• Students of the Month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Chris Jones, left, presented the Student of the Month Award for April to Lauren Lanier, 4th grade, of Chiefland Elementary School, and Dylan Castell, 7th grade of Chiefland Middle High School.

    Lanier is the daughter of Lendal and Tammy Lanier and Castell is the son of Deanna McCall and Tim Castell. Not pictured is Tiffany Hightower, 9th grade, of Chiefland Middle High School. 

  • Graduation tonight!

    This big group is the Class of 2015 at Chiefland Middle High School as they prepare “to walk” out of school on their last day, Friday, May 22.

    And tonight at 7 p.m. they will take their last walk as seniors when the graduate at the Chiefland football stadium.  

    The balloons were sold by AVID as a fundraiser and netted the organization approximately $450. The walk made the seniors’ last day at school just a little sweeter.

  • CMHS earns silver ranking with U.S. News

    Chiefland Middle High School has earned a silver ranking and theree other high schools in Levy County have earned bronze rankings in U.S. News and World Reports magazine's rankings of the best high schools in the country.

    Chiefland also achieved a national rank of 2,488 and a 135 in the ranking of Florida's High Schools.

  • CES Teacher of the Year

    Chiefland Elementary School Principal Angel Thomas, right, presents Cindy Hughes, a second grade teacher at CES, with the Teacher of the Year award on Thursday afternoon. Hughes has been teaching for 35 years and started at CES back in 1993.

  • Learning agriculture through reading

    Every year Tonya Townsend does a agricultural related lesson with her class in honor of Ag Literacy Day, celebrated this year on April 21.

    “I enjoy it because we live in an agricultural community,” Townsend said. “I take a lot of pride in it … using and showing kids how important our farmers are.”

    Every year Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. writes and produces a book for students. Townsend said this is her tenth year participating in the activities with her class.

  • Philpot Way to cross schools

    Longtime Williston High School teacher and former Levy County School Board member Robert Philpot is being memorialized with the renaming of County Road 316 between U.S. Highway 41 and Southeast 8th Street as “Robert Philpot Way.”

    The name change for the late educator and member of the FFA Hall of Fame was unanimously approved by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday. County Coordinator Fred Moody said the action will not change anyone’s current address along the road.

  • Students of the month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson honored the Students of the Month during the April 13 meeting. They are, from left to right, Lauren Jones, 5th grade, Chiefland Elementary School; Draymore Battles, 8th grade, Chiefland Middle School; both for the month of March, and Curtis Williams, 6th grade, Chiefland Middle School, for the month of February.

    Not pictured is Dustin Hill, 12th grade, Chiefland High School, for the month of March.

  • FFA Alumni rodeo returns April 24-25

    The Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo returns to Brookins Arena on the Lotoma Ranch in Chiefland on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25,  beginning at 8 p.m. both nights. 

    The FFA Alumni Chapter teams up with Flying “G” Rodeo Company and local contestants to provide an evening of barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, chute dogging, calf roping, breakaway. A calf scramble for children 10 and under and junior barrel racing. 

  • Phantom of the Op'ry at CMHS

    For a fun-filled evening, head over to Chiefland Middle High School on Friday or Saturday and take in the musical Phantom of the Op'ry.

    The restaging of Gaston Leroux’s famous “Phantom of the Opera” is more relaxed and full of laughs. And it's more suitable for Chiefland than Paris. At this flaky Op’ry House there are fiddles instead of violins and rhinestones instead of diamonds.

  • CMHS elects prom royalty during 'Sea of Love'

    By Stephanie Hathcox

    CMHS Reporter

    Chiefland’s Junior Class transformed the Best Western Gateway Grand into a “Sea of Love” complete with shipwreck on Thursday, April 2.

    Among the glamourous gowns and tuxedos, the unknowing king and queen danced the night away.

    The prom court was nominated by faculty and staff at CMHS and announced prior to the event. CMHS junior and senior prom attendees made the final decision by voting when they arrived at prom.