Today's News

  • Yankeetown leery of proposed development

    Special to the Citizen

    Residents were not impressed by the latest development proposal from the Izaak Walton Investors.
    Bitterness over court battles from the Investors’ last attempt to develop in Yankeetown was obvious at Monday’s council workshop.
    Nonetheless, representatives gave an upbeat presentation on a new development concept for two riverfront sites owned by the Investor’s.

  • Citrus pipeline to run through Levy

    Special to the Citizen

    A natural gas pipeline planned for Citrus County would connect to the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline.
    County officials and county landowners who could be affected have already been contacted regarding surveying for possible right of way.
    This month, residents will have opportunities to get more information on the proposed 24-inch diameter Citrus County pipeline and the Sabal Trail project, which will affect about a dozen Florida counties.

  • Gruesome home invasion sends Chiefland man to hospital

    Not even Taser darts were enough to control the crazed fury of 41-year-old Michael Jonathan Beree after a home invasion that sent a Chiefland man to the hospital, police say.
    Beree, of Chiefland, was spotted running through the city by police after they responded to a 911 call from a Chiefland couple a little after 10 p.m., Nov 24.
    Beree, according to witness statements in a CPD report, had broken into the the home and started attacking the husband, who had been sitting in a chair.

  • Williston gets two new neighbors

    The City of Williston has good news on the business front: The Levy County Tax Collector has purchased an office building in the city and a tourist destination, Blue Grotto, won approval of a land use change that may revitalize it.
    Both items came up at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting.  Just six months ago County Tax Collector Linda Fugate and Commission Chair Ryan Bell were at odds over her plans to build an office. But on Tuesday both couldn't be happier about this new development. The commission gave her its blessing to proceed with the purchase.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 3



    December 3, 2013


    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    -State your full name and address

    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person



    9:00 a.m. - Public Hearing

    Shenley Neely, Planning Director

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the Chiefland Citizen

     It's the time of year when we sit down and count our blessings — Thanksgiving. 

    We will sit around the table with family and friends and remember for the moment we are the luckiest folks on Earth. Then we will destroy someone's hours (maybe even days) of work in the kitchen in a matter of minutes. 

  • Freeze, wind warnings

     The National Weather Service at Ruskin has issued the following statements that affect Levy County: 

  • Indians roundball season gets off to good start

    By Darrius Berger

  • College bound

    Hailey Hammond, a 2013 graduate of Chiefland High School, signed a contract on Thursday, Nov. 21, committing  to play basketball at Webber International University, in South Florida. 

    Hammond said she's excited for the opportunity and plans on majoring in sports management.

  • On this day, we give thanks

    The Chiefland Citizen sent its intrepid news guy, Mark Scohier, to Chiefland Elementary School to visit with two pre-kindergarten classes and get them to draw what Thanksgiving and what the meal means to them. 

    Please note that placement of a child's photo in relation to the artwork does not indicate that child did the artwork. 

    We thank Miss Gordon and Miss Quincey for allowing Mark to visit with their students.