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Today's News

  • 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.

     

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    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. 

  • Indians JV shows mettle against Bell

    In what was a varsity-type atmosphere Thursday night, the Chiefland Indians JV football team held off an energized Bell Bulldogs’ team 32-26.

    There were numerous fans in attendance, as this was the first JV game in Chiefland since the Indians’ opener was rained out against rival Trenton.

  • Wild things in the classroom

    Nature Coast Middle School is now offering “Wild Things,” an exploration of our natural world and native creatures.

    This school year, the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge has partnered with Wild Things instructor John Lohde so tudents might have the right tools for wildlife observation, nature journaling and conservation study.

  • Chiefland veteran keynote speaker on 'The Peublo Incident'

    The U.S.S. Pueblo was masquerading as a scientific research vessel off the coast of North Korea when enemy forces determined the ship was of interest, sending  a small fleet of boats to corral its crew of 81 officers and enlisted men.
    That was 1968, and the enemy had good reason to be suspicious. The Pueblo was a U.S. Navy surveillance ship, loaded down with the most high-tech spy equipment of the day, as well as a good deal of intelligence.

  • Dean appears before commission on Duke metering

    Senator Charles Dean (R-Inverness) appeared last week before the Florida Public Service Commission’s special meeting to address the Duke Energy Meter Rerouting issue.  Dean had concerns over the issue.

    “This is a very important issue, one I have heard much about from my constituents, and I wanted to make sure to bring their concerns to the Public Service Commission,” Dean said.