Today's News

  • Legion to mark Flag Day

    June 14 is Flag Day and the American Legion Post 236 in Bronson will be honoring our national emblem. The public is welcome to attend.  

       The Sons of the American Legion are holding a poker run and the Post is putting on a fish fry.

       There will also be a flag retirement ceremony whereby worn out flags will be destroyed according to tradition.

    The fish fry will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the flag ceremony.  

    The Legion is also holding a membership drive for the Legion, Auxiliary, Sons and Riders.

  • McElroy Reunion Sunday

       The McElroy Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14 at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided until lunch is served at 1:30 p.m.

       Participants are asked to bring items for a silent auction and entries for the pie contest. Also judges are needed.

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, tea and water will be provided. Please bring side dishes and desserts to share.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 11

    Today, June 11

    WWII vets meet in Trenton

       WW II Veterans and Proud of It will meet Thursday, June 11 in Trenton at Cherry's Rest. Next meeting will be in September as we do not meet during the summer. Please come, bring your spouse, caregiver or friend.  So glad to see all of you that were there this month. Rod Hooten was out of the nursing home to visit with us, his good friends, Ruby Duke and her son Richard brought him. Any questions, please call Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.


    Library Friends meetings

  • Watermelon royalty

    Florida Watermelon Queen Kelli Wilder, returning Chiefland Watermelon Queen Katelyn Ressler, newly crowned Chiefland Watermelon Queen Hailey Bason, first runner up Sarah Gore and Alabama Watermelon Queen Lenzey Morris.

    Bason was crowned during the 61st Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday, June 6. 

  • Moose Lodge wants bingo for Sunday afternoon

    Bingo made its way onto the agenda at a recent Fanning Springs city council meeting.

    Pat Orr and Frank Nekola made the presentation, petitioning to be allowed to hold bingo on Sunday afternoons at Suwannee River Lodge 325, or the Moose Lodge as it’s called, on 167 Place.

    “It was the best day when we were operating,” Orr said. “This says no Sundays,” she said referring to a city ordinance.

  • 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.