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Local News

  • Community Outreach Team to visit Williston, Bronson Dec. 11

    The Levy County Community Outreach Team will be conducting two events focused on connecting citizens with local health, nutrition and other resources on Saturday, Dec. 11.

  • Two corrections officers charged

    Lancaster Corrections Institution officers James Barry, 41, of Bell, and Michael Devanie, 44, of Trenton, are charged with one felony count  of malicious battery, or cruel or inhuman treatment upon an inmate causing great bodily harm following a 6-month investigation into an incident that left an inmate hospitalized.
    The two, who had been on administrative leave during the investigation, were charged by Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers. The duo turned themselves in at the Gilchrist County Jail.

  • Chiefland Christmas Festival today; Santa arrives at 6 p.m.

    There will be snow in Chiefland this year.  But only because it will be trucked in for this year's Chiefland Christmas Festival.  The festival will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, at the train depot at Trailhead Park on U.S. Highway 19 and the surrounding area. The event is free and starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.

    Schedule of events:

    • Festival at Trailhead Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Arts, crafts, food, music and children's activities will be featured in this portion of the festival.

  • Zach Tyson in concert

    Singer/evangelist Zach Tyson is the headliner at a Chiefland High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes concert, "live the Gift, Christmas Blessings 2010."

    Tyson, a 2009 graduate of CHS, is a longtime member and past president of the CHS Fellowship, is kicking off his 2011 music tour with this performance on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at in the Chiefland High School Auditorium. The fellowship begins at 5 p.m. with hot dogs, snacks, chips and drinks, while the show is at 6:30 p.m. There will be skits, interpretative dance, special music and a speaker.

  • Local pooch gets invited to Westminster Dog Show

    Moose, an Anatolian shepherd, has been invited to Westminster, where only the top five dogs in each breed are invited to attend. Moose is just coming off an exciting dog show cluster where he won his second National Specialty Best of Breed along with another Group One placement.  This year he also made it into the Anatolian history books by being the very first AKC Grand Champion Anatolian.

    Moose lives in High Springs with one of his owners Linda Curran.  His other owner, Sandra King, lives in Chiefland.

  • Political legend turns 100 in style

    What do you get a fellow who has just about done it all in Levy County, has had 100 years to work his way through his "to do" list and rides around Chiefland in a yellow convertible?

  • Unemployment rate drops again

    The number of people without a job took a drop in Levy County in October to 12.5 percent, down from 13.1 percent in September — making it the second month in a row that unemployment dropped in Levy County. 

  • Manatee Springs to honor late Citizen sports editor

    Late Chiefland Citizen Sports Editor Claude Lewis will be honored Saturday Nov. 27, at 1:15 p.m. with a  new interpretive panel at Manatee Springs State Park.

  • Happy Thanksgiving! The Chiefland Citizen offices are closed today and Friday.
  • Thanksgiving's Most Wanted

    Should you spot any of these six Most Wanted you are advised to snatch 'em up and toss 'em in an oven and invite them for dinner.

    The staff of the Chiefland Citizen is thankful to our readers and website followers for your support in this difficult year for all in Levy County. We also wish you the best in the coming holiday season. Drive safely and find those Black Friday bargains.