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Today's News

  • Dong, Edison are CHS co-valedictorians

    EDITOR’S NOTE:This is an updated version of the story to correct an error. Bingling Dong and Jacob Edison are co-valedictorians and Bailey Beauchamp is salutatorian.

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    Bingling Dong and Jacob Edison emerged as co-valedictorians in the 2017 graduating class at Chiefland High School. Both students finished their high school careers with 4.38 grade-point averages. Salutatorian Bailey Beauchamp finished her high school career with a 4.32 grade-point average.

  • Expired tag decal leads to drug arrests

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division was on their "A" game Tuesday afternoon when an expired tag decal led to the arrest of four people on drug charges.

    According to a press statement released by LCSO Public Information Officer Scott Tummond, Deputy Kevin Davis observed a red pickup truck occupied by four people that had an expired tag decal at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and Rogers Boulevard in Chiefland. Davis stopped the vehicle and during investigation found the tag was attached to the wrong vehicle.

  • School zone traffic control leads to drug bust

    Chiefland Police Officer Blake Murphy made a sizable drug arrest Tuesday morning while enforcing school-zone traffic laws. At approximately 8 a.m., Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Nissan Versa passenger car for unlawful speed of 29 mph in a 15-mph school zone.

    According to a press release prepared by the Chiefland Police Department, officer Murphy smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle driven by John Capell Jr.

  • Bones found near the site of missing plane

    DNA testing will be done on bones found in the area off Cedar Key where a single engine plane crashed.

    On Feb. 12, a single engine plane bound for Cedar Key crashed into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 6 miles south southeast of the island. The pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, passengers, Jerrels’ 17-year-old Dylan Jerrels and Hue Singletary perished.

  • Chiefland boys, girls speed past local rivals on track

    The Chiefland boys and girls track and field teams each defeated four schools last Thursday to win their home meet at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    The Indian boys (155) outscored Trenton (129), Newberry (71), Bronson (51) and Williston (47), while the Lady Indians prevailed with 118 points against Trenton (83), Newberry (73), Bronson (46) and Williston (34).

  • Lady Indians bounce back after setback with convincing wins

    The Chiefland Indians softball club was in unfamiliar territory early last week.

    The Lady Indians watched their 24-game winning streak come to an end in Lake Butler against Union County Monday, and had little time to lick their wounds beyond the hour-plus ride home, as a district meeting with Branford awaited CMHS on Tuesday.

    A tired Chiefland squad got off to a sluggish start against the Buccaneers, but proved it had enough in the reserves to go the distance, as the Indians collected six insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to a 10-3 win.

  • District powerhouses to collide in Chiefland

    Good on good, that’s the best way to describe Friday’s district matchup in Chiefland between the Lady Indian and Trenton softball teams.

    The Lady Tigers were an integral part of the story of CMHS’ third straight state championship last season.

  • Tight-knit Lady Indians led by accomplished class of seniors

    The Chiefland High School softball team has reached the stage where its championships could nearly be taken for granted.

  • Smith walk-off double lifts Indians over Lafayette

    The stakes weren’t as high as they were the last time the teams met, but Chiefland did exact some revenge last Tuesday for its state finals loss to Lafayette (Mayo) in baseball action last Tuesday.

  • Gore seeking high turnout for Indian football

    Adam Gore’s goal to attract more Chiefland High School students to play football has already hit a snag.The Indians’ first-year head football coach found out that one of the program’s set of uniforms only has enough for 37 players.