Today's News

  • Luther Beauchamp to retire from law practice

    After more than 45 years of law practice in Levy County, R. Luther Beauchamp has announced his intent to retire from the active law practice effective Nov. 1. He started his practice in Bronson in 1969 and moved to his current Chiefland office in 1975.

    Beauchamp will continue to serve as general counsel for Florida Baptist Convention and will be completing matters for some current clients, which will take him beyond the Nov. 1 date.

  • Bronson Homecoming Royalty

    The 2014 Bronson Middle High School Homecoming King Jason Ranalli and Queen Emma Harvey were crowned during halftime on Friday, Oct. 3.

    The Bronson Eagles defeated the Bell Bulldogs 36 - 16 in the football game. 

    With over 700 in attendance, the night began with a light steady rain but as evening wore on the rain let up just in time for the halftime festivities.  Announcers John Meeks and Cameron Asbell held the attention of the fans with the play by play of the game.  

  • Chiefland Homecoming Royalty

    The 2014 Chiefland Middle High School King is Alphonso Timmons and the Queen is Kasidy Leann Shultz. The Prince is David Hallman and the Princess of Becca Thomas.

    The Little Homecoming King and Queen were Cooper Swain and Lacee Stalvey. Cooper is the son of Mark and Stacy Swain, and Lacee is the daughter of Harland and C’dell Stalvey. 

  • Msg to Chiefland: You pay the bill

    Memo from the Levy County Commission to the City of Chiefland: Nothing is free.

    And while you are at it, could you explain how, if you cannot afford to pay for an $11,000 study on how allowing the city to provide Advanced Life Support (ALSnt) non-transport service would affect the county's EMS assessment, how will you pay the $250,000 a year it takes to operate ALSnt service?

  • Commission won't fund ALS study

    The Levy County Commission voted 4-1, with Commissioner Chad Johnson of Chiefland voting no, to deny helping Chiefland fund a study of the assessment program as part of the city's request to operate an ALS non-transport service.

    The city had asked the county to share part of the $11,000 cost and to allow the city to make monthly payments for the study. But the commissioners, saying the city was showing it is not able to afford the $250,000 per year service if it cannot fund an $11,000 study, voted to deny the request.

  • Miami patient tests negative for Ebola in preliminary test

    Tallahassee — A Miami patient who was tested for Ebola on Sunday was negative in a preliminary test and a second patient in Sarasota, who traveled to West Africa, was also tested, by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), the Joint Information Center announced on Monday.

    In following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, another sample from the Miami patient was sent to the CDC's Atlanta lab for confirmation of this negative result. The CDC's results are expected on Wednesday.

  • Missing man located

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports that the missing man from Inglis has been located.



    is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Arnold Dean Fahr. Mr. Fahr is described as a white male, 78 years old.  He is partially bald and has gray hair and wears glasses.  Mr. Fahr also wears a prosthetic leg. 

  • Women golfers tee off season

    ‏On Sept. 17, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association began their playing season.

    The women played a 3-person scramble tournament followed by a luncheon and meeting.

    Since this was the first meeting of the year, it included getting organized for the year as far as duties and serving food during the upcoming Rye Grass Tournament on Oct. 9-12.

    The luncheon was a delicious chicken salad, broccoli salad, fruit and desserts provided by Arma Beauchamp, Fran Ice and Sue Ice.

    The results of the scramble were :

  • Lady Indians go toe-to-toe with Lady Red Devils

    By Max Yavel

    Contributing Writer

    The Lady Red Devils hosted their rivals, Chiefland, last week and gave them a great match as both team’s played extremely hard.

    Williston wasn’t able to come out on top in this one but the games were competitive and close the whole way. The Red Devils showed incredible resolve — fighting their way back time and time again.

  • Warriors edge Indians

    Anytime an opposing team schedules you on homecoming, the away team seeks to ruin that homecoming celebration. After the Chiefland Indians first offensive play Friday night, it looked like they would do just that against the West Nassau Warriors, as the Warriors watched junior running back Jarquez Williams sprint 53 yards to end zone to give the Indians an early 6-0 lead. However, behind a sold out crowd and a strong second half running game the 4A Warriors were able to slip past the Indians, 28-22.