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Today's News

  • Celebrate Gopher Tortoise on Sunday

    On Sunday, April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners will celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida.

    Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for ideas on being a part of this day and other gopher tortoise-related events and activities all year long.

    Gopher tortoises live in every county of Florida and are known for their extraordinary digging skills.

  • Lady Indians getting wiser as district draw near

    The Chiefland Lady Indians just keep looking better and better! 

    Overall they are 20-1 and that loss was to Mayo who they have already beaten since.  In the district they are still undefeated and nationally ranked at 267 and State ranked at 37.  If you haven’t seen them in action yet, come on out for a game against Oak Hall in Gainesville on Friday at 7 p.m.

    On the road last week they shut out Bronson with a score of 11-1.

  • Track team meets Trenton today Districts coming up next

    Chiefland Indians track Coach Harry Hutson says the team is ready to meet Trenton at home this afternoon at 3:30 p.m., but the tracksters have their eyes on the district meet that is coming up in two weeks.

    The Indians are just coming off a great performance in the County Championship Track Meet in Cedar Key on Monday where they won the boys and girls overall titles.

    “That County Championship in Cedar Key — Brad Penny does a good job of hosting it,” Hutson said. “He has done a good job of carrying track and field in this county.”

  • Senior Night for softball

     

    Lady Indians Seniors honored at Monday night's game are, from left to right, Hannah Gore, Tatneisha Barnes, Lauren Stalvey and Morgan Anderson.

    They were presented with flowers and their team shirts. 

  • Indians look to clinch district's No. 1 seed

    Chiefland baseball can clinch sole possession of first place and the No. 1 seed heading into the district playoffs later this month, needing just a single win this week.

    The Indians (14-4, 8-0 District 1A-7) were holding a 1 ½ game lead over Trenton in the district at the start of the week.

    The Indians have two games scheduled, including a matchup tonight against the Trenton Tigers at 7 p.m., after playing the Dixie County Bears on Monday.

    The Indians won their lone contest last week, dropping the Bears 8-1 on Thursday in a combined no-hitter.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 7

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

    •March 28, Jerome Brown, 64, Williston, battery. Bond $2,000.

    •April 2, Jeffrey Brian Cooper, 32, Bronson, non support of children or spouse. Bond $2,000.

    •April 1, Contrail Antonio Davis, 22, Archer, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of designated area, possession of cocaine W/ intent to sell. Bond $70,000.

    •March 30, Christopher Derosa, 55, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

  • Bronson man charged with child neglect

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • Citrus sheriff: Somebody knows something

    By Buster Thompson

    Paul Vollmer thought something was wrong when he didn’t see Don Terryl Plumeri’s garbage at the end of his neighbor’s driveway on Thursday.

    That suspicion was confirmed Friday morning when he saw Citrus County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars in front of Plumeri’s wooded home and crime-scene tape across the street in the Dunnellon- area neighborhood.

  • Too far in sin to turn back

    In the story of Oliver Twist, a woman named Nancy, the girlfriend of the brutal Bill Sikes; was part of an inner group of petty thieves, clustered around the conniving Fagin, leader of that band of thieves. Nancy was a prostitute, who tried to protect Oliver from the life of crime planned for him by Fagin. However, here life was a tragedy – a fictional representation of the terrible, deadly impotence that can seize the soul and destroy all hope.

  • Haven honors volunteers

    The staff of Haven Hospice in Chiefland came together to thank the over 100 volunteers who help to make their operation possible.

    “It’s a little way to give back,” Haven Administrator Anita Howard said, “it doesn’t come close to what they give us.”

    Haven hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon last Friday at their community room.