Today's News

  • Dale Bowen returns to Chiefland

    Dale Bowen, the one-time general manager of the Chiefland Citizen, is returning to the newspaper in the leadership position and as ad director of Levy County’s largest newspaper.

    Bowen takes over the leadership responsibilities from Tom Ten Broeck, who is now on an extended medical leave because of a disabling back condition.

  • Man arrested in wife's disappearance 35 years ago

    Thirty six years to the day after Merl McFarland Mackey, Jr. married Evelyn LaVerne Trulock in Pinellas County, and almost 34 years after she disappeared from their Hernando County home, Mackey was booked into the Levy County Jail on a charge of 1st degree premeditated murder. 

  • Chiefland Commission meeting agendas for Monday, Oct. 26

    The Chiefland City Commission meets in City Hall at 214 E. Park Ave. 

    The attached agendas are for the commission meeting as the City Planning Board at 5:30 p.m.

    The regular Commission begins follows the conclusion of the Planning Board meeting. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 24-30, 2015


    East University Avenue   Daytime eastbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. east of Northeast First Street to install bus pull out in front of the downtown plaza.

    Hawthorne Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from County Road 234 to the Hawthorne town limits for shoulder work.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

  • Tickets available for Addams Family

    Yes, my friends, that creepy, kooky family will take over the Chief Theater in Chiefland through Nov. 1.

    It appears that Wednesday is grown up and has fallen in love. But, as Uncle Fester points out, there is a problem. She is keeping her engagement a secret. First she wants to introduce the young man and his family, the Beinkes to her family.

  • Stay safe on Halloween

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other night. To ensure everyone has a safe Halloween, Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) recommends following these guidelines;

     •Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.

     •Watch for children dressed in dark clothing.

     •Avoid using distracting devices while driving (electronics and other devices).

  • Levy's unemployment hits low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary hosts rib sale for CMHS athletics and band

     The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club will host a rib sale to benefit Chiefland Middle High School athletics.

       The sale is going on now and tickets can be purchased from students participating in the various programs, including football, cheerleading, volleyball, cross country and band.

       "Suwannee Valley Rotary is working with Bubba Que's on a rib sale fundraiser. This sale will help the students help themselves to support the programs they belong to," Rotary President Tom Andresen said.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Oct. 22

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

    •Oct. 14, Frederick Ashford, 65, Atlanta, GA, FTA. Bond $4,005.

    •Oct. 12, Ray Anthony Bailey II, 22, Chiefland, petit theft.

    •Oct. 14,Spencer Theodore Barnes, 22, Newberry, DWLSR, drug possession. Bond $1,500.

    •Oct. 18, Allen James Brannin, 58, Cross City, possession of listed chemical w/intent to manufacture controlled substance.

    •Oct. 13, Angela Kaye Carter Callihan, 36, Inglis, FTA. Bond $1,000.

  • Church News for the week of Oct. 22

    Spaghetti dinner at Chiefland UMC

    The United Methodist Men's Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 707 North Main St, Chiefland

    The suggested donation is $8 per adult or take-out meal. Children 10 and under dine in for free.

    Groves Family at Full Gospel

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland invites everyone to a Sunday  evening Gospel Sing with "The Groves Family" from Kissimmee.  The Sing will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.