Today's News

  • Brooks running for commissioner of district 5

    I am announcing my candidacy for Levy County Commissioner, District 5. 

    I’m not simply running to be a Levy County Commissioner. I’m running to work for you, as your Levy County Commissioner. I want to do my part to ensure our children, our grandchildren and their children have the opportunity to live, work and enjoy this great place we call Levy County. 

  • Edison runs for superintendent

    I have been in prayer for a long time seeking God’s will for my professional life. Through this process I truly believe that He has led me to seek the office of Superintendent of Schools.

  • Local cheerleaders light up London

    School spirit paid off for four Chiefland High School cheerleaders.

    Skylar Cannon, Sydney Philman, Jaylyn Harvey and Kirnae Williams, all juniors except Philman who is a senior, were chosen to represent Varsity Spirit as All-American cheerleaders in the London New Year's Day Parade.

    "You had to really bring it," Williams said of the try-outs.

  • Agenda for Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. 

    The meeting agenda and backup documents are attacked to this story in PDF format.  You can open and download them by clicking on the link. 

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson.

  • Watch county commission meetings live on Internet

    The Chiefland Citizen has started streaming Levy County Commission meetings live on the Internet.

    The commission's next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

    Go to www.ustream.tv/channel/chiefland-citizen and watch the meeting live as it happens. To receive advance notice of whan the commission meetings are being broadcast on the Internet,click on "Follow" to get email alerts.

  • Study: Tiger mosquito likes butterfly bushes

    By Brad Buck


    The Asian tiger mosquito is attracted to flowering butterfly bushes, giving mosquito control officials another tool to monitor and trap the insect that can transmit pathogens, causing potentially deadly diseases, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows.

    Asian tiger mosquitoes prefer to lay eggs in containers.

  • Person of the Week 1-14-16

    When I first met her, I knew she would be my friend. She was talkative, funny, caring, and inquisitive. From that moment on I believed Crystal Watson Curl was special.

    I am a little ashamed it has taken this long for her to be Person of the Week. I should have honored her many times before, but because she is such a special friend I waited. Its very easy to write of all the things that make Crystal Curl so special.

  • One person hospitalized after crash

    Staff report

    A Chiefland woman was transported to Shands after failing to yield to oncoming traffic while pulling on to US Highway 19/North Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

    According to reports, Madison Kathleen Deer pulled out of a parking lot and slowed down without coming to a complete stop. She pulled onto the roadway and collided with Christy L. Reiff of Palm Harbor who was traveling in the ourside lane southbound. Reiff is reported as saying she turned to the left in an attempt to avoid the collision, but it was too late.

  • Monday accident takes out traffic light

    A car accident at Park Ave. and Main Street on Monday afternoon took out the light at the intersection for a time. At least one person was transported to Shands.

  • Woman in New Year's crash still hospitalized

    A woman injured in a New Year's Day accident after 8 p.m. on County Road 347 about 1.5 miles from Southwest 61st Street is still hospitalized at Shands Hospital in Gainesville

    Erica Elaine Willett, 27, of Ocoee, was driving a 2002 Kia Sportage and sustained serious injuries.

    It was raining at the time of the crash when for some unknown reason Willett steered left causing the vehicle to begin rotating on the wet roadway left the road and hit a tree.

    The investigation by Florida Highway Patrol is ongoing.