Today's News

  • Homeschoolers

    Tri-county Homeschoolers joined the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Ranger for a day of photography and creating a nature journal. Cameras, printing of the photos, and the journals were supplied by the Refuge & their Friends group (talent was supplied by the students).

  • Log Cabin Quilters for Jan. 5

    The Levy County Quilt Museum ladies met on Thursday, Dec. 22. Everyone enjoyed getting through the goodies that were brought in.
    Several ladies also sat down to quilt. Nine quilts have been sold since we had the quilt show.
    Johnny and five boys were out from Lancaster on Tuesday. They rebuilt a bird house, planted flowers and performed a lot of other necessary projects.
    Our luncheon consisted of chicken, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, turnip greens, rolls and butter, fruitcake and chocolate cake.

  • WWII veterans meet Jan. 12


    World War II Veterans will start the new year at a meeting on Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Akins Bar-B-Q and Grill in Bell. May this year be prosperous and a healthy year for you and yours. All WW II veterans are welcome to join us. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join in the camaraderie.

  • EMS Employee of the Year

    Saffron Dodd, Levy County EMS Employee of the Year for 2011, is
    presented the award by Public Safety Director David Knowles as she was honored by the Levy County Commission.  Back row, from left to right, commissioners Chad Johnson, Mike Joyner, Ryan Bell, Danny Stevens and Marsha Drew.


  • Gardening classes offered this month

    Novice and experienced gardeners have an opportunity to hone gardening skills, share personal experience and meet folks of similar interest through the Florida Master Gardener program.  Classes for 2012 Florida Master Gardener training will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and will meet each Tuesday for eight consecutive weeks from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Levy Agricultural Center in Bronson, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Alt. 27.

  • Library friends to meet

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold its monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.  The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email tomreitz@msn.com.

  • Focus on the positive with God in overcoming life’s tribulations

    "Keep your eyes on God who is greater than any problem.”
    These were the words of a mother to her beloved daughter as she wrote to encourage her to solve the problems that she was now confronted with in her young life.
    This is a lesson that we would all do well to learn. With God all things are possible and we must never waver in our trust of Him.

  • Citizen hits the streets late

    Despite the best of intentions with the resolution that the Chiefland Citizen will be on the streets and in post boxes as it has always been, we are falling short of that goal.

    Recently, our press was mothballed. Printing, inserting (where we put in all those wonderful coupons) and addressing of the Citizen was moved to Crystal River where a more modern press can print a better quality product.

  • FHP seeking motorcycle in hit 'n' run

    The Florida Highway Patrol is requesting the public to contact the FHP Communications Center in Jacksonville at 1-800-387-1290 or the the nearest Crime Stoppers Center, with any information about the driver and motorcycle involved in a hit and run at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Suwannee County on U.S. Highway 129 south of I10, according to a FHP press release.

    The motorcycle is black with raised chrome handle bars, with possible damage to the foot peg , fender, exhaust or undercarriage area. The rider of the motorcycle was lasted seen wearing dark clothing and a black helmet.

  • Road closure report through Friday, Jan, 6

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

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures east of Southwest 34th Street for eastbound traffic to repair concrete drainage inlets.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to resurface and modify medians between Southwest 44th and Southwest 78th Streets. No daytime lane closures expected.