Today's News

  • Vets retreat coming to Levy

    A $50 million project, the Veterans Retreat at Clearwater Lakes, a place for disabled veterans, first responders and their families to heal and enjoy outdoor recreation was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at a press conference in Citrus Springs.

  • Health department offers resources for battle

    The month for reflecting on breast cancer awareness is quickly coming to a close and local health department administration is encouraging those who haven’t gotten a mammogran to get one.

    “It’s really critical women over 50 do get a mammogram. It can save their lives,” Health Department Administrator Barbara Locke said in a telephone interview.

  • Video of Levy County Commission meeting on Oct. 20

    If you want to see the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, please click on this link that will take you to the Chiefland Citizen channel on You Tube. 


    There is a link below to the second part of the video, including a question to a commissioner about "buying pot in Mexico" by a reporter who misunderstood what was said by the commissioner. 

    We will have coverage of the meeting in Thursday's issue of the Citizen.

  • Levy's unemployment rate hits 7-year low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Oct. 17-23




    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits to work on the shoulders.


    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.


  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 20

    The Levy County Commission meets on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m. 

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

  • Smoke warning for CR 346 by SR 129

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of U.S. Highway 129 and County Road 346 in Levy County, due to smoke from several burning brush piles, east of US 129.

    Reduced visibility may be encountered while traveling in this area and motorists are urged to use caution by reducing their speed and using their low beam headlights.

    Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours.

  • Chiefland plays Hawthorne at home

    The Chiefland vs. Hawthorne football game has been moved to the Indians home, Wayne Pridgeon Field. It will not be an away game as originally planned. 

    The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    The Indian Nation  is being encouraged to show up and tailgate and let the Hawthorne fans know that no matter where our team plays, but especially when they play at HOME we will be there!

  • Feds seek to protect Suwannee mussel

    A mussel that no longer calls Levy County home but does live in other sections of the Suwannee River is being considered for inclusion on the federal threatened species list, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    While its population appears to have stabilized in the mainstem of the Suwannee River, the Suwannee moccasinshell mussel is declining across the rest of its range and should be protected as a threatened species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced earlier this week.

  • Library opens doors Monday for public mixer

    The Friends of the Library for Chiefland's Luther Callaway Public Library and the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce are hosting a mixer on Monday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. and they are inviting the community to learn about all it has to offer.

    Chiefland and Levy County officials and local business and civic leaders have been invited to attend.

    This is a great way to see what state and local tax money provide. The city owns the building and grounds for the library and pay for utilities and upkeep. The county furnishes the library, materials and its staff.