Today's News

  • Fly-In and Expo Saturday

    Organizers have described it as a community get together with some of the top ranked aerobatic pilots in the country.

    The second annual Cross City Fly-In and Expo is a free event taking place Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cross City Airport, and weather willing there will also be air balloon rides available around 7 a.m.

    "There should be some very interesting planes, a wide variety of styles," one of the event organizers Dana Sheffield of Fanning Springs said. There will be planes from the 1930s and 1940s to the newest ones built.

  • Aviation buff soars into new field with air show

    A fixture at local and county level government meetings, the mild mannered and unassuming Fanning Springs man who always seems to ask the pertinent questions on everyone's mind may not be known for what many would consider the great adventure that has filled his life.

    However, for Dana Sheffield flying airplanes was just that – a part of life. He went for his first airplane ride with his dad when he was two weeks old, Sheffield said according to what he'd been told by his parents who were both pilots.

  • Wet 'n' wild fun

    The 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race is all geared up for another year of wild and family fun times.

    The event will take place on Saturday, April 23 with proceeds benefiting the non-profit agency - ARC of Levy County.

    “It does a bunch for our organization,” ARC of Levy County Director Betty Walker said. It keeps their doors open and helps with operational expenses.

    “They work really hard at it too. We appreciate all they do,” she said.

  • Chiefland chamber meets Friday

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly membership luncheon on Friday, April 22, at noon at the Haven Hospice Community Center at 311 N.E. 9th St.

    Our meetings are informative, casual and fun. Prospective members are invited to join the members for lunch and to network with and meet other members of the Chiefland business community.

    Call 352-493-1849 to RSVP.

  • Lady Indians take on Frostproof Thursday

    The Chiefland Lady Indians, who clinched the 1A District 7 softball title last week, will be playing the Frostproof Lady Bulldogs in the first round of the regional playoffs.

    Last week's district title game between the Frostproof Lady Bull Dogs and the Taylor-Pierson Lady Wildcats for the 1A District 8 title was postponed to rain and was played Monday night. Taylor won 3-0.

    The Lady Indians host the first round game at home on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

  • Teen dies in swimming accident

    A 19-year-old from Chiefland died in a tragic drowning accident on Sunday at about 3:30 p.m. at a rock pit used as a swimming hole in Dixie County, according to a Dixie County Sheriff's Office press release. 

    The victim has been identified as Richard Cabeza Jr., a graduate of Chiefland Middle High School and a member of the school's baseball team. 

  • Duke Energy gives grant to CF Welding Tech

    Duke Energy officials Amy Mangan and Denny George visited the College of Central Florida's Welding Technology school on the new Jack Wilkinson Campus north of Chiefland on Monday to renew its grant for the program.

    Under the program with Levy County Schools Foundation the certifications for Chiefland Middle High School and CF dual enrollment students studying welding are paid by the Duke Energy grant.

    Mangan and George were able to meet the students who are graduating and benefitting from the grant.  

  • Chiefland FFA members bring home awards

    On Friday April 8th, the Chiefland FFA participated in the District Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration contest.

    The middle school had representation in all five categories, while the high school had participation in three of the categories.

    Two middle school teams will be moving on, as the 1st place winners from the district contest, to the State contest scheduled for April 22 at the University of Florida.

  • County commission to hold closed session on Tuesday

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners will hold an executive session on Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the county attorney’s conference room, 612 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, to discuss union negotiations for IAFF Local 4069.

    Present will be the commissioners, attorney Wayne Helsby, County Coordinator Fred Moody and Assistant County Coordinator Wilbur Dean.

  • Chiefland Middle/High School staff and students join community members for Prom Promise

    Community members came together with Chiefland Middle High School staff and students last week to send a very serious message to students who planned to attend prom Saturday, April 9.

    Every year the school puts on a mock accident scene with student actors and real emergency personnel to demonstrate what could happen if students were to drink and drive.