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Today's News

  • Sharks host Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament

    Cedar Key School will be hosting its second consecutive holiday basketball tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22.

    This year, CKS is excited to have Drummond Bank as the exclusive sponsor of the event, as it’s provided tremendous support for the tournament.

    The four teams participating on the boys’ side of the draw are: Trenton, Oak Hall, Florida State University School (Tallahassee) and Cedar Key.

  • Richardson dismissed as Chiefland’s head football coach after five seasons

    For the first time in half a decade, Chiefland is searching for a new head football coach.

    On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the school dismissed Aaron Richardson, who was at the helm for five seasons, leading the program to a 24-24 record.

    The Indians finished 3-5 in 2016.

    “They let me know they were going in a different direction, and I kind of understood,” Richardson said. “Anytime a team is underperforming, or performing badly, us, as head coaches, we kind of know when things could happen.

  • CES safety patrollers holding cake auction at CMHS

    Four safety patrollers from Chiefland Elementary School stopped by the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club Thursday to announce their upcoming cake auction to raise money for the group’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. next summer.

    The auction will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Chiefland High School cafeteria.

  • Winner!

    Abigail Story is the winner of the poster contest to get word out about the Chiefland Elementarey School Safety Patrol cake auction this week.

    The CMHS band is having a cake auction on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium before a concert.  

  • Familiar face to patrol schools

    Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Chase Gregory, a graduate of Chiefland schools, is taking over the duties of school resource officer for the city's schools.

    Gregory is attempting to fill the shoes of his former instructor Deputy Steve Ellis who is retiring to spend time travelling and relaxing.

    Gregory started work Monday taking his daughter to school.

    daughter to Chiefland Elementary School, which he once attended.

    He then reported for duty at the Chiefland Middle High School, which he attended.

  • Bull auction returns to Hardee Farm with new breed

    One hundred and twenty-nine bulls went for top dollar last Wednesday at a bull auction in Chiefland.

    The scene at the Hardee farm, hosted Chris Hardee, had the familiar trappings of a classic livestock auction, with a professional group of auctioneers led by Tommy Barnes.

    But the bulls on offer were the proud product of a new future-oriented effort in cattle breeding for a group of four cattle operators, including Hardee and Ken Griner of Chiefland’s KG Cattle.

  • Lacking experience, go-to scoring, Chiefland leans on strength inside

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team is having to do things a little differently than they’ve done in recent years.

    With little returning experience as far as varsity starts, and a lack of dynamic scorers that can take over games, the Indians are building from the inside out, hoping to use some of their size and strength to assemble wins.

    Coming into this week, the formula has gotten them off to a 2-0 start in the District 1A-7, with wins at Cedar Key and Trenton, after non-district losses to Wildwood and Crystal River.

  • County puts halt on marijuana dispensaries

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensariess into the county.

    At the same meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks or Chiefland, R-District 2.

  • Chiefland boys outlast Trenton in comeback win

    A meaningless basket at the buzzer by Trenton was the only field goal scored in the final 2:20 of play in a meeting between the Tigers and visiting Chiefland in boys’ district hoops action last Friday.

    Fortunately, for the Indians, they entered that span with a small advantage, thanks to a bucket by Keshawn Smith off an assist by River Lundy with two-and-a-half minutes to play. From there, CMHS made four of its final six free throws to fend off Trenton with a 45-42 win.

    The win lifted the Indians to 2-0 in District 1A-7 play, and 2-2 overall.

  • Christmas (and Santa) coming to Chiefland in a new spot

    If you are used to going to the Chiefland Christmas Festival at the Old Train Depot Park you might want to look across the street to find the festival and safer parking on Saturday.

    The Chiefland Chamber, which sponsors the annual event, has moved it due to the greater amount of space available and available parking which means no crossing busy U.S. Highway 19 to get to the fun.