Local News

  • Halloween trick or treat shifts to Saturday

    Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, normally a church meeting night, so some groups and municipalities have shifted their celebrations around to accommodate both events. 

  • Rehabilitated manatee released in Old Town

    After seven months at a rehabilitation facility at Sea World Orlando, Bolt, an injured manatee captured at Fanning Springs earlier in the year, was released back into the wild Thursday morning.
    "It's always a great feeling. It's what our program is all about," said Steve Lehr, manager of animal care at Sea World. "It's heart warming."

  • Fallen soldier honored with road dedication

    A strip of U.S. 27 A in Bronson was officially dedicated to the memory and service of Army Spc. James A. Page Friday morning in Bronson.
    About 30 people, including family, friends and representatives from several state and local agencies, attended the dedication.
    "You know, it's times like this when we look at the price people pay for our freedoms," said State Representative Leonard Bembry minutes before unveiling a new roadside sign about a mile south of the intersection of S.R. 24.

  • Help save the children's Halloween carnival

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association needs your help. We are getting ready to host our 19th Annual Halloween Carnival on Oct. 27. The event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Strickland Park. 

  • Two arrested on drug charges in Raleigh area

    Julian Christopher Howard, 32, and Arnett Clarence Bryant Jr., 30, both of Archer, were arrested in the Raleigh area of Levy County on Thursday by the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force on drug charges in an investigation that began in February.

    Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force started the investigation with Howard, considered a mid-level drug dealer who is is known to sell crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana.

  • Vote in Citizen poll on bingo in Bronson

    The Chiefland Citizen online poll is asking website readers if they think the Bronson Town Council should allow bingo games in the town. A request has been made by The Children's Table to use the game for fune-raising purposes. Scroll down the Citizen home page and vote.

  • CK lightsation open for tours this weekend


  • Haven hosts Fall on the Prairie

    Set against the warm autumn evening, the Whitehurst Ranch provided the perfect backdrop Saturday for this year’s Fall on the Prairie, a fund-raiser for Haven Hospice.

  • Cedar Key Seafood fest Saturday-Sunday


  • Veterans honored at luncheon

    Veterans in the Tri-County Area will be honored for their service at a free luncheon at Usher Community Center on Friday, Nov. 9, that will be hosted by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services. 

    The annual event is free to veterans. The guest speaker is retired Lt. Cmdr Elden H. Luffman, a former military chaplain and World War II veteran. He also is the author of “Bringing God To War.”

    Seating is limited so veterans are asked to RSVP by Monday, Nov. 5 to Pam Leaptrot at 352-493-0050.