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Today's News

  • Upset bid falls short

    Union County arrived Friday in a sparkling limo bus, a band that was about 100 students deep, a crowd that filled the visitor’s side of Wayne Pridgeon Stadium and big, fast players in shiny new uniforms.

    Pretty much what a fan would expect to see from the No. 1, Class 1A team in the state. That’s why Chiefland coach Jim O’Neal could be heard several times in the early going yelling, ‘We’re not even supposed to be on the same field with these guys!’

  • Trenton tops Chiefland

    Chiefland suffered its second loss 3-2 against Trenton on Thursday in three games after opening the season with seven straight wins.

    “It humbles you,” said Chiefland coach Tammy Arrington. “It makes you stop and think that, ‘Yes, we’re talented, but you can’t rely on just talent.’ We had a good little streak there, and hopefully we can clean up our mess starting on Monday.

  • Lady Indians, Lady Braves take Levy title

    It was an overcast afternoon last Monday as the Levy County Cross Country Race got underway in Williston. A few sprinkles of rain fell as the race began.

    Team members from Levy County schools—boys and girls from high schools and middle schools—lined up for the start of the race. Participants were from Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland High School and Chiefland Middle School, Williston and Yankeetown. 

    The competitors exploded from the starting line as the gun went off.

  • Braves bag another win

    Chiefland’s Middle School football team took to the field last Tuesday night playing like a squad that had won four consecutive SMAC Championships.

  • Quincey honored by UF

    Cattleman Don Quincey, of Chiefland, center, was honored recently with the University of Florida's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Award of Distinction. Quincey was recognized for his support of the University's research and extension services related to pastures and
    cattle.
    Quincey, the owner of Quincey Cattle Company, is president of the Florida Cattleman's Association. He also serves as chairman of the Suwannee River Water Management District.

  • CFEC annual meeting Saturday

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative holds it annual meeting on Saturday with registration for members starting at 8 a.m. at the non-profit corporation’s operations center. The business session begins at 10 a.m.

  • Progress Energy builds new line from Bronson to Chiefland

    If you have been driving down U.S. 27A from Bronson to Chiefland, you might have noticed a strip being carved out parallel to the road.
    Since August, crews have been clearing brush, cutting shrubs and trees. This followed a project putting up metal poles and power lines in Chiefland just past the Florida Department of Transportation building on U.S. 27A.

  • Legislative delegation gets long work list

    Citizens and public officials gave the Levy County Legislative Delegation a long list of work it wants accomplished in the session that starts Jan. 10, 2012.
    Martha Lott, chief judge for the 8th Judicial Circuit, which includes Levy County, told the legislators on Monday afternoon in a hearing at the county courthouse that a drop in funding has almost forced a shut down — twice.

  • Chiefland historian publishes book on Cedar Key lighthouse

    Toni Collins isn’t shy about her beliefs, especially when it comes to history.
    “I’ve always been distressed that our young people are not learning about the history of this county,” she said Friday from the living room of her Chiefland home.
    Collins, who used to work for the county, was largely responsible for organizing the county’s historical archives and started the county’s historical board.

  • Chiefland only city in county not collecting EMS impact fees

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy says he's upset that the county is asking the city to collect an impact fee on future construction that would help fund Levy County's Emergency Medical Services.
    At Monday night's regular meeting, commissioners discussed a letter sent to them and City Manager Grady Hartzog from County Coordinator Freddy Moody stating the fee, required by county ordinance, was necessary to fund growth of EMS.