Today's News

  • All bark and no bite

    Kay Gaither just winces every time she hears a parent telling their child that her husband's service dog, Honey, is going to bite. 

  • 2013 delinquent tax list in Citizen

    The Levy County Tax Collector's Office is publishing the annual delinquent tax list in the Chiefland Citizen this year. 

  • Levy school, college money in final state budget bill

    Startup money for a new Williston Middle/High School and Levy Campus for the College of Central Florida has been included in the state budget for 2014-2015 that was approved by the state Legislature last week and is heading to the governor's office. 

  • County, city to meet on ALS

    Once the formalities were out of the way, the Levy County Commission set about agreeing on a suitable date for a joint workshop with the City of Chiefland on allowing Chiefland Fire Rescue paramedic/firefighters to provide advanced life support non-transport services to accident victims and patients. 

  • State Champs! Lady Indians win 9-2

    The Chiefland Lady Indians softball team is the Florida 1A softball champions, winning 9-2 over the Jay Royals in the title game at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. 

    Both teams looked well matched when the first inning ended 0-0 but Chiefland's pitcher Lauren Stalvey fired up her screwball to hold off the Lady Royals batters and the Lady Indians' batters found the Jay teams weakness between third base, the shortstop and the right outfield.

  • Levy County track teams shine at state

    It was rainy in Jacksonville on Friday, May 2, but that did not dampen the spirits of the five Chiefland Lady Indians who were competing in the state track meet. 

  • Duke seeks more time for coal units

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Duke Energy Florida is planning on spending approximately $30 million to keep its oldest Crystal River coal burning plants in service through mid-2018.

    Last month, Duke filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to recover anticipated environmental costs from ratepayers to keep the plants running.

    The two plants, CR 1 and CR 2, have been operating since the late 1960s and have been scheduled for retirement.

  • Duke CEO supports using solar energy

    By Pat Faherty

    Environmental concerns dominated shareholder discussion Thursday at Duke Energy’s annual meeting.

    Duke’s recent coal ash spill disaster, climate change, emissions and pollution from burning fossil fuels and its position on renewable energy were among concerns raised by stockholders in North Carolina.

  • Coming together with prayer

    The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated — with a prayer for the country and its citizens — today at noon at Chiefland City Hall around the flag pole out front.
    The Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday in May and was enacted by congress in 1952 as a request that people "turn to God in prayer and meditation." It is celebrated by Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Jews, to name but a few.

  • Chiefland Rotary goes fishing Saturday

    It's time for the Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament and Calcutta party and the club has made big changes to this year's event. Hopes are high that anglers will turn out this year and fatten the prize pot that could go up to $7,500 — provided 100 boats and crews enter.