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Today's News

  • Ready for football

    Chiefland High School students show some school spirit Aug. 21 at a community pep rally and peanut boil at the school.

    The Chiefland Indians take on the Bronson Eagles on Friday, Aug. 29, at Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium in Chiefland.

    Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    Indians fanes have been asked to wear white for the game.  

  • County's battalion trucks: ALS non transport and more

    Curious about the county's battalion (ALS non transport) trucks?

    We, here at the Citizen, were.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles and Battalion Commander Clay Drew (who drives one of two ALS vehicles) came by the paper Monday at the request of Citizen staff.

  • Indians beat Bulldogs in preseason action

    By JOSH WASSON

    Correspondent

    After losing 16 seniors from last year’s team, the 2014 Chiefland Indians entered a preseason game with the Bell Bulldogs with many question marks. It’s safe to say some were answered Friday night with the Indians easily taking care of Bell 39-7.

  • Community resource center close to opening

    By DEBORAH GOAD

    Correspondent

    The Tri-County Community Resource Center is one step closer to opening its doors.

    Diana Child, chair of the board at the Children's Partnership Council, was the guest speaker Friday at Chiefland's Chamber of Commerce meeting. Child outlined plans the Center has for the residents of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.  

  • Drive a Ford to help CMHS

    White Ford is inviting Chiefland residents to once again take a test drive in a new Ford vehicle and help raise up to $6,000 for Chiefland Middle High School as part of Ford Motor Co.'s Drive 4 UR School on Friday, Aug. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

    For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company and White Ford will donate $20 — up to $6,000.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test drive per household.

  • Man dies in hit and run Saturday

    The public is being asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol find a truck and the driver that were involved in a fatal hit and run on Saturday night.

    The FHP is seeking a white 2010 to 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 or 3500 pickup that has damage to the left front headlight/foglight and missing a mirror. Accident investigators say there will also be other damage to the left side of the hood and fender area.

  • Two arrested in cooking meth in Chiefland motel

    A man and woman staying at the Manatee Springs Motel were arrested by Chiefland police Wednesday when, according to police, the two were found to be making methamphetamine.
    "I got two anonymous calls," a manager at the hotel said Friday. The first call was unintelligible, she said. "I says, 'When you calm down, call me back.'"
    Then the woman called back and said, "What I'm trying to tell you is they're making dope!"
    "I said, 'Oh, really? I guess we have to have that checked in to.' "

  • 2 dead in University Oaks fire

    A 10-year-old girl and her great grandmother died in an early morning fire that consumed the mobile home they lived in on Northeast 105th Avenue in the University Oaks subdivision near Bronson.

    The bodies of Elizabeth Fredrick, 78 and Rhiannon Rickmyer, 10, were retrieved.

    A Levy County Sheriff's Office press release said foul play is not suspected in the blaze and grief counseling is being provided to students and faculty at the school Rickmyer attended.

  • Three injured in pileup by Bronson Speedway

    An off-duty Alachua County Sheriff's deputy helped put out a vehicle fire and rescue a seriously injured woman after three cars collided by the Bronson Speedway on State Road 24 on Tuesday, Aug. 19, shortly before 3 p.m.

    All three motorists involved in the wreck were taken to UFHealth Shands Hospital for treatment — two with minor injuries and the third with serious injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report by Trooper M. Corrao.

  • Chiefland moves forward with grants

    City commissioners are looking to take advantage of money that could improve Chiefland, voting unanimously in favor of several opportunities in the form of grants at Monday night's meeting.

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has decided that Chiefland should get up to $25,000 to help pay for economic planning and development work done by David H. Melvin, a company that would review the city's Comprehensive and Vision plans.