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Today's News

  • 4 Indians ink, 3 headed across border

    Four Chiefland baseball players signed scholarship agreements in the high school's main office on Friday, just hours before their graduation ceremony.

    It's the most baseball signees from the same class Chiefland has ever produced and another, pitcher Bo Beauchamp, also is expected to sign in the coming days.

  • Engagement: Nanke-Weems

  • NFL's Johnson, former Gators on tap for camp

    Chiefland High's football program will welcome back one of its most famous alums when Jarret Johnson takes part in the Suwannee All-Skillz Camp on July 9 at the school.

    Johnson, a starting linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, will help coach youth ages fourth through eighth grade at the five-hour camp. The former first-team All-Southeastern Conference and second-team All-American at Alabama will stick around for an autograph session afterward.

  • Readers’ Choice Week 1 Winner

    Diane L. Hamilton of Chiefland was the Week 1 winner of the Chiefland Citizen’s Readers’ Choice Awards drawing.
    From now through June 29, readers of the Chiefland Citizen will have the opportunity to cast a vote for the business that goes above and beyond in its respective category (this week’s ballot can be found on Page 11A).

  • City to own Christmas lights

    After several years of debate, city commissioners finally committed to buying lights to line the streets of Chiefland during Christmas.
    Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of purchasing 60 pole lights for about $23,000. Mayor Teal Pomeroy voted against the decision.
    “Last year, we seriously considered doing away with lights,” Pomeroy said. “The fact of the matter is the city is broke.”
    Chiefland resident Harry Hutson said he agreed with Pomeroy.

  • Yearty conviction upheld by appeals court

    Suspended Levy County Commissioner Sammy Yearty's appeal of his convictions on solicitation and acceptance of a bribe and lying to the FBI in an interview were upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in an unpublished ruling released Wednesday.

    The ruling by the three-judge panel of the Atlanta court is a victory for District Chief Judge Stephan P. Mickle and Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg McMahon, the judge and prosecutor in a series of public corruption trials against officials in Levy and Dixie counties.

  • City’s inaction blamed

    Chiefland resident Paul Yatsko’s not happy about what’s going down at Eddie Buie Recreational Park.

  • Free Wednesdays for hazardous waste at landfill

    Each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon, people can drop off household hazardous waste for free at the Levy County Landfill on County Road 335 between Bronson and Williston.

  • Mandatory burn ban in effect

    Levy County has been declared a disaster area due to drought and wildfires, and a mandatory burn ban is in effect.

  • Mandatory burn ban in effect, disaster declaration issued

    Two emergency orders have been issued declaring a disaster in Levy County due to the continuing drought and high risk of wildfires, and making a burn ban mandatory.

    A voluntary burn ban had been issued a week ago. The new order makes open burning a second degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail. It also bans burns not approved by the state Department of Forestry and the sale or use of fireworks in the unincorporated county

    The disaster declaration makes the county eligible for federal emergency funds.