Local News

  • New boating restrictions on Suwannee

    Boating on the Suwannee River has been restricted in Zone 4 — from County Road 340 bridge at Rock Bluff to one mile below the Fowlers Bluff boat ramp.

    The action was taken on Sunday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after floodwaters at Wilcox rose above 9 feet. The 51-mile segment will be an idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as the Suwannee is at 9 feet on the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.

    All five idle-speed, no-wake zones along the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers are now activated.

  • It's Sunshine Week, celebrate your right to know

    The week of March 10-17 is Sunshine Week and the Chiefland Citizen is running this logo to remind all patriotic Floridians, especially Levy County residents, that it is your right to know what your government is doing in your name. 

  • Funny car driver visits Thursday

    The National Hit Rod Association driver Ron Capps, who drives the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger, will visit the Chiefland NAPA store on Thursday, March 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

    Capps is currently No. 1 in the NHRA funny car standings this season after finishing just 2 points behind the winner in 2012. It was his fourth 2nd place finish. 

    He will be available to sign autographs and there will be door prizes and food. The store is located at 1512 N.W. 5th St.

  • Suwannee River Fair opens

    It's that time of year — even if it does not feel like it — for the 61st annual Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale.

  • Correction: Church yard sale on Friday Saturday

    The First Baptist Church of Chiefland's Huge Yard Sale is Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    An article in Thursday's Chiefland Citizen had the wrong days for the sale.

    All proceeds benefit the church's food pantry. 

  • Centennial Celebration Itinerary, Forms


    Chiefland, Florida

    April 4-6, 2013


    7:00 PM

    God and City Rally

    at First Baptist Churh of Chiefland

  • Court dispositions published March 7

     n Vincent Louis Baker, amphetemine trafficking, nolle pros; evidence tampering, 24 months drug offender probation. Must pay probation cost. 

  • Bus driver from Bronson not hurt in crash

    School bus driver Cameron Dewayne Smith of Bronson was not injured — nor were the students on the bus — when a vehicle hit the bus on Southwest 75th Street in Gainesville at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, and left the scene, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

    No description of the vehicle was available. 

    The Alachua County school bus had about $100 damage. 

  • Man critical after scooter accident

    John C. Houghtaling, 76, of Bronson was injured and in critical condition at Shands Hospital in Gainesville on Monday, Feb. 25, after his 1990 Honda scooter left County Road 337, headed down the shoulder, overturned and skidded a few feet. 

    Houghtaling, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was thrown from the scooter as it skidded. 

    Trooper Glen Ganus investigated the accident and no charges were filed at the time of the mishap.

  • Two convicted in home invasion to join third in prison

    Two of four men charged in the home invasion robbery, beating and attempted shooting of a Bronson man in his home while his mother, stepfather and two children, ages three and seven, were inside the home, have been convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison following a two-day trial.