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Today's News

  • Candidates forum at VFW Friday

        The VFW Post No. 5625 of Chiefland and the Chiefland Citizen are hosting a candidates forum on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.

  • Stuff the Bus for Levy schools Aug. 2

     Several years ago the Levy County Schools Foundation began the program, “Stuff the Bus” to benefit our county’s public schools, teachers, staff and students by collecting a variety of school supplies to be distributed to each school.    

  • 2 teens arrested for torturing tortoise

    Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested two Clay County teenagers July 25 on charges of torturing a gopher tortoise.

    Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, a second-degree misdemeanor.

  • Miss Mary is in charge

    Former City of Chiefland Deputy Clerk Mary Ellzey was officially made city manager at Monday night’s city commission meeting.

  • Teens arrested in theft, arson

    Levy County mud boggers may have been upstaged July 19 by a couple of out-of-town teenagers with a unique flare for the sport, according to Chiefland police.

    On July 20, Andrew Hooks Murray, 18, of Saint Petersburg, and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested by CPD officers when the teens, reported by locals as acting suspicious, were found in possession of stolen items.

    Murray had given police a fake name, but his identity was discovered when authorities found his driver's license on him.

  • Hotel road in FDOT hands

    A meeting of the minds transpired in Fanning Springs last Wednesday at a workshop designed to determine next steps in deciding where the access road for the proposed Holiday Inn Express will be located.

  • Epic End of Summer Bash on Aug. 9

    The 4th Annual Epic End of Summer Bash, a free event to help the community get ready for the coming school year, will be on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Booth space is available and those wishing to pass out information or school supplies, to volunteer or to donate prizes, call 352-493-4627 or email office@fumcchiefland.com.

    The event also offers family fun with exhibits from public safety agencies and activities for children including a dunk booth and water slide. There will be free food, activities, back packs, school supplies, prizes, fun and information plus much more.

  • EMS team represents Levy in contest

    Levy County Department of Public Safety members, Stephen Ferguson, Humberto Jimenez, Mandy Willis, Paige Hiers, Cody Basham, Tyrone Edwards, Jonathon Crawford and David Florance, volunteered to represent Levy County in the Bill Shearer International Advanced Life Support (ALS)Competition at CLINCON 2014 in Orlando on July 17-18.

    This event is a challenge for critical thinking and problem solving in advanced life support skills used in the field.

  • Suwannee River Fair: important dates

    • Weigh in/ Tag in

    • Fat steer – Sept. 27 (7 – 9 a.m.)

    • Feeder steer – Dec. 5 (3 – 6 p.m.)

    • Swine – Dec. 6 (7 – 9:30 a.m.)

    • Heifer – Dec. 6 (10 am – 12 p.m.)

    • General Election

    Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

    • Parent/Advisor Leader Meeting – to review all new rules and ask questions of the superintendents and board members

    Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.

  • Pancakes support Haven

      It will be Pancakes for Haven at The Gathering Table in Chiefland, from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Visit the restaurant for breakfast and 10 percent of your purchase will benefit Haven Hospice.