Local News

  • 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.


  • County Commission Briefs

     New/old members take oath

  • Williston Hospital gets new owner

    For the third time in 18 months the hospital in Williston is under new management, but this time it’s going to stick, says new owner and CEO Jerry Gillman.

  • Medicare annual enrollment under way through Dec. 31

     With Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period running through Dec. 31, now is the time for seniors to review their health care and prescription drug coverage.   Elder Options is a local source  of free information and assistance to help seniors through this important  period in Medicare.    

  • Staking a claim to Rosewood

     Rosewood, the community with a contentions history involving a January 1923 racial incident, ignited another disagreement on Tuesday at the Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting.

  • Toy run is this weekend

     The kickstands will go up and the toys will got to the Marine in the uniform as hundreds of motorcyclists gather Saturday for the 6th Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run.

  • Hospital deal falls apart

    After years of work, one market crash and lots of last-minute lobbying of local and state governments, the Tri-County Hospital may not get to sell the $70 million in economic stimulus bonds to build the 60-bed facility.

  • Chiefland man hospitalized after electrocution accident

    A Chiefland man was hospitalized in stable condition after he was accidentally electrocuted while working on Wednesday morning.

    Few details were available on how it occurred by this afternoon.

    Jonathan Hart of Chiefland was taken to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida after the accident occurred near Inglis between 9:30 a.n 10 a.m.

    Hart was working with a crew which took over and obtained emergency medical assistance, a Central Florida Electric Cooperative official said.

  • Three die in Tuesday morning accident

    Three people are dead and another in serious condition after an early morning car crash at the intersetion of NW 80th Avenue and NW 110th Street near the Buck Bay section of Chiefland.

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol report the 1993 Honda carrying all four was travelling at a high rates of speed when it failed to negotiate a right-hand turn off Northwest 80th Avenue dead ends at Northwest 110th Street and continued straight through the intersection into a wooded area where it struck several large trees before stopping.

  • City drafts new animal control ordinance

    Chiefland officials are about to crack down on careless pet owners.
    At Monday night’s City Commission meeting, city officials reviewed a new animal control ordinance that would help control nuisance animals and help keep dangerous animals off the streets.
    “There need to be some changes,” City Manager Grady Hartzog told commissioners.  “There are some vicious dogs out there.”
    Hartzog said the current ordinance is too vague and isn’t in keeping with state laws.