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  • Citizen closes early for softball champs parade at 4

    A parade to honor the Chiefland Lady Indian softball team, the 2014 Florida High School Softball Championship team will be Friday, May 23, at 4 p.m. and the Chiefland Citizen offices will close early to allow our staff to cheer the young women. 

    Chiefland Middle High School Principal Matt McLelland said the parade will start in the school parking lot and proceed south on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street to the Trailhead/Depot Park.

  • It's McTeacher’s Night tonight

    Ever dream of having your principal or teacher from Chiefland Elementary School prepare dinner for you and your schoolmates? Now’s your chance to assign the homework and help out CES.

    The principal and faculty will be serving dinar at the McDonald's in Chiefland tonight (Monday, May 19, between 6 and 8 p.m.

    Head to McDonald’s at 1415 N. Young Blvd. Have a meal, have some fun and help contribute to a good cause. McD's will donate 20 percent of all sales during this time will be donated to the school.

  • Sheriff's arrests and Most wanted (week of 5-15-2014)

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • County gets new voting machine

    Levy County’s new voting machines are to be used in Chiefland’s upcoming city election in August. They are designed to be user friendly and assist with polling accuracy.

  • Smithsonian to focus on Cedar Key

    In a few months, Cedar Key will be one of six cities in the state to host a traveling exhibit from the nation's premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution.

    "The Way We Worked," part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, will be in Cedar Key from September through October.

    "It's just fabulous," said Cedar Key Historical Society President Ken Young, adding that the historical society, in conjunction with other groups, has been trying to get the exhibit in the area for a couple of years.

  • Coach claims CAAA working against his team

    A bit of a disruption ended with Chiefland officials playing mediator over use of Strickland Park at Monday night’s regular City Commission meeting.

  • Commission considers tax abatement as business lure

    How do you attract businesses to your city? Tease them with incentives.

  • State’s first disability expo held at Fanning

    Hundreds showed up Saturday at Fanning Springs State Park to what may prove to be the first of many such events for the state.

  • Happy to help

    Some say he is the biggest supporter of Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, dedicating his time, energy and resources to assist its cause.

    But to 84-year-old Harry Coleman, it's just payback. 

  • Indians' Boyd named top basketball coach

    Chiefland Indians boys basketball coach Adam Boyd has been named the 1A Boys Basketball Coach of the Tear by a vote of his peers in the Florida Basketball Coaches Association.

    Boyd, who led the Indians to district, and regional titles this past season and the state Final Four, has been head basketball coach for three years. The team suffered only two defeats in the past season, one against a 5A school and the other against perennial title contender Malone who went on to win the state title.