Local News

  • Derelict up in flames


    A home damaged by fire in January 2012 in the 300 block of Southwest 1st Street was destroyed in a controlled burn by Chiefland Fire Rescue on Monday night at about 9 p.m.

    The city has spent two years trying to get the owner of the property to remove the rubble — an eyesore located across the street from the Chiefland Senior Center.

    The city's attempts to enforce its code was complicated by issues of ownership and tax problems for the property.  

  • Otter Creek water deal dead in the water

    Chiefland commissioners have tied a kink in the line of what some had hoped would bring fresh, contaminant-free water to the Town of Otter Creek.

  • Atheists’ request sparks curiosity with Chiefland

    Chiefland commissioners are taking notes on the godless, and they’re pretty sure at least some of them come from Williston.

  • Breaking: County rejects atheist monument application


    The Levy County Commission unanimously rejected the application of Williston Atheists to place a grantie bench with various texts on the county courthouse forum.

    Discussion opened with the commission citing a staff report that the application failed to satisfy the county's Monument Placement Guidelines. 

    Courtroom A, where the meeting was held Tuesday morning, was filled with residents and some non-residents interested n the issue. 

    More details in Thursday's Chiefland Citizen.



  • Lady Indians begin District playoffs Jan. 31

    The District 6-1A girld basketball playoffs begin Tuesday, Jan. 28, at host school Williston High, but the Chiefland Lady Indians who are 8-90 in District and 9-1 for the season will not play until Friday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m.

    The Chiefland team, coached by Brian Gore and Jason Whistler, will face the winner of Tuesday's game between No. 4 Dixie County and No. 5 Union County. If Chiefland wins the game they will advance to the champinship game on nSaturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Hard freeze watch for Levy

     From the National Weather Service:

  • Indians play Lecanto Panthers tonight

    The Chiefland Indians boys basketball team goes undefeated into a game against the Lecanto Panthers who have a 12-7 record this season and 8-3 at home.  Lecanto is a Class 5A team while Chiefland is a 1A team. 

    Chiefland, with a 19-0 record is ranked in the Top 5 in statewide Class 1A standings by MaxPreps.com.

    The game come one day after Chiefland defeated the Trenton Tigers 68-37 in a home game. 

    The game begins at 7 p.m. at Lecanto. 

  • Sheriff's Office mourns loss of "Mama"

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to announce the loss of our Matron and Cook. Johnnie Mae Jackson. The woman known as "Mama" to all at the Sheriff's Office and jail went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18. She went peacefully while being surrounded by friends and family.

  • Senior night at CMHS starts at 6 p.m.

    The Chiefland Indians and Lady Indians have had a good run this basketball season and are advancing to 1A District 7 playoffs with both undeafeated in District play. 

  • STARS Gala featuring House Speaker a sellout