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Today's News

  • White pickup sought in fatal hit and run

    The public is being asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol find a truck and the driver that were involved in a fatal hit and run on Saturday night.

    The FHP is seeking a white 2010 to 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 or 3500 pickup that has damage to the left front headlight/foglight and missing a mirror. Accident investigators say there will also be other damage to the left side of the hood and fender area.

  • Drive a Ford to help CMHS

    White Ford is inviting Chiefland residents to once again take a test drive in a new Ford vehicle and help raise up to $6,000 for Chiefland Middle High School as part of Ford Motor Co.'s Drive 4 UR School on Friday, Aug. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

    For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company and White Ford will donate $20 — up to $6,000.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test drive per household.

  • Chiefland moves forward with grants

    City commissioners are looking to take advantage of money that could improve Chiefland, voting unanimously in favor of several opportunities in the form of grants at Monday night's meeting.

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has decided that Chiefland should get up to $25,000 to help pay for economic planning and development work done by David H. Melvin, a company that would review the city's Comprehensive and Vision plans.

  • Community resource center close to opening

    By DEBORAH GOAD

    Correspondent

    The Tri-County Community Resource Center is one step closer to opening its doors.

    Diana Child, chair of the board at the Children's Partnership Council, was the guest speaker Friday at Chiefland's Chamber of Commerce meeting. Child outlined plans the Center has for the residents of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.  

  • Ready for football

    Chiefland High School students show some school spirit Aug. 21 at a community pep rally and peanut boil at the school.

    The Chiefland Indians take on the Bronson Eagles on Friday, Aug. 29, at Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium in Chiefland.

    Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    Indians fanes have been asked to wear white for the game.  

  • Rooks-Bell race narrows to 4 votes

    The margin of victory narrowed to four votes but has not changed the outcome in the County Commmission District 4 race after the Levy County Canvassing Board tallied nine of fourteen provisional ballots. The board also rejected counting five provisional ballots for various reasons — including those of two people who had voted absentee and attempted to vote at the polls. 

  • Two arrested in cooking meth in Chiefland motel

    A man and woman staying at the Manatee Springs Motel were arrested by Chiefland police Wednesday when, according to police, the two were found to be making methamphetamine.
    "I got two anonymous calls," a manager at the hotel said Friday. The first call was unintelligible, she said. "I says, 'When you calm down, call me back.'"
    Then the woman called back and said, "What I'm trying to tell you is they're making dope!"
    "I said, 'Oh, really? I guess we have to have that checked in to.' "

  • FWC wants to hear from you on deer hunting

    If you hunt in Hunting zones B or C, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission want to hear from you. 

  • Please help family find relatives

    The Williston Pioneer (our sister paper) has been contacted by a funeral home in Bradenton looking for relatives of Jason Murphy, 47, who once lived in Chiefland. If you know this man, or any of his relatives, please contact Carolyn at the Pioneer 352-528-3343. Or you can call the Citizen at 352-493-4796 and we will pass along the info.

  • Peanut Boil, community rally tonight

    This is one of the best community events. 

    Get some boiled peanuts, wash 'em down with some of the best homemade ice cream. Mingle with the football coaches and players. 

    What more could you ask for in small town life?

    Right, water. It is hot out there.