Today's News

  • Biker killed in Williston

       An early morning accident April 12 left a Summerfield man dead.
       Jeremy Wahl, 28, the rider of a 2008 motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency workers responded to the accident at SW 12 Ave. and S. Main St., Williston around 6:30 a.m.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Angie Brewer, 69, of Williston was traveling east on SW 12 Ave. in her 2006 Chevy and was attempting to turn left onto S. Main St. and failed to see Wahl, who was traveling west.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 19


    AARP driving course in Cross City
    Cross City Rehabilitation is sponsoring an AARP Safe Driving Course from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Insurance companies must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course. 
    This course is open to all people age 50 and older. The fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.  Cross City Rehabilitation is providing lunch, snacks and beverage. 

    Branford Camera Club meeting

  • Players hold youth auditions Saturday

       Suwannee Valley Players will hold auditions for our summer youth program featuring "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" a play adapted from C.S. Lewis' classic.
       The auditions will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre, 25 E Park Ave. Chiefland, FL.     Participants should be between the ages of 8 and 18 and still be in school.

  • CF Levy Center hosts Night Out

    The College of Central Florida is sponsoring Chiefland Night Out Friday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.
       The free event will be held at the Trailhead Depot office of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland. The event brings families together with local agencies to learn about safety while having fun. There will be games and prizes for children under 16.
       For more information about the event, contact Kat Davis at 352-493-9533 or davisk@cf.edu. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.

  • I-75 Newberry exit closing rescheduled

    I-75 and Newberry Road (Exit 387) ramp closure rescheduled
    Both northbound and southbound exit ramps now scheduled for closure
    Gainesville – The closure of the Interstate 75 southbound ramp onto Newberry Road (Exit 387) in Gainesville which was scheduled for Tuesday night has been rescheduled to Wednesday night while the northbound exit ramp will be closed Tuesday night for paving, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures through April 20

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.


  • Hometown Hero

      Hunter Kline lives in Ocala. He has been involved with EMS for three years, all of which have been at Levy County DPS.
    His hobbies include motorcross, fishing and hunting.
      He says what he likes most about his job is being able to interact with the public and helping people in need.


    Hometown Heroes is a cooperative feature of the Levy County Department of Public Safety and the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Egg hunt in Fanning Springs

    The City of Fanning Springs held its annual Easter egg hunt, March 31, at Fort Fanning Historical Park. Mayor, Cheryl Nekola wishes to recognize those that volunteered their time and efforts and made donations to help make the event a success. Thanks to: Paul and Leanna Chase, Sam Gray, Frank and Sharon Zylstra, Todd Gray, Jamie and Robin Lyles, Pat Orr, Ron McQueen, Wayne Huffer, Betty Armacost, Blaine and Barbara Locke, David Jones, Robert Kerr, Carlton Butler

  • Log Cabin Quilters for April 12

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, April 5, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  The sidewalk supervisors were kept very busy with both quilts in the frames being worked. The Take 5 quilt had people busy sewing the blocks, several were sandwiching a baby quilt together, several were working on cutting out a braid quilt and we even had several working hard just rocking in the rocking chairs.  

  • Students of the Month (March)

    March’s Chiefland Students of the Month, from left: Raven Shepherd, CES, BIng Ling Dong, CMS, and Tristan Allen, CHS.