Today's News

  • Veterans Day Parade in Chiefland

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

    The parade will roll from Chiefland Middle High School south on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street to the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert L. Douglas, who organized the first countywide veterans parade, said the celebration is taking place one day after the official holiday because most of the units for the Chiefland parade will be participating in the Cross City Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11.

  • Beast Feast in Williston Oct. 24

    The sixth annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast is Saturday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston.

    The annual fundraiser event features an array of great food from fish chowder to “yard bird on a stick” prepared and served by cooks from local businesses in a casual, picnic setting. The evening will include door prizes and a live auction.

    Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students 8-17 years going on sale Sept. 21.

  • New Fanning EMS station holds ribbon cutting Tuesday

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety is holding a ribbon-cutting for the new Emergency Medical Services station at the Fanning Springs municipal complex on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

    The new EMS station, which will be staffed with an advanced life support ambulance, is at 17651 N.W. 90th Court.

  • Watch the Levy County Commission meeting on Sept. 22

    The Chiefland has started live streaming of the Levy County Commission meetings on the Chiefland Citizen channel on Ustream and making the videos available on the Chiefland Citizen channel on You Tube. 

    And we are making it available on our website.

    Please take a moment and let us know what you think. One viewer told us he wanted pizza with his live stream. 

    Thank you for watching.

  • City gets $1.5M grant for hospital infrastructure

    The City of Chiefland has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the state Department of Economic Opportunity to pay for construction of a road and other infrastructure needed for the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital and medical building.

  • We're back! Come see the remodeled Citizen office

    We are just minutes away from unlocking the door on our office renovation at the headquarters of the Levy Newspaper Group — Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer, Cedar Key Beacon, Tri-County Bulletin and FYI magazine. 

    Please stop by and say hello. We have missed having you visit. Let us know what you think of the remodeled digs. 

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Melissa Waters, Gina McKenzie, Donna Stacy, Tom Oaks, Fred Wilson, Ashley McDougal, Lou Elliott Jones and Carolyn Ten Broeck.

  • Lane closures starting Monday at Walmart/Winn Dixie traffic light

    Motorists who travel among U.S. 19 in Chiefland where it crosses the entrances to the shopping plaza where Winn Dixie is located and the entrance to the Walmart need to be alert for work being done on the traffic lights at that busy intersection starting Monday. 

    The Florida Department of Transportation will have daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection to install a new traffic signal system.

    Drivers need to be aware of traffic changing lanes and workers at the site. 

  • Chiefland woman charged in stabbing of relative

    An argument over who would care for an elderly relative escalated and ended with one person stabbing the other with a box cutter, according to a Chiefland Police Department report.

    Lasonya Denise Collins, 46, of Baxley, Ga., then transported the elderly relative to North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville where she was later arrested by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Chiefland Police Department.

  • Burglary investigation leads to five arrests, meth lab

    The Levy County Sheriff's deputies who responded to a Chiefland resident's complaint about a burglary at a shed on his property must have thought it was their lucky day as they ended up arresting five people and discovering a methamphetamine lab.

    On Friday, Sept. 11, Chiefland resident said his shed had been broken into within the last 18 hours. Deputies learned guns, ammunition and tools had been taken when the burglars cut locks and forced the door off the tracks to gain entry.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Oct. 1

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

    •Sept. 26, Jessee Carroll Baggett Jr., 35, Williston, DUI alcohol or drugs, possession of marijuana, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $13,000.

    •Sept. 24, Jonathon Beau Bender, 20, Chiefland, VOP.

    •Sept. 21, Kerry Leann Bush, 35, out of county warrant.

    •Sept. 27, Cory Taylor Chadwick, 29, Chiefland, brawling. Bond $2,000.

    •Sept. 23, John Champion, 26, Chiefland, robbery with weapon.