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Today's News

  • Church News

    National Day of

    Prayer events

     The Levy County National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Levy County Courthouse at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6,  at  the flag pole. This is the time to pray for the nation, state, county, cities and towns. 

      Bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas.

    If you have any questions please contact Juanita at (352) 339-0747 President of Christian Coalition of North Central Florida.

  • Bronson outage Tuesday due to tree limb

    If you drove through Bronson on Tuesday night and thought things looked a little dark you were right. Businesses were closed and the only traffic signal at County Road 24 and U.S. Highway 27A was not working.

  • Braves win SMAC baseball crown

     Chiefland Middle School's baseball team won the Souther Middle School Athletic Conference championship in dramatic fashion last Friday, topping Bradford Middle, 2-1, in eight innings.

    James Miller brought home the winning run for the Braves in extra innings, hitting a bases-loaded sacrfice fly to score Payton Parnell from third and break the tie.

    "It was hysteria," Chiefland Middle coach Pat Burton said. "They were really proud of themselves, and rightfully so. They did a good job."

  • Indians surge late

    It took a bit longer than usual, but the No.2-seeded Chiefland High School found its rhythm in the fifth inning.

    Home runs from Clenton Wasson and Bo Beauchamp lifted the Indians past No. 7 Bronson, 7-2, in the opening game of the District 2A-5 Tournament on Monday.

    For the first few innings of the game, held at Trenton High School on an immaculate field,  sharp pitching from the Eagles’ Seth Steinbacher kept the Indians quiet. Chiefland coach Kyle Parnell figured that was to be expected.

  • Chiefland QB Club confident in new coach

    Jim O'Neal, the new football coach at Chiefland High School, is already creating an impression on players and fans with his attitude and training style.

    "He's a no-nonsense kind of person, "CHS Quarterback Club President Abe Blitch, told the Chiefland Rotary Club at its April 21 meeting. "You want tough-in-your-gut football, well it's here in Chiefland."

  • Bronson’s Barber receives academic honors

    Bronson High Schoolís Kelby Barber was selected to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s 2010 FHSAA Academic All-State Team.

    Barber is the son of Vadin and Tracey Barber, and has a 3.92 grade point average, ranking third in a senior class of 76 students.

    Barber earned varsity letters in baseball and football in all four years of high school, as well as three letters in basketball.

    Barber said he plans to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville and study animal science.

  • Yonge outlasts CHS for 2A-5 title

    GAINESVILLE—It was a shame someone had to lose.

    P.K. Young defeated Chiefland, 5-4, last Thursday night in the District 2A-5 Championship game. It was a matchup that gave fans everything they wanted: clutch hits, strong pitching performances, controversial calls and nail-biting finish.

    Well, it gave fans almost everything they wanted. The Indians left the field disappointed, despite surging back from a 5-2 early deficit.

  • Local bass tournament raises funds for charity

    The third annual Suwannee River Open Bass Tournament benefiting the North Florida Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was held April 3. The event was held at Clay Landing in Chiefland from safelight until 3:30 p.m.

    A total of seven of the 15 boats were able to bring five fish limits to the scale.

    The husband and wife team of Davey and Kerrie Parrish were able to best the rest of the field of accomplished anglers. Their five fish limit weighed 11.75 pounds and earned them $337.50 for the day and  very nice trophies.

  • USDA gives Fanning Springs Earth Day gift

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is due to announce today the award of about $5.8 million to the City of Fanning Springs for  construction of its first wastewater treatment system.

    The announcement will come at the city's Earth Day celebration at Fort Fanning Historical Park.

    Ellen Boukari, a representative from the USDA Rural Development Department, said $2,946,000 will  be in the form of a loan, while the remaining $2,855, 000 would come from USDA grants.

    Boukari said the city was chosen because, "It's an environmentally sensitive area."

  • County revises recreation policy

    Levy County children who do not participate in athletic leagues but join in recreation programs will be the beneficiaries of a change in the county's recreation funds policy.

    The County Board of County Commissioners approved the policy change to allow the $60,000 annual budget — $12,000 per commissioner, to be spent on more than athletic activities by a 3-1 vote. Commission Chair Nancy Bell cast the dissenting vote. Commissioner Marsha Drew, who initiated discussion several months ago to change the policy, was absent from Tuesday's meeting due to illness.