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Today's News

  • Christmas (and Santa) coming to Chiefland in a new spot

    If you are used to going to the Chiefland Christmas Festival at the Old Train Depot Park you might want to look across the street to find the festival and safer parking on Saturday.

    The Chiefland Chamber, which sponsors the annual event, has moved it due to the greater amount of space available and available parking which means no crossing busy U.S. Highway 19 to get to the fun.

  • Chiefland boys outlast Trenton in comeback win

    A meaningless basket at the buzzer by Trenton was the only field goal scored in the final 2:20 of play in a meeting between the Tigers and visiting Chiefland in boys’ district hoops action last Friday.

    Fortunately, for the Indians, they entered that span with a small advantage, thanks to a bucket by Keshawn Smith off an assist by River Lundy with two-and-a-half minutes to play. From there, CMHS made four of its final six free throws to fend off Trenton with a 45-42 win.

    The win lifted the Indians to 2-0 in District 1A-7 play, and 2-2 overall.

  • County puts halt on marijuana dispensaries

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensariess into the county.

    At the same meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks or Chiefland, R-District 2.

  • CES safety patrollers holding cake auction at CMHS

    Four safety patrollers from Chiefland Elementary School stopped by the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club Thursday to announce their upcoming cake auction to raise money for the group’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. next summer.

    The auction will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Chiefland High School cafeteria.

  • Lacking experience, go-to scoring, Chiefland leans on strength inside

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team is having to do things a little differently than they’ve done in recent years.

    With little returning experience as far as varsity starts, and a lack of dynamic scorers that can take over games, the Indians are building from the inside out, hoping to use some of their size and strength to assemble wins.

    Coming into this week, the formula has gotten them off to a 2-0 start in the District 1A-7, with wins at Cedar Key and Trenton, after non-district losses to Wildwood and Crystal River.

  • Bull auction returns to Hardee Farm with new breed

    One hundred and twenty-nine bulls went for top dollar last Wednesday at a bull auction in Chiefland.

    The scene at the Hardee farm, hosted Chris Hardee, had the familiar trappings of a classic livestock auction, with a professional group of auctioneers led by Tommy Barnes.

    But the bulls on offer were the proud product of a new future-oriented effort in cattle breeding for a group of four cattle operators, including Hardee and Ken Griner of Chiefland’s KG Cattle.

  • Familiar face to patrol schools

    Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Chase Gregory, a graduate of Chiefland schools, is taking over the duties of school resource officer for the city's schools.

    Gregory is attempting to fill the shoes of his former instructor Deputy Steve Ellis who is retiring to spend time travelling and relaxing.

    Gregory started work Monday taking his daughter to school.

    daughter to Chiefland Elementary School, which he once attended.

    He then reported for duty at the Chiefland Middle High School, which he attended.

  • Winner!

    Abigail Story is the winner of the poster contest to get word out about the Chiefland Elementarey School Safety Patrol cake auction this week.

    The CMHS band is having a cake auction on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium before a concert.  

  • New football classifications announced

    When the reformatting of the playoff qualifying system for Florida high school football was announced, Chiefland figured to benefit in at least one major way.

  • Fun run opens Chiefland Christmas Festival

    It’s that time year when the weather is great and we all need get outside, get some

    fresh air and get in shape. Start now to fulfill your New Year’s Resolution to get fit in 2017!

    Reistration is now open for the Rudolph 5K Fun Run that takes place at the Chiefland Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 10.

    The first 50 people to register will get a T-Shirt, goodie bag and completion medal just for participating!. There will also be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both the adult and child categories.