Local News

  • Light station opens for holiday season

    It took about half an hour for the small fiberglass tour boat to make it from the oyster-encrusted dock at Cedar Key to the small island known as Seahorse Key.
    About a dozen passengers, clad in windbreakers and lap blankets, sat quietly, bobbing in unison with the gray waves of low tide. An osprey, clutching a fish in its talons, watched the boat from the channel marker it was using as a perch.

  • Toys For Tots reps: economy challenging

    Pat Arcadi was marshalling an army of volunteers Tuesday morning in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church in Bronson while her husband, Vince, was visiting with each and thanking them for their help.
    The Arcadis and the volunteers work all year just to spend three days helping parents of more than 2,000 children choose gifts in a toy store-like atmosphere, free of charge, from Tri-County Toys For Tots.

  • 40 years of food

    Levy County Schools Foodservice Director Candy Barber, left, is presented a plaque honoring her 40 years of service by Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings on Monday. The presentation was at a retirement party put on by food service personnel at Chiefland Elementary School.  Barber, who is president of the Florida School Nutrition Association, is retiring Jan. 4

  • Clerk's office closings

    The Levy County Clerk of Courts office will be closed Friday, Dec. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and again on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Share those memories

        The Chiefland Citizen wants you to share with our readers the most memorable Christmas you’ve had. In 100 words or less, tell us about a Christmas that you will never forget.Send your Christmas story by e-mail to editor@chieflandcitizen.com  or you can mail it or bring it to our office at 624 W. Park Ave, Chiefland. Include a photo if you like.No submissions will be accepted after 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

  • Send us those recipes

     It wouldn't be Christmas without Grandma's Bourbon Balls, Aunt Linda's Christmas Rock cookies or Mama's Secret Recipe Cheeseball.

    Whatever the favorite holiday treat is in your house, now is the time to share it with our readers.

    The Chiefland Citizen is looking for easy-to-make special holiday recipes to include in our Dec. 22 edition.

  • Baby’s first Christmas


  • Morriston man competes in Army Warfighter competition

     By S.L. Standifird

  • Thinking of the troops

        Children at the Clyatt House Learning Center in Chiefland spent part of their afternoon Tuesday putting together care packages for 25 soldiers in Afghanistan for the holidays.

  • Food distribution Dec. 15

     The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Community Building, in Old Town, located at 1950 S.E. Highway 55A, Thursday, Dec. 15, from 4 - 5 p.m.