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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CMHS runner caps superb season at state

    Lauren Jones’ cross country career is just getting off the ground, but it already feels like the sky’s the limit for the talented Chiefland Middle School seventh-grader.

    In her first season running full time on varsity, Jones helped her squad qualify for regionals, where she finished 12th out of more than 100 girls to advance to the Class 1A state championships, as the youngest of the top 13 qualifiers in her region.

  • Class of 2017 wins third straight powderpuff championship

    The skills of Chiefland High School’s talented female athletes translated well in 7-on-7 powderpuff action last Thursday at C. Doyle McCall Field.

    The classes squared off for a pair of 20-minute games apiece, culminating in the seniors’ 6-0 win over the juniors in the final match, giving the class of 2017 its third straight championship.

  • Mine permit denied

    A proposed limerock mine in Montbrook was denied a recommendation to receive a special exception permit by the Levy County Planning Commission, almost seven years after the first proposal faced a smilar fate.