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Today's News

  • County passes on CFEC purchase

    The Levy County Commission has decided to pass on buying the Central Florida Electric Cooperative headquarters on U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland. 

    In a special meeting Monday the commission — short one member and without its newly appointed member — registered its displeasure that it was not consulted by county staff or a grants writer before they toured the CFEC facility and asked Chiefland officials for letters of support for a $1.6 million federal grant to renovate the facilities.

  • Drew not seeking election

    Levy County Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown will not seek election in 2012 to the District 3 seat to which she was appointed in March 2009.

    “I had been debating it at length for some time,” she said on Monday after a special commission meeting. She had announced she would not seek election at an Oct. 18 meeting of the Inglis-Yankeetown Republican Club. “It wasn’t any one thing.” 

  • Halloween’s a treat this weekend

    Activities to mark Halloween are plentiful this weekend in Levy County.  

    CAAA Carnival at Strickland
    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association holds its annual carnival that is free for children and charges adults a minimal fee to enter. It will be at Strickland City Park from 5 to 9 p.m.
    The highlight of the evening is the costume contest with age divisions.
    There will be games, candy, bounce houses and drawings for prizes.

    Haunted Theater back at Chief

  • City hopes to mark historic places

    The city of Chiefland could soon have some historical markers if it qualifies for state funding.
    Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to allow staff to apply for a $50,000 grant aimed at historic preservation.
    “Mr. Mayor, I’m excited about this, (especially because) you got me on the tourism board,” said Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron. Historical places are good for tourism, she said, especially if they’re placed on road maps.

  • Sheppard wins CWGA's 'Eclectic' tourney

    By MARILEE LEONARD

    Chiefland’s Women’s Golf Association

     

    The Chiefland Women’s Golf Association played the second round of their “Eclectic” Tournament on Oct. 19, 2011.  The lowest score on each hole of both rounds was used, less full handicap, to determine the winners of this two round competition.

  • Davis talks about 'The Putt'

    Quotes from Alden Davis were left out of a story that ran on the front page about the Chiefland golf team winning the district tournament last week in Gainesville. Davis sank a six-foot putt on No. 18 to lift his team to the program’s first golf district title in years, if not ever.

  • Fire-less Williston stops Chiefland

    Williston coach Jamie Baker had trouble getting his team fired up to play winless Chiefland before Friday's battle for the Levy Cup trophy. 

    Chiefland coach Jim O'Neal had trouble trying to keep his team punched in when the Red Devils began pulling away en route to a 42-13 victory in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    "We're Chiefland! Play like Chiefland!" O'Neal shouted to his players late in the third quarter.

  • 'Silly' Lady Braves win SMAC

    Chiefland Middle School’s volleyball team needed just 42 minutes to defeat Lake Butler 2-0 to win the Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference championship in Lake Butler on Thursday.

    The post-game celebration included smiles and high-fives, but nothing too crazy like one might expect after a team wins a league title. Because the Lady Braves (14-1) are so dominant, they expect to win.

    In fact, they weren’t even nervous before the biggest game of their season.

  • CHS golfers finished fourth

    Chiefland’s golf team came away with a fourth place finish in Monday’s regional tournament in Jacksonville.

  • Langston new girls hoops coach

    CORRECTION: To clarify that Scott was relieved of coaching girls basketball and remains as coach in football.

     

    Jennifer Langston has been named the new Chiefland High varsity and junior varsity head basketball coach. Langston, a 1990 CHS graduate, replaces Carlton Scott, who was relieved of coaching girls basketball for undisclosed reasons after being named the head coach in late August. Scott continues to coach football.