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Today's News

  • Lady Indians finally fall in district play

    Chiefland's softball team lost its first game in district play since the 2008-09 season, with P.K. Yonge handing the Lady Indians a 12-6 loss on March 7 in Gainesville.
    Brittany Gilliam was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs for Chiefland. Maegan Watkins was 1-for-2 with an RBI double and also scored a run.
    The Lady Indians bounced back the following day at home with a 14-1 win against Dixie County.

  • Newborn manatee calf sighted at Fanning Springs State Park
  • ON DECK

    MARCH
    18 — Softball: Chiefland @ Bell Invitational
    19 — Softball: Chiefland @ Bell Invitational
    21 — Weightlifting: Chiefland @ Fort White, 4 p.m.
    22 — Softball: Cedar Key @ Ocala Christian, 6 p.m.; Track: Chiefland @ Crystal River Meet, 4 p.m.
    23 — Weightlifting: Bronson @ Chiefland, 4 p.m.
    24 — Baseball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 7 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Softball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 5 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Track: Chiefland @ Cedar Key, 3:30 p.m.

  • Win No. 2 escapes Eagles in extra innings

    Bronson coach Allen Strickland held his fore finger and thumb about a half inch apart and said, “We were that close.”
    They were.
    Well, at least 90 feet anyway, or 16 inches, depending on how one looks at it.
    Bronson, playing at home on a cool and breezy night, couldn’t ice its second win of the season, falling 9-4 against Hawthorne in nine innings

  • Indians ‘Slaughter’ Tigers

    Ten miles separate the two towns, and nine runs separated the baseball rivals on the scoreboard after seven innings.
    Chiefland turned in its best game of the season en route to a convincing 10-1 victory against previously unbeaten Trenton in front of a capacity crowd on a chilly Friday night in Chiefland.
    “It’s a big game for both teams every year,” said Chiefland coach Kyle Parnell. “All the kids know each other. You’ve got relatives on both sides of the field, so anytime you can get a win over Trenton, it’s a good thing.

  • Bronson softball loses close one vs. Bell

    Bell centerfielder Jessica Sanders gloved a grounder before coming up throwing. She fired a strike that bounced once and into the catcher's glove in time to nab Bronson runner Crystal Short trying to tie the score.
    Sanders' sixth inning play was one of the biggest in Bell’s 12-10 win against Bronson on Tuesday. It thwarted a Lady Eagles’ rally as they dropped below .500 (4-5 overall) for the first time this season.
    “In close games, you can always have one close play make the difference,” said Bell coach David Halter.

  • Levy man finalist for exclusive honor

    Bill Brown, a Levy County resident who has devoted much of his life to helping feed the hungry in North Central Florida, is among 20 finalists for an honor bestowed by this country's most exclusive organization — the living recipients of the Medal of Honor.
    The members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which has fewer than 90 members, bestows the nation's highest civilian award on three individuals annually on March 25, National Medal of Honor Day in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

  • County's oldest black church burned for parking

    Levy County's last standing black church that was more than 100 years old is no longer standing.
    As a training exercise by the Chiefland Fire Department, the Adamsville African Methodist Episcopal Church burned to the ground Monday evening. Fire chief James Harris said his department regularly has controlled burns of old structures at the owners' request.

  • Railroad Days chug into Levy County

    It was a political defeat that set the wheels in motion for the development of Levy County.
    David Levy Yulee, an advocate for Florida statehood and the state's first U.S. Senator, did not win re-election in 1850, so he revived a plan he had from 1837 to build a railroad across Florida through land grants and the sale of stock.

  • Commission OKs grants

    City commissioners approved moving forward with several grants at Monday night’s regular meeting.
    The first grant up for discussion, approved unanimously,   was a matching grant from the Florida League of Cities for about $1,900 to help fence the perimeter of the Delma Locke Skate Park. The city will have to match the money offered by FLC, though City Manager Grady Hartzog said some of the money the city contributes will come in the form of in-kind payment, such as the value of city employees installing the fence.