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Today's News

  • Reaping the honors

    The Chiefland Lady Indians softball team was honored at Monday's meeting of the Chiefland City Commission with a proclamation on their historic second, back-to-back state 1A softball championship.

    The Lady Indians defeated the Jay Royals 3-2 in a game that went into overtime on May 7 at Historic Didgertown in Vero Beach. It was the second defeat for the Jay team in the state finals to the Chiefland team.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 28

    Today, May 28

    Grand opening for health foods store

       The Grand Opening of Health Foods and Wellness, a new business at 105 E. Rodgers Blvd., in Chiefland (next to Chiefland Farm Supply) will be celebrated on May 28. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. The owner, Joann Conway, is surveying residents to find out what healthy foods and supplements they would like to see on the shelves. Give her a call at 352-210-4198.

    TDC meeting Thursday

  • SHINE here June 17

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

    Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options? Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides free, unbiased and confidential information.

    For assistance, call 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call visit the Chiefland Senior Center Wednesday, June 17  from 1:30-3:30 p.m.           

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of May 28

    The Levy County Sheriff's Department reports the following arrests:

    •May 21, Terry Bugna, 49, Yankeetown, battery of officer, firefighter or EMT. $10,000.

    •May 18, Edward Franklin Cooper, 44, Trenton, out of county warrant.

    •May 23, Zachary Lars Dillon, 30, Chiefland, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, VOP. Bond $2,000.

    •May 18, Angelica Leigh Doty, 31, Chiefland, forgery causing prescription to be altered, possession controlled substance W/O prescription. ROR.

  • Bank helps feed hungry

    Tri County Outreach was proud to receive a check for $2,000 from The Capital City Bank Group Foundation. Pictured, Connie Brown, executive dirctor Tri County Outreach, left, and Becky Magwood, community banking officer for Capital City Bank.

    Capital City Bank supports organizations such as Tri County Outreach that build strong communities by enhancing the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

  • 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.

  • Remembering Heroes

    The Bronson AMVETS Post 88 held its annual Remembrance Ceremony honoring veterans who gave their lives in support of the nation. The ceremony at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson started with a flag raising, prayer and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    The featured speaker was County Commissioner John Meeks who gave a short history of how Memorial Day came to be and recounted the various wars the U.S. veterans fought in. About 40 people took time out of their holiday to attend the ceremony. 

  • Watermelon pageant is Saturday

    While the highlight of the 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival is the crowning of the queen and her court on Saturday, June 6, at noon in the Trailhead/Depot Park, the competition for the hats and crowns begins a week earlier — Saturday, May 30.

    The festival and pageant are sponsored by the Chiefland Woman’s Club which used the proceeds for its scholarship and community funds.

  • 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.

  • Jobless rate still sliding

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion’s regional jobless rate in April dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.4 percent and is down 0.7 percent over the year. Out of a labor force of 194,932 there were 12,469 unemployed, a decrease of 918 since March and 1,474 fewer than the same time last year.