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Today's News

  • Classes get kids hooked on fishing

    Mike Lesso and Dave Morse of the Jacksonville Youth Summer Fishing Clinics can say they've taken more than 50,000 kids fishing.

  • FWC offers special hunts on refuges

    This fall, Northwest Florida offers special deer and wild hog hunts at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and a unique “big-game” hunt on the island of St. Vincent NWR. 

    The application period for these hunts begins at 10 a.m. May 3 and continues through 11:59 p.m. June 9.

  • Chiefland baseball senior night

     Chiefland’s seven seniors, all starters during the regular season, were honored during senior night on April 21. Pictured, front row, from left, are P.J. Allen, Josh Martinez and Jacob Reidy. Back row, from left, are Parrish Parnell, Brent Slaughter, Bo Beauchamp and Quis Green.    

  • Sun shines on Bronson, finally

    Players poured Gatorade on Bronson coach Allen Strickland's head after Saturday's 8-1 win against Hawthorne in the opener of the 5-2A District tourney. The eighth-seeded Eagles (4-17 overall) failed the first time with an entire cooler of red fruit punch flavored mix but caught the coach the second try with two 16-ounce bottles that turned Strickland's white jersey red.

  • Yonge & Done

    Seniors Kaylin Hastings and Lyndsie Stalvey hugged while holding back tears. Classmate Amber Richardson was completely exhausted. Junior Taylore Fuller simply looked furious, like someone had just stolen her dog, Gator.

    Clearly, it was an emotional end to an emotional rollercoaster ride for the 5-2A District tournament title. After 10 innings and nearly two and half hours, second-seeded Chiefland finally succumbed 4-3 against top-seeded P.K. Yonge in Gainesville.

  • $26.4 million awarded in sex abuse case

    Editor’s Note: It is the practice of the Chiefland Citizen to not include names or information that could potentially identify victims of sexual abuse or crimes.

    Two children who accused their uncle of sexually abusing them have taken a long and winding road to obtain justice and they are still unrequited.
    This is not a case that will put someone in prison.

  • DNA leads to arrest of Chiefland man

    Chiefland police say they have linked a Chiefland man in several burglaries at Chiefland schools that happened in late December.
    Nick McCray, 24, was arrested Monday after he came down to the Chiefland Police Department on an unrelated matter, according to CPD Lt. Ray Tremblay, lead investigator on the case.
    DNA evidence, collected from the scene and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was used to connect McCray to the crimes, Tremblay said Tuesday.

  • Time limits set for Tarmac hearing Tuesday

    When the Levy County Commission meets to consider Tarmac's application for a special exception for the King Road Mine speakers should be prepared to get to the point quickly.
    That's because Commission Chairman Danny Stevens (R-District 5) of Williston has set time limits for speaking during the quasi-judicial hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Courtroom A at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

  • Fire districts not reorganizing

    All those reports you may have heard about the county's fire districts being reorganized into three units and a new position being created for a county fire coordinator is nothing to worry about, said Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson.
    "Anything you are reading in the newspapers is not happening," he said.
    The chief reminded the City Commission as its April 21 meeting that he is vice chairman of the Fire Advisory Board.

  • ‘Firewise’ your home

    Landscaping plays a major role in whether your home is destroyed in a wildfire. About 50 firemen and homeowners, mostly from Levy County, attended a Tuesday meeting in Chiefland about how to have a "firewise" home.
    The meeting, hosted by the Friends of the Luther Callaway Library in Chiefland and coordinated by the Florida Department of Forestry, also explained the benefits of prescribed burns, what’s legal and not legal to burn and how to understand proper and safe ways to burn.