Local News

  • Gun Classes


    The Chiefland Fastpitch Booster Club will be holding a Concealed Weapons Permit class on Saturday, Feb. 6. Class is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be at the Levy County Sheriff's Office, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    This class will qualify an individual to apply for a Concealed Firearms License.

    The cost is $65 per person.

    Contact Jimmy Anderson or Melissa Lott to sign up. Class will be limited so be sure to sign up quickly.


  • Local cheerleaders light up London

    School spirit paid off for four Chiefland High School cheerleaders.

    Skylar Cannon, Sydney Philman, Jaylyn Harvey and Kirnae Williams, all juniors except Philman who is a senior, were chosen to represent Varsity Spirit as All-American cheerleaders in the London New Year's Day Parade.

    "You had to really bring it," Williams said of the try-outs.

  • Agenda for Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. 

    The meeting agenda and backup documents are attacked to this story in PDF format.  You can open and download them by clicking on the link. 

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson.

  • Watch county commission meetings live on Internet

    The Chiefland Citizen has started streaming Levy County Commission meetings live on the Internet.

    The commission's next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

    Go to www.ustream.tv/channel/chiefland-citizen and watch the meeting live as it happens. To receive advance notice of whan the commission meetings are being broadcast on the Internet,click on "Follow" to get email alerts.

  • Person of the Week 1-14-16

    When I first met her, I knew she would be my friend. She was talkative, funny, caring, and inquisitive. From that moment on I believed Crystal Watson Curl was special.

    I am a little ashamed it has taken this long for her to be Person of the Week. I should have honored her many times before, but because she is such a special friend I waited. Its very easy to write of all the things that make Crystal Curl so special.

  • Researchers uncover details linking stress, fat metabolism

    If you’re under constant stress and can’t lose weight, there might be a protein to blame.

    In cell and mouse model experiments, University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that chronic stress stimulates production of betatrophin, a protein that then goes on to inhibit an enzyme involved in fat metabolism. Those findings were published this month in the journal BBA Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids.

  • Consent judgment obtained against credit related companies
  • Local AARP Chapter to meet on Jan. 19

    The monthly meeting of Local Chapter No. 2133 is on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs, at 10:30 a.m. Join us in a time of community caring, sharing and New Year gala. 

    Come one, come all. At these meetings, you will receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many local volunteer options, have a great lunch, enjoy good fellowship, become involved and join this great organization by becoming a member in good standing and maybe even win a door prize.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

       The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Everyone was happy the Holidays were over and we could get things back to normal. Lunch was fun with seven visitors joining us. We hope they will return for another visit.

       Friday several boxes of fabric were dropped off. Thanks for thinking of us. We know it’s hard to part with a loved one’s things. Sometimes we wish the fabric could talk. We know we’re missing a lot of history that’s being forgotten.

  • Fanning fire chief suspended

    The mayor of Fanning Springs stuck to the basics when giving a reason for suspending the city's fire chief without pay last Friday.

    Ron McQueen has been taken from his post as fire chief after Mayor Trip Lancaster said it was brought to his attention he did not meet the necessary qualifications.

    "That's a firefighter II certification," Lancaster said of the requirements listed in Florida statute 633.416 section one and subsections a and b. The statute went into effect in July 2013, he said.