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Today's News

  • Ready for football

    Chiefland High School students show some school spirit Aug. 21 at a community pep rally and peanut boil at the school.

    The Chiefland Indians take on the Bronson Eagles on Friday, Aug. 29, at Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium in Chiefland.

    Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    Indians fanes have been asked to wear white for the game.  

  • Rooks-Bell race narrows to 4 votes

    The margin of victory narrowed to four votes but has not changed the outcome in the County Commmission District 4 race after the Levy County Canvassing Board tallied nine of fourteen provisional ballots. The board also rejected counting five provisional ballots for various reasons — including those of two people who had voted absentee and attempted to vote at the polls. 

  • Two arrested in cooking meth in Chiefland motel

    A man and woman staying at the Manatee Springs Motel were arrested by Chiefland police Wednesday when, according to police, the two were found to be making methamphetamine.
    "I got two anonymous calls," a manager at the hotel said Friday. The first call was unintelligible, she said. "I says, 'When you calm down, call me back.'"
    Then the woman called back and said, "What I'm trying to tell you is they're making dope!"
    "I said, 'Oh, really? I guess we have to have that checked in to.' "

  • FWC wants to hear from you on deer hunting

    If you hunt in Hunting zones B or C, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission want to hear from you. 

  • Please help family find relatives

    The Williston Pioneer (our sister paper) has been contacted by a funeral home in Bradenton looking for relatives of Jason Murphy, 47, who once lived in Chiefland. If you know this man, or any of his relatives, please contact Carolyn at the Pioneer 352-528-3343. Or you can call the Citizen at 352-493-4796 and we will pass along the info.

  • Peanut Boil, community rally tonight

    This is one of the best community events. 

    Get some boiled peanuts, wash 'em down with some of the best homemade ice cream. Mingle with the football coaches and players. 

    What more could you ask for in small town life?

    Right, water. It is hot out there. 

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 21

    Exhibit on Panama Canal

    at Florida Museum

    The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th birthday with a new gallery exhibition and family-friendly event.

  • CK oyster situation heading to Putnam

    When state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam stops in Trenton for a campaign event on Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m. it won't be just Gilchrist County agriculture on his agenda.

    Levy County Commissioner Chad Johnson, Putnam's college roommate and fraternity brother, will be talking to his old pal about the need to get money for re-seeding the oyster population in the Suwannee River Basin, which includes Cedar Key and parts of Levy and Dixie counties.

  • Bronson moving forward with nature trail development

    The state has approved preliminary designs for a nature trail in the Town of Bronson that would allow officials to move forward with several projects the town has had on the table.

    In April, Town Clerk Kelli Brettel told the council that Bronson would have to honor a 2005 agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to turn some of its property into a recreational area in order to qualify for future land grants from the agency.

  • Public Safety holds monthly in-service training

       The Levy County Department of Public Safety hosts monthly in-service training. The invitation is extended out to all departments with first responders that serve the county.

    This month the training consisted of pediatric airway management. On June 17, 18 and 19, all on-duty LCDPS members were required to attend the training. Members from Chiefland Fire Rescue also participated.

    This regular multi-agency training promotes teamwork among the emergency response departments serving the citizens and visitors of Levy County.