Local News

  • Betty Walker wins by landslide

    Former Chiefland Mayor and City Commissioner Betty Walkers will be returning to the panel. She won election to Sammy Cason's Group 5 seat in Tuesday's election. Cason is retiring.  

    There was no election for the Group 1 seat held by Frank Buie due to his death late Monday. Buie had filed for re-election and was challenged by his nephew Chris Jones. 

    There will be a special election Oct. 7 for the Group 1 seat. 

  • Epic Extravaganza vendors meeting Wednesday

    A note from the Epic's organizers:

    For those businesses and organizations who are committing volunteers, tents, or plan to have a booth at the Epic End of Summer Bash on Saturday. Aug. 10, please have a representative attend one of the vendor meetings on Tuesday at 6 p.m. or Wednesday at 6 p.m. At this meeting, we will show where the booths are on our map, go through set-up/break-down times, discuss parking, volunteer areas, and get final volunteer counts so that we plan for enough food for volunteers. 

  • Duke won’t build Levy plant

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen 

     After five years and an estimated $1 billion, Duke Energy is canceling the proposed Levy County nuclear plant.

    The two-reactor plant was expected to cost between $18 billion and $24 billion with estimated in-service dates of 2024 and 2025.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 1


  • New deputy hired

     Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum administers the oath to new Sheriff's Patrol Deputy Keagon Weatherford.

    The ceremony was held July 22 at the Levy County Sheriff's Office training room. 

  • Bronson home fire kills pets

      Firefighters battle a fire that broke out Friday in a Bronson Home. Four fire departments, as well as Levy County Animal Control and the sheriff’s department were on scene.

    Smoke alarms, according to a Levy County Department of Public Safety press release, alerted the the two residents inside. Nobody was injured in the blaze, though two pet dogs died.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for August 1

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Officer reports the following arrests:

  • Chiefland joins middle, high schools

    When the school year begins Aug. 19, there will no longer be a Chiefland High School and a separate Chiefland Middle School. 

  • It's election day in Chiefland

    Several candidates for Chiefland City Commission, including one incumbent who was re-elected without any opposition, turned out for a lively discussion at a meet 'n' greet and forum on Thursday. 

  • Stone named vice chair of judiciary committee

    State Rep. Charlie Stone of Ocala (R-District 22), who represents Levy County is the new vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

    Stone, who was holding office hours in Chiefland on Wednesday morning and in Cedar Key in the afternoon, said Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford had just informed him of the appointment. 

    The appointment is good news for the freshman legislator who also serves on the Innovation Committee, Civil Justice Subcommittee, Education Appropriations Subcommittee and the Local & Federal Affairs Committee.