Today's News

  • 'Repurpose-It-Regatta' March 18 supports Cedar Key community

    GAINESVILLE — Sailors with a knack for building their own seaworthy vessels will join in the fun March 18 in Cedar Key for the first “Workout on the Waterfront Repurpose-It-Regatta.”

  • Lady Indians bounce back after setback with convincing wins

    The Chiefland Indians softball club was in unfamiliar territory early last week.

    The Lady Indians watched their 24-game winning streak come to an end in Lake Butler against Union County Monday, and had little time to lick their wounds beyond the hour-plus ride home, as a district meeting with Branford awaited CMHS on Tuesday.

    A tired Chiefland squad got off to a sluggish start against the Buccaneers, but proved it had enough in the reserves to go the distance, as the Indians collected six insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to a 10-3 win.

  • Gore seeking high turnout for Indian football

    Adam Gore’s goal to attract more Chiefland High School students to play football has already hit a snag.The Indians’ first-year head football coach found out that one of the program’s set of uniforms only has enough for 37 players.

  • Cedar Key Open coming to Chiefland Golf and Country Club Wednesday

    The second Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament will be held March 8 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

    The tournament will be a four-person scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

    A bag lunch will be provided by The Big Deck Raw Bar, of Cedar Key.

    Prizes donated by local businesses and community members, and a low country boil, compliments of Ricky Cook and The Big Deck, will immediately follow the tournament at the Big Deck Raw Bar on Dock Street in Cedar Key. Music will be provided by Matt Sky and the Virginian.

  • Walmart employee killed in accident

    A Walmart employee was killed Feb. 22 when a pallet fell on her while she was operating a forklift in a box trailer.

    According to a Chiefland Police report, Sandra Jeannette Quincey was transported by Rescue Seven to Shands Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

  • Bean charged with attempted murder

    Chiefland Police officers arrested Bobby Bean and Daniesha Watkins in the early morning hours Sunday after a high-speed chase in the city. The chase ended in a fight between Bean and K-9 Officer Kyle Schultz.

    Bean is in the Levy County Jail on a $9.3 million bond.

  • Chiefland comes back against Bronson in baseball opener


    Staff writer

    Chiefland sophomore Wyatt Hammond got off to a rocky start when he took the mound in the fifth inning Monday against Bronson.

    Hammond hit a pair of batters early in the inning before giving up a two-run single to senior pitcher Donnie Clifton, giving the Eagles a 4-2 advantage.

    But the rangy right-hander slammed the door shut on BMHS for the remainder of the game, helping the Indians collect a 5-4 come-from-behind win in the season opener in Chiefland.

  • Missing plane recovered off Cedar Key

    Missing plane, body of passenger recovered off Cedar Key

    A missing single-engine plane en route to Cedar Key from Brooksville on Feb. 12 was recovered Sunday afternoon, a week after it went missing, approximately seven miles south of Cedar Key.

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, private boating service Sea Tow, and Florida Air Recovery, LLC were searching the waters Sunday during the discovery, near where the body of the pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, was found Tuesday.

  • Haven Hospice director talks about effects of dementia

    The further a loved one slips into dementia, the more pain is inflicted on spouses, children or other caregivers left behind as they watch the love one disappear.

    Haven Hospice Director Anita Howard told members of the Suwannee Rotary Club recently that dementia is not a specific disease.

  • Congressman Dr. Neal Dunn speaks at annual schools' Gala

    A crowd of mostly educators applauded on three occasions when congressman Dr. Neal Dunn mentioned Congress’s commitment to doing away with Common Core, returning control of education to the local level and simplifying the tax code.