Local News

  • Candidates can attend 2014 Candidate University

    Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections, will offer a "Candidate University" for those seeking to run for the Board of County Commissioners, Districts 2 and 4; and County School Board, Districts 1, 3 and 5. The public is also encouraged to attend this event in order to learn more about this process. 

  • Driving refresher Tuesday

    The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held at the Capital City Bank Board Room at  2012 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, on Tuesday Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

    The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years.

    Registration is required. To register, call Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • Last call to nominate Chiefland area Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will close nominations for 2013 Citizen of the Year Wednesday, Feb. 5. The honoree will be presented with an award at the Chamber's annual banquet Feb. 25.

  • Free smoking cessation classes

    Free Six-Weeks Quit Tobacco classes are being offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Capital City Bank Conference Room, 2012 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, with free materials and nicotine replacement products valued at more than $80. 

  • Not in my front yard!

    A Chiefland area couple isn’t happy about the proposed location of a new city sludge field.

  • Mild weather predicted for 2014

    If the saying stands true, that what happens on the first of the year is a good indication of how the rest of the year is to go, then 2014 just might be a little rainy. However, according to Paul Close, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Tampa Bay area, 2013 brought average rainfall and just above average temperatures, and 2014 is looking to do the same.

  • 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.