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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Sunday

    Genealogy & History Society program on free sources

    The Genealogy & History Society of Levy County will meet at 2 p.m. at the Levy County Quilt Museum. This month's program will be on sources for free online genealogy presented by Bonnie Hill, a member of the society. All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are welcome.

    Amvets BBQ and karaoke

  • Obama’s speech showed concern for students

    President Barack Obama has delivered and may still deliver more informative speeches to students throughout America. The topics discussed in these speeches consist of students dedicating themselves to their education, overcoming the many obstacles that arise in their lives and conquering the fear of asking for help.

  • Indians tame Tigers to earn first shutout

    Click here for more photos from last Friday's game

    Finally, a shutout and some momentum.

    Chiefland had no problem dispatching rival Trenton last Friday night in style, earning its first district victory of the season with a 33-0 win.

  • Math coach paid up to $1,000 a day

    The School Board of Levy County approved a contract for a math coach consultant on Tuesday night that could total as much as $60,000 for as many as 60 days of coaching.

    The contract will authorize consultant Roberta Dilocker to be a math consultant that will primarily focus on Williston High School for 30 days, and other Levy County schools for an additional 30 days, if approved.

    Williston received an “F” grade last school year, and much of the initial improvement is focused on improving performance in math.

  • Bronson mayor planning to file defamation suit

    Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler Jr. said he will be filing a defamation lawsuit against the parties to a complaint about his behavior at a concert that resulted him being reprimanded for a violation of professional standards in his job as a Levy County sheriff's corrections officer.

  • Jefferson spoils Bronson’s homecoming

     It took the mercy rule to end the game after only three quarters as the Jefferson County Tigers from Monticello easily rolled over Bronson 54-0, spoiling the Eagles homecoming game last Friday.

    After the first quarter , the Tigers piled up a 27-0 lead, which began just on the second play from scrimmage, thanks to a 45-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Lenorris Footman to receiver David Crumite. 

  • Purse thieves are still on the loose authorities say

    Two women who stole a purse from a Walmart parking lot are still on the loose, according to Chiefland officials.

    Phyllis Mudget, 76, Newberry, said, in a phone interview last week, she forgot her purse and left it in a cart in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter in Chiefland on Sept. 14. Mudget, the great-grandmother of 24 children, said she and her husband had driven off and didn’t realize the purse was missing until much later, but by then, she said, it was too late.

  • Chiefland volleyball rebounds in win over Bronson

     Chiefland’s varsity volleyball team recovered from a first-game defeat to top Bronson 18-25, 25-18, 25-10, 25-13 last Thursday during the Eagles’ homecoming week festivities.

    Chiefland coach Tammy Arrington said that scheduling left the Indians feeling rushed when they arrived at Bronson, leaving them out of focus and scrambling to stay ahead. 

    But they regrouped in the second game, building easy 10-point leads in the final three games to seal the win.

  • Sports news in brief

     Chiefland gearing for homecoming

    Chiefland High School will be celebrating homecoming next week. This year’s theme, selected by the Student Government Association, is “Cartoon Mania.”

    The entire week is a dedicated Spirit Week, with each day themed for the students. The week begins on Monday with ’80’s Monday, followed by Tropical Tuesday, Wednesday is Nerd Day, followed by Cartoon Character Thursday and Fanatic Fan Friday.

  • Chiefland Middle School dominates Union County

    The Chiefland Braves middle school squad took on Union County last tuesday night, and Chiefland was in control from the beginning, winning 54-8. 

    Led by Deshawn Roland, the Braves would score a total of seven offensive touchdowns, with two each from Alfonso Timmons, Shaquille Patterson and James Corbin. 

    Lattrell Bradshaw would add a touchdown and T.J. Donald would contribute the final score with a fumble return for a touchdown.  

    The defense, led by Kwan Coffee, put in a superior effort to hold Union County to only 8 points.