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Today's News

  • Suspects sought from home invasion in Rosewood

    The search for suspects involved in a home invasion and shooting Monday in Rosewood continued as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Investigators said Tuesday they have credible information the suspects have fled and are no longer in the Levy County area.

  • Kids collect 30,000 eggs, visit Easter Bunny

    The arrival of the Easter Bunny at the the Fourth Annual Ultimate Easter Egg Experience was a special moment for the children at Charles Strickland Recreational Park in Chiefland on Sunday.

    While the children enjoyed meeting Peter Cottontail, his arrival signalled the event everyone was really waiting for: the massive Easter egg hunt.

    It was a mad dash for 30,000 candy-filled eggs once the children were finally unleashed, a highlight of an early-evening event that helped kick of Easter festivities for Chiefland.

  • Lady Indians power past Pirates

    Power at the plate, error-free defense and a shutdown performance in the circle conspired to help the Lady Indians capture their second straight win over a Class 6A opponent last Thursday against Crystal River.

    Senior catcher Emily Hallman lifted a solo home run to dead center in the fifth, and sophomore ace Kensley Durrance allowed one hit in six innings to help the Lady Indians to a 9-0 win.

    CRHS, a 6A regional semifinalist in 2016, was 8-3 to start this week, while Chiefland stood at 10-4 overall heading into its Tuesday district game against Bell.

  • Chiefland softball team pays tribute to World War II veteran

    The Chiefland softball players and coaches shared hugs and handshakes on the field with Ken Carpenter, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, during the lineup announcements before their game against Oak Hall last Friday.

    Carpenter, who’s lived in Chiefland since 1974, said he hadn’t been to a game in about 15 to 20 years, and noted how much the softball field had changed since his last visit.

    He’s remained a lifelong fan of the game.

    “Baseball is probably my main sport,” he said. “That, and football.”

  • CES worker jailed for voyuerism

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.

  • FFA Alumni Rodeo

    The Suncoast Credit Union presents the 6th Annual Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo April 21-22 at 8 p.m. at Lotoma Ranch. Other corporate sponsors include Chiefland Farm Supply, Ace Hardware, Alliance Dairies and Alliance Grazing Group.

    Events include junior barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, calf roping, breakaway and a calf scramble for ages 10 and under.

    The $60 entry fee for each event must be paid by 7 p.m. each night. The fee to enter the junior barrel racing is $25.

    For more information, please contact Jenifer Butler at 352-316-0146.

  • O'Steen, Allen are top Cedar Key grads

    Cedar Key School’s top students in the class of 2017 are Abigail O’Steen, valedictorian, and Ashlyn Allen, salutatorian. Abigail and Ashlyn have been lifelong Cedar Key Sharks; they began school together in the fall of 2003 when they entered pre-K and have been classmates ever since. Both will speak at the commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 20th in the Cedar Key gymnasium.

  • Fanning Springs water ski show, movie Saturday at the fort

    Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce presents the Water Ski Show and Movie Night at the Fort Saturday. Fort Fanning is located on the Suwannee River, next to the bridge at the corner of U.S. Highway 19 and Kentucky Ave. The address is 9930 Kentucky Ave., Fanning Springs.

     Enjoy a day of family fun. There will be face painting, balloons, corn hole, a bounce house, raffles and park passes, but the first big highlight for the children begins with an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. The Gatorland Water Ski Show Team skims across the water for a 90-minute show beginning at 4 p.m.

  • City seeks donations for pound improvements; none given so far

    The city of Chiefland has received no donations from its appeal to residents to make improvements at the municipal animal shelter.

    Staff placed the appeal for donations on its website after two Chiefland women addressed city commissioners at the March 27 meeting. Patty Pastore said Monday she and Denise Bariteau will attend the April 10 meeting at 6 p.m.

  • County's proposed gas tax increase not final

    When the Board of County Commissioners expressed support at their meeting on March 21 for a five-cent per gallon increase on non-diesel fuel, it did not finalize a tax increase.

    Rather, the move, which simply required a signal of support by a consensus of commissioners, put in motion a “fact-finding” process aimed at leading to a final ordinance.

    The action didn’t require a motion or official vote.