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Today's News

  • Chiefland celebrates Easter

    Chiefland Mayor Betty Walker pronounced Chiefland city’s First Annual Easter EGGStravaganza a success. Although the crowd was modest, Walker was pleased with the turn out at this first event.  Mayor Walker and Fire Chief James Harris, both driving forces behind the EGGStravaganza, stated they just wanted to do something for the kids and give back to the community. They credited the whole city, including Drs. Martin and Mount, Randy Stephanelli, Sav-a-Lot and many volunteers, with working together and making it easy and fun to organize the affair. 

  • Alumni FFA Rodeo starts Friday

     The Suncoast Credit Union presents the 6th Annual Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo April 21-22 at 8 p.m. at Lotoma Ranch. Other corporate sponsors include Chiefland Farm Supply, Ace Hardware, Alliance Dairies and Alliance Grazing Group. 

  • County approves proposal for low-cost animal control

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday approved a proposal by the Levy County Animal Services to start a low cost spay and neuter program for the pets of low income and retired Levy County residents.

    In its request, LCAS argued that such a program would hopefully reduce the County’s pet overpopulation, making for fewer impoundments and euthanizations at the shelter.

    The program would be available to pet owners who are older than 62 years of age or are of low income status, as determined by their receiving of government aid.

  • Suspects sought from home invasion in Rosewood

    The search for suspects involved in a home invasion and shooting Monday in Rosewood continued as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Investigators said Tuesday they have credible information the suspects have fled and are no longer in the Levy County area.

  • Chiefland baseball surrenders lead to Trenton in late innings

    This has been Trenton’s year so far in baseball, as it boasts a district-best 8-0 mark and 14-1 record on the season.

    But Chiefland, the reigning 1A-7 champions and returning state finalists, proved last Friday they’re aren’t prepared to relinquish the throne without a fight.

    After falling behind 2-0 to the Indians and trailing through four innings, the Tigers mounted a successful comeback to win 5-2 last Friday in the first meeting between the clubs this season.

  • Lady Indians unleash power stroke in blowout win at Williston

    Chiefland senior Takiya London could feel this one coming.

    The MaxPreps All-American and Miracle Sports 1A Florida Player of the Year has seen the softballs flying over the fence at practice as the club’s bats heat up.

    The dam burst in Williston last Thursday, as London, fellow senior Lauren Parker and sophomore Macie Thomas each launched out-of-the-park home runs in a 17-0 win over the Red Devils.

  • City considers volunteers to help staff at dog pound

    Chiefland City Manager Mary Ellzey will return April 24 to the Commission meeting with a recommendation concerning volunteers working at the city pound.

    Patty Pastore asked commissioners Monday evening if they could do volunteer work at the city pound if they signed a waiver absolving the city of any blame or liability in case of injury.

    Ellzey reported staff placed two dogs and all the kittens with Gainesville Pet Rescue. The only other animal in the pound is a pit bull that was deemed a dangerous animal.

  • CES worker jailed for voyuerism

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.

  • FFA Alumni Rodeo

    The Suncoast Credit Union presents the 6th Annual Chiefland FFA Alumni Rodeo April 21-22 at 8 p.m. at Lotoma Ranch. Other corporate sponsors include Chiefland Farm Supply, Ace Hardware, Alliance Dairies and Alliance Grazing Group.

    Events include junior barrel racing, bull riding, team roping, calf roping, breakaway and a calf scramble for ages 10 and under.

    The $60 entry fee for each event must be paid by 7 p.m. each night. The fee to enter the junior barrel racing is $25.

    For more information, please contact Jenifer Butler at 352-316-0146.

  • Kids collect 30,000 eggs, visit Easter Bunny

    The arrival of the Easter Bunny at the the Fourth Annual Ultimate Easter Egg Experience was a special moment for the children at Charles Strickland Recreational Park in Chiefland on Sunday.

    While the children enjoyed meeting Peter Cottontail, his arrival signalled the event everyone was really waiting for: the massive Easter egg hunt.

    It was a mad dash for 30,000 candy-filled eggs once the children were finally unleashed, a highlight of an early-evening event that helped kick of Easter festivities for Chiefland.