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Today's News

  • Traffic stops lead to drug arrests

    Three traffic stops by Chiefland police officers last week led to drug arrests. 

  • Students thrive in technical education

    Vocational and technical training has come a long way in recent decades.

    To the uninitiated, much of today’s version – which comes under the banner of Career & Technical Education (CTE) – might look indistinguishable from the more advanced college prep paths.

  • Show results from the first weekend of livestock show

    The following are the week one results from the Suwannee River Fair. 

     

    RABBIT

  • 65th Suwannee River Fair continues until March 22

    The Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy Counties 65th annual Suwannee River Fair began Saturday with ribbons awarded for rabbits, swine, poultry, horses, goats and heifers, Agriculture Life and dog show. As of press time, the winners of each group are listed.

  • Slow down or move over when emergency vehicles are stopped

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety and Florida Highway Patrol reminds drivers to switch lanes or slow down when they see stopped emergency or service vehicles. Move over when it’s safe or slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit for the safety of both the drivers and emergency personnel on scene. 

  • Birdies for books

    Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.

    Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”

  • Lady Indians storm past Bronson behind explosive sixth frame

    Despite mustering just one hit and two base runners through five innings against Chiefland ace Kensley Durrance last Tuesday, the Bronson softball team remained in striking distance behind a crafty performance in the circle from junior Emily Sheppard.

    Then the floodgates flew open in the bottom of the sixth, as the Lady Indians poured on eight runs to walk off with a 10-0 victory.

    Senior Samantha Rolfe (three runs) scored Chiefland’s first pair of runs in the third and fifth innings, on RBI singles by fellow seniors Lauren Parker and Takiya London.

  • Late heroics propel Chiefland baseball past Williston

    Last Tuesday’s baseball tilt between Chiefland and Williston was a game of precious few offensive opportunities.

    The Indians entered the final inning of the pitching and defensive duel having scrounged up just one run and two hits, the most important being an RBI double by junior Josh Webber that scored sophomore Kelby Osteen in the fourth for CMHS’ only previous run.

    Chiefland proved once again it was comfortable with late-game heroics, however, as senior Casey Lawson sliced a two-run double down the third-base line to lift the Indians to a 3-2 win.

  • Lady Indinans handed first district loss by Trenton

    After three consecutive state championships, Chiefland softball coach Wayne Weatherford knows his team has a bullseye on its back.

    In a highly-anticipated matchup last Friday that only prefaced more meaningful games likely to come between the local rivals, Trenton found its target, finally getting over the hump against the Lady Indians with stellar defensive play and some small-ball offense.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary hosts 'A Land Remembered'

    The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club will host a special presentation on the very popular book, “A Land Remembered.”

    The club invites everyone to hear Rick Smith speak about his father author Patrick Smith.

    Learn about the “the real” Florida in this special presentation.
    “A Land Remembered” is a key theme of Rick Smith’s presentation of his father’s work.