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Today's News

  • Search continues off Cedar Key for missing plane, passengers

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) continue to search for a missing plane and two of its passengers south of Cedar Key after the body of the pilot, 65-year-old Jasper Jerrels, was found Tuesday.

    Jerrels, his fiancé Hue Singletary, and Jerrels' 17-year-old son were aboard a single-engine plane that left Brooksville Sunday morning headed for Cedar Key.

  • Bears bounce Bronson from district tournament

    A two-minute span in the second quarter proved too costly for Bronson to overcome.

    The No. 3-seeded Eagles, fresh off a convincing district quarterfinal win against Chiefland (69-42), fell victim to early turnovers and a second-quarter scoring splurge by Dixie County in last Friday’s District 1A-7 semifinal round, as the Bears advanced on a 71-52 win in Bell.

    The second-seeded Bears, which routed Cedar Key in their quarterfinal tilt, went on to upset top-seeded and fourth-ranked Bell Saturday with a 63-59 overtime victory.

  • Prep bats set for season openers

    Grab the sunflower seeds, because high school baseball and softball seasons are rolling into action.

    The Chiefland softball team begins its defense of three straight state championships Friday at Taylor County in Perry, with the JV squads starting at 5 p.m. and varsity to follow at 7 p.m.

    The Lady Indians’ home opener is Tuesday, Feb. 21, against Bronson (5/7 p.m.). They continue the two-day homestand against Fort White on Wednesday, before hitting the road to face Bell that Thursday.

  • Bronson fends off Chiefland in district tourney

    As the No. 3 seed facing a sixth-seeded Chiefland squad it had defeated twice in the regular season, Bronson figured to be the favorite in the opening round of the District 1A-7 hoops tournament in Bell.

    A 23-5 Eagle lead in the first half seemed to confirm that prognostication, but the Indians weren’t prepared to go away lightly, as they staged a mid-game rally to pull to within six in the third quarter.

    Bronson soon recaptured their early momentum, however, to pull away for a 69-42 win.

  • Chiefland halted in regional playoff by junggernaut Wildcat squad

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team was dealt a tough hand to open its fourth straight state playoff appearance.

    It was forced to travel to Wildwood to take on the No. 1 ranked squad in Class 1A, an experienced senior-led Wildcat squad that’s stout in all phases of the game with its combination of perimeter skill and size.

    Wildwood (21-6) got off to a slow start against a plucky Indian defense, but eventually broke the game open for a 66-28 win in the Class 1A, Region 4 semifinal.

  • Freshman Levy commissioner discusses county’s financial challenges

    When it comes to political life, the job of running for office and the job of serving in office can be quite different undertakings.

    Matt Brooks, a former Williston City Council member, who was elected last year to become the lone freshman on the Levy County Board of Commissioners, was successful at running for county office, and now he has some perspective on being on the other side.

    Before the Rotary Club of Chiefland last Wednesday, he shared his impressions from his short experience in office and the challenges he sees ahead for the county.

  • DNA never tells a lie

    By Lt. Scott Tummond

    An elderly Morriston resident’s sleep was horribly interrupted April 14, 2016.

    The victim was awakened by a person kicking through her locked bedroom door. She locked herself inside the bathroom and immediately called a family member who lived nearby to summon help. The family member called 911.

    LCSO Deputies arrived to find the suspect had fled from the scene prior to their arrival.

  • 'Spring into Springs' coming to Manatee, Fanning Springs

    Manatee and Fanning Springs State Parks will be holding the Third Annual “Spring into the Springs” event Saturday, March 11.

    “Spring into the Springs” is a day to learn about two of Florida’s first magnitude springs. There will be interpretive wagon rides of the North Trail, a prescribed fire program, a springs question and answer program, a springs walk ‘n’ talk, and booths by organizations involved in springs protection. Visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the delicate balance of a North Florida Springs System.

  • Scott to speak at Levy Black History program fundraiser

    Chiefland native Dr. Kendrick Scott will be the guest speaker at Levy County Black History program Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Tommy Usher Pineland Center.

    He is the son of the Rev. Robert and Rutha Scott, of Chiefland, and is a graduate of Chiefland High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor in Sociology from Florida State University; a Masters of Science degree in Social Science from Florida State University and a doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

  • Harris gets high praise, pay increase

    Fire Rescue Chief James Harris received high praise and a pay increase by members of the Chiefland City Commission Monday evening during his annual performance review.

    Commissioners voted 4-0 to increase Harris’s pay from $54,843 to $59,000 to bring his annual salary more in line with other department heads.