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Today's News

  • Chiefland girls pick up convincing wins over Dixie County, Bell

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team evened its record and improved to 3-1 in District 1A-7 with a couple of blowout wins at home last week.

    The Lady Indians, coming off a hard-fought loss at Trenton the previous Friday, cruised to back-to-back victories over Dixie County and Bell last Thursday and Friday.

  • Chiefland boys struggle with turnovers in pair of district losses

    It was a tough pair of nights for the Chiefland boys’ basketball team last Thursday and Friday, as the Indians suffered lopsided defeats to Dixie County and Bell.

    The couple of setbacks – a 57-21 loss to the Bears on Thursday and a 62-40 defeat at the hands of the undefeated Bulldogs on Friday – dropped Chiefland to 2-2 in District 1A-7 play, and 2-4 overall, ahead of Tuesday’s district matchup at Branford.

  • Local go-kart racer making up for late start behind wheel

    Tyler Russ might be considered a late bloomer when it comes to go-kart racing.

    In a sport where many competitors first get behind the wheel as young as 5- or 6-years-old, the Chiefland 17-year-old, who goes by the nickname ‘The NightCrawler’ on the track, only got started three years ago.

    But that hasn’t slowed Russ’ fast rise in the sport, if his first foray into a state series this year is any indication.

  • Sharks host Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament

    Cedar Key School will be hosting its second consecutive holiday basketball tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22.

    This year, CKS is excited to have Drummond Bank as the exclusive sponsor of the event, as it’s provided tremendous support for the tournament.

    The four teams participating on the boys’ side of the draw are: Trenton, Oak Hall, Florida State University School (Tallahassee) and Cedar Key.

  • Richardson dismissed as Chiefland’s head football coach after five seasons

    For the first time in half a decade, Chiefland is searching for a new head football coach.

    On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the school dismissed Aaron Richardson, who was at the helm for five seasons, leading the program to a 24-24 record.

    The Indians finished 3-5 in 2016.

    “They let me know they were going in a different direction, and I kind of understood,” Richardson said. “Anytime a team is underperforming, or performing badly, us, as head coaches, we kind of know when things could happen.

  • CES safety patrollers holding cake auction at CMHS

    Four safety patrollers from Chiefland Elementary School stopped by the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club Thursday to announce their upcoming cake auction to raise money for the group’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. next summer.

    The auction will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Chiefland High School cafeteria.

  • Winner!

    Abigail Story is the winner of the poster contest to get word out about the Chiefland Elementarey School Safety Patrol cake auction this week.

    The CMHS band is having a cake auction on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium before a concert.  

  • Familiar face to patrol schools

    Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Chase Gregory, a graduate of Chiefland schools, is taking over the duties of school resource officer for the city's schools.

    Gregory is attempting to fill the shoes of his former instructor Deputy Steve Ellis who is retiring to spend time travelling and relaxing.

    Gregory started work Monday taking his daughter to school.

    daughter to Chiefland Elementary School, which he once attended.

    He then reported for duty at the Chiefland Middle High School, which he attended.

  • Bull auction returns to Hardee Farm with new breed

    One hundred and twenty-nine bulls went for top dollar last Wednesday at a bull auction in Chiefland.

    The scene at the Hardee farm, hosted Chris Hardee, had the familiar trappings of a classic livestock auction, with a professional group of auctioneers led by Tommy Barnes.

    But the bulls on offer were the proud product of a new future-oriented effort in cattle breeding for a group of four cattle operators, including Hardee and Ken Griner of Chiefland’s KG Cattle.

  • Lacking experience, go-to scoring, Chiefland leans on strength inside

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team is having to do things a little differently than they’ve done in recent years.

    With little returning experience as far as varsity starts, and a lack of dynamic scorers that can take over games, the Indians are building from the inside out, hoping to use some of their size and strength to assemble wins.

    Coming into this week, the formula has gotten them off to a 2-0 start in the District 1A-7, with wins at Cedar Key and Trenton, after non-district losses to Wildwood and Crystal River.