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Today's News

  • Chiefland nabs new head football coach

    The situation had to be perfect for Adam Gore to throw his hat back in the ring for a head coaching job.

    When the position at his alma mater, Chiefland High School, opened up in December, it was an aligning-of-the-stars moment for the 38-year-old.

    On Tuesday, CMHS principal Matt McClelland introduced Gore, a former head coach at Bell High School, and current social studies teacher at CMHS, as the new varsity football coach for the Indians.

  • AMVETS seeking names for care packs

    The AMVETS Post 42 in Chiefland is seeking the names and addresses of local men and women who are overseas in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Home heating help available for elderly

    Elder Options, an agency the helps seniors, wants to get the word out that the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is available for residents age 60 and older who are having problems keeping their home warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

    The program can provide:

    • Electricity bill payment

    • Purchase energy related supplies such as fuel, fans, space heaters, wood, air conditioners, and

    • Repair heating and cooling systems.

  • Chiefland girls survive late Shark rally

    When senior Aleaha Rhoomes stole the ball in the backcourt for a breakaway layup in the fourth quarter, given her Chiefland squad a 15-point lead last Tuesday against Cedar Key with just three minutes remaining, CKS coach David Tomlin instructed his squad to just keep playing, regardless of the score.

  • Lady Indians split pair of district matches

    The Chiefland girls faced the top and bottom of the district on Friday and Monday, and the results indicated as much.

    At Bell on Friday, the Lady Indians toppled the Bulldogs 54-11 in District 1A-7 action.

    CMHS had five players with at least seven points, including junior Naja Martin (14 points) and sophomore Courtney Hayes (11 points), who were each in double figures for the Indians. Senior Aleaha Rhoomes and freshman Sierra Norris boasted eight points apiece, while sophomore Colby Reed chipped in seven points.

  • Chiefland boys come back to knock off upset-minded Sharks

    In a game that saw both teams hold a lead by at least seven points, it fittiingly came down to a battle of endurance.

    After trailing 16-9 early in the second quarter, the Chiefland offense came alive behind sophomore Payne Parnell and senior Jamarlon Bowers, lifting the Indians to a 20-point second quarter.

    The matchup started to swing back in Cedar Key’s favor in the third, as the Sharks chomped away at the deficit to make it a three-point margin.

  • Big adoption event at Levy County Animal Shelter

    Levy County is holding its first ever pet adoption event at the county animal shelter on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free water and hot dogs available for prospective adopters.

    Levy County Animal Services is at 12055 N.E. 69th Lane, Bronson. Phone 352-486-5138.

  • Griner wraps up 2016 on high note

    Ken Griner is one busy man.

    He rises before the sun, saddles up a horse, heads out to take care of cattle that is part of a new venture, Florida Cattle Ranches, LLC. A little later he will clean up and head to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meeting with his wife, Lynetta Usher Griner, a recent winner of the state Agriculture Woman of the Year.

    Or maybe he will have a meeting with a marketing consultant on a new website for the family company, Usher Land & Timber.

  • 911 service restored at sheriff's office

    UPDATE:

    The 911 service has been restored to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.  

     

     

    The 911 function for LEVY COUNTY has been disrupted. Citizens needing immediate help need to call the Levy County Sheriff's Office at 352-486-5111 or 1-800-538-9767.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Jan. 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Dec. 31, Alan William Brewster, 55, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $10,000.

    • Dec. 31, Brian Scott Clapper, 39, Port St. Lucie, possession not more than 20 grams. ROR.

    • Dec. 30, Gary Mason Clark, 37, Chiefland, failure to register motor vehicle, DWLS, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, drug paraphernalia. Bond $19,000.