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Today's News

  • Chiefland seniors graduate

    With the sun low in the sky and perfect temperatures, Chiefland High School Seniors walked onto the football field one last time Friday evening, May 26, for their Commencement program.

    The ceremony started at 8 p.m. The stands were filled to capacity with family and friends standing along the football field fences. Parents had the honor of sitting on the field as each student received four tickets for field seating directly behind the graduates.

  • Bowman, Hightower vye for Watermelon Queen

    By Lynn DeJarnette, Citizen Correspondent

    The contestants for the 2017 Watermelon Festival Queen are Catherine Bowman and Tiffany Hightower. This is the 63rd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival Pageant presented by the Chiefland Woman’s Club.

    As the contestants, families and friends gathered May 27 in the cafeteria at Chiefland Elementary School, country music played in the background; and while the older contestants were onstage practicing their routines, the younger competitors were with families getting ready for their big moment.

  • Bronson seniors graduate

    Sixty-seven Bronson High School Seniors walked across the Phillips Center stage at the University of Florida in Gainesville for their Commencement program May 23.

    “Pomp and Circumstance” played as the jubilant seniors filed into the auditorium and made their way up the stairs to sit together one last time as Bronson High School seniors.

  • Weatherford stepping down after fifth final four appearance

    Wayne Weatherford was doubting his decision again.

    His Chiefland Lady Indians were about to play in their fourth straight state championship game in Vero Beach, and the atmosphere was buzzing as game time approached and Chiefland faithful populated the Historic Dodgertown park.

    When Kearston Andrews, a former Chiefland player, part of Weatherford’s first state final four team in 2007, wished her former coach well, it reminded the longtime head man once again why he’s remained in coaching for 25 years.

  • Chiefland powers past Wildwood in spring football with strong second half

    Chiefland head coach Adam Gore described his team’s spring football game at Wildwood as a tale of two halves.

    He also said the team that played more physical prevailed in each half.

    The Indians were on the losing side of that equation in the first two quarters, as the Wildcats struck late in the second quarter with back-to-back long touchdowns to go up 12-10.

    Chiefland finished strong, however, with superior depth and improved blocking up front to capture a 32-12 win in the program’s first game under Gore.

  • A legacy built to last

    Eighty-eight wins. Four state finals appearances. Three state championships. A 15-1 record in state tournament games.

    And too many individual accolades to count.

    The Chiefland softball team came up one win short of its ultimate goal, a fourth state championship, but the Lady Indians can hold their heads high after a four-year run that might never be matched in any sport at any school of similar standing to Chiefland.

  • County passes five-cent gas tax

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday passed a gas tax ordinance for five cents per gallon of motor fuel.

  • Chiefland advances to fourth straight championship game on stunning seventh-inning comeback

    In the two state tournament games played between Chiefland and Wewahitchka, the Lady Indians have been held scoreless in 11 of 13 innings.

    At the state finals last year, CMHS poured on 12 runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Gators 12-6, claiming its third straight state title.

    On Wednesday, Chiefland’s 14-game winning streak was in jeopardy, as was a shot at a fourth state championship, as it trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh of the Class 1A semifinals against WHS.

  • Indians travel to Wildwood for spring football game

    A new era of Indian football gets its first reveal Friday in Wildwood, where the Chiefland football team takes on the Wildcats in a spring exhibition.

    It’s the first game as head coach for Adam Gore, who took over the program in the winter.

    Gore, a CMHS graduate, was head man at Bell for a season, and was an assistant at Chiefland – including head junior varsity coach – and Dixie County.

  • Chiefland Chamber to Host “Florida 2030 Project” Town Hall

    The Florida 2030 Project is a two-year research program with the goal of stimulating strategic thinking about Florida’s future. The project will include engaging business and community leaders in each of Florida’s 67 counties. The 2030 Project wants to identify key trends and the factors that can drive local economies.  Florida is now the third most populous state and by 2030, six million more residents will call Florida home and two million more jobs will be needed.