Today's News

  • Lady Braves repeat as champs

    Now that the Chiefland Lady Braves have the SMAC trophy in their possession, they don't seem ready to give it up. The Lady Braves won their second consecutive Suwanee Middle School Athletic Conference crown with a convincing 37-9 win against Keystone Heights at Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City on Friday.

  • CMS girls beat Williston

    In the middle school girls basketball version of the Levy Cup, Chiefland edged Williston 21-20 in a thrilling semifinal game of the SMAC tourney on Wednesday at Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City.

  • CMS Braves win SMAC

    Like most of their games this season, the outcome was in hand well before the final whistle. The Chiefland Braves blew by Fort White 40-13 in the finals of the Suwanee Middle School Athletic Conference tournament at Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City on Thursday. 

    It was the first SWAC hoops title for the boys team and the first time both boys and girls teams won district.

  • Cappy's Corner: Genuine Jamantye

    From the moment I heard about this job, I've been hearing about Chiefland’s Jamantye Thompson. 

    To check out the paper, I went where anybody else would look first, chieflandcitizen.com.

    "Jumpin' Jamantye" was the first headline to catch my eye. Then another on Thompson, and another, and another. Perusing printed archives after getting the gig, and the senior tailback’s pictures were plastered across the pages.

  • Tuesday County Commission meeting draws attention

    A Levy County Board of County Commissioner's workshop agenda item on a "discussion of current and future county issues and EMS" is raising some eyebrows and led to a Facebook page "Save Our Levy Ambulances."

  • No fear, these prices are not near

     The construction crew for the new Murphy Express gas station on U.S. Highway 19 has been having fun with drivers. The price started at $5.55 and has climbed. This photo was taken on Friday, Jan. 28.  If you look closely, Murphy which brags about its discounted fuel prices, has a discount posted on the canopy above the pumps.

  • Library has new books

     The Luther Callaway Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of 68 new children's books and 16 new math and science books for children. The new books were purchased by a grant that was funded by the Libri Foundation and The Friends Of The Luther Callaway Public Library.

  • Contacting public officials

     Chiefland City Commission

  • It's time for a column of dibs and dabs.....

     Ever so often I come across a lot of items that don't merit a story or a column, but they do merit publication. And then there are observations that are not worth the time for a column.

  • THE ISSUE: The move to block reapportionment amendments.

     In last November’s elections, 63 percent of Florida’s voters said they wanted to take the politics out of the process used to draw up congressional district lines in the state.