Local News

  • Free lunches offered to area children

    In conjunction with the USDA and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Levy County is offering free meals for local children over the summer.
    Through the Break Spot program, breakfast, lunch and snacks are offered for anyone in the county 18 years or younger. Food is offered Monday through Thursday at several locations across the county. This included Bronson Elementary School and VFW post 5625 in Chiefland.

  • Levy schools get a ‘C’

    High grades for two Levy County middle schools were the highlights of a mixed group of school grade results.
    Levy County schools received a C rating as a whole from the Florida Department of Education for the 2011-2012 school year.
    A more difficult set of academic standards, and the transition to meet these requirements, factored into this year's grade, said Superintendent Robert Hastings.
    "This comes as no surprise given the nature of the changes," Hastings said, "We anticipated that this would happen. Overall we're very happy."

  • County EMS, fire assessments may go up this year

    Levy County fire assessments would be more than doubled to $110 from $40 per residence and the emergency medical services assessment would rise from $78 to $119 per residence under preliminary resolutions unanimously adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

  • City dinner, auction delayed in favor of VFW event

    Politics and a competing cake and pie auction is forcing a delay for the City of Chiefland employees'  fundraising dinner and cake and pie auction.
    Deputy City Clerk Mary Ellzey said that after some consideration the group decided it would not want to be in competition with a fundraiser for veterans.  

  • Fallen soldier comes to Chiefland on way home

    The public is being asked to turn out Wednesday at 11 a.m. to honor the sacrifice of a 23-year-old solider who lost his life with five other soldiers when they were attacked in Afghanistan.

    While U.S. Army Spec. Clarence Williams III called Brooksville, not Chiefland, his home, his body will spend time in Chiefland at Carnegie Funeral Home before reaching its eventual destination in the Veterans National Cemetery in Bushnell.

  • Pre-K, kindergarten enrolling now at CES

    There are still openings in Chiefland Elementary School's Voluntary Pre-K program and the school is enrolling now for kindergarten.
       Parents are being urged to skip the delay and stop in at the CES office to pick up information and enrollment packets.
       Anyone who has not registered their child for kindergarten yet needs to come by and pick up our enrollment packet.

  • "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" opens Friday

  • Beef O'Brady's ribbon cutting Monday

    The new Beef O’Brady’s at 7050 N.W. 140th St. in Chiefland will be having their “Grand Opening” on Monday, July 16th, at 11a.m.  The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
    We invite you all to come join in their celebration.

    The business is operated by Mark and Stacy Swain.

  • Levy County to get TS Debby aid

    Levy County is among several counties added to the list that qualify for additional assistance to aid in recovery from the impacts of Tropical Storm Debby.

    The Public Assistance declaration has been extended to also include Bradford, Collier, Duval, Lee, Madison, Putnam, Santa Rosa and Taylor Counties. Individual Assistance has been approved for Hillsborough, Manatee and Taylor Counties.

  • Perilous Times- Part II

    In Part I in last week’s Chiefland Citizen, the report looked at changes coming to public school education and some of the reasons behind the change. Part II continues to explain the reasons behind the changes and how local school offcials are adjusting to them.

    The initiative consisted of $4.35 billion to be awarded to the states that aligned their curriculum with Race to the Top (RTT), and subsequently the Common Core. In order to qualify, states had to fulfill four key assurances: