Today's News

  • Economy sets tone for city in 2010

    Ask city Commissioner Rollin Hudson what the toughest issue facing the city was for the last year, and he’ll tell you it was the economy.
    “When you don’t have any money to spend, well, you don’t have any money to spend,” Hudson said last week in a phone interview.
    But, he added, he couldn’t see the city “raising taxes on somebody that can barely function.”

  • County reflected nation’s political mood, economy

    Levy County was a reflection of the nation in 2010 as residents struggled with stubbornly high unemployment and at least every eighth person was without a job, land values continued to drop, foreclosures slowed, some businesses closed while new ones moved in, and lower tax revenues affected public services.

  • Manatee Springs to host Manatee Awareness Month events

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a variety of featured guests throughout the month of January.
    January is known as Manatee Awareness Month. With the cooler weather, the featured guests will be the manatees, along with partners in manatee protection awareness, education and enforcement.

  • Community Calendar, Dec. 30

    Today and Tuesday

    Free tutoring twice weekly
    The Potter's House is holding free tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pastor Minnie Hayes is the tutor.
    The Potter's House is located at 217 S.W. 4th St., Chiefland. For more information, please call 352-493-0533.


    Toastmasters & Gavel Club to meet
    Toastmasters and Gavel Club Meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Cedar Key Library upstairs Meeting Room.

  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

    The Chiefland Citizen offices will close at 5 p.m. today, Dec. 23,  and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 27, at 8 a.m. in order to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends. We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday with loved ones. If you are travelling, may you have a safe trip.

    The Citizen is on newsracks and in mailboxes. Be sure to check out the special "Letters to Santa" section by the Chiefland Elementary School students in today's paper.

  • Emergency need for O-negative blood

           LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, which supplies 19 hospitals in north and central Florida with blood and blood products, is issuing an emergency appeal for O-negative blood due to a critical shortage of this type.

  • November’s Students of the Month

     From left, Chiefland Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, Ryan Tedin, Chiefland Elementary School, Abigail Lloyd, Chiefland Middle School, and Sarah Edison, Chiefland High School. Barron presented Student of the Month awards to the three students at Monday night’s commission meeting.

  • Ellie Schiller Educational Center needs Santa’s help

     The Friends of The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve are in the final month of a $75,000 fund raising campaign for the Ellie Schiller Education Center.  An additional $15,000 is needed to meet the goal. The Education Center is located on the 413-acre Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve in  Yankeetown. The unique preserve protects the natural salt marsh estuary, hammocks, wetlands and uplands which represent the original coastland of the Nature Coast.

  • Florida railroad history available

     A cross peninsula railroad for the State of Florida was the dream of the man for whom Levy County was named, David Levy Yulee.  The Florida Railroad, a 155.5 mile rail line, linked Fernandina on the Atlantic Ocean with Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: Dec. 16