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Today's News

  • Weather takes a toll on melons

    Freezing temperatures took its toll on watermelon crops last week in Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, north Marion and west Alachua counties.

    Fortunately, a lot of melons were yet to be planted. 

  • Body of missing Palmetto woman is found buried near Eddie Buie Park

    The body of a missing woman from Manatee County was found buried in southwest Chiefland Monday.

    Tricia Freeman, 47, was reported missing last Tuesday in Palmetto, approximately 40 miles south of Tampa.

  • Commission funds dispatch upgrade

    Chiefland City commissioners unanimously approved spending $2,500 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to upgrade the police department’s dispatch system.

  • Lady Indians storm past Bronson behind explosive sixth frame

    Despite mustering just one hit and two base runners through five innings against Chiefland ace Kensley Durrance last Tuesday, the Bronson softball team remained in striking distance behind a crafty performance in the circle from junior Emily Sheppard.

    Then the floodgates flew open in the bottom of the sixth, as the Lady Indians poured on eight runs to walk off with a 10-0 victory.

    Senior Samantha Rolfe (three runs) scored Chiefland’s first pair of runs in the third and fifth innings, on RBI singles by fellow seniors Lauren Parker and Takiya London.

  • Late heroics propel Chiefland baseball past Williston

    Last Tuesday’s baseball tilt between Chiefland and Williston was a game of precious few offensive opportunities.

    The Indians entered the final inning of the pitching and defensive duel having scrounged up just one run and two hits, the most important being an RBI double by junior Josh Webber that scored sophomore Kelby Osteen in the fourth for CMHS’ only previous run.

    Chiefland proved once again it was comfortable with late-game heroics, however, as senior Casey Lawson sliced a two-run double down the third-base line to lift the Indians to a 3-2 win.

  • Birdies for books

    Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.

    Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”

  • Fair results

    Heifer
    Grand Champion – Shelbi McCall, Dixie Middle FFA
    Reserve Champion – Kole Starnes, Williston Middle FFA
    n Showmanship
    •Junior
    1 Maddilyn Johnson – Farm Pals 4H
    2 Presley Paulling – Lil Farmers 4H
    3 Douglas Simpson III – Riverside Wranglers
    • Intermediate
    1 Shelbi McCall – Dixie Middle FFA
    2 Baylee Etheridge – Williston Middle FFA

  • City commission evaluates Anderson

    Chiefland City commissioners generally expressed satisfaction with the direction the police department is going under the guidance of chief Scott Anderson.

  • Slow down or move over when emergency vehicles are stopped

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety and Florida Highway Patrol reminds drivers to switch lanes or slow down when they see stopped emergency or service vehicles. Move over when it’s safe or slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit for the safety of both the drivers and emergency personnel on scene. 

  • Barnes comes out of retirement because he could not be idle

    Chiefland Police Officer Willie Barnes joined the Chiefland Police Department about two months ago after a career in law enforcement with the Florida Department of Corrections and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.