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Today's News

  • Lady Indians win third-in-a-row state softball chamionship

    The Chiefland Lady Indians claimed their third-in-a-row state 1A softball title by defeating Wewahitchka 12-6 in seven innings at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach on Thursday afternoon. 

    The game was their second for the day after rains forced a delay in the semi-final game between Chiefland and Franklin due to thunderstorns on Wednesday.

    The semi-final game, which started at 9:30 a.m. went 13 innings. six over the usual number, as the Lady Indians won 12-6. 

  • Redd named principal for CES

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    The Levy County School Board has hired a new principal for Chiefland Elementary School.

  • Lower fire ratings save homeowners money

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Homeowners in four unincorporated areas of the county who live within 5 road miles – not as the crow flies – can rejoice: Your fire insurance could get lowered as of Aug. 1.

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to Williston party

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

  • Rednecks Bite Back opens Friday at the Chief

     

    The Rednecks Bite Back, a farce by R. Eugene Jackson and directed by Diana Child will be presented by the Suwannee Valley Players on May 6-8 and 13-15.

  • Jeans and jewels sparkles for Another Way

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    Another Way, Inc, which provides support for victims of domestic and sexual violence, held their annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser over the weekend.

  • Softball game postponed to Thursday

    UPDATE: The Chiefland Lady Indians 1A state softball semifinal game against Franklin has been postponed from Wednesday, May 4, to Thursday, May 5,  at 8:35 a.m. due to thunderstorms in the Vero Beach area. 

    The Lady Indians traveled to Vero Tuesday, leaving town at 11 a.m. after parading past fans and well wishers.

     

    The following link can take you to the Florida High School Sports Network website where you can sign up for the webcast of the game. http://www.nfhsnetwork.com

  • Recalled chicken products removed from Levy schools

    Levy County schools were notified Wednesday morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Foods of food recalls resulting in the disposal of about 60 cases or 1200 pounds of chicken products from Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

    A previous recall on April 7 listed only one product, but a secondary press release on April 26 revealed multiple other products had been affected. Over 4.5 million pounds of chicken products are being recalled.

  • PBS Cake Auction May 6

    Need a dessert for Mother’s Day? CES can help.

    The CES cake auction will be on Friday, May 6.

    Funds raised will go towards the Positive Behavior Support program for students.

    Bidding will start at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

    Come see the delicious desserts and place your bid. No worries if you can’t make it up there because they will be posting the cakes on the CES Facebook page.

    Contact BJ Whistler at the office for all bidding and cake inquiries at whistlb@levy.k12.fl.us or 493-6040. 

  • Pet adoption event May 7

    Levy County Animal Services is holding an adoption event on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland, according to David Weatherford, the department's director.

    There will also be hotdogs and sodas provided for prospective adopters.

    To help more pets fund their fur-ever homes, the Levy County Commission has approved lower fees for the event:

    • Dogs - $40 for males and $55 for females.

    • Cats - $25 for males and $40 for females.