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Today's News

  • National Day of Prayer today

    On Thursday, May 7, everyone is encouraged to meet at the flag pole in front of City Hall at noon for prayer for our nation, our leaders, our military and our families in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

    The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.  

  • EOC prepares for hurricane season

    Every year the Emergency Operations Center personnel and corresponding organizations do a pre-season hurricane exercise.

    This year’s exercise took place at the EOC on the morning of April 29 with a focus on recovery.

    For the last year and three quarters, they’ve been moving to a system of functioning with incident command, said Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson.

    It was a successful exercise, he said, adding all the municipalities participated remotely.

  • Land changes will bring new business to Chiefland

    Two changes – one in Levy County's land use plan and one in zoning – will help bring a new business to Chiefland.

    The changes sought by Drummond Community Bank, the land's owner, will allow commercial use of a property once zoned forestry/rural residential. The change was necessary even though the property has been used for commercial and industrial purposes since 1973 when it was a welding operation. County Commission Chair John Meeks of Bronson (R-District 1) said he recalled the building on the property was once used for a carpet store.

  • Lady Indians win state championship, again

    The Chiefland Lady Indians wonThursday's state softball championship game against the Jay Royals winning back-to-back titles. 

    The Lady Indians, who won the title by defeating Jay in 2014, played to a 2-2 tie in seven innings of play. The game went into an 8th inning and the Indians scored to win 3-2. 

    The game was played at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. 

    On Wednesday, the Lady Indians won 6-1 in a semi-final matchup against the Bell Bulldogs. 

  • Chiefland may lose funding with ALS

    It may not just be up to county commissioners to decide whether or not Chiefland loses over $66,000 in fire assessment money it currently receives if the city gains Advanced Life Support services.

    County Attorney Anne Bast Brown said the findings presented at a recent workshop were pretty clear: “the courts have determined you can't use fire assessment money for ALS.”

    Here's why.

  • Lady Indians win 11-1
  • Lady Indians Win!

     Defending State Champ Chiefland Lady Indians softball team won Tuesday's home playoff game against Crescent City by a score of 11-1. The Lady Indians are scheduled to advance to the Regional Finals where they will face the winner of Dixie  vs Taylor on Friday, weather permitting.

  • Counting on strangers to help get out of a bind

    Folks who know me well know I like to shop. Clothes are kind of my thing and I enjoy a good thrift store or Goodwill. You just never know what you might find. And while I’ve been trying to curb the habit a bit here lately, I tend to get a little spring fever and want something fresh and new - new to me anyway.

    Well, the other day, I got off of work early and decided to check out a thrift store that’s been here in town for a few years, somehow one I had yet to shop.

  • Buy a pinwheel, help save a life

    The Chiefland Police Department is selling pinwheels for a good cause.

    April is Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, said Captain Ray Tremblay, adding they are selling the pinwheels for child abuse awareness.

    “The initial purchase of the pinwheels was donated, every dime goes directly to that,” Tremblay said referring to the Chiefland Community Christmas fund they raise money for annually.

  • Lady Indians play Bell Wednesday

    The Chiefland Lady Indians leave for the state softball finals in Vero Beach after a farewell pep rally at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Chiefland high school gym.

    The Lady Indians play the Bell Bulldogs at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 6. The webcast can be found at The webcast can be found at www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/fhsaa/79a1c24f58.