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Local News

  • Goodbye 2013

    The year 2013 started with change in the air in Levy County as the County Commission became composed entirely of Republicans. Other changes came as the result of retirements, career moves and the November elections. 

  • Mailbox gone from elections office

    A directive by the Florida Secretary of State has spelled the end of a blue metal locked drop box used for absentee ballots in front of the Levy County Supervisor of Elections office.

  • Mobile home burns in Inglis

    No one was injured and a singlewide mobile home was a total loss after it burned the morning of Monday, Dec. 30, according to a Levy County Public Safety Department press release.

    The fire on East Cypress Avenue was reported at 6:10 a.m. to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center.

    The first unit on scene found 50of the structure involved in the fire and defensive control measures were taken to protect another residential structure until more help arrived. None of the resident were home at the time of the fire.

  • Merry Christmas from the Citizen

    Merry Christmas from the Chiefland Citizen, Tri-County Bulletin and Cedar Key Beacon. 

    Our offices are closed Christmas Day so we can enjoy the holiday with family and friends. 

    We will reopen for business on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 9 a.m.

    For those wanting to get news in the Jan.2 issue of the Citizen and Beacon, please deliver it to our office at 624 W. Park Ave., or email it to editor@chieflandcitizen.com by noon, Friday, Dec. 27

    Thank you for reading the Chiefland Citizen, Tri-County Bulletin and the Cedar Key Beacon. 

  • Merry Christmas from Sgt. John Guyton's Family

    A Merry Christmas from Sgt. John Guyton's family to their relatives in Chiefland. 

    The Chiefland Citizen wishes them a Merry Christmas and looks forward to their next visit home.

  • FHP to see out the year at safety checpoint in Gainesville

    The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint (CRSC) on Tuesday, Dec. 31, starting at 10 p.m. at the 5300 Block of State Road 222 (Northeast 39th Avenue) and will encompass both the east and westbound lanes.

    This is a continuing enforcement program to identify persons who are operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment, without a valid driver's license, without a proper vehicle registration, proper insurance or while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

    The objectives of these checkpoints are:

  • Child sponsors needed for holidays

    The Guardian Foundation, Inc., on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem Program, is looking for angels to sponsor a child for the holidays and beyond. There are many children in the court system in this circuit who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. There are countless others in our community who are at risk.  Many of these children will not receive gifts without help from community businesses, churches, organizations and individuals who are willing to sponsor them.  

  • Bronson cell tower negotiations ongoing

    A proposed deal with Verizon Wireless and the Town of Bronson appears to be on shaky ground.

  • Fire destroys home, kills dog

    A space heater is being blamed for causing a fire that destroyed a Chiefland home Dec. 12, according to Chiefland Fire Rescue officials.

  • Special election Feb. 18 in Fanning Springs

    The City of Fanning Springs will hold a Special Election Feb. 18. Qualifying begins at noon, Jan. 13, and continues until noon, Jan. 17, for the city council seat No. 2.

    Anyone interested in qualifying for the city council seat should contact Sheila Watson, city clerk, at 352-463-2855 X 201, or come to City Hall, located at 17651 NW 90th Court, Fanning Springs.