Local News

  • Hog wild

     From left, Marjorie and Clyde McGarva, from the Auxiliary and Sons of AMVETS (SOA) Post No. 88 in Bronson, present a check for $11,500 to Levy ARC Director Betty Walker Friday morning. The money was a result of the Post's annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race. This year's race raised $4,500 more than last year's, which, Walker said, is even more important with the recent cuts to ARC programs throughout the state.

  • Williston FFA collecting for disaster survivors

       The Williston FFA Chapters are having a collection and donation drive to send peanut butter to victims of the recent tornado disasters. Both middle school and high school chapters are starting with a school collection, challenging students to bring in a jar of peanut butter or a monetary donation. 

  • Beef O'Brady's wins alcohol approval

    A proposal to sell alcohol at a Beef O'Brady's within 1,200 feet of a charter school won approval 3-1 from the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

  • Change coming to county water systems

    Levy County lost almost $41,000  in 2010 on two water systems that serve 187 residents in Bronson's University Oaks and Chiefland's Manatee subdivisions.

  • Chiefland home destroyed by fire

    No one was hurt in a Chiefland house fire Thursday that required assistance from members of five fire rescue agencies to get the flames under control.

  • Bronson council says map data proves FEMA wrong

    Bronson Town Council members say they now have sound scientific data refuting flood zones established in the town by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • High winds rekindle Badland flames

    About 90 homes, businesses and other buildings near the Goethe State Forest were threatened Monday by a fire that's been burning in the area since April.
        Ludie Bond, wildfire mitigation specialist with the Florida Department of Forestry, said the fire, now officially known as the Badlands Fire, picked up steam Monday when it was fed by strong downdrafts from an approaching storm.
        "The fire started getting extremely aggressive and extremely erratic."

  • Voluntary burn ban in effect for Levy

    Levy County Emergency Management in cooperation with Florida Division of Forestry have decided to institute a VOLUNTARY burn ban for Levy County.

    Here are some of the reasons why this decision was made:

    •Levy County has not received significant long term rainfall in 30 days.

    •The drought index currently is 638 and is expected to rise until we have rainfall. To see the state drought index go to http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/KBDI/index.html

  • Judge upholds most of award in sex abuse case

    Editors note:
    It is the practice of the Chiefland Citizen to not include names or information that could potentially identify victims of sexual abuse or crimes.


  • Helping Hands for June 2

     Central Florida Community Action Agency has funds available now to help pay household cooling bills. To qualify, the calls for assistance are accepted on the first three Mondays of each month beginning at 8 a.m. Appointments are given on a first-come-first-served basis. Some evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. No assistance can be given to walk-in applicants. Please bring all requested documents to the appointment. In Levy County call 352-493-1734.