Local News

  • Port Citrus not new idea

    Imagine what you expect to find inside an abandoned 1954 Spartan trailer: vintage furniture, out-of-fashion clothing and a 1969 Port Citrus feasibility study.
    While cleaning out a 1954 Spartan mobile home used for decades as a storage unit, Jeff Nigels discovered the document he holds, a 1969 Port Citrus feasibility study, which he displayed last week at his home in Lecanto.
    The last item likely would be unexpected. It was a surprise Jeff Nigels said tickled him a couple of weeks ago when he started cleaning out the old mobile home.

  • Blood drive in Old Town

    LifeSouth and the community of Old Town invite you to be a part of saving lives when they team up to host a blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 14 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Hitchcock’s Foodway.  Donors are entered into a drawing to win an iPad2 on Jan. 31.

  • Business development council meets Tuesday

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building in Bronson.
    The board will discuss a presentation by economic consultants for possible work for the NCBDC, as well as the appointment of new members to its board. The 10-member board was formed by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners in 2000.
    The board's mission is to foster business and job growth in Levy County, and promote available incentives such as tax credits and grants.

  • School nutrition moves under Ag Commissioner Putnam

    TALLAHASSEE — Effective Jan. 1 the state’s school food and nutrition program moves from the state Department of Education to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. The transfer is a result of a legislative measure passed by the Legislature during the 2011 legislative session.

  • EMS Employee of the Year

    Saffron Dodd, Levy County EMS Employee of the Year for 2011, is
    presented the award by Public Safety Director David Knowles as she was honored by the Levy County Commission.  Back row, from left to right, commissioners Chad Johnson, Mike Joyner, Ryan Bell, Danny Stevens and Marsha Drew.


  • Citizen hits the streets late

    Despite the best of intentions with the resolution that the Chiefland Citizen will be on the streets and in post boxes as it has always been, we are falling short of that goal.

    Recently, our press was mothballed. Printing, inserting (where we put in all those wonderful coupons) and addressing of the Citizen was moved to Crystal River where a more modern press can print a better quality product.

  • FHP seeking motorcycle in hit 'n' run

    The Florida Highway Patrol is requesting the public to contact the FHP Communications Center in Jacksonville at 1-800-387-1290 or the the nearest Crime Stoppers Center, with any information about the driver and motorcycle involved in a hit and run at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Suwannee County on U.S. Highway 129 south of I10, according to a FHP press release.

    The motorcycle is black with raised chrome handle bars, with possible damage to the foot peg , fender, exhaust or undercarriage area. The rider of the motorcycle was lasted seen wearing dark clothing and a black helmet.

  • Road closure report through Friday, Jan, 6

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures east of Southwest 34th Street for eastbound traffic to repair concrete drainage inlets.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to resurface and modify medians between Southwest 44th and Southwest 78th Streets. No daytime lane closures expected.

  • Sheriff's race off to fast start

    Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith is not on the 2012 ballot seeking re-election, but that did not stop his rival in the 2008 election who is a candidate in the 2012 Republican primary from criticizing his performance.

  • 150 turkeys delivered on Christmas Eve

    When 150 families sat down to Christmas dinner they had something they did not expect to see on the table — turkey.
    “That was a big miracle,” said Freda Freeman, a volunteer with The Children’s Table, of the news that the turkeys would be available as the result of a $20,000 gift from the Walmart Foundation to the food pantry. “They didn’t get any food baskets.”