Today's News

  • McCallum enters Levy sheriff's race

    Bobby McCallum, a veteran of Levy County law enforcement, announced his candidacy for sheriff, citing the need for positive change, fiscal responsibility and more effective leadership in the Sheriff's Office.

  • 11 arrested in Levy, Dixie drug raids

    Eleven people have been arrested on a variety of drug charges in two separate raids conducted last week by the Levy and Dixie counties sheriff’s offices and the Chiefland Police Department.
     The Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Chiefland Police Department executed three drug search warrants simultaneously in the Chiefland area.  The operation began shortly after dark on Nov. 3.

  • Two die in plane crash

    Two men died when the 1956 Beech Craft T-34 plane they were in crashed shortly after takeoff from a private field into a wooded area in Morriston at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Dead are Ralph Ken Terry, 74, of Daytona Beach, the passenger, and Mike Fuller, 47, of Port Orange, the pilot.
    The plane was registered to Terry, a pilot with over 60,000 hours of flight time and retired after 30 years of service with Northwest Airlines.

  • Road turnaround?

    The proof is in the improvement.

    Chiefland may look back on Friday’s 26-22 loss at Baldwin as when its football program finally began its turnaround.

  • Young Eagles soar to title

    In a game where 88 combined points were scored, the story usually would revolve around offense. However, defense is what wins championships as Bronson's 9-10 year old football team showed en route to Saturday's 48-38 win against Hawthorne in the league title game.

    The Eagles finish the season with a 7-1 record and avenged their only loss in the process after falling 14-12 against Hawthorne during the regular season. The Hornets' lone loss before Saturday was a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Newberry.

  • Bronson suffers another big loss

    Timmy King’s blank stare was as cold as the ice bag numbing his right knee. Bronson’s senior lineman was injured during the first quarter of Friday’s 51-20 loss at Bell. It dropped the Eagles to 0-9 on the season.

    King sat mostly motionless during the second half, perhaps realizing his high school football career was over from what appeared to be a severe injury. He’d glance at the field only to watch plays, but his eyes would quickly return to the ground.

  • Cappy's (FINAL) Corner: Adios Amigos

    My days are numbered at the Chiefland Citizen. Monday will be my last at the paper as I’ve accepted a job to become the editor of Gator Country Magazine and GatorCountry.com. It’s what is best for my family and career as I try to grow in the Florida media world after moving here from Arkansas a year ago.

    Chiefland, and Levy County, will always be special to me. It’s a special place with special people with a few, at times, that were a special kind of crazy.

  • Sen. Nelson staffer to hold office hours in Chiefland on Thursday

    A representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will hold office hours Thursday, Nov. 10, 3-4 p.m. at Chiefland City Hall in the City Commission meeting room.

    City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Ave.

    This event is open to all residents, including those with a federal Issue to discuss.

    For More Information, call 850-942-8415

  • Road and Lane Closures for Nov. 5-11

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
    Note:  All work will be suspended on Friday, November 11 for the Veterans Day holiday.
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.

  • FEMA does first national test of alert system Wednesday

    Please be aware that on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first ever Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test. Most of us know this as the old Emergency Broadcast System test on TV and the radio.

    Like that, it's only a test and don't be alarmed.