Today's News

  • Fanning audit finds fire department discrepancies

    Fanning Springs received a pretty standard audit report for fiscal year 2013-2014, with one exception.

    “Financially you had a good year,” Richard Powell of Powell and Jones Certified Accountants said and he highlighted what he called the pertinent information in the report.

    When he reached page 50, he said there had been a discrepancy in the number of fire and emergency calls reported to the City of Fanning Springs by the fire chief from those reported by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Hospital moves step closer

    The Chiefland City Commission, with two members absent, approved going forward with a $1.5 million Community Development Block Grant to extend water and sewer lines and provide roadways to the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital.

    Commissioners Teresa Barron and Rollin Hudson were absent. Hudson was on vacation and Barron was ill.

  • Readers' Choice starts this week

    They have been serving you all year, now it’s your turn to show your appreciation.

    The Chiefland Citizen is sponsoring the Reader’s Choice Awards (ballot inside this week’s edition), where merchants, services and business professionals will be named “The Best of…” in their respective fields by you, our readers and their patrons.

    The ballot will run for three weeks – June 11, 18 and 25. Be sure to read the rules

    Only original ballots will accepted and only one ballot per person will be accepted per week.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for June 6-12 2015



    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.


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


  • Bud guys, gals coming to Manatee

    Budweiser employees to clean up Manatee park


    Local Anheuser-Busch distributor, Tri-Eagle Sales, is partnering with local businesses to promote World Environment Day on Friday, June 5 and to make it Tri-Eagle Sales employees will host a Water Clean-Up on Saturday, June 6 at Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Anheuser-Busch is the manufacturer of Budweiser brand beers and has the famous Clydesdales horse team.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 4

    Today, June 4

    Levy Learning Academy graduation

       Graduation ceremonies for students at Levy Learning Academy will be Thursday, June 4 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the old Bronson High School, beding the Levy County Courthouse.


    Library Friends meetings

  • Dashers selected as outstanding partner family

    A Chiefland foster family was among those recently honored by Partnership for Strong Families.

    Every year the group hosts an event to honor what they call partner families who are an integral part of their system, Jenn Petion, MA, director of Community & Government Relations for Partnership for Strong Families said.

    “We hold them to a higher standard in this area,” Petion said, explaining that's why they call them partner families instead of just foster families.

  • Bid approved for Bronson's Pine Street sidewalk

    The Bronson Town Council ddecided Monday night to accept the low bid of $32,920 from Steve Smith Construction of Bronson.

    But the 3-1 vote came after Mayor Franklin Schuler’s suggestion that all three bids on the project be rejected because the bid opening was done by the staff rather than the council during its Monday meeting.

    The sidewalk on North Pine Street will cross from the east side of Pine Street to the west side at Mongo Street.

  • Bridge meeting draws little interest

    The Florida Department of Transportation held an open house and public comment session on construction plans for the Waccasassa River bridge on County Road 339 and the meeting attracted little interest – just two media representatives.

    But that does not mean the public has lost their opportunity to comment on the plans.

    The open house at the Dogan Cobb building was to unveil plans for handling traffic while the old bridge – which has a weight restriction – is demolished and a new bridge is built.

  • Teen injured by jumping sturgeon

    A 14-year-old Fanning Springs girl was hit and injured by a jumping sturgeon on the Suwannee River this past Sunday.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers reported Heavyn Nash was riding with her mother and grandfather when a 4-to-6 foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat hitting her and knocking her unconscious, said an FWC press release. The collision occurred just south of Manatee Springs near Usher Landing.

    Nash was taken to Manatee Springs and from there transported to the hospital where she was treated and released.