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Today's News

  • 'It looked like a war zone'

    By Michael Bates

    Tuesday in the middle of his living room at his Yankeetown home — what’s left of it, that is.

    Twenty-seven inches of water swept through Ralph Dixon’s home in Hurricane Hermine, destroying furniture, lamps, kitchen utensils and other items that make up a life.

    It’s hot in the living room. The air condition and power are out. Dixon, 84, sweated while he packed up what was salvageable. What can be saved will be put inside a portable storage unit he had delivered and placed in his driveway.

  • Harmony hosts 'Night of Hope' gala

    Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center in Chiefland will host “A Night of Hope” gala fund raiser to benefit the Center and its services.

    Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Pavilion at Camp Anderson in Old Town.

    Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center is a family ministry whose focus is on saving souls, saving babies, reaching teens, and transforming lives. We serve an average of 43 clients monthly and the need for our services is great. Please help us with our mission by participating in this fun event!

  • Bird wins Lady Gator golf opener

    Dot Bird took low gross in the first flight in the Lady Gator Tournament season opener, hosted by the Chiefland Women’s Golf Association on Sept. 14. Also in the first flight, Vicki Hope finished with the lowest net, followed by Cathy Steen and Irene Foshay. The tournament included competitors from Chiefland, Lake City and Gainesville. Prizes for five flights were awarded during a lunch provided by Church’s Chicken.

  • Chiefland faces stout Newberry team for first road game

    Chiefland was given a scare in its homecoming win over Branford last Friday, but its coaches and players know it will have to play better to get by one of the better Newberry teams in recent years this Friday.

    The Panthers, led by first-year head coach Richard Vester, have rolled to a 4-0 start, taking out county rivals Alachua Santa Fe and Class 5A Gainesville Eastside, before picking up a 40-22 over 1A power Union County and beating Williston on the road 30-14 in last Friday’s district opener.

  • Indians solve stingy Branford defense in overtime

    As the overtime period started between Chiefland and Branford, it looked like we’d get more of what we saw during regulation, as the Branford offense was immediately hit with a false start on its first play.

    The overtime format allows teams to trade possessions with a fresh set of downs, starting at the opponent's’ 10-yard-line.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CFEC annual meeting Oct. 1

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) is inviting members to attend its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Registration starts at 8 a.m. for “Early Bird Drawings,” with door prizes, soft drinks and information booths.

    There will be entertainment by “LifeSong” from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., before a business session and presentation of reports and election results at 10 a.m.

  • Industry Appreciation Banquet Tuesday

    On Tuesday Sept. 27 the Chiefland Chamber will honor Mark and Stacy Swain, owners of Beef O'Brady's in Chiefland, as Chiefland’s 2016’s Business of the Year . They will be honored for their outstanding entrepreneurship and work in the community.

    Tickets are $30 with an RSVP. The event will take place at the Haven Hospice Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.

    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Chamber office 352-493-1849.

  • 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.