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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.

  • White pickup sought in fatal hit and run

    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.

  • Jury convicts illegal club owner

    Eugene Donald Jr. was found guilty of one felony count operating an unlicensed nightclub in an East Williston residential neighborhood by a Levy County jury on Wednesday and will be sentenced on Wednesday, Sept. 3, after the Levy County's Sheriff's Office takes the opportunity to make an impact statement.

  • 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.

  • County tests firefighters

    LCDPS conducted new hire and promotional Firefighter assessments on Saturday, July 12th.

    Current LCDPS EMS members that hold a valid Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Certificate of Compliance were eligible to test for dual certified positions with LCDPS. The assessment consisted of a 50 question written test and timed circuit drill.

  • Calling all kid chefs

    Student chef cook-off begins

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is searching for the inaugural class of Student Chef Ambassadors

    The department is seeking students in 4th through 12th grades who like to cook to compete in a contest to become ambassadors to promote “Fresh From Florida” recipes and products.

    Entry requirements include:

    • You must be a Florida student going into 4th-12th grade.

    • You must create an original recipe and submit with a photo.