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Today's News

  • Four-quarter fight

    The Chiefland football team didn’t show the signs of a hangover early in last Friday’s game in Bronson that might’ve been expected on the heels of a brutal four-game span that included multiple top-five opponents.

    But after the Indians jumped ahead 14-0, the Eagles also proved past was not prologue, as they regained their footing in the second quarter to force a four-quarter fight between the schools located just 13 miles apart.

  • Bragging rights, Levy County Cup at stake Friday in Chiefland

    There’s plenty to like about Friday's rivalry game at C. Doyle McCall Field in Chiefland.

    Bragging rights and the Levy County Cup are at stake, as is a successful senior night for the Chiefland seniors in their last game in the Columbia blue and gold, barring a possible bowl game.

    If that’s not enough, the pink will also be in fashion at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

  • Museum seeks volunteers to dig fossils at new Levy site

    By Elizabeth Brown

     Florida Museum of Natural History paleontologists are recruiting volunteers to help excavate a recently discovered site in eastern Levy County that has produced thousands of fossils, including more than 55 vertebrate species.

    Researchers are enthusiastic about the 5- to 5.5 million-year-old fossils being recovered and say it is the first site of this particular age found in North Central Florida.

  • Here's what's happening for Halloween

    Halloween is officially on Monday, Oct. 31, but here in these parts the superheroes, princesses and goblins will be celebrating it all weekend.

    The activities kick off on Saturday afternoon when the Suwannee River Moose Family Center hosts a Children's Halloween Party from 1 to 3 p.m. All children are welcome and there will ne games, prizes and refreshments. The lodge is at 8231 N.W. 167th Place in Fanning Springs. For more information, call 352-507-0551.

  • Lovin' the Purple Pinky

    A Chiefland Elementary School student checks out Rori Florance's purple pinky at the Chiefland Rotary and Interact Clubs fundraiser.

    The Clubs raised $412 at $1 per pinky from the students. Each vaccination costs $1.

    All but three countries have eradicated the crippling disease.

  • Commission welcomes newest member

    The Chiefand City Commission welcomed its newest member on Monday with a swearing in ceremony officiated by Levy County Judge James "Tim" Browning.

    Donald Lawrence, second from right, takes over the Group 2 seat once held by the late Teal Pomeroy, who also served as mayor.

    The commission members, from left to right, are Teresa Barron, Rollin Hudson, Mayor Betty Walker, seated, Lawrence and Chris Jones.

  • Lady Indians finish second in district volleyball tourney, hit road for regional opener

    The Chiefland volleyball team’s recent run of success has made them a respected target by an ascendent Newberry squad that made its breakthrough last week.

    Last Thursday, in the William N. Barry Gymnasium in Newberry, the Lady Panthers finally got the tournament win they’ve been looking for against the Lady Indians, capturing a 25-21, 26-24, 25-13 win in straight sets in the 1A-7 district championship match.

  • Haven to host appreciation luncheon for veterans

    Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties is inviting community veterans to a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 4, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Haven Hospice Community Building at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

    Veterans interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Vondla Sullivan by calling 352-493-2333 or emailing vdsulivan@havenhospice.org by Tuesday, Nov. 1 to confirm your attendance.

  • Florida Forest Festival starts today in Perry

    The Florida Forest Festival, a celebration of the forestry industry in Taylor County, with the “World's Largest FREE Fish Fry,” lumberjack shows and competitions, arts and crafts, antique car show, Heritage Village, children's games & story telling, opens today (Thursday, Oct. 20) and runs through Saturday, Oct. 22. There wil also be many musical groups performing live.

  • Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association to meet

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will have its Fall Membership Meeting Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Whitehurst Lodge, located at 9820 SW CR 346, Archer.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. You do not need to own cattle to become a member.

    If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).