Today's News

  • Chiefland home destroyed by fire

    No one was hurt in a Chiefland house fire Thursday that required assistance from members of five fire rescue agencies to get the flames under control.

  • Bronson council says map data proves FEMA wrong

    Bronson Town Council members say they now have sound scientific data refuting flood zones established in the town by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • High winds rekindle Badland flames

    About 90 homes, businesses and other buildings near the Goethe State Forest were threatened Monday by a fire that's been burning in the area since April.
        Ludie Bond, wildfire mitigation specialist with the Florida Department of Forestry, said the fire, now officially known as the Badlands Fire, picked up steam Monday when it was fed by strong downdrafts from an approaching storm.
        "The fire started getting extremely aggressive and extremely erratic."

  • Voluntary burn ban in effect for Levy

    Levy County Emergency Management in cooperation with Florida Division of Forestry have decided to institute a VOLUNTARY burn ban for Levy County.

    Here are some of the reasons why this decision was made:

    •Levy County has not received significant long term rainfall in 30 days.

    •The drought index currently is 638 and is expected to rise until we have rainfall. To see the state drought index go to http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/KBDI/index.html

  • Cast adds Chiefland flavor to 'Crimes'

    Don’t let the faded facade and the old doors fool you. There’s class acting going on inside Chiefland’s Chief Theatre for the Suwannee Valley Players latest production titled, “Crimes of the Heart.”

    Half of the talent is composed of Chiefland graduates Krystle Wimberly, Landra Taylor and Emily Baker. The show is directed by Andy Kidd, an eighth grade science teacher who also coaches football and basketball at Chiefland Middle School. 

  • Chiefland runs past Bronson

    Chiefland players watched highlights of the Indians’ 1997 state championship team before Thursday’s 21-0 win at Bronson that marked an end to spring practice.

    During the historic run, CHS knocked off Bronson to capture the district title. Appropriately, players gave coach Jim O‘Neal an ice bath by pouring a water bucket over his head.

  • Free golf clinic for vets

    Attention veterans and active military looking to improve their golf swings: There will be a free clinic honoring those who serve and have served at the Chiefland Golf & Country Club on Saturday.

  • Judge upholds most of award in sex abuse case

    Editors 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.


  • After my weekend, I advocate eloping

    Ashley Matthews is now Ashley Drake. That was the easy part. The path that led to that occurrence was more involved, more chaotic, more expensive. I doubt Will and Kate had such raucous nuptials.
    But I’m getting the cart before the horse. Allow me to gee-haw, turn around.
    Almost two weeks ago if you will remember, I went to Beaufort, S.C. to  hold the mother-of-the bride’s hand and to ensure she showed up for the marriage vows of her oldest child.

  • National Flip-Flop Day is coming, get prepared

    I know the staff around here will mock me, but I'm excited to report that National Flip-Flop Day is Friday, June 17.
    And nooooooo, this is not a day to celebrate politicians who change their minds.
    Mind you, I don't wear flips on the job, but come June 17, I will parade around the office in a brand new pedicure and my special fuzzy, fluffy flips. (I crochet 'em myself.)