Local News

  • The Lady of the Lighthouse

    It's not often one finds area historian and author Toni C. Collins walking around in period clothing. She does it on occasion, but usually only for special events aimed at teaching the public a bit about the history of levy County or, as was the case Monday, to help form in the mind of a reporter the likeness of a 19th Century lighthouse keeper named Catharine Hobday.

  • Post office working on ballot problem


  • County may bonus employees

    Full-time county workers who have not received a pay increase in five years may get a little something in their paycheck before Thanksgiving: a $600 bonus check.

  • Commissioner's son injured in farm accident

    Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Mike "Scooter" Joyner, son of Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner (R-District 1) and Diana Priest Joyner, was injured Tuesday morning while working with an inmate crew on a University of Florida farm in Citra.

    The younger Joyner who has campaigned for his father in this year's election suffered a hand injury while using farm equipment and is hospitalized at Shands Hospital at UF.

    The inmate work crew was working at the Plant Science Research & Education Unit at 2556 W. Highway 318, Citra.

  • County workers may get $600 bonus

    The Levy County Commission on Tuesday discussed giving full-time county workers, who have not had a pay increase for five years, a one-time bonus of $600.

    A final decision on the matter was put off until the Nov. 6 meeting. 

    Details in Thursday's Chiefland Citizen and on this website.

  • Search on for missing kayaker

    A man on a kayaking trip out of Suwannee has been reported missing by concerned family members and the Florida Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Coast Guard are searching for him.

    James F. McDonald, 46, of Gainesville was last heard from a week ago, said Karen Parker, spokeswoman for the FWC.  Parker said the Coast Guard has its helicopter aiding in the search for McDonald and his 14-foot yellow orange kayak.

    McDonald's vehicle was located in Suwannee, Parker said. She said there has been no answer on his cell phone.

  • Missing children found OK

    A search ended happily Saturday when two girls, one age 4 and the other 8 years old, were found safe shortly after 9 p.m. after being missing for more than an hour from a camp site in Manatee Springs State Park.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas confirmed a search was under way for the children. He said the children followed the deer out of the camping area. 

    Reports say search and rescue teams from Cross City and Lancaster Corrections Institutes joined in the effort with law enforcement.

  • Douglas not on ballot for Marion County sheriff

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, who has been working as chief for the city since 2005, will not be running for sheriff of Marion County.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, October 16



    October 16, 2012

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag


    9:00 a.m. - Public Hearing

    Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director

    ORDINANCE NUMBER 2012-04, Flood Prevention.

  • Texas doctors rescue Williston hospital