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Today's News

  • Graduation Activities

    Chiefland High School Baccalaureate Sunday, May 30 at 7 p.m.  Pine Grove Baptist Church Graduation Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Doyle McCall Stadium Open to the Public   Bronson High School Baccalaureate Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m..  First Baptist Church in Bronson Awards Night Thursday, June 10 at 6:30 pm

  • Best in class

    For some high school athletes, simply making varsity is an achievement.

    For others, it's the ability to contribute at a high level, consistently leading their teams to a successful season.

    But a select few can put a rare quality of talent on display. They can put fear in the hearts of opponents. They can excel. They can amaze. They can dominate.

    And no two high school athletes dominated their respective sports more than Chiefland High School's Eugene Carter in boys basketball and Taylore Fuller in softball.

  • Fire budget meeting brings issues to light

    Fire and emergency services in the city of Chiefland are about to get an overhaul.

    City commissioners tentatively agreed to hire two part-time firefighters at a Monday night fire budget workshop after Fire Chief James Harris reassured them money would be available to cover the salaries.

    The money’s there, he said.  “We just need to move stuff around.”

  • Locals concerned about oil’s effect on manatees

    Despite the fact the recent oil spill in the Gulf is hundreds of miles away, Chiefland may experience some negative results in terms of how one of its biggest attractions, the manatee, is affected.

    “We are concerned, as everybody else should be," Sally Lieb, Manatee and Fanning Springs state parks manager said in a phone interview Monday.  “A coating of oil on the surface of the water is just not something to be considered an environmentally healthy condition.”

  • K-9 siezes 8 pounds of marijuana

    Chiefland Police hit the mother lode May 6 while running stationary radar north of town.

    A grey Kia was clocked at 73 mph in a 65 mph zone.

    The car, driven by Randy David Applegate, 33, of Madeira Beach  was pulled over and other officers came to assist. It was then they smelled marijuana.

    The K-9 Robiek did an open air drug sniff and alerted at the trunk of the car. Officers searched the car and found marijuana shake (loose leaves, stems and seeds at the bottom of the bag) in the passenger seat.

  • Tax roll growth slows

    Publication of Levy County's delinquent tax list starts today in the Chiefland Citizen and while the size — 40 pages — may look daunting, County Tax Collector Linda Fugate says it is not that bad.

    "This year, there are only about 226 more (names) than we advertised last year, but considering the economy it's pretty good," Fugate said on Tuesday. She said there are 6,796 listings for real property compared to last year's list of  6,570.

    "That's not too big a difference," Fugate said.

  • Oil spill can’t stop Rotary fishing contest on despite oil spill still on

    The annual Chiefland Rotary Fishing Tournament at Cedar Key, where $7,500 in cash and prizes is on the line, is still on for Saturday.

    While most folks do not want to mention the four million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico and the fishing tournament in the same sentence, Bob Wolk, chairman of the club's biggest fund-raising event, said on Tuesday the tournament is still on for Saturday at 7 a.m.

  • CFCC to celebrate name change at Levy Center May 26

       Central Florida Community College will officially become the College of Central Florida on Tuesday, May 25, and a celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. at the CFCC Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland.

       The name change follows a year-long process that included a survey of the community, approval by the CFCC District Board of Trustees and the State Board of Education. During the five-week survey, 580 distinct names were sorted from 1,480 submissions.

  • Chiefland graduate recognized at Santa Fe

    Chiefland High School graduate Roger Sliney was selected as a Santa Fe College Ambassador for the next school year.

    Sliney was recognized as one of the top students at Santa Fe and passed an intense interview process to be picked as one of the top representatives of the school.

    Sliney joins 15 other students from throughout the state to be part of the Student Ambassador Program.

    In the three-round interview process, candidates went through group interviews, individual presentations and interviews and teamwork activites.

  • Chiefland High School Honor Roll ee" 3rd Nine Weeks ee" 2009-10

    A Honor Roll

    9th Grade

    Toni Arrington

    Hailey Bason

    Joshua Brabham

    Danielle Drummond

    Matthew Horne

    Sarah Ivey

    Hunter Pelt

    Ansley Pentz

    Timothy Reidy

    Logan Smith

    Summer Toler

    Kathryn Warren

    A/B Honor Roll

    9th Grade

    Haley Andrews

    Krista Bell

    Amanda Broomhall

    Shanen Bryan

    Shelbi Crews

    Cheyenne Daly

    Mychayla Franklin

    Kyatia Grimes

    Halie Hammond

    Yancey Hudson