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Today's News

  • Beef O'Brady's business of the year

    An emotional Mark and Stacy Swain, owners of the Beef O’Brady’s in Chiefland, graciously accepted the 2016 Chiefland Area’s Outstanding Business of the Year Award at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. The Chiefland Chamber issued the award every year since 1984.

  • Lady Indians capture county crown with 3-2 win over Williston

    The Chiefland Middle High School volleyball team seems to pull out its best performances when its backs are against the wall.

    Facing an elimination set after falling behind a 2-1 against Williston last Thursday, the Indians pieced together what might have been their best two-game stretch of the year, winning 25-10 and 15-3 in straight sets 3-2 victory.

  • Hospital rezoning due to sinkholes

    The Suwannee Valley Community Hospital is still chugging along and Frank Schupp, spokesman, said construction plans are progressing.

    Schupp told the Chiefland City Commission meeting as the Planning Review Board and again as the commission on Monday that the 20-acre location of the hospital on County Road 320 behind the Walmart Supercenter has the same problem as the giant retailer ― sinkholes.

  • Setting the tempo

    Lauren Parker’s value to the Chiefland volleyball team came into contrast at a tournament on the Saturday following homecoming.

    Without the senior setter in those three matches, the Indians, who are 10-6 on the season, went 0-3.

    “She’s definitely one of our team leaders,” CMHS coach Debra Weeks said. “When she wasn’t there Saturday, we didn’t know what to do. She tries to rally the team around her. She’s kind of the glue that holds us together.

  • Chiefland Interact Club raffling Indians cooler at football game

    The Chiefland Middle High School Interact Club is holding its first fundraiser – a raffle for a customized Indians cooler – and tickets are still available at the school.

    The drawing will be made during Friday’s football game between Chiefland and Trenton.

  • County keeps assessments same

    A strange thing happened at a Levy County Commission meeting on emergency medical, fire, solid waste and road assessments: commissioners reported they did not receive one call protesting the assessment. The commission office reported they did not get any calls.

    And the lone county resident attending the second and final hearing on the assessments, which keeps them at the same level for the fifth year in a row, did not protest them.

  • Chiefland escapes with overtime win in homecoming “eye-opener”

    The Chiefland Indians and Branford Bucs locked helmets in a phone booth for a defensive tussle that left the score knotted at 0-0 at the end of regulation.

    Luckily, the Indians (2-0, 1-0) proved to have a little more left in their tank, as senior Lonnie Hinote ran right for a 10-yard, walk-off touchdown in the first overtime to lift CMHS to a 6-0 homecoming victory and a 2-0 mark.

    Chiefland is 1-0 in District 1A-7, while Branford (2-2 overall) starts at 0-1 in the district.

  • Hermine was wet 'n' wild

    The average rainfall in the Suwannee River Water Management district may have been 3 inches below the normal 4.75 inches, but that was cured by Hurricane Hermine as coastal counties like Levy were innundated with heavy rainfall.

    The long-term average August rainfall is 7.47 inches with some areas in the northwest and east parts of the District received less than 2 inches in August.

    That all changed between Aug. 31 to Sept. 5.

  • London named 2016 Chiefland Homecoming Queen

    A star athlete in multiple sports at Chiefland Middle High School, Ms. Takiya London added another distinction last Friday as the senior was crowned the 2016 Chiefland Homecoming Queen.

    London, who was escorted by her uncle, Travis Donaldson, was crowned by 2015 Homecoming Queen Sheila Engel.

    Ms. Kirnae Williams, escorted by her father, Rodney Williams, was named the 2016 Homecoming Princess.

  • Island Strong Zumbathon to help Cedar Key

    A fun-raising Zumba event to benefit Cedar Key which was ravaged by Hurricane Hermine on Sept. 1-2 will be held at Bronson Middle High Cafetorium, 351 Ishie Ave., Bronson on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

    All of the proceeds wil be used to assist Cedar Key businesses and residents. All monetary donations accepted (checks/cash).

    Come by to dance or just to donate. For more information or to donate, contact Angie Frazier Phillips at 352-486-5261 daytime or on Facebook, or Sarah Beth Pergrossi at 352-443-2354 or on Facebook.