Today's News

  • Commission welcomes newest member

    The Chiefand City Commission welcomed its newest member on Monday with a swearing in ceremony officiated by Levy County Judge James "Tim" Browning.

    Donald Lawrence, second from right, takes over the Group 2 seat once held by the late Teal Pomeroy, who also served as mayor.

    The commission members, from left to right, are Teresa Barron, Rollin Hudson, Mayor Betty Walker, seated, Lawrence and Chris Jones.

  • Lovin' the Purple Pinky

    A Chiefland Elementary School student checks out Rori Florance's purple pinky at the Chiefland Rotary and Interact Clubs fundraiser.

    The Clubs raised $412 at $1 per pinky from the students. Each vaccination costs $1.

    All but three countries have eradicated the crippling disease.

  • Here's what's happening for Halloween

    Halloween is officially on Monday, Oct. 31, but here in these parts the superheroes, princesses and goblins will be celebrating it all weekend.

    The activities kick off on Saturday afternoon when the Suwannee River Moose Family Center hosts a Children's Halloween Party from 1 to 3 p.m. All children are welcome and there will ne games, prizes and refreshments. The lodge is at 8231 N.W. 167th Place in Fanning Springs. For more information, call 352-507-0551.

  • Museum seeks volunteers to dig fossils at new Levy site

    By Elizabeth Brown

     Florida Museum of Natural History paleontologists are recruiting volunteers to help excavate a recently discovered site in eastern Levy County that has produced thousands of fossils, including more than 55 vertebrate species.

    Researchers are enthusiastic about the 5- to 5.5 million-year-old fossils being recovered and say it is the first site of this particular age found in North Central Florida.

  • Riding for a cure

    Every year in December, like clockwork, the photo arrives. It is the culmination of a year of preparation and work by the Levy County Horse Club Trailriders, Inc.

    Every year, the Levy County Newspaper Group Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer and Cedar Key Beacon, publishes what is known in the business as a “check passing photo” where the donor and recipient are smiling.

  • Gun theft yields new arrest — a buyer

    The arrest of two people charged with the theft of guns from an elderly Chiefland person has led to another arrest — a man accused of buying the guns.

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday evening that Daniel Delaney, 44, of Chiefland on charges of dealing in stolen property and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Delaney became a suspect following the Wednesday, Oct. 14, arrests of Gary Vanwinkle and Samantha Corbin.

  • Chiefland volleyball playoff bound

    Behind a dominating performance by senior Takiya London, the Chiefland volleyball team punched it ticket to the state playoffs Tuesday in Newberry for the third straight year.

    The No. 2-seeded Lady Indians swept No. 3 seed Branford – 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 – in convincing fashion for a 3-0 win in the District 1A-7 semifinals, earning them a bid to Thursday’s district final against top seed Newberry at 7 p.m. in the NHS gym.

  • Historic Drummond farmhouse serves as backdrop for Saturday’s Haven benefit

    The Drummond Farmhouse at Rocky Hammock Preserve in Chiefland makes its return as the host site for the 10th Annual Fall at the Farm to Benefit Haven Hospice this Saturday, Oct. 22, and its vintage treasures from the 1800s are sure to make it a special night.

    Its many historical pieces are too many for even their owners Luther and Kay Drummond to recount, but volunteer guides will be on hand before the start of the fundraising event and to help inform guests of the history behind the various items.

  • County clash in Bronson

    It’s not a regularly played rivalry series, and the results haven’t been particularly competitive in recent meetings.

    But Friday’s intra-county tilt in Bronson between the Eagles and Chiefland isn’t suffering from diminished anticipation.

    For the Indians, the game is a chance to snap a four-game losing streak and head into next week’s Levy Cup game with some momentum. The Eagles, meanwhile, are looking for a signature win that would mean a huge step forward for the program.

  • Senior slam

    The Chiefland volleyball team had no problem juggling multiple tasks on senior night last Tuesday against Bell.

    The Indians wanted to make the season finale a special night for their seniors in front of their home crowd, and, with this week’s district tournament looming, they also wanted to end the regular campaign on a high note, after losing four of their five previous matches.