Today's News

  • Space shortage plagues VA health system

    GAINESVILLE — The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, which includes the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is the VA’s largest health care system.

    It is experiencing steady growth but does not have enough space for its current volume of patients.

    In fiscal year (FY) 2014, the system served more than 133,000 veterans for primary care, mental health and specialty care services.

  • Deer management units, increased antler regulations go statewide; archery opens in Zone A

    By Tony Young

    In February, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved proposals designed to improve Florida white-tailed deer management at a local level by establishing deer management units (DMUs) throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days.

  • Cecil the Lion's killer deals terrible blow to true hunters

    By Lee Tolliver

    Special to the Citizen

    It's time for all the real hunters out there to give a huge and sarcastic “Thanks a lot” to Minnesota dentist Walter J. Palmer.

    You, sir, have done more with one horribly misplaced arrow sent into a lion to damage the image of hunters than PETA, the Humane Society of the United States and every other anti-hunting organization combined ever could have paid for.

  • Chiefland Elementary School supply list


    Backpack (Should be able to accommodate towel or blanket)

    Mat (If staying all day)


    Clorox wipes

    Pack of Glue sticks

    Bottle of Glue

    Washable markers

    3x3 sticky notes

    Hand sanitizer

    Zip lock bags (gal, qt, snack size)

    Change of clothes w/socks

    T-shirt to cover clothes (painting, etc.)



    Backpack (Full size & NO wheels)

    Elmer’s glue-2 bottles

  • Citizen, Bulletin, Beacon move . . . temporarily

    The Chiefland Citizen, Cedar Key Beacon and Tri-County Bulletin have moved out of our offices due to renovations.

    The rains this year have been hard on the old flat roof at 624 W. Park Ave. and some patching needs to be done before we can return to the building. Some work is also being done to the interior.

  • Teen driving courses continue

    Teen drivers who have procrastinated and not enrolled in the summer Teen Driver Improvement Program better get on the move as there are only a few classes remaining.

    The class, offered by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Relations Division, is open to all Levy County students who have a current operators license, learners permit or who are about to get their learners permit and it is free. It just takes four hours.

  • Authorities need help solving Williston murder

    On July 5, 2014, deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 3571 NE 218th Avenue in Williston to the report of a deceased person.  The investigation revealed that Leo Rives, 31, had been found dead beside his vehicle. 

    After following up on initial leads, the case has remained unsolved.  With the passing of the first anniversary of Rives' murder, LCSO Investigators are asking the public for its assistance in closing this case for the friends and family of Rives.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 4

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

    •Aug. 2, Justin Adkins, 20, Archer, DUI. Bond $1,000.

    •July 29, Cody Lyle Allmon, 21, Chiefland, larceny grand theft. No bond.

    •July 31, Zena Bethune Baker, 52, Williston, battery. Bond $1,000.

    •Aug. 2, Kenneth Eugene Brown Sr., 46, Chiefland, battery. Bond $15,000.

    •July 28, Gerald David Browning, 34, Trenton, battery. Bond $50,000.

  • August blood drives set

     Summer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If it’s been a while since you donated, there’s no better time than now.

     In about the time it would take to shop for groceries for a week or knock out a crossword puzzle a blood donor can save a life.

  • County Briefs

    County has hiring freeze

    The county is clamping down on hiring instituting a freeze on all non-essential hires as of July 23.

    While emergency medical technicians, paramedics and Levy County Transit bus driver jobs are exempt from the order, Commissioner Rock Meeks of Otter Creek (R-District 2) said he would like to have any other hires brought before the commission.

    In asking about the memo from County Coordinator Fred Moody, the commissioner asked if new hires would come before the board. Moody said they could.