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Today's News

  • 100-year pioneers

    Like any good country boy growing up in these parts, Newnan Sanchez knows firsthand about the circle of life, about nature’s delicate balance and how people once lived more harmoniously with the land.
    “I hate to see a lot of Old Florida disappearing,” the 69-year-old Chiefland native said, swaying gently in a rocking chair on the porch of an old cabin where his aunt and uncle once lived. “When I grew up, it was one of the smaller states in the Southeast.”

  • Man charged with killing dog, trying to burn home

    Staff Report
    A Chiefland  man was arrested Friday after a domestic argument that resulted in him killing his dog with an AK-47 and attempting to set his mother-in-law's home on fire, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Arthur Lee Pipes Jr., 25, of Chiefland, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of animal cruelty and one count of attempted arson. He is jailed on a $600,000 bond.

  • Track Santa as he heads to you

  • An apology for late delivery of Citizen

    Due to printing problems the Chiefland Citizen is late reaching post boxes and news racks.

    The Chiefland Post Office will be delivering the Citizen on Friday. The staff of the Citizen would like to thank the Post Office staff for their help this week.

    The newsracks will be delivered today.

    To our readers, we apologize for the inconvenience coming during Christmas week. You have our promise this will not be happening in the future.

    May you have a Joyous Christmas.

  • Fanning Springs made whole in redistricting

    The municipalities of Bronson and Fanning Springs, which faced being split under a proposed redistricting plan for Levy County Commission and School Board districts, have been made whole under boundaries approved by the commission on Tuesday.

  • Lack of funding, local interest kills springs meetings

    Efforts to educate people about the plight of area springs have been hampered due to lack of funding from state and local agencies.
    Carol Lippincott, coordinator for the Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group, announced recently that funding for the meetings, which have been taking place quarterly for the last four years, ran out in November.

  • Bronson council says it won't repay money

    Bronson Council members were in agreement Monday night about their stance on money provided to them by the Levy County School Board for the town's sewer expansion project.
    “We walk away, and they walk away," said Vice-Mayor Franklin Schuler. "I'm in agreement with that. That's the way it should be, anyway."

  • Barber dished it out for 40 years

    When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county's 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • Santa Clam

    Elsie Osborne, 2 1/2 years old, of Chiefland, tells Santa Clam what she wants for Christmas during the holiday celebration on Dec. 17 in Cedar Key. Santa Clam, who wears overalls and clammers' white boots, arrives by boat every year to hear children's wish lists and deliver gifts. Osborne is the daughter of Laura and Michael Osborne.

  • Chiefland Rotary has big gift for Haven

    There may not have been many dove bagged at the Chiefland Rotary Club's annual Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Hunt in November, but there were lots of bucks bagged on behalf of Haven Hospice — $7,000 in all.  William A. Lapole, left, associate director  of development for Haven, accepts the check from David Renaud, president of the Chiefland Rotary Club on Dec. 15.