued a one-year-old child ripped from her arms by a dog and was attacked by four dogs while trying to protect the baby, is facing the possibiliy of needing more medical care.

    Her family says their budget has been stretched to the point that they used rent money to travel to the hospital in Gainesville and for other expenses from the attack and now they face possible eviction.

    The family has set up a GoFundMe account and an account at Drummond Community Bank to receive donations to help with expenses.

  • $15,000 reward for info on arsonist

      The Florida Forest Service and Florida’s Forestry Arson Alert Association in conjunction with a $10,000 contribution from a private landowner are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28, approximately 20 new fire starts were discovered by Florida Forest Service between County Road 345 and State Road 24 in Rosewood.

  • County puts off comment on Lukens tract

    The Levy County Commission delayed commenting on a proposal by a Cedar Key couple to swap or buy land from the Suwannee River Water Management District after the couple said they were tendering a new deal for public access.

  • The Santa Tracker is here!

    For all those folks who want to track Santa's every move, NORAD hs passed along this Santa Tracker to the Chiefland Citizen. 

    Enjoy! And make sure you get the cookies and milk out early so you can get to bed early. 

    Remember, Santa, only visits the sleeping children. 



  • One obstacle cleared for RV resort

    It was a minor quibble, but when attorneys, engineers, developers and city commissioners are involved, a small thing can grow to the point where it can hold up construction of an RV resort.

    The Chiefland City Commission, meeting as the City Planning Board, heard a request by Lois Livingston to vacate an easement between her two properties that are planned to become a 456-slot RV resort.

  • Fanning Springs awards contract

    Fanning Springs city council voted to approve two steps forward in the sewer expansion project.

    The first was to sign an engineering services agreement for phase three with Mittauer and Associates, a company who has done work with Fanning Springs since 1998, and the next was to award the construction contract of phase two to Community Industrial Corp (CIC) of Reddick. The $353,400 contract with Mittauer for phase three work will be covered by project funding.

  • Woman fends off attacking dogs to save baby

    When she goes to sleep Kaula Most says she dreams dogs are attacking and she cannot seem to save the toddler she is holding from the jaws of the Italian bull mastiffs that have snatched her from Most's arms.

    “Then I wake up and I'm about falling out of the bed,” Most said. “Every time I wake up I think about the little girl.”

  • Money pinch holds up hospital for 30 days

    The two companies bringing the Suwannee River Community Hospital (SRCH) to Chiefland came up a little short of the $27 million they needed to have on hand to assure state officials they were able to build and operate the 28-bed hospital and medical plaza. The developers had well over $26 million.

    But the state Department of Economic Opportunity has not lost confidence in the group, giving them 30 days to come up with the remainder of the cash.

  • County gets noise about agenda items

    The public hearing at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting was supposed to be about a noise ordinance but the commission found themselves on the receiving end of static from residents who were not given an opportunity to read the ordinance.

    The noise ordinance, a pet project of Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston (R-District 3), has been in the works for months as County Attorney wrangled with writing an enforceable act.

    “This is not going to be an easy ordinance to enforce. Noise ordinances never are,” she said.