Local News

  • City commission votes to create recovery zone

    City officials say they want to be the first in line to capitalize on federally issued tax-free bonds.
    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve a resolution to designate part of the city as a recovery zone—in conjunction with its previously designated status as an enterprise zone.
    Labeling the area as a recovery zone would allow the proposed Tri-County Hospital to take advantage of tax-free revenue bonds, according to City Manager Grady Hartzog.

  • Chiefland soldier's memorial service Saturday

    Army Sgt. Karl A. Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, only had a short time left in Afghanistan before returning home on holiday leave to see his son Carl, 4, his wife and children who were at Fort Campbell, Ky.
    He had already been told that when his tour in the combat zone ended he would be assigned to Special Forces training. It was an opportunity the man had trained for as a Ranger in his first Army stint that he lobbied hard to win.
    On Oct. 4 his dreams and service to this country ended in Babur, Afghanistan.

  • Jury finds for the Citizen in Andrews suit

    A Levy County jury has unanimously decided the Chiefland Citizen did not damage Andy Dennis Andrews’ name, reputation and businesses in a 2007 editorial calling for fair, clean city elections, and a series of stories about a state investigation into 11 voters’ right to vote in Chiefland elections.

  • Bronson makes new run at flood plan

    The Town of Bronson is taking a new approach in its fight to keep residents from having to buy flood insurance, and the Levy Cunty Board of Commissions is joining the fight.

  • Chad Johnson seeks election in District 2

    Owen Chad Johnson announces his candidacy for Levy County Commission District 2. Levy County has been his home since 1994, when he married Angela Quincey. They have four children: Tyler, Quin, Bryden and Maddilyn. 

  • Business council to request hospital bonds

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday to formulate a plan to request Gov. Charlie Crist dedicate federal economic stimulus bond money being returned by Florida counties to construction of a proposed hospital for Chiefland.

  • Fowlers Bluff fire department back in gear

    Fowlers Bluff will have its own fire department as long as it can show it's up to the job.

  • Andrews v Chiefland Citizen verdict reached

    A Levy County jury has rendered a unanimous verdict in the defamation lawsuit filed against the Chiefland Citizen, former editor Carolyn Risner Ten Broeck, and former publisher Dale Bowen by Andy Dennis Andrews, publisher of the Levy County Journal and Chiefland businessman.

    Details on the week-long jury trial and the verdict will be in the Thursday, Oct. 16, issue of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Fire service agreement drama continues

    The Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department board will be getting a letter in a few days from Chiefland commissioners asking for the return of about $16,000.
    Commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of sending the letter, drafted by Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron, at Monday night’s meeting.  Mayor Teal Pomeroy was not in attendance.

  • Candidate forum draws big crowd

    More than 100 people turned out for the Cedar Key Lions Club Candidates Forum on Tuesday to hear the folks running for local and federal office pledge to be fiscal conservatives dedicated to downsizing government and government spending.
    Lions Club President Dale Register read the two questions the club members devised before opening the questioning to the audience, moderated the event and kept strict track of the time allotment for answers. Candidates were limited to 90 seconds.