Today's News

  • City drafts new animal control ordinance

    Chiefland officials are about to crack down on careless pet owners.
    At Monday night’s City Commission meeting, city officials reviewed a new animal control ordinance that would help control nuisance animals and help keep dangerous animals off the streets.
    “There need to be some changes,” City Manager Grady Hartzog told commissioners.  “There are some vicious dogs out there.”
    Hartzog said the current ordinance is too vague and isn’t in keeping with state laws.

  • Levy County Veterans Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday in Chiefland
  • Chiefland hospital closer to reality

    Chiefland’s dream of having a hospital to save residents a long ride to the doctor and emergency room is guaranteed with the approval of $70 million in bond money for the construction of a 60-bed facility.
    On Monday, the state Division of Bond Finance notified Levy County Commission Chair Nancy Bell that another $17.486 million in bond money was being allocated to the $52.514 million that was already granted to the county.
    With a Dec. 31 deadline to sell the bond, the Tri-County Hospital could break ground by late January, one official has said .

  • POW: You needed to have hope

    It was just a couple of hours into the New Year in 1945 when Ray Knisley peeked out of a freezing foxhole after being awakened by the sound of gunshots.
    His unit, the 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecz), had been dug in about 30 miles south of Strasbourg, Germany. There was snow on the ground, and in the light of a full moon he thought he saw a patrol coming in with German prisoners.  He hunkered back in to put on his boots and a jacket.

  • Chiefland hospital moves closer to reality — see this week's Chiefland Citizen

    There's good news about the Tri-County Hospital in this week's Chiefland Citizen. It's on the street. Pick up your copy.

  • Bronson Town Council - looking sharp and working hard

    Looking spiffy in their new polo shirts that sported the Town of Bronson emblem, the City Council met Monday night to work through a long agenda.
    It was their first meeting since late September when they held several meetings to pass the budget for the fiscal year that started Oct. 1.

  • Bronson Council Briefs

    Notes from Monday's Town Council meeting:
    n Honors come town's way
    Several miscellaneous issues kept the Bronson Town Council busy Tuesday night, but the high point was the presentation of the Community of Excellence award from the Suwannee River League of Cities.
    Town Clerk, Kelli Brettell publicly presented the crystal award that she and Council member Berlon Weeks picked up at the group's October meeting in Cedar Key.

  • Barron earns acheivements

     Justin Barron, a service technician at White Ford in Chiefland, earned two notable accomplishments in the 2010 Masters Program. He earned an Engine Master status, which includes the Engine Plaque, 2010 Ingot, Master Technician Hat and 2010 Master Technician magnet. Justin is one of 261 technicians in the Orlando Region to hold the status. He also earned a Chassis Master status, which includes a 2010 Ingot and 2010 Master Technician magnet. He is one of 313 technicians in the region to earn the status.

  • Chiefland Chamber of Commerce

     The 2010 Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 in downtown Chiefland at the historic train depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on U.S. Highway 19 South.

  • Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce