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Today's News

  • CES principal injured in wreck in Gilchrist

    Chiefland Elementary School Principal Lacy Redd is resting at home after an accident on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:45 p.m. in Gilchrist County caused injuries that left her bruised and hurting.

    Redd’s car was so badly damaged she had to be cut out of it.

    The other driver in the accident, K-Lee Samantha Hayes, 21, of Trenton sustained minor injuries.

  • A deal made for life

    Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris, center, and Capt. Cal Morgan, right, stand at the end of a line of the city’s new LifePak Automatic External Defibrillators.

    Harris and Morgan were praised by the City Commission on Monday for making a deal to buy nine units for under $3,000 when nine new ones would have cost more than $27,000.

    Five units will go to the police department, and the rest will go to the fire department and city.

  • CMHS 25th Annual Pie Auction tonight

    The 25th Annual Pie Auction, sponsored by the Chiefland Middle High School Student Government is tonight (Thursday, Nov. 17) in the school cafeteria.

    This is an opportunity to stock up on goodies for the holiday week coming up.

    It's also an opportunity to have fun bidding as the auctioneer usually provides an entertaining call out to those lagging in making sufficient bids.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with bidding starting at 6 p.m.

    Donations of sweets and desserts will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the Student Government activities.

  • On top of her game

    Terri Harris is having a moment, and she knows it.

    The 58-year-old retiree from Ohio is coming off a couple of major local championship wins in October at Chiefland Golf and Country Club, where she and her husband Virgil have a house.

    Harris, who started golfing around 15 years ago in Ohio, recently reeled off wins in both the Chiefland Women’s Golf Association Ladies’ Club Championship and the 41st Annual Rye Grass Tournament, the most prestigious annual event held at the course.

  • Chiefland softball standout signs official letter to play at JU

    Emily Hallman was told by former recruits that she’d know it in her gut when she found the right school.

    The Chiefland senior catcher was skeptical at first, and was considering multiple offers, ranging from Kennesaw State University in Georgia to North Dakota State in Fargo; even a small offer from Florida State, according to her father, Scott Hallman.

  • Chiefland losing police chief

    Chiefland Police Department Chief Robert Douglas teared up Monday evening as he publicly announced his resignation from the job he has held for 11 years to take a job as chief deputy in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

    Douglas, who came to work in Chiefland after losing a bid for Marion County Sheriff said he is looking forward to working with incoming Sheriff Billy Woods.

    Douglas’ last day on the job is Dec. 13.

  • Missing man found

    A missing man being sought after his car was found beside U.S. Highway 27A near Levyville has been found safe.

    Deputies reported the man came up looking for his vehicle which had been towed.

    EARLIER:

    If you have seen a lot of deputies working an accident south of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 27A, here is the reason:

  • Body sought in Bronson

    A tip that a body might be found on a homesite near the Bronson Speedway has brought out Levy County Sheriff's deputies, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner's Office, specially trained K-9 cadaver dogs and a team from the A.C. Pound Human Identification Lab worked through Wednesday night and Thursday to find and unearth the remains and investigate the suspicious death. 

    Postings to Facebook by neighbors said deputies brought in portable generators with lights to illuminate the site of the remains. 

  • Young Indians generating buzz for future of Chiefland football after second championship

    If the success of the most recent Chiefland Indians 12U squad is any indication, the future of Indians football could be headed for great heights.

    That group of 11- and 12-year-olds, some of which have already been playing together for more than half a decade, recently captured back-to-back championships in the Chiefland Area Athletic Association (CAAA), and were also part of an 8U championship.

  • Senior night struggle in Bronson

    The Bronson football team last Friday was faced with a tough chore on senior night, as it welcomed a big Oak Hall squad looking to stay unbeaten on the season.

    This group of Eagle seniors are used to the uphill climb, but the finality of the moment took an additional emotional toll on the players, who were fighting back tears at the end of the night.

    The Eagles from Gainesville, meanwhile, took a little while to hit their stride, but they eventually scored on six straight possessions to upend Bronson 42-0 at John Rutledge Field.