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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Commission, Rotary honors outstanding students

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson had the honors of passing out certificates of appreciation and gift cards to the Students of the Month for February and March during Monday’s commission meeting.

    Each student was presented with a certificate from the City Commission and a gift card from the Chiefland Rotary Club and Interact Club.

    The students chosen for February were:

    • Chiefland Elementary School — Lily Hatch, daughter of Matthew and Jessica Hatch, nominated by teacher Linda Keller;

  • Poker Run to benefit volunteer firefighters

    A poker run is being held this weekend to benefit volunteer firefighters in Bronson.

    The AMVETS Riders Chapter 88 in Bronson will be hosting the event that is open to the public on Saturday with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.

    “I think it’s great. I’m glad to see someone in the community going above and beyond to help the volunteer fire department,” Bronson Fire Chief Dennis Russell said in a telephone interview.

  • Bubbas to invade Beef O’Brady’s Monday

    Those who want to get a preview of the laughs to come in the comedy “The Rednecks Bite Back” can stop by Beef O’Brady’s in Chiefland on Monday, April 18 between 6 and 9 p.m.

    The invasion is being brought to you by the Suwannee Valley Players and their merry troop of actors. That beloved redneck family the Bubbas and the redneck paramilitary ninja troop known as the Blubbers are planning to invade one of their favorite restaurants along with a host of other characters from the show.

  • Williston's Crab Fest on April 30

    Because April has five Saturdays this year, the timing of the Crab Fest in East Williston has been moved back from its traditional date.

    Although traditionally the fourth weekend in April, this year's Crab Fest will be held April 30.

    The decision came after a community meeting was held Monday night and residents voiced their opinions.

    The festivals, which draws thousands of people, is a loosely organized festival where cars parade and food is sold by neighborhood residents.

  • DAV poker run on Saturday

    The Disabled American Veterans local chapter is holding a poker run on Saturday, April 16 starting t 10:30 a.m. at Bett's Big T in Chiefland.

    Other stops are: Willards in Williston, continue to  Los Avina in Archer and Cherry's Seafood & Steak in Trenton, then finish at Beef O' Brady's in Chiefland.

    Registration fee is $20/ extra poker hand $10, Raffle Tickets are available: one for $1 or six for $5 and you do not have to  be present to win.

    The proceeds from the Tri-County Chapter 63 run will go to veterans.